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 28, 1738 - Tomlins, Minor, Lee, Barry, Hughes, Lewis

Ran away, on Tuesday Night last, from the Subscriber, of Gloucester County, Four Servant Men, viz. John Tomlins, a tall, thin Fellow, about 26 Years old, very much disfigur’d with the Small-Pox; had on a dark snuff-colour’d Cloth Coat and Breeches, and wears his own light colour’d Hair. John Minor, a tall well-set Fellow, about the same Age, and disfigur’d with Small-Pox; he had on a light Drab Coat and Breeches, with a white Wigg; he is a Plaisterer by Trade, but can do Glaziers and Bricklayers Work, and has got a Diamond, Trowel, and other Tools with him. Thomas Lee, a tall, thin Man, about 40 or 50 Years of Age, a Convict, has lost one of his Fingers, is a Joyner by Trade; and had with him a snuff colour’d Coat and Breeches, a light colour’d great Coat, and many Joyners Tools. George Barry, a Lad about 16 or 17 Years of Age, a Convict; he is of a fair Complexion, is a Barber by Trade; and had on a light brown Cloth Coat turn’d, with broad Metal Buttons, grayish Breeches, and a brown Wigg. They went away in a new Flat that would carry about 3 Hogsheads: And there is suppos’d to be run away in Company with them, a Convict Servant Man, a Joyner by Trade, belonging to the Rev. Mr. Hughes, of the same County. Whoever apprehends them, or any of them, so that they may be safely deliver’d to their said Master, shall have Half a Pistole Reward for each of them, besides what the Law allows, paid by John Lewis.