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

June 20, 1745 - Robinson, Whitin, Crawford, Thornton

Last Friday arriv’d in York River, Capt. Robinson, Capt. Whiting, and Capt. Crawford, from London: Also a French Prize Ship, loaden with Sugar, and some Indigo, which the Two latter met with and took on their Passage hither. She struck to Capt. Whiting, who had fir’d several Shot into her, but Capt. Crawford being in Company, and soon after boarding the Prize, and securing the French Captain’s Papers, he claims a Share of the Prize. There is to be a Court of Admiralty held this Day, for trying her. The same Day arriv’d in York, Capt. Thornton, from Liverpool: and a Ship from Hull.