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David Yale

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Plas Grono, Denbighshire, Wales
Death: circa January 4, 1689 (72-80)
Plas Grono, Denbighshire, Wales
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Yale and Anne Eaton
Husband of Ursula Yale
Father of Joseph Yale; Elizabeth Yale; David Yale; Elihu Yale, of Place Gronow, Esq.; Theophilus Yale and 3 others
Brother of Anne Hopkins; Capt. Thomas Yale and Mary Ives
Half brother of Sir Theophilus Eaton, Jr. and Hannah Jones

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About David Yale

One of the first settlers of New Haven, Connecticut, where he proceeded in 1638, and returned to England in 1652. Had a parcel of land in New Haven as shown at right on the map of 1641 . It is amongst others of his relatives.

Stated to have descended from an ancient family which possessed Plâs Goronwy.

His will was proved by his only suviving child, Elihu, 34 years after it was written.



  1. the History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fodog and the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen and Meirionydd (1881-1887), Lloyd, Jacob Youde William, (6 volumes. London: T. Richards, 1881-1887), FHL book 942.9 D2L; FHL microfilms 990,213-990,214., vol. 5 p. 142*; vol. 6 p. 492

Ursula Knight (1624–1698) married David Yale (1613–1690). Their son Elihu Yale (April 5, 1649 – July 8, 1721) was a Welsh merchant and philanthropist, governor of the East India Company, and a benefactor of the Collegiate School of Connecticut, which in 1718 was named Yale College in his honor.

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David Yale's Timeline

Plas Grono, Denbighshire, Wales
Age 24
New Haven, New Haven County, CT, USA
May 1644
Age 31
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
September 18, 1645
Age 32
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
April 5, 1648
Age 35
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
January 14, 1651
Age 38
Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 47
Age 53
January 4, 1689
Age 76
Plas Grono, Denbighshire, Wales