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

December 5, 1745 - Seamus, Scarburgh

Last Monday a large Grampus, or young Whale, was taken and kill’d, in York River, near York Town.


THERE was brought in the Ship commanded by Capt. Samuel Seamus, in Rappahanock, in September last, from London, a Packet of Papers directed, For Col. Edmund Scarburgh, in Accomack County, on the Eastern Shore, Virginia, which is not yet come to the Hands of the said Col. Scarburgh: And as the said Packet is of Consequence to him, he requests the Favour of any Person that has it, or know where it is, to contrive it to Col. Scarburgh in Accomack, or to Mrs. Scarburgh at Queen’s Creek, near Williamsburg, or to the Printer hereof; and the Person that brings it, or gives Notice where it is, shall have 7 s. 6 d. Reward.