Yeardley, George, Sir

Born: 1587 AD
Died: 1627 AD, at 40 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Politicial Adviser

1587- Born in London

-Was an early governor of colonial Virginia.

-He went to JAMESTOWN as a soldier

-During his first term as governor he inaugurated the House of Burgesses, the first representative assembly in any English colony, and tried unsuccessfully to diversify Virginia’s agriculture and lessen its dependence on tobacco.

-He represented the colony in England

-He was reappointed governor

governor of Virginia 1619-1621, 1626-1627


1627- Died on November


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