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

January 23, 1746 - Malbone, James, Orr, Walker, Churchman

SINCE our last, the Ship Mermain, Capt. Malbone, and the Brig. Industry, Capt. James, arriv’d in Norfolk from London: The Ship May, Capt. Orr, in James River, from Glasgow: Also the Ship Prat, Capt. Walker; and the Ship Gooch, Capt. Churchman, in York River, from Bristol: But as they have all had long Passages, they bring little News more than we had before. . . The two Bristol Ships, above mention’d, about 100 Leagues off our Capes, spoke with His Majesty’s Ships Torrington and Dover, with 8 Transport Ships under their Convoy, having on Board 3 Regiments of Soldiers, and their Officers, from Gibralter, bound for Cape Breton: This Week one of the said Transport Ships, put into Hampton Road, having parted from the rest; which we hear intended to put into New-York, it being judg’d improper to attempt getting into Cape Breton in the middle of Winter, when they are generally frozen up.