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Richard Vaughan Yates

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Richard Vaughan Yates (1785-1856) of Yates, Cox and Co

1785 Born in Liverpool, the third son of the Reverend John Yates (1755-1856). His mother was Elizabeth, daughter of John Ashton of Woolton (1742-1833).

Richard married Sarah, daughter of Richard Mills, a Liverpool merchant by his wife Esther, daughter of Roger Gaskell, sailcloth maker of Warrington.

Sarah died without issue in 1828, aged 35.

His second wife was Ann Simpson who survived him.

1851 Living at Aigborth Road, Toxteth Park (age 65 born Everton), Magistrate and Merchant. With his wife Ann (age 40 born West Kirby). Three servants. [1]

1856 November 30th. Died and was buried in the family grave at Toxteth Chapel.

Yates is best known for his gift to Liverpool of Princes Park, where an obelisk stands to his memory. He was a patron of the arts and a keen traveller

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census