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Names of baronets shown in blue
have not yet proved succession and, as a
result, their name has not yet been placed on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage.
Date Type Order Name Born Died Age
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the baronet was
baptised on that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate
that the baronet was buried on that date
YARDE-BULLER of Lupton House,Devon
13 Jan 1790 GB 1 Francis Buller 17 Mar 1746 5 Jun 1800 54
5 Jun 1800 2 Francis Buller-Yarde (Buller-Yarde-Buller 28 Sep 1767 17 Apr 1833 65
from 26 Jun 1800)
MP for Totnes 1790-1796
17 Apr 1833 3 John Buller Yarde-Buller 12 Apr 1799 4 Sep 1871 72
He was subsequently created Baron
Churston (qv) in 1858 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
YARROW of Homestead,Hindhead,Surrey
29 Jan 1916 UK 1 Alfred Fernandez Yarrow 13 Jan 1842 24 Jan 1932 90
24 Jan 1932 2 Harold Edgar Yarrow 11 Aug 1884 19 Apr 1962 77
19 Apr 1962 3 Eric Grant Yarrow 23 Apr 1920 22 Sep 2018 98
22 Sep 2018 4 Ross William Grant Yarrow 14 Jan 1985
YATE of Buckland,Berks
30 Jul 1622 E 1 Edward Yate Feb 1645
Feb 1645 2 John Yate c 1658
c 1658 3 Charles Yate c 1680
c 1680 4 John Yate 1690
to Extinct on his death
YATE of Madeley Hall,Salop
31 Jan 1921 UK 1 Charles Edward Yate 28 Aug 1849 29 Feb 1940 90
to MP for Melton 1910-1924
29 Feb 1940 Extinct on his death
YEA of Pyrland,Somerset
18 Jun 1759 GB 1 William Yea 25 Nov 1806
25 Nov 1806 2 William Walter Yea 19 Apr 1784 20 May 1862 78
20 May 1862 3 Henry Lacy Yea 18 Nov 1798 31 Aug 1864 65
to Extinct on his death
31 Aug 1864
YEAMANS of Bristol,Gloucs
12 Jan 1665 E 1 John Yeamans c 1680
c 1680 2 William Yeamans c 1685
c 1685 3 John Yeamans c 1690
c 1690 4 John Yeamans c 1689 c 1730
c 1730 5 John Yeamans c 1720 c 1780
c 1780 6 Robert Yeamans c 1742 19 Feb 1788
to Extinct on his death
19 Feb 1788
YEAMANS of Redland,Gloucs
31 Dec 1666 E 1 Robert Yeamans 7 Feb 1687
to Extinct on his death
Feb 1687
YELVERTON of Rougham,Norfolk
31 May 1620 E 1 William Yelverton c 1558 30 Oct 1631
30 Oct 1631 2 William Yelverton c 1590 19 Jul 1648
19 Jul 1648 3 William Yelverton 15 Nov 1649
to Extinct on his death
15 Nov 1649
YELVERTON of Easton Mauduit,Northants
30 Jun 1641 E 1 Christopher Yelverton 4 Dec 1654
MP for Newport 1626 and 1628-1629 and
Bossiney 1640-1648
4 Dec 1654 2 Henry Yelverton 6 Jul 1633 3 Oct 1670 37
MP for Northamptonshire 1660 and
Northampton 1664-1670
3 Oct 1670 3 Charles Yelverton 21 Aug 1657 17 May 1679 21
He succeeded to the barony of Grey de
Ruthyn (qv) in 1676 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until it became
extinct in 1799
YONGE of Culliton,Devon
26 Sep 1661 E 1 John Yonge 2 Oct 1603 26 Aug 1663 59
Aug 1663 2 Walter Yonge c 1625 21 Nov 1670
MP for Honiton 1659, Lyme Regis 1660 and
Dartmouth 1667-1670
21 Nov 1670 3 Walter Yonge 8 Sep 1653 18 Jul 1731 77
MP for Honiton 1679-1681 and 1690-1711
and Ashburton 1689-1690
18 Jul 1731 4 William Yonge c 1693 10 Aug 1755
MP for Honiton 1715-1754 and Tiverton
1754-1755. Secretary at War 1735-1741
PC 1735
10 Aug 1755 5 George Yonge 1731 25 Sep 1812 81
to MP for Honiton 1754-1761 and 1763-1796 and
25 Sep 1812 Old Sarum 1799-1801. Secretary at War 1782-1783
and 1783-1794. Master of the Mint 1794-1799.
