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- Transcript of the will, dated 12 October 1627, codicil 29 October 1627, and recorded 14 February 1628/9, of Sir George Yeardley, Governor of the colony of Virginia. Photostats from a copy printed in the AMERICAN HISTORICAL MAGAZINE
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- George Yeardley was born in 1587 or 1588 in Southwark, England. He sailed with Thomas Gates (d. 1621) when the latter became governor of Virginia, and served in a military capacity. He served as acting governor of Virginia from 1616 to 1617. he was appointed governor of the colony of Virginia, and served from 18 April 1619 to 18 November 1621, and from June 1626 to 12 November 1627, dying in office. During his first term as governor, he presided over the first meeting of the House of Burgesses in August 1619. Problems of supply pointed out by Yeardley while governor led to the dissolution of the London Company and Virginia's becoming a royal colony. Yeardley married Temperance Flowerdieu (d. 1628/9) had three children. Yeardley died 12 November 1627.
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