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William Yardley, David Yates, James Yates, George Yeates,

Yardley

Yardley William 28 came Feb 1853 on the Barrackpore
Clara Ford aged 19 and Margaret Ford aged 44 came as Assisted Immigrants Jul 1853 on the Elizabeth

Another Clara Ford - the Surry came Sep 1852 with 143 passengers including Rueben Ford 56, Susanna Ford 51, Rueben Ford Junior 29, Susannah Ford 22, Clara Ford 15 and Lucy Ford 8
Reuben Ford 1823 - 1853 #364 aged 30 son of Susannah Barton and Reuben Ford born in Gloucestershire
Lucy Ford wed 1861 #846 to William Reid and had 9 chn to 1884
Susannah Ford died 1884 #11004 aged 84, daughter of Susannah Curnock and James Barton
Susannah Ford wed 1854 #558 to John Charles Clinch, 5 chn to 1864
Susannah Ford wed 1859 #3261 to Joseph Crosland, no chn

From on Sun, 16 Apr 2006

Hi Elizabeth,
I am researching my husband's family history and he is a direct descendant of William and Clara. I was checking out your website and I note that you have Clara's parents listed as Reuben and Susanna Ford. However on William and Clara's marriage certificate (I have a copy) Clara's parents are listed as William Ford and Maria Steel (or Steels) who were married 11 December 1817 at St Martin Westminster London. Clara was christened on 27 April 1836 at St Sepulchre London. She had two brothers, who also headed to Victoria - Henry Bayless Ford d.1893 Northcote, Vic. and George Wheeler Ford d.1870 aged 48 in Victoria.
My husband Michael Perry's G Grandfather was William George Yardley b.11 October 1861 Camp Castlemaine (we have his original birth certificate). Mike's Grandfather was Ernest William Yardley b.22 Sept 1888 South Yarra, and Mike's Mother was Lillian Yvonne Yardley b.26 June 1920 Sth. Melbourne. Ernest had quite a varied career and was one of the original 50 RAAF members. He also was personal chauffeur to The Duke and Duchess of York when they came here for their 1927 tour.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Regards, Diane Perry.

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I have a copy of shipping list for the Elizabeth arrived Melbourne 18 July 1853. On board were Margaret Ford, Domestic Servant, Middlesex aged 44, engaged by Robert ? Benevolent Asylum, and Clara Ford, Domestic Servant, Middlesex, aged 19, Gone with her Relations. I was wondering if this may relate to our Clara.
I have a copy of William Yardley's death certificate and he died at Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum. The informant on his death certificate was Constable W Jones from Northcote Police Station who was present at William's inquest which may account for inaccurate information re his mother. William's mother was definitely Elizabeth Yardley (nee Flight).


William Yardley 1825 - 1891 #1070 aged 66 son of Mary Ann Flight and John Yardley died at 'Chill', but these details do not trace back to a baptism about 1825 in FamilySearch
William Yardley son of Elizabeth and John Yardley Christening: 12 Jan 1823 at Mancetter, Warwick, England Elizabeth Flight born About 1794 Of London,, England Marriage: About 1815 to John Yardley

Clara Matilda Ford - Birth: 30 Aug 1835 Christening: 27 Apr 1836 at St Sepulchre, London, London, England daughter of Maria and William Ford.
William Yardley wed 1856 #2859 to Clara Matilda Ford and lived at Castlemaine, then Taradale before moving back to Melbourne suburbs

9 children 1. Amy Matilda Yardley 1857 #9574
2. Vincent Alfred Yardley 1859 #5731
3. William George Yardley 1861 #22540
4. Charles Herbert Yardley 1864 #13953
5. Sydney Russell Yardley 1867 #7054 lived 1 year
6. Ernest Henry Yardley 1869 #25417
7. Percy John Yardley 1872 #20088 lived 7 months
8. Percy Fitzroy Yardley 1874 #22787 lived 6 months
9. Sydney Bowditch Yardley 1878 #7383 lived 2 years
2. Vincent Alfred Yardley 1859 #5731 wed 1883 #1730 to Minnie Bertha Beedell who appears to be the daughter of Annie Armstrong and Walter James Beedell
3 children 1. Alice Estelle Yardley 1883 #22149 lived 1 year
2. William Vincent Yardley 1885 #1302
3. Alfred Cecil Yardley 1888 #1543 lived 18 days
3. William George Yardley 1861 #22540 wed 1888 #3257 to Margaret Barclay 1869 #23553, born in Melbourne
2 children 1. Ernest William Yardley b.22 Sept 1888
2. Vincent Hy Yardley 1890 #30811
1. Ernest William Yardley b.22 Sept 1888 signed up for WWI 19 Sep 1914 as a Driver Mechanic, when aged 26, became a Sergeant on 1 Jan 1915, served in France, caught the diseases - Trench Fever, Influenza, he was attached to 7th Field Ambulance - Open War Memorial site and do a Name Search (written in very small letters, top right corner).
4. Charles Herbert Yardley 1864 #13953 wed 1889 #3449 to Margt Kemp Hill
4 children 1. Charles William Stewart Yardley 1890 #11005 - 1892 #3358 lived 1 year
2. Clara Russell Yardley 1892 #21317
3. Amy Shaw Yardley 1894 #19104
4. Jessie Marguerite Yardley 1896 #1955 - 1896 #5328 lived 1 month