Governor the Cape of Good Hope 1799-1801.
PC 1782
Extinct on his death
YORKE of Dublin
13 Apr 1761 I 1 William Yorke c 1700 30 Sep 1776
to PC [I] 1753
30 Sep 1776 Extinct on his death
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
YOUNG of London
10 Mar 1628 E 1 Richard Young c Mar 1651
to MP for Worcester 1621-1622 and 1624-1625
c Mar 1651 Extinct on his death
YOUNG of North Dean,Bucks
2 May 1769 GB 1 William Young 1725 8 Apr 1788 62
8 Apr 1788 2 William Young 30 Nov 1749 10 Jan 1815 65
MP for St.Mawes 1784-1806 and
Buckingham 1806-1807. Governor of
Tobago 1807-1815
10 Jan 1815 3 William Lawrence Young c 1778 3 Nov 1824
3 Nov 1824 4 William Lawrence Young 29 Sep 1806 27 Jun 1842 35
MP for Buckinghamshire 1835-1842
27 Jun 1842 5 William Norris Young 15 Jan 1833 20 Sep 1854 21
He was killed at the Battle of the Alma during the
Crimean War
20 Sep 1854 6 George John Young 1 Mar 1835 22 Oct 1854 19
He died of cholera before Sebastapol during
the Crimean War
22 Oct 1854 7 Charles Lawrence Young 31 Oct 1839 12 Sep 1887 47
12 Sep 1887 8 William Lawrence Young 3 Aug 1864 11 Jun 1921 56
11 Jun 1921 9 Charles Alban Young 18 Nov 1865 2 Mar 1944 78
2 Mar 1944 10 William Neil Young 22 Jan 1941
YOUNG of Formosa Place,Berks
24 Nov 1813 UK 1 Samuel Young 23 Feb 1766 14 Dec 1826 60
14 Dec 1826 2 George Young 19 Aug 1797 8 Feb 1848 50
8 Feb 1848 3 George Young 15 Sep 1837 4 Jul 1930 92
4 Jul 1930 4 George Young 25 Oct 1872 26 Sep 1952 79
26 Sep 1952 5 George Peregrine Young 8 Sep 1908 17 Mar 1960 51
17 Mar 1960 6 George Samuel Knatchbull Young,later [2015] 16 Jul 1941
Baron Young of Cookham [L]
MP for Acton 1974-1983, Ealing Acton 1983-
1997 and Hampshire North West 1997-2015.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1994-1995.
Secretary of State for Transport 1995-1997. Lord
Privy Seal 2010-2012. Parliamentary Secretary
to the Treasury (Chief Whip) 2012-2014. PC 1993
CH 2012
YOUNG of Bailieborough Castle,co.Cavan
28 Aug 1821 UK 1 William Young 10 Mar 1848
10 Mar 1848 2 John Young,later [1870] Baron Lisgar 31 Aug 1807 6 Oct 1876 69
6 Oct 1876 3 William Muston Need Young 20 Jan 1847 31 Mar 1934 87
31 Mar 1934 4 Cyril Roe Muston Young 21 Aug 1881 15 Jun 1955 73
15 Jun 1955 5 John William Roe Young 28 Jun 1913 5 Apr 1981 67
5 Apr 1981 6 John Kenyon Roe Young 23 Apr 1947
YOUNG of Partick,Glasgow
7 Sep 1945 UK 1 Arthur Stewart Leslie Young 10 Oct 1889 14 Aug 1950 60
MP for Partick 1935-1950 and Scotstoun
14 Aug 1950 2 Alastair Spencer Templeton Young 28 Jun 1918 15 Oct 1963 45
15 Oct 1963 3 Stephen Stewart Templeton Young 24 May 1947
YOUNGER of Auchen Castle,Dumfries
14 Feb 1911 UK 1 William Younger 28 Jun 1862 28 Jul 1937 75
MP for Stamford 1895-1906 and Peebles
and Selkirkshire 1910
28 Jul 1937 2 William Robert Younger 27 Oct 1888 25 May 1973 84
25 May 1973 3 John William Younger 18 Nov 1920 14 May 2002 81
14 May 2002 4 Julian William Richard Younger 10 Feb 1950
YOUNGER of Leckie,Clackmannan
12 Jul 1911 UK 1 George Younger 13 Oct 1851 29 Apr 1929 77
He was subsequently created Viscount
Younger of Leckie (qv) in 1923 with which
title the baronetcy remains merged
YOUNGER of Fountain Bridge,Edinburgh
17 Feb 1964 UK 1 William McEwan Younger 6 Sep 1905 15 Apr 1992 86
to Extinct on his death
15 Apr 1992
YULE of Hugli River,Calcutta,India
30 Jan 1922 UK 1 Sir David Yule 4 Aug 1858 3 Jul 1928 69
to For further information on this baronet, see the
3 Jul 1928 note at the foot of this page
Extinct on his death
Sir William Yorke, 1st and only baronet
'The London Chronicle' of 5 October 1776:-
'The death of Sir William Yorke, late Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, was owing to a mistake of his
servant. Sir William was grievously afflicted with the stone, and in a very severe fit he used to
