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

September 12, 1745 - Matthews

RAN away from the Subscriber, living in Ware Parish, Gloucester County, on Tuesday the 6th Day of August last, a Negroe Boy, nam’d Sawney; he looks old and wrinkled in the Face, though but very small in Stature, and had a fresh Scar on one of his Cheeks: He had on when he went away, a Pair of old blue Cloth Breeches, and a Hempen Shirt. Some Person had forg’d my Hand, and given him a Pass, but my Advertisements happening to get before him, he was taken up at West-Point the Tuesday following, and he made his Escape the same Night, from the Person that had him, about six Miles from home. Whoever secures the said Runaway, so that I may have him again, shall be handsomely rewarded for their Trouble, and all their reasonable Expences bore, by

John Matthews