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 noticed or selected 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 25, 1737 - Washington, Lane, Barres, Harding, Whiting, Smith, Robinson, Lony, Field, Rand, Langham, Dupree

Williamsburg, Feb. 25. The Ships arriv’d since our last, bring us a Confirmation of His Majesty’s safe Arrival in England, to the great Joy of his Subjects; after a very bad Passage, in which his Majesty was in great Danger; the Princess Louisa Man of War lost, and some others much damag’d.
We hear from Gloucester County, That Miss Betty Washington, Daughter of Major John Washington, of that County, a young Gentlewoman of great Merit and Beauty, died there lately, very much lamented.

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Enter’d in York River, since our last,
Ship Humphry, James Lane, from London.
Ship Hatley, Ralph Barres, from London.
Ship Gooch, William Harding, from London.
Ship Whitaker, Robert Whiting, from London.
The Ship Dolphin, John Smith, from London, enter’d here the 3d. Instant: but went to Pianketank.
The Ship Lightfoot, Capt. Robinson, and
The Ship Cesar, Capt. Lony, both from London, are arrive’d in Rappahanock.

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Thomas Field, an Irishman, by Trade a Joyner, who ran away from his Master William Rand, of Gloucester County, as advertis'd in the Gazette, December the 14th and 17th, and took with him a Bay Horse, with a Star in his Forehead, some Saddle Spots, one of his hind Feet White, from below the Footlock into the Hoof, has been lately seen in Nansemond, and the Borders of Carolina, where he had chang'd his Name to James Langham, and had cut the Horse's Mane and Tail shorter; 'tis believ'd he is gone further to the Southward. The said Horse belongs to the Subscriber in Williamsburg; and if any Person will bring him to me, he shall have Two Pistoles Reward.

John Dupree.