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.

Monday, June 7, 2010

August 10, 1739 - Smith, Booth, Charnock, Saunders, Hurt, Lansdon, Bird, Braxton

Clear’d out of York River.
July 21. Ship Dolphin, of London, John Smith, Master, for London, with 265 Hogsheads of Tobacco, and 4500 Staves.
July 21. Ship Haswell, of London, John Booth, Master, for London, with 392 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 1 Pipe of Madeira Wine, 4000 Staves and Headings, and 52 Deer Skins.
July 26. Ship Staunton, of London, Samuel Charnock, Master, for London, with 341 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 3 Tons of Iron, 3000 Staves, 500 Feet of Walnut Plank, 218 Deer Skins, and 2 Bever Skins.
July 27. Sloop Joseph and John, of Bermuda, Joseph Stovel, Master, for Bermuda, with 1400 Bushels of Corn.
July 28. Ship Somerset, of Bristol, John Saunders, Master, for Bristol, with 306 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 1 Hogshead and 1 Barrel of Skins, 29 Tons of Iron, and 4000 Staves.
August 1. Ship Portland, of London, Cheney Hurt, Master, for Potowmack, with2000 Bushels of Salt, 1 Chest and 1 Bale of Linen, 1 Case of Felt Hats, and 12 Pipes of Madeira Wine.
August 1. Ship Mortimer, of Bristol, Robert Lansdon, Master, for Bristol, with 459 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 30 Tons of Iron, 3725 Staves, 36 Oak Boards, and 1 Box of Deer Skins.


Just arrive’d in York River, the Ship Prince of Orange, Japhet Bird, Commander, with Two Hundred and odd Choice SLAVES. The Days of Sale will begin on Friday the 10th of this Instant, at York; on Wednesday the 13th, at West-Point, by George Braxton.