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  House of Burgesses
In 1619, George Yeardley was elected the new governor of Virginia.
Yeardley's primary goal as governor was to ensure that Virginians would have the same rights as those living in England.
Yeardley quickly established the first representative government (officials to represent the people) in the New World and scheduled annual meetings in which laws and rules based on popular will were formulated.
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 Sir George Yeardley - Encyclopedia.com
Under Yeardley, acting on instructions of the London Company, the first English colonial representative assembly in the New World was convened (1619) at Jamestown.
George Yeardley - not Sir Francis Yeardley - was the governor of...
The Virginian Pilot; 9/21/1999; 104 words; George Yeardley - not Sir Francis Yeardley - was the governor of Jamestown Colony in 1619.
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 Wash &  NoVa Company - Biographies - George Yeardley
George, however, went at an early age with the army to the Netherlands to fight against Spain.
Yeardley was then appointed governor and captain general of Virginia, and shortly thereafter he was knighted.
Yeardley was given the Great Charter which ended martial law, bringing the colony's laws in line with English common law, and inaugurated individual land patents.
www.jamestowne-wash-nova.org /GeorgeYeardley.htm   (656 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : Ordinances for Virginia; July 24-August 3, 1621
Sir Francis Wyat, Governor of Virginia, Captain Francis West, Sir George Yeardley, Knight, Sir William Neuce, Knight Marshal of Virginia, Mr.
George Thorpe, Deputy of the College, Captain Thomas Nence, Deputy for the Company, Mr.
This document, either a commission or instructions to Yeardley, has not been found, but probably was similar to the later ordinance of 1621.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/states/va04.htm   (387 words)

  
 Walke Family Scrapbook - Draft
Among these are Yeardley, Thoroughgood, Bacon, Burwell, Calvert, Mason, Moseley, Colley, and Willoughby Calvert Walke Tazewell Virginia Beach, Va. December 1982 Revised October 1988 YEARDLEY GENEALOGY Next of Kin to Sir George Yeardley, One of the Ablest and Most Popular of Virginia's Colonial Governors.
Francis (2) Yeardley, youngest son of Sir George and Lady Temperance was a brave soldier.
"Yeardley" was the seat of Argall Yeardley on the Eastern Shore.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Parthenon/7933/walke-sb.html   (15128 words)

  
 The Thomas Jefferson Papers - Virginia Records Timeline - (American Memory from the Library of Congress)
George Yeardley is deputy governor while Dale is in England.
Governor Sir George Yeardley is empowered to charge and try Governor Samuel Argall for neglect of duty and malfeasance.
Yeardley had been governor from April 1616 to May 1617 and was then succeeded by Samuel Argall, who had returned from England.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/mtjvatm3.html   (1739 words)

  
 Sir George Yearoley
On 22 November the king gave Yeardley audience, knighted him, and held a long conversation with him on the religion of the natives.
It was also "graunted that a generall assemblie shoulde be helde yearly once." Yeardley remained in office until 1621, but, not proving as energetic as the company in London desired that he should be, he was superseded by Sir Francis Wyatt, who was the bearer of a written constitution for the colony.
A year after the accession of Charles I. Wyatt retired, and Yeardley was again made governor, his appointment being considered a guarantee that representative govern-meat would be maintained as it had been introduced by him.
www.famousamericans.net /sirgeorgeyearoley   (567 words)

  
 George Yeardley connection
SIR GEORGE YEARDLEY is therefore accorded the title of "Father of Representative Government in America".
George Washington's wife was Anne Custis (married twice)---but Argoll Yeardley and the Custis family were related through marriage.
An interesting titbit of information is that Sir George's wife, Temperance, was related to Queen Elizabeth I through Anne Boleyn, and generations later, the descendants of Sir George included the children of Martha Custis (the stepchildren of George Washington).
www.eardley.org /gyeardley/georgyeard.htm   (1377 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Captain George Percy, who succeeded Captain John Smith upon the latter's return to England in 1609, was left in charge of the Colony, as President of the Council, from the date Lord Delaware left for the Island of Mevis- March 28, 1611, until the arrival of Sir Thomas Dale, on May 19, 1611.
Sir George Yeardley, for the third time was commissioned Governor and Captain General, on March 4, 1626, and resumed the office, May 17, 1626.
George Hamilton (Douglas), Earl of Orkney, was appointed Governor-in-chief of Virginia in 1697, which office he held until his death, January 29, 1737.
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 Richard Baker
George Baker was a mariner, and was claimed again in 1647 by Thomas Johnson whose granddaughter married Hugh Baker's son.
Yeardley's son married Adam Thorogood daughter, and Thorogood's brother-in-law was John Baker of the Lynnhaven River.
Bond was a neighbor of Dr. George Clarke along the Wicomico in 1658, and patented 3,000 acres in Isle of Wight with John Clarke.
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 Prince George History
Prince George County was established in 1702 and was named in honor of Prince George of Denmark, Husband of England's reigning monarch, Queen Anne.
Prince George also includes the distinction of having the first privately owned farm in America, the William Cawson property where John Randolph of Roanoke was born.
Prince George is also the home of the oldest Episcopalian church still standing and still being used as a house of worship in America.
www.princegeorgeva.org /abouthistory.htm   (1356 words)

