Sir George Yeardley served as
(1616–1617), governor (1619–1621), and royal governor (1626–1627) of the Virginia colony. Born in
London, he met Sir Thomas
Gates while fighting for the Netherlands and joined him in Virginia in 1610.
There, Yeardley served as captain and then lieutenant of the guard under the colony's
new martial law and briefly as deputy governor when Sir Thomas Dale departed to escort Pocahontas to London. After
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