Compiled by Sara E. Lewis
From an index to the Virginia Gazette, produced in 1950 by Lester J. Cappon and Stella F. Duff of the Institute of Early American History and Culture (Omohundro Institute) with additional Gloucester (including Kingston Parish) material not captured by the indexers. Annual lists of world events put local listings in context. Please review primary source material before citing.

Friday, November 26, 2010

May 16, 1766 - Burwell, Farish, Woodall, Drew

On Thurday, _______ was run for, at Pride’s race ground, near Petersburg, a purse of 100 l. by Lewis Burwell, Esq; of Glouster’s bay horse Janus, who won the first heat . . .


Arrived in Rappahannock river the Assistance, Capt. Farish, in in James river the Fame, Capt. Woodall, both from Whitehaven. The Bristol, Capt. Drew, from Bristol, is arrived in York river . . .

May 9, 1766 - Anderson, Norton, Buchanan, Cary

JUST arrived in YORK river, the ship Rachel and Mary, William Anderson master, in the interest of Mr. John Norton and Mr. James Buchanan and Co, whose friends will be waited on at all convenient courts by the Captain, and their very humble servant,

May 2, 1766 – Jordon, Mitchell, Young, Robertson

GREAT and GLORIOUS NEWS to America, and comfortable news to the PRINTER of the Virginia Gazette.
An express arrived in town this evening from Mr. Jordon, who came passenger in the Lord Baltimore, Capt. Mitchell, arrived in York river from London, who brings a certain account of the repeal of the abhorred STAMP ACT. The publication of our paper, upon this account, will be later than usual; but the occasion of it, we are almost sure, will plead our excuse. After reading the following, let the cheerful song go round; for Britons, Britons never will be slaves.
A bill for the better securing the dependency of his Majesty’s dominions in America upon the Crown and Parliament of Great Britain. . . .

The Bristol, Capt. Young, is arrived in York river, from Bristol, who had 7 weeks passage, and the Sally and Molly, Capt. Robertson, from Glasgow, is arrived in Potowmauk, who sailed the 13th of March.

April 25, 1766 - Perrin

A Young man, capable of teaching Reading, Writing, and Arithmetick, may meet with good encouragement by applying to Capt. John Perrin in Gloucester county.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

April 11, 1766 - Walker, Leigh, Reade

Arrived in York river, from Bristol, the York, Capt. Walker, in 7 weeks passage. By her we have papers to the 15th of February, which contain nothing whereby to judge of the fate of the Stamp Act: But a Gentleman who came passenger in said vessel says that news arrived in Bristol the day he left it (the 16th) that it had passed the House of Commons that the act should be repealed, and that the disposition of his Majesty and his Ministers was known to be favourable for the colonies; so that nothing now prevents this important matter from being settled to our satisfaction but the determination of the House of Lords, where we have got some staunch and able friends.


A LIST of LETTERS in the POST OFFICE, Williamsburg
. . . Richard Leigh, York river, . . . Rev. Robert Reade, York river . . .

April 4, 1766 - Burwell

THE building of Gloucester county court-house is to be let to the lowest bidder on Tuesday the 22rd day of this instant (April) at the place where the court-house stood, when the Justices will be present to agree with the undertaker.