I have a record of the probable parents of Richard Yates (b 1765) as William Yates (1740 - ?) and Mary Viney (1743 - ?), both christened at Idmiston, who married at Porton 25th April 1762. The parents of William appear to bea Richard Yates (buried at Idmiston 19th May 1742) and Sarah ?. Richard and Phebe had I believe 8 children, according to the Parish register from Idmiston (4 sons: Richard, Samuel, William and John; 4 daughters:Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary and Marthe).