John Yates

ID# 4531, (c 1808 - 28 Mar 1880)

John Yates was born c 1808 at Yorkshire, England.

John Yates married Jane // c 1830 at Yorkshire, England.

John Yates immigrated on 6 Nov 1841 from Liverpool, England via "Martha Ridgway" to Nelson, New Zealand, also on board were listed Jane, Henry and Edward

"Martha Ridgway" arrived Nelson, 7 April 1842.

YATES John, Married, 33, Carpenter
YATES Jane, Married, 31, Wife
YATES Henry, Child, 9
YATES Edward, Child, 2.1

John died on 28 Mar 1880 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

aged 74yrs.2

John was buried on 28 Mar 1880 at Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

ILMO Henry Yates died 18 Jan 1872 aged 39 years;
and Elizabeth Yates died 11 Oct 1885 aged 26 years;
and John Yates died 28 March 1880 aged 72 years;
and Jane Yates died 24 Jan 1890 aged 82 years;
and Agnes Bell relict of Henry Yates died 7 Nov 1920 aged 82 years.3

John's death notice appeared on 30 Mar 1880 in the "Wairarapa Daily Times", New Zealand ,


On the 28th inst, at the Upper Plain, Masterton, John Yates; aged 74 years.

The Friends of the late Mr John Yates are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, which will leave his late residence on Wednesday, Mar 31, at 2pm
T Jago, Undertaker.4

1 Apr 1880 John Yates was mentioned in the "Wairarapa Daily Times", New Zealand , newspaper

A number of friends, and members of the local Lodge of Odd Fellows, followed the remains of the late Mr John Yates to the grave, yesterday afternoon.

Mr John Yates, of the Upper Plain, Masterton, expired on Sunday last at the ripe age of 74 years. The deceased settler held high rank as an Odd Fellow being one of the oldest of the brethren in the Wellington Provincial District.5

Children of John Yates and Jane //


  1. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), To Nelson by Sailing ship - March 1842-June 1843, Pioneer Passengers, June E Neale. Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 119, March Qtr
    1880 NZ Online Database: 1880/ 4921 aged 74yrs. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  3. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), BURIED:889:BLOCK P ROW 3:- Area Plan III Row 3 Plot JY. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.
  4. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Wairarapa Daily Times, Vol 2, Issue 425, 30 March 1880, Page 2 & 3. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  5. [S10] Newspaper Article, Wairarapa Daily Times, Vol 2, Issue 427, 1 April 1880, Page 2 & 30 March 1880, pg 2.