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, June 13, 2010

April 10, 1746 - Merriwether

The Ship Lilly, Capt. Merriwether, arrived this Day in York River, in 23 Weeks from Bristol, and 10 from Milford Haven: But has brought no News later than we have already receiv’d

(Editor's note: The Bristol Channel is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England, and extending from the lower estuary of the River Severn to the North Atlantic Ocean. Milford Haven Waterway is a natural harbour at the western end of the Channel in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The Haven is a ria or drowned valley flooded at the end of the last Ice Age, formed by the Pembroke River and the Daugleddau estuary. During the age of sail, trans-Atlantic shipping could be stalled at Milford Haven by unfavorable winds.)