Lowther Yates, D.D. was a priest and academic in the second half of the 18th-century.[1]

Yates was born in Whitehaven, and educated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1751, M.A in 1754 and B.D in 1774. He was Fellow of St Catharine's from 1757 to 1779 and its Master from 1779 to 1798.[2] He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge[3] from 1779 to 1780, and from 1794 to 1795.[4] Yates was ordained on December 22, 1755. His first post was as curate to his father at Gargrave. He became Rector of Carrigaline in 1779.[5]


  1. ^ Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, John Venn/John Archibald Venn Cambridge University Press > (10 volumes 1922 to 1953) Part I. 1209–1751 Vol. iv. Saal – Zuinglius, (1927) p428
  2. ^ "Masters of St Catharine's College". St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Reminiscences of Cambridge" Gunning, H p107: Cambridge; CUP; 1932
  4. ^ "History of the Vice-Chancellorship | Vice-Chancellor's Office". v-c.admin.cam.ac.uk. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Presentation of the Rev. Lowther Yates, M A, Fellow of Catherine Hall (Cantab), to the Rectory of Carrigaline alias Beavor (Co. Cork) in the Diocese of Cork and Ross". The National Archives. Retrieved 5 March 2019.

Vice-Chancellors of the University of Cambridge