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

June 2, 1738 - Stobel, Wilkie, Lambert, Belcher, Thornton, Matthews, Tompkins

Last Week, Three Men, fishing in a Boat in York River, were struck with Lightning; one of them was kill’d on the Spot instantly, and the other two were stunn’d for a while, but recover’d.


Enter’d in York River.
May 27. Sloop Joseph and John, of Bermuda, J. Stovel, Master, from Barbadoes, with 1400 Bushels of Salt, 4 Tierces of Rum, a parcel of Plate, and 5 l. Cash.
June 2. Brig. Martha and Salley, of Montrose, William Wilkie, Master, from London and Madeira, with sundry European Goods, and 77 Pipes and 2 Hogsheads of Madeira Wine.

Clear’d out.
June 1. Snow Williamsburg, of Bristol, Jonathan Lambert, Master, for Bristol, with 248 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 18 Tons of Iron, 4000 Staves, and 62 undrest Deer Skins.
June 2. Ship Timothy and Jacob, of London, J. Belcher, Master, for London, with 394 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 15 Tons of Logwood, 990 Staves, &c.


LOST on Whitsunday Night from Mrs. Anne Thornton’s Landing, in Gloucester County, a small Flat, built of Saffafras Timbers, a Notch saw’d in her fore Thwart for a Mast, a Poplar Plank for her Kelson, the starboard Side of the sculling Places having been broke off, was mended with a new Piece of the same Wood; the Stem is also rotten, which is plugg’d up: She is about 10 Feet by the Keel, and 4 Feet and Half wide. Whoever will bring her to the Subscriber, at Skimino Creek, or to the late Dwelling-House of Capt. Baldwin Matthews, deceas’d, or give Intelligence that she may be had again, shall be handsomely rewarded, by William Tompkins.