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.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

October 27, 1738 - Peyton, Perrin, Tillidge

We hear from Gloucester County, That about a Fortnight ago, one Peyton had his Brains dash’d out against a Tree, by his Horse’s running violently with him against it; and ‘tis said he instantly expir’d.

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The Snow John and Mary, belonging to Capt. John Perrin, Richard Tillidge, Commander, arriv’d in York River last Monday, from Bristol. He left England the 6th of September, and informs us, that War was not then proclaim’d; but there had been a very hot Press for Sailors, all over the Kingdom, to man the Fleets, order’d to be fitted out. That Mr. Horace Walpole was gone to the Court of Madrid with an important Commission; and that if he was not able by pacific Means to obtain Restitution from the Spaniards, in a very short Time, it was the general Opinion that another Method would be taken to oblige them to it.