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James Yates (1799-1881)

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1799 Born in Kimberworth, Yorks[1]

1823 James Yates, of Carr House and Oakwood House, took over what was left of the Walker's Foundry at Rotherham and went into partnership with Charles Samuel Roberts Sandford of Northfield House, at the Phoenix Works

Married Betsey

1833 The partners took over the Rotherham Foundry.

1838 The partnership was dissolved; Yates took the Rotherham Foundry which specialised in stove grate work. He also acquired the premises of the Masbrough Flax Works upon which site the Effingham Works was later erected.

1846 Yates remained working on his own until he took George Haywood, of South Villa, and John Drabble, of Clifton Bank, into partnership; the Company took the name Yates, Haywood and Co.

1851 iron master, Iron founder[2]

1861 Iron master[3]

1869 Drabble retired and a new partnership was formed between James Yates, George Haywood, Robert Bentley Shaw (Yates's son-in-law) and George Harris Haywood.

1871 JP and Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire [4]

1881 Died in Rotherham[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. BMD