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

March 10, 1738 - Belcher, Carr

Since our last, arrived in York River, the Ship Timothy and Jacob, Capt. Belcher, in about 11 Weeks from London. They took in at Sea, one Capt. Carr, and 5 of his Men, belonging to a Brigantine, bound from the Bay of Honduras to Rhode Island, loaden with Logwood; but they having met with bad Weather, a long Passage, Scarcity of Provisions, and their Vessel so Leaky that they were obliged to pump her constantly, for several Days, till they were almost spent with Fatigue, in which Difficulties they had lost 4 Men, fortunately met with Capt. Belcher, who took them on board, and left the Brigantine with 7 Feet Water in her Hold.