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 noticed or selected by the indexers. Annual lists of world events put local listings in context. Please review primary source material before citing.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

November 7, 1754 Supplement - Stubbs

THE Public is hereby acquainted, That the Subscriber having lately purchased the Ferry at Capohosack, All Gentlemen and others that have Occasion to pass that Way, may depend on being speedily and well accommodated, as good Boats and Hands will be kept in constant Readiness for the Purposes.

Francis Stubbs.

November 7, 1754 - Chisholm, Wentworth, Donald, Gordon, Necks, Rooke, Younghusband, Whyte, Whitterong, Power

Entered Inwards, in York River.

Octo. 7. George, Alexander Chisholm, from Providence, with 400 Bushels of Salt, 2 ½ Tons of Lignum Virae, and a Parcel of Limes & Oranges.
Octo. 8. Sally, Samuel Wentworth, from Jamaica, with 27 Tierces Sugar, 2 Hhds. Coffee, 1 Puncheon Rum, 1 Bag Pimento, 23 Pieces of Mahogany, & a Parcel of Limes.
Octo. 10. Prince-William, William Donald, from Glasgow, with sundry European Goods.
Octo. 11. Margaret, Robert Gordon, from Glasgow, with ditto.
Octo. 11. Sally, Robert Necks, from London, with ditto.
Octo. 17. Delight, Bartholemew Rooke, from Bristol, with ditto.
Octo. 19. Pleasant, Isaac Younghusband, from London, with ditto.
Octo. 20. Deliverance, William Whyte, from Barbados, with 14 Hhds, 2 Tierces, & 2 Barrels of Rum, and 14 Bags of Cotton.

Cleared Outwards.

Octo. 7. Letitia, William Whitterong, for Barbados, 2881 Bushels of Indian Corn, 10 Casks of Pease, 30 Bushels of Oats, & 23 Hoops.
Octo. 24. Judith, Jeffery Power, for Barbados, with 1917 Bushels of Indian Corn, 1614 ditto Wheat, & 19 Firkins of Butter.

July 19, 1754 - Whyte, Chisholm, Rathborn, Power, Twentyman, Johnson, Body, Cawley, Walker, McCaull, Armistead

Entered Inwards, in York River.

July 3. Deliverance, William Whyte, from Barbados, with 108 Hhds, 8 Tierces, & 6 Barrels of Rum, 50 Barrels of Sugar, and 12 ditto Limes.
July 6. Geroge, Alexander Chisholm, from Jamaica, in Ballast.

Cleared Outwards.

July 4. Little Molly, Thomas Rathborn, for Madeira, with 4206 Bushels of Corn & 3 Bushels of Bees Wax.
July 6. Judith, Jeffery Power, for Barbados, with 2000 Bushels of Indian Corn, 6000 Hhd. Staves, & 15,000 Shingles.
July 6. Monmouth, Henry Twentyman, for Liverpool, with 265 Hhds. of Tobacco, 18 Tons of Pig-Iron, & 5900 Staves.
July 6. Whitting, Matthew Johnson, for London, with 390 Hhds. Tobacco, & 10,000 Staves.
July 2. Olive Branch, John Body, for Barbados, with 2116 ½ Bushels of Indian Corn, & 600 Feet of Plank.
July 9. Fame, James Cawley, for Bristol, with 201 Hhds. of Tobacco, 20 Tons of Pig-Iron, 60 Ash Oars, & 5000 Staves.
July 11. William & Martha, George Walker, for Bristol, with 226 Hhds. of Tobacco, 2 Tons of Lignum Vita, 5000 Staves, 2 Hhds. of Sugar, 35 Oars, & 1 Cask of Snake Root.
July 13. Jenny, John McCaull, for London, with 310 Hhds. of Tobacco, 1 Bag of Cotton, 2 Hhds. of Rum, 68 Pair of Ash Oars, & 1 Cherry Tree Log.

*****

To be SOLD,

Four Thousand Acres of Land, situate in Caroline County, being Part of the Estate of the late Col. Henry Armistead, deceas’d on which are three good Plantations, with all necessary Houses, fit for Cropping. Any Person or Persons, inclinable to purchase all or any Part, may know the Terms by applying to Mr. Charles Crosby, living on the Premisses, or to the Subscriber in Gloucester County.

