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 4, 1737 - Compton, Charnock, Head

Williamsburg, February 4. Mrs. Compton, Wife of Capt. Compton, Commander of His Majesty’s Ship the Sea-horse, was lately deliver’d of a Daughter, as his House, in Gloucester.


Arriv’d, in York River, since our last, the Ship Staunton, Capt. -------- Charnock, from London, belonging to Messieurs Cary and Company, full of Goods.


Williamsburg, January 21, 1736. To all Gentlemen and others, who are desirous to ship their Tobacco to London, for an early Market, That the Ship Moseley, John Head, Master, is now come round from Elizabeth River, into York River, to take in Tobacco on Freight, at the usual Rate. She is a new Ship, with new-Rigging, Sails, Anchors, and Cables, and will carry about 400 Hogsheads: And for encouraging a quick Dispatch, Liberty of Consignment will be given to all Persons, to ship their Tobacco to whom they please, in London.

The Master above-mentioned, will give his Attendance at the County Courts, to receive Orders for Tobacco.