Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM American National Biography Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in American National Biography Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Yeardley, Sir Georgelocked

(July 1587–12 November 1627)
  • William S. Powell

Extract

Yeardley, Sir George (July 1587–12 November 1627), Virginia planter and governor, was born in the Southwark borough of London, England, the son of Ralph Yeardley, a member of the Merchant Taylors Guild, and Rhoda Marston. Apparently he was christened on 6 August. When his parents died in the plague of 1601, George became the ward of his godfather Sir Henry Peyton, a ship captain and one of the subscribers to the fund for colonizing Virginia. John Saris, his other godfather as well as a merchant and ship captain, established trade with Japan as an employee of the East India Company. Both were influential in Yeardley’s life....

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription