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 9, 1745 - Willis, Nash, Smith

Ran away from Mr. John Willis’s Plantation, in Brunswick County, some Time in March last, an English Convict Servant Man, named William Nash, by Trade a Bricklayer; he is of low Stature, fresh Complection, with a large black Beard, his Nose somewhat flat, and looks as if it had been broke by a Blow; he is very much given to Drink; his Cloathing is an old blue Duffle Coat, brown Half-thick Waistcoat and Breeches, with Brass Buttons, Canvas Shirts, and hath some coarse Linen Trousers; he belongs to the Subscriber in Gloucester County, and is suppos’d to be gone to North-Carolina. Whoever will take up, and convey the said Servant to the abovesaid Plantation, shall have a Pistole Reward, besides what the Law allows.

Augustine Smith.