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 18, 1745 - Perrin, Sibbald, Packe

On Wednesday the 27th of March, towards the Evening, a small Schooner, belonging to Capt. Perrin, which sail’d out of York River that Morning, bound up the Bay, was unfortunately last, by a violent Gust of Wind, which sunk the Vessel, near Fleet’s Bay, a little above the Mouth of the Rappahanock; and all the Persons in her were drow’d. There were Two Passengers in her, viz. Mr. George Sibbald, brother of Capt. Sibbald, of Philadelphia, and Mr. Graves Packe, Son of Mrs. Sarah Packe, of Williamsburg, a very hopeful Youth, of about 18 Years of Age. And as none of the Bodies are yet found, the Friends of the above mention’d unfortunate Persons request the Favour of all good Christians who may happen to find, or hear of their Bodies being cast ashore and found, that they may order them a decent Burial: and what Effects they have about them secur’d, and Notice given to the Printer of this Paper: And whatever Charge or Trouble they may be at, shall be by him thankfully paid. Mr. Sibbald was a middle-siz’d Man, aged about 50 Years; his Apparel can’t now be describ’d. Mr. Packe was a thin, slender Youth; had on a Scarlet Great Coat, a new Green Cloth Wastecoat, with white Mettal Buttons, a new Pair of Leather Breeches, a new Pair of Boots; had a Silver Watch in his Pocket, the Maker’s Name Bradford, of London, with a Silver Seal hanging to it; and a Mourning Ring on one of his Fingers. They Both had Money in their Pockets, and other Effects with them, of considerable Value.