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.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

April 14, 1738 - Smith, Braxton

About 10 Days ago, the Ship Richmond, Capt. Smith, from Bristol, bound for Rappahanock, with a very considerable Quantity of Goods on board, ran on the Middle-Ground, near the Capes, and receiv’d so much Damage that she had in a small Time 6 or 7 Feet Water in her Hold, upon which the Captain, Passengers, and the whole Ships Crew left her, with the Sails standing, and went for Help to save what Goods they cou’d; but on there Return, cou’d not find the least Appearance of her; so that they know not whether she is beat to Pieces, and was wash’d away; or got off by the Help of her Sails, and is drove elsewhere.


This Week a Ship arriv’d in York River from Guinea, with upwards of 200 Negroes, which are consign’d to Col. Braxton.