Robert Ballard Yates

18th Nov 1782 - 1863


Assumed to be the R. B. Yates who owned people in Port Royal, Jamaica, jointly with A. N. Yates from at least 1817 to 1826.

  1. Robert Ballard, son of Nicholas and Francis Yates, born 18/11/1782 and baptised in Port Royal, 19/06/1783.

  2. Robert Ballard Yates married Mary Jane Edwards Cookson in Eyam, Derbyshire in 1820. He was living at Regent Lodge, Alverstoke, in 1834.

  3. In 1841 Ambrose Yates, aged 85 'Navy' was living at Ballard Cottage, Alverstoke Hampshire with Robert Yates (58, Navy), Mary Yates (40), Frances (40), Mary Ann (25), Francis Beckford Yates (20), Mary Jane (15), Frances Sophia (15), Margaret (13), Capel (female, 11), Isabella (8), Charlotte (7), Seymour (4) and George (2). Ambrose, Robert, Mary and Mary Ann were born outside the parish.

  4. Robert Ballard Yates, age 68, Commander in the Royal Navy, born Jamaica, was living at St John Terrace, St Peter Port, Guernsey in 1851 with his wife Mary Jane and ten children.

  5. Robert Ballard Yates, age 78, Retired Captain Royal Navy, born Port Royal, Jamaica, was living at 16 Peel Terrace, Alverstock, Hampshire, in 1861 with his wife Mary J. E. and six children.

  6. Robert Ballard Yates was buried 26/11/1863 in Alverstoke.


See estate information.

  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2., Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database online];, UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893 [database online].

  3. 1841 census online.

  4. 1851 census online.

  5. 1861 census online.

  6., England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 [database online].

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary Jane Edwards Cookson
At least ten children
Sailor (Royal Navy)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (5)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son → Father
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (4)

16 Peel Terrace, Alverstoke, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Ballard Cottage, Alverstoke, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Regent Lodge, Alverstoke, Hampshire, Wessex, England
St Johns Terrace, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, England