Temperance Flowerdew

Daughter of Anthony and Martha, Temperance Flowerdew (c. 1567 – 1628) left Hethersett to sail to Jamestown, Virginia in 1609. Known as the first titled lady in America, she was wife of two Governors of Virginia, sister of another early colonist, aunt to a representative at the first General Assembly and first cousin to John Pory, Secretary to the Colony. After the death of her second husband, Sir George Yeardley, Governor of Virginia, she became one of the wealthiest women in Virginia.

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