take a certain quantity of drops of laudanum. On Monday evening last he called for his usual
remedy, during the most racking pains of his distemper; the drops could not be found. The
servant was dispatched to his apothecary at Brentford, but instead of laudanum drops he asked
for laudanum; a quantity was sent, with special charge not to give Sir William more than 24
drops. The fellow forgetting the caution, gave the bottle into his master's hand, who in his
agony drank up the whole contents of the bottle, and expired in less than an hour after.'
Sir David Yule, 1st and only baronet
In legal proceedings after his death, Yule was described as "the wealthiest man in India and
probably in the British Empire." Because of his wealth, his estate was extremely large, and
therefore extremely attractive to the revenue authorities, which sought to claim the duty on
the estate. In this they were opposed by his widow. The question turned on where Sir David's
place of domicile was found to be - India, England or Scotland, where he was born.
The case was heard by Mr. Justice Rowlatt in November 1930. The following, edited, report
appeared in "The Times" on 14 November 1930:-
'His Lordship gave judgment for the Crown on the claim to duty on the estate of the late Sir
David Yule, Bt., who died on Jul 3, 1928. The question involved was whether Sir David Yule had
acquired a domicile in India and, if so, whether he had abandoned it and acquired a domicile of
choice in England or had revived his Scottish domicile of origin.
'Mr. Justice Rowlatt, in giving judgment, said that the case was one in which he had heard, and
properly heard, a great deal of detailed evidence, but the result could be put under broad
heads. The case was one in which it was necessary to be careful lest one "failed to see the
wood for the trees."
'In one or two respects, but only in one or two, the case was unique. The great success of Sir
David Yule, the enormous fortune which he had made, might have been unique, as might his
character in its strength and ability. The other respect in which the case was unique was the
degree to which Sir David Yule managed to penetrate the division which normally kept Euro-
peans in India from close domestic and social intimacy with Indian families. In other respects
the story was one of a very successful Anglo-Indian merchant of British blood making his
fortune in India, which was not very different from other lives of the same sort.
'The Crown started with the Scottish domicile of origin, and the question was whether it had
been proved by the respondents that the testator exchanged it for a domicile in India. The
onus of proving that was a very considerable one and had to be discharged with clearness.
'One approached a case of that kind keeping clearly in view that it was one of an Englishman
said to have obtained a domicile in a hot Oriental country. There was no reason in law why he
should not do so, but it was less usual in fact than the acquisition of a new domicile in a
temperate climate such as Canada.
'Domicile was a difficult conception, but the question might roughly be put in the form: "Did
this man become a settler in the country, or was he only a sojourner there?" The case fell to be
considered with regard to one or two periods. The respondents contended that he had acquired
an Indian domicile by 1900, when he came home and got married, and that he could not be said
subsequently to have abandoned it; or, it was said that the whole period up to his death
supported the contention of Indian domicile. But whatever period was taken, it was necessary
to look at acts done afterwards as evidence of the intention of acts done before that period.
