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 18, 1746 - Lewis, Faulkes, Filbert, Hubbard, Hill, Norton

Last Tuesday arrived in York River, the Ship Virginian, Capt. Richard Lewis, from Bristol, in 9 Weeks: By whom we have the English Prints to the 12th of July; the Substance of which we collect, for this Paper, not having Room to insert it at large.

From Italy. That the King of Sardinia has had another bloody Battle near Placentia, with the Armies of France, Spain, Naples, and Genoa; in which it’s said 14,000 Men were killed on both Sides; but that the King of Sardinia obtained the Victory with great Advantage, and has totally ruined and routed the Armies of his Enemies. And ‘tis said the French will be oblig’d to draw off some of their Forces from Flanders, to go to their Assistance.

That the separate Army of the Piedmontese have entered the Republick of Genoa in several different Places, and exacted great Contributions; and have obliged the District of Novi to pay 200,000 Livres, and demanded a further Contribution of the same Value. A Detachment, which entered on the Side of Botero, have sack’d the Country all around.

From Flanders. That the French have taken Mons; and were besieging Charleroy.

That the Army of the Allies will speedily be reinforced with 20,000 Imperialists, who are daily expected to join M. Bathiani. That the 6000 Hessians are embarked from Scotland; and that 13,000 British Forces are going to Brabent, some of which were already embark’d. And that General Ligonier was gone over, to take the Command of them.

July 5. The Brest Fleet, consisting of 21 Men of War and Frigats, 20 other small Frigates and Privateers, with some Transports, with 3250 Marines, sail’d from Rochelle the 22d of June, N.S. but whither bound is unknown. ---- The Dutch Ships which were at Rochelle and other Places near it, were detain’d 2 Days, for Fear of their giving Intelligence to the English of the Fleet’s sailing.

Admiral Martin has wrote to inform the Lords of the Admiralty, that the Brest Squadron has given him the Slip; and that he does not know which way they are sail’d. It is since reported they are put into Ferrol.


Just arriv’d, THE Snow Planter, Thomas Faulkes, Master, from Guinea, with 210 Choice Gold Coast Slaves; the Sale to be at York, on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of this Instant, and on Tuesday the 23rd, at West-Point; to continue ‘til the Sale be completed, by Hubbard, Hill, & Norton.

N.B. The said Snow will take Freight to Liverpool, at 14 Pounds per Ton, consign’d to Richard Gilbert, Esq; and Sons, Merchants there. Notes to be delivered to the Master, on board the said Vessel, Benjamin Hubbard, in King William, Humphry Hill, in King & Queen, or to John Norton, in York Town.