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

May 29, 1746 - Ward, Causier, Bayley, Dixon, Burwell, Berry, Booth, Jerman, Howard, Whiting, Johnson, Cocke

On Sunday last arrived in Rappahannock River, Capt. Ward from Liverpool, Capt. Causier, from Ireland, with Convicts; Capt Bayley, from Glasgow, and Capt. Dixon, from Whitehaven. The Ships from Liverpool, Ireland, and Glasgow, had no late public Papers, nor could the Masters tell any News; but Capt. Dixon reports, That he had read in the London Gazette, at Whitehaven, the following Article from Italy, dated the 26th of March last: “The King of Sardinia, having been joined by the Austrian Troops, had taken Asti and Alexandria, with about 7000 French and Spaniards Prisoners, and was pursuing them.”


Last Thursday died the Lady of the Hon. Lewis Burwell, Esq; of Gloucester County, in the 28th Year of her age, after a tedious illness, under which she supported herself with great Firmness of Mind: She is justly esteemed by all that knew her, a height Example of Virtue and Prudence; whose Ornaments were those of a meek and quiet Spirit; she approv’d herself a true Patroness to the Orphans and Widows in her Neighbourhood, and is very sincerely lamented by all her Acquaintance.


RAN away, about a Fortnight ago, from the Ship Maryland Merchant, lying at York Town, a Sailor, named John Berry, a Swede, but speaks very good English, about 30 Years of Age; he is tall and wears his own Hair, which is black and strait. Whoever brings the said Runaway to me on board the said Ship, or to Mr. Mordecai Booth, Merchant in York, shall have Four Pistoles Reward,

Stephen Jerman, Jun.


RAN away, the 11th Instant, from the subscriber, in Williamsburg, a Servant Man, named John Howard, alias Johnson. He is a well-set, red-Faced Irishman, about 5 Feet 8 Inches high, and about 30 Years of Age: He had a sore Leg, and generally wore a Pair of blue-grey Worsted Stockings, slack drawn up, a white Wig, a light colour’d Coat, and no Waistcoat, a Pair of Leather Breeches , and a white Shirt; He took with him a white Duffel Coat, a blue Cloth Jacket and Breeches, and a Wallet with several white Shirts. He is a Carpenter and Joiner by Trade; and formerly belonged to Mr. Thomas Whiting, of Gloucester County, and on his Death, ran away from the Widow of his said Master; and, till taken up, called himself John Johnson. It’s supposed he will conceal himself on Board some of the outward-bound Ships.

Whoever takes up and secures the said Servant, so that I may have him again, shall have a Pistole Reward, besides what the Law allows, paid by Joseph Cocke.