  
 Cartography and Exploration
Yeardley obviously had serious intentions of settling the country which lay only thirty or forty miles southwest of his home at the mouth of the James River on Chesapeake Bay, but there is no certain evidence that he succeeded.
Yeardley’s Appointment and he did promise to see me paid for it.” Yeardley died in 1655 before the carpenter was paid, and he was obliged to go to court for his pay.
George Durant’s deed in March, 1662, from King Kilcocanen refers to adjoining land already held by Samuel Pricklove.
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us /sections/hp/colonial/Nchr/Subjects/powell5.htm   (6854 words)

  
 Ancestor Sketches of Members of the Chesapeake Bay Company of the Jamestowne Society
James Smith was the uncle of the Honorable George William Smith, Governor of Virginia, who perished in the Great Theater Fire where Monumental Church was built as a memorial in Richmond, Virginia.
That year, land there was given to Sir George Yeardley through Thomas Savage from Debedeavon, "The Laughing King." Capt. John Smith wrote that Sir George Yeardley with his company went to Accomack to his new plantation and stayed there for 6 weeks in the summer of 1620.
I; "Parentage and Ancestry of Sir George Yeardley and Temperance Flowerdew," by Noel Currer-Briggs, in National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Washington, DC, Vol.
jamestownechesapeakebaycompany.com /Ancestor_Sketches_Of_Members_Of_The_Chesapeake_Bay_Company_Of_The_Jamestowne_Society.htm   (4427 words)

  
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Argoll Yeardley, the elder son of Sir George Yeardley, governor of Virginia, in 1638 repatented 3,700 acres of land on the Eastern Shore, the patent reciting, that the land had been "graunted to Sir George Yeardley, Kt....
Yeardley as early as January 1639 was serving on the Virginia Council.
Yeardley was married twice, his second wife being Ann Custis, whom he brought to Virginia along with her brother John.(6) He died intestate before October 29, 1655, at which time an appraisal of his estate was returned.(7)
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 Woodson
When Governor Yeardley offered him a flattering gift of land holdings in the new world, he accepted the task of ship's surgeon and physician, and came on with the new Governor.
There is well authenticated tradition that enrouted by sea, Lady Yeardley suffered greatly from that malady known as "sickness of the stomach" or "sea sickness" and Sarah, in her kindness of heart, was a faithful attendant on the Governor's wife, which cemented a friendship never broken.
After reaching Virginia under the guidance of Governor Yeardley eleven Boroughs were formed, allowing two representatives each, and assembled they formed the House of Burgesses, and with the Governor and Council the General Assembly was convened at Jamestown July 1619, the first legislative body to function in Virginia.
members.tripod.com /LeeCase/woodson.htm   (843 words)

  
 Yeardley House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
This house was built as a director's residence in 1907 and given to the A.P.V.A. by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
It is named for Sir George Yeardley (1587-1627), three times Governor of Virginia.
The Yeardley currently houses the offices and the collections of the Jamestown Rediscovery project.
www.apva.org /tour/yeardley.html   (71 words)

  
 Moseley Family of Lower Norfolk County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
To Francis Yeardley, son of Governor Sir George Yeardley, one of the leaders of the Cromwellian party in Virginia and the last husband of Sarah Offley.
Yeardley health and prosperity to weare them in, and give you both thanks for your kind token.
He left a widow, Mary, daughter of Captain John Gookin, an early and prominent settler, by his wife Sarah Offley, the widow of Captain Adam Thoroughgood, she, after Captain Gookin's death, married Francis Yeardley, one of the leaders of the Cromwellian party in Virginia, son of Governor Sir George Yeardley.
userwww.service.emory.edu /~marisa/moseley.family.html   (1206 words)

  
 NPS Interpretive Series: Jamestown
Sir George Yeardley, Knight, Governor and Captaine general of Virginia, having sent his sumons all over the Country, as well to invite those of the Counsell of Estate that were absent as also for the election of Burgesses, there were chosen and appeared.
Which for the more ease of the Committies, having divided into fower [four] books, he read the former two the same forenoon for expeditions sake, a second time over, and so they were referred to the perusall of twoe Committies, which did reciprocally consider of either, and accordingly brought in their opinions.
In sume Sir George Yeardley, the Governour prorogued the said General Assembly till the firste of Marche, which is to fall out this present yeare of 1619, and in the mean season dissolved the same.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/source/is2/is2k.htm   (4063 words)

  
 John and Sarah Woodson
The colony at this time numbered nearly two thousand men of high character; many of them being younger sons of the nobility who had come to the new country to make their own fortunes and were not afraid nor ashamed to do the work necessary to accomplish that end.
This vessel brought the new Governor, Sir George Yeardley and about one hundred passengers; among whom were Dr. John Woodson, of Dorsetshire, and his wife Sara, whom he had married in Devonshire.
"The governor, Sir George Yeardley, died November 1627 and the council elected Francis West to act as governor in his place until another should be appointed.
www.mowerfamily.org /life/wood.html   (1552 words)

