early Attayate folk
I am looking for some way to find out who these people were. I mean where they came from. These people were in Berkshire in the 1300s, but, were they Normans, were they older than that? And how did they become Barons and Lords? I know they were apparently very devout Catholics. At least one of them was in Reading Jail as a recusant. Lyford Grange, where they lived a good part of the time, some say was the last nunnery in England. One of the Yate wives was said to have been with that group. George Yate b. 1640, was my ancestor who came to Maryland to become the Assistant Surveyor of Maryland. The Yates in my line eventually migrated to Virginia, then Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and onward.