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.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

July 14, 1738 - Ludlow, Willis, Skipwith

Capt. Ludlow’s Ship is falling down York River, and will sail for Bristol in a few Days.


RAN away about the Twentieth of April last, from Huntington, in Surry County, a Negro Man, named Davy, belonging to Col Francis Willis, of Gloucester County. He is an ancient Fellow, of a middle Stature, and thin Visage. Had on, when he went away, an Ozbrig Shirt, and Virginia Cloth Breeches; and is suppos’d to have taken with him, another Oznabrig Shirt, a Cotton Jacket, a Pair of old plain shoes, and Irish Stockings. Two Years ago, he ran away, and got to Edenton, in North Carolina, and called his Name Sam: it is thought he is gone the same Way again. Whoever will bring the said Slave to Huntington, in Surry County, shall have a Pistole Reward, besides what the Law allows, paid by William Skipwith.