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£ 8. d. Mrs. Hall

0 8 6 Mr. Boswell

0 5 0 Small Sums

0 16 6

911 0 Miss Taylor's Class ...

0 3 6

58 7 0 Archdeacon-lane. Public Collections

13 15 4 Mr. W. Reynolds (donation) 5 0 0 Mr. J. G Winks

1 0 0 Collected by Mrs. Leigh,– Mr. Noble

2 0 0 Mr. G. Stevenson

1 1 0 R. Harris, Esq.

1 0 0 Rev. T. Stevenson

1 0 0 Mrs. Poile

1 0 0 Mrs. Staples

0 10 6 Mrs. Wallis

0 10 0 Miss Hull

0 10 0 A Friend

0 10 0 Mr. S. G, Leigh

0 10 0 Mr. John Gibbons

0 10 0 Mrs. Truman

0 4 0 Mrs. Baker

0 3 0

9 8 6 Collected by Mrs. Woodward, J. D. Harris, Esq.

1 1 0 Mrs. Fielding...

1 1 0 Mr. Roper

1 1 0 A Friend

1 0 0 Mr. Smeeton ...

0 10 0 Mrs. S. Harris

0 5 0 Mrs. Stafford ...

0 5 0 Mrs. Woodward

0 5 0 Mrs. Wright

04 0 Mrs. Bailey

0 5 0 Mr. Mason

0 5 0 Small Sums

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50 12 10 Dover-street. Public Collections

9 15 6 United Collection at Missny Meeting ..

7 12 0 T. D. Paul, Esq., by Mr. J. G. Winks

1 1 0 Collected by Miss Brown and Mrs.

Garner, Mrs. Deacon

1 0 0 Mr. Harding

1 0 0 Mr. Wilford

1 0 0 Mr. Kinsman

0 10 6 Mr. Yates

0 10 0 Mr. Harvey

0 10 0 Mrs. Pochin

0 10 0 Mrs. Brailsford

0 5 0 Mrs. Garner

0 6 0 Miss Tyers

0 6 0 Miss Brown

0 6 0 Emma and Charlotte Barton's box

0 5 0 Mr. Jarrom

1 0 0 Mrs. Coleman

0 10 0 Sabina Coleman

0 5 0 C. A. Coleman

0 5 0

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Rev. W. Salter

0 10 6
United Services,
Collected at Missny Meeting 9 7 6
Proceeds of Tea Meeting 4 10 0

0 9 10 M. J. Chamberlain

6 A Friend

0 6 0

1 6 10

Less expenses

13 17 6 1 17 10











Missny box, Girls?3.a. 7d.}O 7 10



£ 8. d.

£ 8. d. Sunday Collections 10 7 0 Rev. C. Burrows

0 10 6 Mr. W. Birkett's box 0 14 6 Small Sums

0 7 14 Mrs. Sellers' box

1 Mr. S. Bontoft's box... 0 5 0

1 7 73 Messrs. Cheffings' and Morris'

Sabbath School, -
0 5 0 Girls' box

0 7 71 Mr. Pomeroy's class

0 2 9
Boys' box

0 6 65

Netherseal. 11 19 4 Public Collections

1 14 45 Walker-gate.

Collected by Miss Shakespear,Lord's-day Collection 9 19 3 Mr. Shakespear

0 10 0 Missionary Prayer Meeting

Mr. Jas. Shakespear... 05 0 Missionary box... 0 13 11 Miss Shakespear

0 5 0 Sunday School Children's

Small Sums

0 8 0 Boys' . d

1 8 0 Mr. W. Newman

2 0 0 Miss. M. Tagg's box... 0 14 75 Wm. Sutcliffe, Esq.

1 0 0 Master J. Shakespear's box 0 3 0 Rev. Thos. Horsfield...

1 0 0 W. A. Dunn, Esq. 1 1 0

15 12 35 Croft Sharpley, Esq.

1 0 0
Less expenses

1 4 95

ROTHLEY. 17 2 0 Public Collections


Collected by Mrs. Spencer 0 12 8 Public Collections

4 5 9 Mrs. Draycott's box.. 0 18 2 Collected by Mrs. Ellis 1 12 2 Mrs. Richards, for Orphan 2 10 0 Mr. J. Jarman 0 10 0 School box

0 1 1 Mr. A. Flavell 0 10 0 Mr. Robinson, Sileby

0 5 0 Miss J. Flavell

0 10 0 Boxes,

5 4 1 Miss Briggs

0 5 23

SMARDEN. Miss E. Broughton 0 5 0 Rev. T. Rofe ...

