Archaeology of a Virginia Plantation, 1619-1864
Author: James Deetz, published by University Of Virginia Press in 1995
Flowerdew Hundred’s History starts in 1618 when the Virginia Company of London granted a 1000-acres plot of Land, situated on Virginia’s James River to George Yeardley, though written historical documents don’t provide a complete story.
The plantation is named for Temperance Flowerdew, Sir George Yeardley’s wife. Yearley (1587-1627) owned the plantation and he was the 3-time colonial Governor of Virginia, the British Colony. Flowerdew Hundred is a former Virginia plantation located in Prince George County, on the south shores of the James River.