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1799 Born in Kimberworth, Yorks
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
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.
1851 iron master, Iron founder
1861 Iron master
1871 JP and Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire 
1881 Died in Rotherham