Elihu Yale by Enoch Seeman the younger 1717. British merchant, slave trader, President of the East India Company settlement in Fort St. Plas yn Iâl, dummer August PDF of the Yales, c. Yale’s ancestry can be traced back to the family estate at Plas yn Iâl near the village of Llandegla, Denbighshire, Wales.
Författare: Günter Grass.
The Yale family left Boston and returned to England when Elihu was three years old and he grew up going to school in London. For 20 years Yale served the Honourable East India Company. In 1684 he became the first president of Fort St. Yale amassed a fortune while working for the company, largely through secret contracts with Madras merchants, against the East India Company’s directive. By 1692, his repeated flouting of East India Company regulations and growing embarrassment at his illegal profiteering resulted in his being relieved of the post of governor. Yale returned to Britain in 1699.
He spent the rest of his life at ‚Plas Grono‘, a mansion bought by his father near Wrexham, Wales, or at his house in London, spending liberally the considerable wealth he had accumulated. Yale married Catherine Hynmers, a widow, in 1680. The wedding took place at St. George, where Yale was a vestryman and treasurer.