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

November 2, 1739 - Gooch, Robertson, Bird, Abington

Yesterday William Gooch, Jun. Esq; took the Oaths of the Government, before the General Court, in order to qualify him to be Naval Officer of the District of York River; to which Place His Honour the Governor, with the unanimous Approbation of His Majesty’s Council, was pleas’d to appoint him, in the room of Mr. William Robertson, deceas’d.


Clear’d out of York River.
October 30. Prince of Orange, Japhet Bird, Master, for Bristol, with 67 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 6500 Staves, 30 Tons of Iron.
October 30. Sea Nymph,Thomas Abington, Master, for London, with 179 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 5000 Staves, and 20 Tons of Iron.