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

September 21, 1739 - Scarburgh, Pitman, Southwick, Nelson, Dennis, Rae

Last Monday the eldest Son of Col. Edmund Scarburgh was unfortunately drowned in York River. The Colonel was going with his Son from Queen’s Creek to Accomack, in a Shallop, and when they were a little below York Town, a sudden Flow of Wind heel’d the Vessel down so much, that the Boat which was on the Deck broke loose, and shov’d him and his Son overboard; and notwithstanding the utmost Endeavours of the People on board to save them both, the Son was drowned, and the Colonel narrowly escap’d.


Clear’d out of York River.
September 8. Cross-Galley, of Bristol, Joseph Pitman, Master, for Bristol, with 247 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 2500 Staves, 32 Tons of Iron, 125 Gallons of Rum, 1 Pipe of Madeira Wine, and some Skins and Furs.
September 10. Brig. Abingdon, of Virginia, Thomas Southwick, Master, for Madeira, with 1861 Bushels of Wheat, 1096 Bushels of Corn, 118 lb. of Bees Wax, and 1 Case of Cloaths.
September 11. Sloop Thomas and Tryal, of North Carolina, John Nelson, Master, for North-Carolina, with 14 Barrels of Pork, 2 Barrels of Beef, 2 Hogsheads of Rum, 3 Barrels of Sugar, some Stone Ware, 150 lb. of old Iron, and sundry British Goods imported here.
September 14. Ship John, of London, John Dennis, Master, for Accomack, on the Eastern Shore, with 2 Hogsheads of Tobacco, and Ballast.
The Ship Buchanan, Capt. Rae, will sail in a few Days, for London.