Yates

David Yates wed 1849 #3875 to Eliza Malgowan at Independent Congregational, Melbourne
David and Eliza McGowan baptised John 1851 at Church of England, St Pauls, Melbourne. They moved to Streatham
15 children 1. John Yates 1851 #25814 wed 1870 #4362 to Agnes Mckenzie from Fifeshire, no known chn
2. Louisa Jane Yates 1852 #11212
3. David Yates died 1854 #5833 aged 1 year
4. Eliza Jane Yates 1855 #4902 lived 4 years
5. Susannah Yates 1857 #11016
6. Joseph Yates 1859 #3115
7. Mary Ann Yates 1862 #16496
8. James Yates 1863 #16308 wed 1887 #4152 to Henrietta Ramsey
9. Elizabeth Yates 1865 #19480
10. David Yates 1867 #18561 wed 1888 #493 to Ellen Dobson
11. Emily Yates 1869 #5420 wed 1888 #2597 to Edward Thomas Dobson
12. Unnamed Female Yates 1870 #12159 lived 1 day
13. Thomas Yates 1872 #5892
14. Eliza Yates 1874 #5741
15. Jane Yates 1875 #19776
5. Susannah Yates 1857 #11016 wed 1877 #3429 to Charles McGilvray and lived at Yarrawonga, 4 chn
7. Mary Ann Yates 1862 #16496 wed 1885 #1698 to Edward Cleaver 1855, 4 Children


Yates

James Yates aged 31 came Nov 1852 on the Marlborough and was joined Dec 1857 via the Almora as an Assisted Immigrant, by Margaret Richardson aged 28 and registered three daughters.
Sarah Ellen Yates 1857 #19853 born at Hobson's Bay and baptised at St James Church of England, Melbourne
Jane Yates 1859 #22046 born at Indigo
Elizabeth Yates 1865 #8288 born at Dunolly

Jane Yates 1859 #22046 - 1938 daughter of Margaret Richardson and James Yates born at Indigo and died at Caulfield, wed c1894 to William James Davey 1857 - 1936, also only registered one child, Evered William Frederick Davey 1895 - married Olive Vera Myrtle Mitchell


Yeates

See William Waters brother of Emma who wed George Yeates.
George Yeates 1834 - 1874 #10296 aged 40, son of Anne and Unknown Yeates, came July 1857 on the Persia with Emma Sarah Waters 19 and lived at Broadford
Emma Sarah Ann Yeates nee Waters 1837 - 1887 #1567 aged 50, daughter of Sophia Stickland and Edward Waters from Salisbury, wed 1875 #3514 to John Self from Salisbury, and died at Echuca
John Self's first wife was Anna Hadlow 1841 - 1867 #1182 aged 26 daughter of Elizabeth Phillips and James Hadlow from London with daughter Emily Self 1860 #11586
4 children 1. Edward George Yeates 1858 #2797
2. Margaret Yeates 1859 #8202 lived 3 years
3. Unnamed Female (Louisa Sophia) Yeates 1863 #17185 lived 3 years
4. Rosalie Annie Waters Yeates 1872 #23939
1. Edward George Yeates 1858 #2797 wed 1882 #5136 to Margaret Smith nee Reid lived first at Rosedale
9 children 1. Elizabeth Yeates 1883 #19240 - 1893 #3642 aged 12
2. Ethel Isabella Yeates 1884 #3325
3. Margaret Jane Yeates 1885 #5655
4. George Yeates 1886 #21604 - 1974 #25962 aged 88
5. Emma May Yeates 1887 #4147
6. Mary Yeates 1888 #24233
7. Ivy Ethel Yeates 1890 #27121 wed Wm Edward Watts
8. Hilda Stasia Yeates 1892 #27031
9. Renira Mabel Yeates 1894 #24012 lived 5 years
4. George Yeates 1886 #21604 - 1974 #25962 aged 88 wed 1909 #750 to Emily May Rayner and lived at Footscray
2 Children 1. Elizth Ivy May Yeates 1909 #27374
2. Ernest Henry Yeates 1916 - 1971 #5696 aged 55
4. Rosalie Annie Waters Yeates 1872 #23939 wed 1896 #5412R to Frederick Nalder 1872 #11769 and lived at Bendigo, 7 Children

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