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Joan Yates (Jobe)

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: England
Death: circa October 15, 1666 (43-59)
Upper Norfolk County, Virginia Colony (Death date is date will was probated.)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Thomas Gaither and Joane Gaither
Wife of John Yates the Immigrant
Mother of Frances Ballentine; Mary Horne; John Yates of Nansemond County; Richard Yates and Joan Yates
Sister of John Cator or Gaither and Elizabeth Gaither

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About Joan Yates

Joane (Latin form Johanna) Yates received grants in her own name of 200 acres in Elizabeth River (now Nansemond River) parish, Lower Norfolk Co., December 6, 1652, and of 300 acres in the same parish, in 1652.

She mentions land she received from her grandfather and was apparently the Joan Jobe transported to Virginia with John Yates on the "America." A Joan Jobe was an indentured servant to Thomas Davis, May 22, 1637, who had a headright on her on the south side of the east branch of the Elizabeth River in Upper New Norfolk County.

In 1653 she sued for her third of the land left her by her deceased husband, together with their "chief mansion." As part of her defense against the prosecutor (Richard Yates) she exhibited an inventory of her husband's estate taken November 13, 1648 by Thomas Sayer, Richard Smith, James Warner and John Finch (total value: 19,751 lbs. tobacco).

She left a will written Oct. 22, 1664, probated Oct. 15, 1666, naming her son Richard Yates and daughter Frances Ballantine administrators.

1636 Transported to Norfolk in America w/ John Yates. 1648 Named administrator of husband's John Yate's estate. ABT. 1665 Wrote will and died.


Her will was dated 22 Oct 1664, probated 1666 "to dau. Frances' son George VALLENTINE land in the Merke called Bay Tree Hole" "Lower Norfolk County and Norfolk County Wills 1637 to 1710" MacIntosh 1914 Will of Joane Yates Book Ef dated 22 Oct 1664 Names sonne Richard Yates, daughters Frances Vallentine and Jone Yates, grandson George Vallentine, son of Frances; grandchildren: Elizabeth Horne, Thomas Horne, Hanna Horne, Elizabeth Yates, Mary Yates, Richard Yates and also John Markeham and Mary Ffausha.


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Joan Yates's Timeline

Age 13
Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
Age 13
Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
Age 20
Lyford, Berkshire, England
Age 21
Lyford, Berkshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 25
Southampton, Hampshire County, England, (Present UK)
October 15, 1666
Age 51
Upper Norfolk County, Virginia Colony