ABT 1681 - Northampton, VA
BEF 19 NOV 1718 - Northampton, VA
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When her mother died in 1697 Sarah received two parcels of land in Northampton County, one containing 500 acres and the other containing 150 acres known as the Granger estate.
Sarah married to John Powell about 1700. They had five children.
In 1715 Yeardley lands on the Eastern Shore were again divided. Sarah and John received two additional parcels near the two she already owned. These tracts were 702 acres and 136 acres.
The land from the 1715 division was portioned out to Sarah and John's three oldest daughters; Sarah, Rose, and Yeardley. Yeardley received the 136 acre tract. Sarah received 350 of the 702 acres including a homeplace. Rose received the remainig 352 acres.
John died in June of 1718, less than two weeks after writing his will. Sarah wrote her will on October 11th of that same year. She gave one slave to her daughter Sarah. Sarah also received her mother's riding horse called "Dapple." Sarah was instructed to pay for a year of schooling for sister's Yeardley and Mary. Another slave was left be sold and the money divided between Sarah, Rose and Margaret. She left to daughter Yeardley assorted livestock, furniture and household items. Sarah signed her will with a mark shaped like the letter "P."
Her will was proven on November 19th, 1718 in Northampton County.
Sarah Yeardley and her sibilings were the last generation of George Yeardley's descendants to carry his last name. Sarah's two older brothers both appear to have died and a young age and before having children. The Yeardley name remained in the family only as a first name.
- Dorman, John F. Adventurers of Purse and Person : Virginia 1607-1624/5: Volume Three Families R-Z. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co, 2007. Print. Pg. 867.
- Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1983
- Miles Files, Eastern Shore Public Library, http://espl-genealogy.org
- Whitelaw Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore; a History of Northampton and Accomack Counties. P. Smith 19681951. (Land Maps)
Spouse & Children:
- John Yeardley
- Argoll Yeardley
- Frances Yeardley
- Elizabeth Yeardley