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Re: Yates family from Lancashire
« Reply #63 on: Thursday 12 October 17 17:22 BST (UK) »
Thomas Robert Yates
Event Type:   Burial
Event Place:   Leigh, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Cemetery:   Leigh Cemetery
Latitude:   53.49342
Longitude:   -2.48071
Death Date:   17 May 1917





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Re: Yates family from Lancashire
« Reply #64 on: Friday 13 October 17 12:33 BST (UK) »
How wonderful is that, thank you!
I will go and find them in December when I'm in Manchester, perhaps take my daughter too. Not sure if it's really done on these sorts of sites, but I could post a photo of the gravestone too, sort of like the end of that bit of the trail. there will probably be rather a lot of Yates in that cemetery, I will have to see how many relatives I can positively locate before I go there.
PS I have sent a message to my mother's cousin Margaret asking for any more info about the New Zealand emigration, with the news that Joshua is in fact Samuel. I have been promised a reply over the weekend. Maybe they'll even hunt for the elusive photo of the twins they talk about. So fingers crossed on that one.
Meanwhile, William Thomas still remains a mystery, so if anyone can think of a way of locating someone who died in a brawl, I'd be eternally grateful - not sure i could be any more grateful than I am now, but anyway!!!

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Re: Yates family from Lancashire
« Reply #65 on: Friday 13 October 17 13:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Colee
There must still be lots more to explore!
I will keep looking.

Heather  :)

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Re: Yates family from Lancashire
« Reply #66 on: Friday 13 October 17 13:53 BST (UK) »

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Re: Yates family from Lancashire
« Reply #67 on: Friday 13 October 17 14:23 BST (UK) »
WOW - and seems to say in that cemetery there are over 300 Yates if I've read that right

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Re: Yates family from Lancashire
« Reply #68 on: Friday 13 October 17 14:38 BST (UK) »
How wonderful is that, thank you!
I will go and find them in December when I'm in Manchester, perhaps take my daughter too. Not sure if it's really done on these sorts of sites, but I could post a photo of the gravestone too, sort of like the end of that bit of the trail. there will probably be rather a lot of Yates in that cemetery, I will have to see how many relatives I can positively locate before I go there.
PS I have sent a message to my mother's cousin Margaret asking for any more info about the New Zealand emigration, with the news that Joshua is in fact Samuel. I have been promised a reply over the weekend. Maybe they'll even hunt for the elusive photo of the twins they talk about. So fingers crossed on that one.
Meanwhile, William Thomas still remains a mystery, so if anyone can think of a way of locating someone who died in a brawl, I'd be eternally grateful - not sure i could be any more grateful than I am now, but anyway!!!

Some sad local history here I am afraid
I notice from previous posts that your family were coal miners at 'Bedford', Leigh (not 'Manchester'), Lancashire.
In August 1886 there was a large explosion at Bedford pit, sadly resulting in the deaths of 38 miners. There is a memorial to the miners in the same Leigh cemetery you mention. I looked at the list of those who died and couldn't see any Yates or Skeltons, but I expect they would have known some of the deceased and their families, as they lived and worked in the same area at the time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford_Colliery_disaster

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-35560819

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Re: Yates family from Lancashire
« Reply #69 on: Friday 13 October 17 14:57 BST (UK) »
Gosh that's really really interesting, thank you so much. Their lives were full of tragedy. Certainly one of the Yates was a miner, most of them were in the cotton industry it seems. But I am curious to find out why my great great grandmother and 4 of her 5 children left Lancashire and came down to Kent. A change in the industrial landscape may have had something to do with it. An Ancestry relative (the one who recommended Roots to me) also discovered on the 1939 register that a Charles Yates (my grandmother's cousin) was working in the Docks minding the Butterworth automatic tank cleaning machine. William Thomas Butterworth was my great grandfather whose death after 1903/4 we can't find - so maybe there's a hint there to explain the migration.
I will read up on the history of the mining tragedy and certainly look out for the memorial when I visit the cemetery.
Actually, thinking about all of this, I may not be able to wait until December to go to the cemetery, I may have to visit in a couple of weeks at half term!