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

June 29, 1739 - Dean, Hume, Winch, Gerrish, Sibson,

Enter’d in York River.
June 25. Schooner Unity, of New-England, Thomas Dean, Master, of New-England, from Madiera, with 71 Pipes 14 Hogsheads 7 Quarter Casks of Madeira Wine, and 6 Boxes of Citron.
June 26. Snow Mary, of Virginia, James Hume, Master, from James River, with 64 Barrels of Pork, 5600 Shingles, 4200 Pipe Staves, 4200 Feet of Inch Plank.


Just Imported in York River, from Barbadoes, A Large Quantity of Rum, Sugar, &c. which is to be Sold by Mr. William Winch, Merchant, at his Stores in New-Kent and King-William Counties, at reasonable Rates.


WHEREAS the Snow Black Prince, of London, a prime Sailer, mounted with 16 Guns, Burthen 150 Tons, between 3 and 4 Years old, belonging to William Gerrish, Esq; and John Sibson, is now ready to take into Tobacco at Six Pounds per Ton, provided they send it on Board before the First of August next; or Seven Pounds per Ton, if fetch’d at the Expense of the Ship. Part of her Loading is already agreed for. She will be ready to sail the first Week in August, (unforeseen Accidents excepted,) or will carry the Tobacco Freight free.

I find it has been industriously reported for many Years, that Ships which come from Guinea here with Slaves, are never after in a Condition to take in Tobacco; which is very absurd and ungenerous, and a great Discouragement to bring Negros here: But I cannot think any Man, who has any Notion of a Ship, can ever imagine any one will venture his Life and Fortune to Sea in a Vessel that is not Sea worthy. However, to clear up all Doubts of that kind, if any Gentleman has a Mind to ship Tobacco on board me, I will cause a Survey to be made of my Vessel by whom they shall desire, and her Condition shall be reported accordingly. I am the Readers most obedient Servant, John Sibson.