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 11, 1737 - Woff, Seabrooke, Belcher

Since our last, Arriv’d in York River, the Ship Burwell, Capt. Woff; the Ship John, Capt. Seabrooke, and the Ship Timothy and Jacob, Capt. Belcher


Capt. Seabrooke, relates, That he spoke with a Man of War, in Margate Road, that just put in there, having lost her Masts; she belong’d to the Squadron that was sent to convoy his Majesty over to England; they inform’d him, that his Majesty was embark’d on board one of his Yatchts, at Helvoetsluys, and proceeding with his Convoy; but that soon after they were sail’d out of the Maese, a violent Storm arose, and dispers’d the Yatchts and Men of War; that they saw one of the Yatchts founder, in which they said Mr. Walpole’s Servants and Baggage were; and that they did not know what was become of the Yatcht his Majesty was in; that they had enquir’d at Harwich, and found that His Majesty was not arriv’d there; nor had they any Account of His Arrival any where: Which occasions a great Consternation: But it’s hop’d He is put back to Holland, or sail’d to the Norward.