Katharine Elford

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Katharine Elford

Death: Died
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Wife of Joseph Hynmers and Elihu Yale, of Place Gronow, Esq.
Mother of Catherine North; David Yale; Ann Cavendish and Ersula Yale

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About Katharine Elford

From Indian Records Series Vestiges of Old Madras 1640-1800 Henry Davidson Love. Page 491

Elihu Yale married Catherine, widow of Joseph Hynmers, formerly second of Council at Ft. St. George, Madras, India, and left three daughters. His only legitimate son, David, died in Madras, 1688, age 4

From Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 63 Yale, Elihu by Joseph Hirst Lupton

Yale married a Mrs. Hincmars, widow of his predecessor in the governorship of Fort St. George, and left three daughters but no son. His last lineal descendant, Dudley Long North, M.P., died in 1829.

From The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 145. By John Nichols.   Page 206. Memoirs of the North and Long Families.

"Under this tomb lyes interred Elihu Yale of Place Gronow, Esq. born 5th April, 1648, and dyed the 8th of July, 1723, aged 75 years."

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  1. Indian Records Series Vestiges of Old Madras 1640-1800 by Henry Davidson Love. Page 491
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Katharine Elford's Timeline

Age 33
Madras, India
Age 34
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Age 77