So if one looked to 1900 as the material date, one could not shut out acts done afterwards.
'Sir David Yule had two uncles who were prosperous Indian merchants, and it was under their
auspices, and especially under the auspices of Mr. George Yule, that he went out to Calcutta
at the age of 17. Mr. George Yule threw himself very much into Indian life and had great
sympathy with Indian aims, and probably impressed upon his young nephew the importance of
not holding himself aloof but of getting to know not only those with whom he must do business,
but the people of the country. He was very properly imbued with those views, and he did
succeed in putting himself on level terms with the Indians.
'He (his Lordship) had a little difficulty in seeing how far that bore on the question of domicile.
Did it amount to more than that he had made very close friends in the country? The allegation
that he did not affect European society was hardly borne out, for Lady Yule had stated that
when she went out after her marriage, though they did not entertain much, Europeans
occasionally dined with them. It did not appear that he was averse from Europeans; he simply
was not a social man. It was not suggested in any way that he departed from the habits of an
Englishman, which were valued rather highly, and became Orientalized in outlook or habits. No
doubt, whether in his house at Garden Reach [a suburb of Calcutta], or in his flat over the
offices in Clive-row, he lived the life of an ordinary Englishman.
'He stuck to business with enormous tenacity, and did not take a holiday, except once in 25
years - that was what it amounted to. When he did come home in 1900 his prospects were all
in India and, if India had been wiped out, there would have been very little left for him. That
was all very true: he had then not much interest outside India. But had he become a settler
there? One must look at what followed. Did he put aside the idea of marrying his cousin and
what it might lead to? Was it likely that at 42 he would come to the clear decision of being a
Calcutta man and nothing else? He (his Lordship) could not have come to that conclusion even
if the testator had died in 1900.
'But, in fact, he married, and the sticking close to his desk in Calcutta came to an end. He was
still the unexampled worker, the untiring man of business, but from that time more at home than
in India.
'When the case was opened he (his Lordship) was not sure whether there was not going to be
some colour of this sort: that Mrs. Yule, as she then was, having gone to India, found it very
dull and came home without even trying; and that he, being wrapped up in his business and
finding that his wife would not share his life, had more or less cast her off.
'Neither of those ideas seemed to him to be in the least true. His wife came home because she
was desperately ill, and it was quite impossible for her to stay in India. On the other hand, it
would be most unjust to Sir David Yule's memory to suggest that because of his business in
India he in any way ignored his wife and daughter. His duties as husband and father were
perfectly properly kept up. All those 25 years he had a house in England and an office in
London, and nearly always a fishing in Scotland. In Calcutta he had, of course, also a flat over
his office.
'From the moment of his arrival home in 1902 he was a director of the Mercantile Bank of India.
It was because he was an Indian magnate that he was asked to join the board, but the fact
remained that he had a big London business life, and it was difficult to see how, in the latter
part of his life, it could be argued that he was not more predominantly English than Indian.
'Of more importance than the fact that the testator struck out his address at Hanstead House
from his draft will was the fact that he was de facto in possession of Hanstead House and was
rated and registered as a voter in respect of it. The declaration of domicile in the will was of
more importance, but he doubted whether Sir David Yule understood what domicile meant. The
fortunate ones who did so were few. He only meant that his centre of gravity, as it were, was
in India. All his life he had looked with great interest and affection on India, regarding himself,
perhaps, as a creature of India, but circumstances were too strong for him. He had a wife and
daughter in England, and came to visit them whenever he could, and he had business interests
in England. Whatever dreams he might have had of ultimately acquiring a house in Calcutta and
persuading his wife and daughter to go and live there could not outweigh the actual facts.
'The onus on the respondents had not been discharged, and he must declare that Sir David
Yule died domiciled in the United Kingdom, because he had never lost his domicile of origin. That
amounted to judgment for the Crown.....'
Lady Yule appealed this decision, but her appeal was dismissed in March 1931.
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