1 0 0 Rev. J. H. Wood

0 10 0 7 18 3 J. E. and N. Hosmer's box 1 129 Less expenses 0 8 6 Miss Mills' box

15 0 MEASHAM Miss Millen's box

1 0 5 Public Collections 5 2 0 Mrs. White's box

0 6 0 Collected by Miss A. Whitworth,Mr. Hy.Orgill (two years sub.) 100

5 14 2 Mr. Boss

0 10 0

TAURLASTON. Small Sums 0 18 6 Public Collection

2 16 0 Collected by Miss Bates,

2 8 6 Mr. L. Bailey, Markfield 1 0 0 Collected by Miss Hardy,

Mr. Bates

0 10 0 Mr. M. Orgill (two years sub.) 1 0 0 Miss Bates

0 10 0 Miss Wellings 0 0 A Friend

0 2 0 Small Sums 0 14 0

2 2 0 2 0 0 Mr. F. Barton's box...

0 13 10 Collected by Miss Thompson,Mr. Whitworth 0 10 0

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Subscriptions and Donations in aid of the General Baptist Missionary Society will be thankfully received by Robert Pegg, Esq., Treasurer, Derby; and by the Rev. J. c. Pike, secretary, Leicester, from whom also Missionary Boxes, Collecting Books and Cards may be obtained.

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Thomas Yates was the youngest leaving to each of her children a son of John Yates, Baptist minister, little property, which had been Hugglescote, and Mary his wife. chiefly accumulated by her own He was born in April, 1774, and industry and care. died in May, 1860, aged 86.

The subject of our memoir became His father was much respected a decided Christian when about as a superior preacher; and, about seventeen years of age. Severe twelve months before his decease, affliction was rendered subservient was ordained co-pastor with the to his spiritual welfare. After Rev. S. Deacon, of Barton. He sitting up' with a young man who died in the thirty-fifth year of his died of fever, he also was seized age, leaving a widow, with six with the infectious malady, and soon children and the prospect of a his medical attendant despaired of seventh to lament his loss. His , his life. This alarming visitation mother's maiden name was Earp. induced him to think on his ways. She was from King's Newton, near For several weeks he was very unMelbourne, and was a truly pious and happy ; but early one morning the exemplary woman. Her industry and following passage was applied with energy were remarkably displayed power to his soul: Christ is the end after the departure of her husband; of the law for righteousness, to every and she was specially favoured with one that believeth. In July, 1792, he the blessing of God. She died in was baptized and received into the peace and hope at the age of 62, church at Cauldwell, and soon after


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began to hold forth the word of life. I therefore, that he was often cast
Some members of the church were down, and longed for relief and
accustomed to choose a portion of comfort.
Scripture at one of the week.

In course of time Mr. Green was evening services, to be discussed

so far restored as to resume his at the next meeting; Thomas Yates ministerial engagements; and Mr. was, accordingly, desired to make Yates accepted a unanimous ina selection, and lead off the dis, vitation to be co-pastor with Rev. cussion. With much fear and J. Freeston, of Hinckley. In trembling he engaged to do so; March, 1804, soon after his reand, in the course of the week, moval' to Hinckley, his beloved committed his meditations to wife was called to her heavenly writing, which, when delivered, home, leaving him with two children were so much approved, that he to deplore his heavy loss. was asked by his friends to allow them to consider him as one of their

The cause of Christ at Hinckley assistant preachers. After a few of began to revive and flourish. The these expository exercises, he was

number of bearers there, as well as sent to preach at Overseal; after in the surrounding villages, greatly wards at Sutton Coldfield. Soon

increased; and, in about four years, after this he had a fortnightly baptism. It was necessary to en:

175 were added to the church by engagement at Packington Measham; and, on the alternate large the accommodation, and acSabbaths, ministered to the infant cordingly a gallery was erected; churches in Archdeacon - lane,

but additional room was yet reLeicester, and Nun's Green, Derby! quired. The chapel was taken

. down and In October,

erected 1796, Mr. Yates was married 'to Ann Holmes, of in its place. The new sanctuary, Hugglescote; and in 1797 he was

however, did not augment the invited to become a stated minister comfort of Mr. Yates. The pulpit at Birmingham-Mr. Green, pastor

was too high by far, and the building of the General Baptist church there,

was so very lofty, that he often felt being laid aside by affliction. He

as if he could not go through the accordingly removed thither with service. Nervous trepidation, from his wife and child, and continued which he suffered for many years, till 1803. During his residence well nigh incapacitated him for the there, heavy and distressing trials

discharge of his responsible duties.