  
 Woodson - Generation 1 through 5
JOHN WOODSON and his wife Sarah came to VA, 1619, in the George and settled at Flowerdew Hundred, known by Feb. 1624/5, when the muster was taken, as Peirsey's Hundred.
ROBERT2 WOODSON (JOHN1) was born 1634 in Jamestown, Prince George County, Virginia, and died 1716 in Fleur de Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia.
GEORGE M.5 PAYNE (GEORGE4, MARY3 WOODSON, ROBERT2, JOHN1) was born July 09, 1743, and died May 13, 1831.
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 Dr. John Woodson
John WOODSON "The Immigrant" (1586-1644) was among the early settlers of the Jamestowne, Virginia Colony and is a Jamestowne Society qualifying ancestor.
The YEARDLEY'S owned the plantation and in 1624 sold it to Abraham PEIRSEY and it became Peirsey's Hundred.
When counties were established in 1634 Flowerdew Hundred was part of Charles City County and in 1702 was included in the new Prince George County.
webpages.charter.net /pepbaker/woodson.htm   (826 words)

  
 Virginia's History
George Yeardley, who became deputy governor in 1616, set up the first windmill in America, imported a herd of blooded cattle, turned his attention to the fertilization of the soil, and encouraged the cultivation of tobacco.
George Washington was elected president of the convention that opened in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787.
George Washington, who took office as first President under the new Government on April 30, 1789, exerted a calming influence upon a decade of growing pains and political turmoil.
xroads.virginia.edu /~HYPER/VAGuide/history.html   (11081 words)

  
 Thomas Jefferson Papers: Table of Contents for Published Edition Volume III
Indenture between Sir William Throckmorton, Sir George Yeardley, Richard Berkeley, and John Smyth, and the Virginia Company.
Commission to George Thorpe and William Tracy as Governors of the Plantation in Virginia.
Sir George Yeardley and the Council of Virginia.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/vc03.html   (1290 words)

  
 Thorowgood Family
He was a planter of Charles Co., MD, Clerk of Prince George's Co., MD 1702-1708, Justice of Charles Co. 1706-1711, Sheriff 1711-1714, Captain of Militia and member of the Lower House of the Maryland Assembly fro Charles County from 1715-1718.
George died 1722 in Stafford Co., VA. He was a member of the House of Burgesses.
Richard was the son of George Tarvin and Martha(wife of George Tarvin).
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 Abraham PEIRSEY
He made a trading visit to Newfoundland in 1619 on the "George" to exchange tobacco for fish.
Governor Sir George Yeardley sold his plantation known as Flowerdieu Hundred, which was on the south side of the James River just upstream from James City, to Abraham Peirsey in 1624.
Peirsey was a merchant-planter who, after Yeardley, ranked as the second wealthiest man in Virginia.
webpages.charter.net /pepbaker/peirsey.htm   (630 words)

  
 Sir Francis Wyatt — FactMonster.com
In 1622 he had to face a disastrous attack by Native Americans that took the lives of some 350 settlers.
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 American Ancestors and Descendants of Dr. C.S. B Morton and ML Morton/P24
Sword, 1 Peece fixt, 1 (a gun)" The GEORGE arrived at Jamestown, Va., April 16, 1691.
Virginia in 1609 with Sir Thomas Gates and Yeardley received a grant of 1000
Yeardley must have persuaded the Woodsons to live at Flowerdew Hundred and
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 Dedicated to Carol Middleton, Bassano and Lanier Genealogist
George paid taxes in Mecklenburg Co, VA as well as Brunswick Co. His 2nd wife was Lucy Marshall; see George's Malone page for their information which includes data on their children.
George is on a tax list for 1812 there and appears on census there through 1840.
Of Prince George's County To: Margaret Odell, his sister, A tract of Land called Ball Christ in Prince George's County on the east side of the north branch of the Eastern Branch of the Potomac; containing 300 acres.
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 Some Ancestors of Jesse James - pafg09 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
BIOGRAPHY: "John Woodson came to Virginia in the George, which left England January 29, 1619, bearing the new Governor, Sir George Yardley, and about one hundred passengers" (Genealogies of Virginia Families, From the William and Mary Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume V, Thompson-Yates (and Appendix), Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1982).
Dr. John Woodson came in the capacity of surgeon to a company of soldiers who were sent over for the better protection of the colonists; for the Indians about this time were scowling and seemed disposed to resent further encroachments of the white man. Dr.
Edward Lindsay came from England to Avalon, Newfoundland in 1627 with George Calvert, who was Lord Baltimore and Secretary of State under King James I. He went with Calvert to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1629, and then returned to England until 1632, when he came to Maryland.
www.juch.org /jamesanc/pafg09.htm   (2014 words)

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