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

July 31, 1746 - Lidderdale

Arrived in York River, THE Snow Two Brothers, with upwards of 200 fine healthy Slaves; the Sale of which will begin at West-Point, on Monday the 4th of August; where Attendance will be given ‘til completed.

The said Ship is not Two Years old, well fitted and mann’d, and will take in Tobacco, for Bristol, at 14 l. per Ton. Such Gentlemen as are inclinable to ship to Thomas Chamberlayne and Company, from York or James Rivers, are requested to send their Orders on board, or to John Lidderdale.


We hear from Rappahannock, That the Ship Restoration, is arrived in that River, in 10 Weeks from London: By whom we hear, That the Brest Squadron, consisting of 30 Men of War, several Privateers, and a large Number of Transport Ships, were put out to Sea; but whither bound was not yet known; some guess they are designed for the West-Part of Ireland, others for Cape Breton, and others for some of our Sugar-Islands.


The Ship Annabella, is arriv’d in York, from Glasgow.


ARRIV’D from Gambia, the Ship Gildart, with 250 choice Gambia Slaves: The Sale whereof will begin at Hob’s Hole, on Rappahannock, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 5th, 6th, and 7th, Days of August; and at Bray’s Church the Monday following; where the Sale will continue till it’s completed.

The said Ship is a new Vessel, mounted with 20 Guns, navigated with 45 Men, and will take in Tobacco for Liverpool, at 14 Pounds per Ton. Such Gentlemen as are inclinable to ship, are desired to apply to John Lidderdale, Harmer & King.


By Order of the Vestry of Petsworth Parish in Gloucester County, there is to be a Dwelling-house built on the Glebe Land in the said Parish, 52 Feet long and 20 Feet wide. Any Person inclinable to undertake the same, is desired to meet the Vestry at the said Parish Church, on the first Wednesday in August next.