Yates, Joseph (1764 -1824)
Joseph Yates was the only son of Sir Joseph Yates (1722 1770) of Bedford Row, Bloomsbury, London, and Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Baldwyn of Munslow in Shropshire. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 30 June 1781, aged seventeen, and took his B.A. in 1785. A member of the Inner Temple, he was called to the bar in 1795, and became King's Counsel for the Duchy of Lancaster and Commissioner of Bankrupts from 1799 until his death in 1824. His library was sold with that of James Boaden at auction by R.H. Evans of 93 Pall Mall on 12 December 1827.