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

February 10, 1738 - Nelson, Page, Burwell, Pitt, Briggs

c. 1900 photo of "Rosewell" in Gloucester. The widow of Mann Page I, Judith Carter Page, lived at "Rosewell" in 1737, the year in which she received a bequest from her father Robert "King" Carter's estate, that enabled her to continue work on the mansion. Judith's sister, Elizabeth Carter (d. 1734), was married to Nathaniel Burwell (d. 1721) of "Fairfield" in Gloucester. The bride, Elizabeth Burwell, mentioned below, was Nathaniel and Elizabeth Burwell's daughter. As they were deceased, she was probably living with her aunt, Judith Carter Page, also mentioned below.

Yesterday was Se’nnight, Mr. William Nelson, eldest Son of Mr. Thomas Nelson, an eminent Merchant in York, was married, at Mrs. Page’s in Gloucester County, to Miss Elizabeth Burwell, a very genteel, accomplish’d young Lady, of great Merit, and a considerable Fortune.


Clear’d out of York River,
Feb. 6. Sloop Rebecca and Batchelor, of Bermuda, William Pitt, Master, for Bermuda, with 300 Bushels of Pease, 3000 Feet of Pine Plank, 3000 Hogshead Staves, 3000 Bricks, 150 Geese, and 50 Bushels of Indian Corn.
---- 9. Schooner Grampus, of Virginia, John Briggs, Master, for Madeira, with 870 Bushels of Wheat, 1451 Bushels of White Pease, 1914 Bushels of Red Pease, 40 Bushels of Beans, 2 Hogsheads and 1 Barrel of Bees Wax, and 600 Pipe Staves.