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, July 26, 2010

September 19, 1751 - Whitwell, Trounser

ALL Masters and other Persons concern’d in Ships, may be supplied with the best Ship Bread, at the Bake House on Purton Bay, in York River, at the lowest Price.


RAN away from his Majesty’s Ship Triton, Captain Matthew Whitwell Commander, now lying in York River, Samuel Trounser, age 32 Years, 5 Feet Six Inches and a half high, of a fresh Complection, bald Head, lost the Use of his Fore-Finger on the Right Hand, has a large Scar on his right Arm, well made, wears a Wig or Cap. Whoever apprehends the said Samuel Trounser, and secures him so as he may be conducted to his Majesty’s Ship Triton, I promise a Reward of Four Pistoles for the apprehending the said Samuel Trounser, over and above the common Allowance for apprehending Deserters, to be paid on his being delivered on board His Majesty’s Ship Triton.
Matthew Whitwell.