The friends were
Trade was

kind and af.
were allotted him.
extremely bad; employment was

fectionate toward him, advancing remarkably scarce ; corn was,


his salary, and furnishing him with a time, a guinea per bushel; con

manifold proofs of confidence and sequently, though the friends had love: hence he always looked back engaged to pay him only twenty



years he spent among them pounds a year, they did not seem

as some of the most prosperous and able to fulfil their promise ; he

happy of his life. therefore commenced an evening

In May, 1807 he was married school, entered upon more eligible to Mary Smith, of Loughborough. business premises, and, being She was highly esteemed both blessed with a very prudent and before and after her marriage, managing wife, contrived, though being remarkable for her tender his family was increasing, to keep sympathy and generous hospitality. bis expenditure within his income. She died in the Lord, March 7, 1853. His Sabbath and week-day labours, In 1813 it was deemed expedient however, were oppressive and ex. for some of the village stations to hausting; for he frequently had to separate from Hinckley, and form preach at Netherton and Sutton, as a distinct society; accordingly, well as at Birmingham ; no wonder, | Thurlaston and Earl Shilton did so,

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and invited Mr. Yates to become their i None of those who trust in Him shall resident pastor. Hoping that he be desolate. should be useful also in several dark In process of time Mr. Yates villages around, he removed with deemed it expedient to remove his wife and family to Thurlaston, with his family to Leicester, still where he continued to labour nearly retaining his pastoral connexion thirty years. His endeavours to with the church at Thurlaston. This evangelize Enderby, Huncote, Des. occasioned him to walk eighteen or ford, and other places, his open-air twenty miles frequently on the services on Croft-hill, Peckleton Lord's-day, besides preaching twice common, in Desford-lane, &c., will in the chapel, and often once in the be graciously remembered by Him open air, when weather, &c. would who does not forget the work of faith, permit. He counted not his life dear labour of love, and patience of hope, unto himself, that he might testify the of any of His servants. In 1818 gospel of the grace of God. the friends at Earl Shilton resolved When about sixty-eight years old upon a separation from Thurlaston, the chapel at Thurlaston was because they could not have so larged, and considerable expense, much of their minister's services of course, incurred. To meet the as they desired. In consequence outlay, and arrange for the re. of this, his salary, which had always opening, &c., Mr. Yates travelled been less than it was at Hinckley, on foot several hundred miles, and underwent a further reduction, and met with encouraging he was necessitated to labour hard Very soon after, however, his conat some secular business. He kept nexion with the church at Thurlaston a shop for the sale of groceries, was suddenly brought to a close. drugs, &c., walked to Leicester and He has left in writing a full and Hinckley markets every week, and particular account of this matter; carried many of his goods to and but as no good purpose would now be fro to keep his expenses from ex. answered by giving it publicity, it ceeding his income. The writer of is altogether suppressed. Being this memoir has a vivid recollection thus liberated from those stated of bis toils and anxieties, and has | labours to which he was so long often wondered that they did not devoted, he was henceforth engaged consign him to an earlier grave. in preaching, administering the One of his favourite texts was this : Lord's supper, &c., at Billesdon, Thy shoes shall be iron and brass ; and Belgrave, Rothley, Sileby, and as thy days, 80 shall thy strength be. elsewhere. In these places he was No wonder he was partial to such highly esteemed; and, probably, in 'precious promises ;' he could thus itinerating, he was quite as speak feelingly upon them, happily useful as when appearing every realizing their fulfilment in his own Sabbath before the same congreexperience. A generous lady, who gation. When about eighty years never attended on his ministry, but of age, Mr. Yates' sight so grievously was connected with the Established failed, that he could no longer read Church, observing how he was the Scriptures in the sanctuary; he struggling to maintain his family, therefore recited Psalms and other while zealously striving to impart portions of the Bible, with which spiritual blessings to those around, his memory had long been stored. kindly engaged to assist him, by His walking capabilities, too, which contributing five pounds annually had always been remarkable, now toward his support. How wonder began to give way ; hence he someful are the ways of Providence! times was obliged to sit down by How often does the blessed God the side of the road when returning raise up friends and helpers for His hume after the labours of the servants, where they would not Sabbath. On this account he re. have thought of looking for them. I linquished several of his more

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