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any shall hereafter, among its new-born of Hardwicke; a Vice-President of
structures, enquire for his monument, the Royal Society of Literature; March
the proper answer will be, CIRCUMSpice.' 13. 1834; in Bruton Street; in his
The praise which the author of this 70th year,
book received from other quarters was Mr. Yorke was born March 12.
most gratifying. It ought to be re 1764, the eldest son (the younger was
corded to the honour of the late Arch the late Admiral Sir Joseph Yorke) of
bishop of Canterbury, that he offered the Hon. Charles Yorke (who died
to Dr. Yates the living of Blackburn shortly after being appointed Lord
in Lancashire, " in reward of his public Chancellor of England), by his second
services." This benefice Dr. Yates de- wife Agneta, daughter and co-heiress of
clined. Another offer of valuable pre- Henry Johnson, of Great Berkhamp-
ferment was made to him by the Earl stead in Hertfordshire, Esq.
of Liverpool on the same ground. The He was educated at Cambridge, and
rectory of Hilgay in Norfolk was for was called to the Bar. At the general
that turn in the gift of the Crown, and election of 1790, he was chosen for the
the Prime Minister thought that it county of Cambridge, and re-elected in
could not be more worthily bestowed 1796, 1802, 1806, and 1807. His
than on this able and faithful supporter talents from very early years raised great
of the Church. It was not, however, expectations, and his conduct in par-
accepted. Dr. Yates was engaged in liament was much respected, from the
professional duties which he was un manliness of his character, his integrity,
willing to relinquish, and he enjoyed and freedom from factious politics.
the blessing of independence in conse In 1792, he moved the Address in
quence of his marriage (happy in every answer to the King's Speech.
circunıstance) with Miss Telfer, only In 1801, he accepted, under the Ad-
daughter of Patrick Telfer, Esq., of dington administration, the place of
Gower Street. He was united to this Secretary of War, which he discharged
lady in 1810.

with much industry and ability.
The ardour of his zeal and philan. In August, 1803, he was appointed
thropy suffered no abatement as long as Secretary of State for the Home De-
he had strength to exert them. That partment, which office he held until the
strength failed him for the last five or following May.
six years of his life; but his patience In the parliament of 1812. 1818, Mr.
endured to the end. Throughout a Yorke sat for the borough of Liskeard ;
long illness, occasioned by pressure of and at the close of that period be
water on the brain, he exemplified the retired from public life.
power of that holy religion, which in He was for some years Lieutenant-
his days of health he had so impressively Colonel of the Cambridgeshire militia,
taught. He lived and died in the faith to which command he was appointed
of Christ, and in the practice, to the in 1799.
best of his ability, of the laws of the Mr. Yorke married, July 1. 1790,
Gospel, walking humbly with his God, Harriot, daughter of Charles Manning-
and ascribing all that he was, and did, bam, Esq., and sister to Major-General
and hoped for, to Divine grace and Manningham, but by that lady, who
mercy. He left a family of three chil. survives him, he had no issue. He was
dren, whom his precepts and example the presumptive heir to the Earldom,
admonish, “ Go, and do likewise.". after his brother's death; which inherit-
Gentleman's Magazine.

ance will now devolve on his nephew,
YORKE, the Right Hon. Charles Captain C. P. Yorke, R. N., M. P. for
Philip, a Privy Councillor, one of the Cambridgeshire, the eldest son of the
Tellers of the Exchequer, F.R.S and late Hon. Sir J. S. Yorke, K.C. B.
S. A. &c.&c. ; half brother to the Earl Gentleman's Magazine.


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