Burial register ID: 6677
Surname: YATES
First name: JOHN
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 69 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 21-Apr-1893
Date of burial: 23-Apr-1893

Block: 111
Plot: 2


In loving memory of


Beloved husband of


Who departed this life

April 21st 1893.

Aged 69 years.

Also of


Mother of the above

Who died June 11th 1873.

Aged 74 years.


Wife of the above

Died 13th Dec 1915.

Aged 82 years.

[The grave consists of a white marble stone slab (at present lying flat) with a concrete surround and earth cover.]

Bio contributor: Deniece Gresham

John Yates (1825 – 1893)

John, the third son of William and Ann Unsworth/Yates was born in 1825. He was christened at Saint Peter’s, Bolton le Moors, Lancashire, England on the 26th June 1825.

John went to Tasmania with his mother and sister after the death of his father William. He married Mary Ann Knowles on the 2nd of February 1863 in Hobart. He was a Pavoir and she a Widow. The witnesses were F.W. Patson and Geo. Cooper and the ceremony took place at St David’s Cathedral in Hobart. Both John and Mary made their mark with an X.

Along with his mother, Ann Unsworth/Yates, in about 1863 John Yates and family came to Dunedin, about the same time as his sister Ann and her husband John Gollar. John and Mary Ann Knowles/Yates had three children, William, Esther and David. John is recorded as a Stonemason in his Estate and owned property at Section 20, Block 22, Dunedin, which was sold to Henry Bills. His last known address before his death was at 21 Frederick Street Dunedin. Mary Ann’s last known address was 14 Maybank Street, Opoho, Dunedin (her daughter’s residence).

John died on April 21st 1893 at the age of 69 years and was buried on April 23rd 1893. The certificate states that John died of Influenza, 18 months and chronic gastritis, 3 months.

There are 6 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
MOFFETT MARGARET 59 Years 13-Jun-1968 17-Jun-1968
YATES ANN 74 Years 09-Jun-1873 12-Jun-1873
YATES ANNIE 81 Years 11-Jun-1948 12-Jun-1948
YATES JOHN 69 Years 21-Apr-1893 23-Apr-1893
YATES MARY ANN 82 Years 13-Dec-1915 14-Dec-1915
YATES WILLIAM 86 Years 10-Aug-1950 12-Aug-1950