William Armistead, Administrator

1754 Events from Around the World

In 1754, George Washington and a small force of Virginia militiamen march to the Ohio Country to drive the French from the region. A combined force of French soldiers and their native allies overwhelm Fort Necessity on July 3, 1754, marking the start of the French and Indian War in the New World. (From http://www.ohiohistorycentral.com)

On January 4, Columbia University is founded in New York City.

March 2, 1753

To be Sold, at Publick Auction, at the Subscriber’s Plantation, in Gloucester County, on the last Thursday in March,

Two Hundred Acres of Land, on Queen’s Creek, in the said County, 20 Virginia-born Slaves, Men, Women and Children, and a Quantity of Stock; Three Month’s Credit will be allowed, the Purchaser giving good Security, as usual, to

Robert Reade.

1753 Events from Around the World

In 1753, Daniel Boone's family moves to North Carolina, where he lives until young adulthood.

On March 10, a bell for the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall), ordered from Whitechapel Foundry, London, England, is hung. Isaac Norris writes, "I had the mortification to hear that it was cracked by a stroke of the clapper without any other viollence [sic] as it was hung up to try the sound." The cause of the break is attributed to flaws in its casting or brittle metal.

On March 17, the first official St. Patrick's Day is celebrated.

On June 7, the British Museum Act passed, which leads to the most significant collection of antiquities in the world.

On July 7, the British Parliament grants citizenship to Jews.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

December 22, 1752 - Chisholm

Entered Inwards, in York River, since our last.

Dec. 13. William, Wm. Chisholm, from Antigua, 2 Hhds. of Rum, 1 Barrel of Sugar, & 20 Barrels of Limes, Lemons, & Oranges.

Cleared Outwards.

None.

December 15, 1752 - Davis. Allen, Perrin, Thomas, Bosworth, Friffith, Grymes, Willis

Entered Inwards, in York River, since our last.

None.

Cleared Outwards.

Dec. 9. Greyhound, John Davis, for Bristol, with 89 Hhds. of Tobacco. 399 Barrels of Tar, 5600 Staves, and a Box of returned goods.

****

THE Snow John & Mary, Anthony Allen, Master, lying in York River, will take in Tobacco from London, at 7 l. per Ton, with Liberty of Consignment. Gentlemen inclinable to ship are desired to send their Notes or Orders to Mr. John Perrin, in Gloucester, Mr. James Mills, at Hobb’s-Hole, the Captain on Board, or the Printer, in Williamsburg.

*****

THE Snow Fanny, Capt. Charles Thomas, will be ready in Rappahanock to take in Tobacco by the first of April at 7 l. per Ton, to Messrs. Bosworth and Griffith, Merchants in London. All Gentlemen who are inclinable to open a Correspondence with those Gentlemen, are desir’d to send their Orders to the Hon. Philip Grymes, Esq; in Middlesex, Col. Francis Willis in Gloucester, Mr. Benjamin Grymes, in Spotsylvania, or to the Captain at Norfolk, and they may depend on having their Orders punctually executed.

December 1, 1752 - Whitterong

Entered Inwards, in York River.

Nov. 24. Merry Fellow, William Whitterong, from Providence, with 2 Tons of Brazelitto, 200 Feet of Plank, 10 Tons of Lignum Vitae, 60,000 Lime, and 6,000 sweet & sour Oranges.

Cleared Outwards.

None.

November 24, 1952 - Necks, Henderson, Mudie, Ogle

Entered Inwards, in York River.

Nov. 15. Sally, Robert Necks, from Barbados, with 32 Hhds. of Rum & 21 Barrels of Sugar.

Cleared Outwards.

Nov. 20. Fanny Thomas Henderson, for St. Christophers, with 181 Barrels of Flour, 23 Barrels and 45 Tierces of Ship Bread, 84 Bushels of Pease, 22 Barrels of Pork, & 25,500 Shingles.
Nov. 20. Abington, James Mudie, for Antiqua, 2150 Bushels of Indian Corn, 29,810 Shingles, 24,000 Hhd. Staves, 1720 Pieces of Heading.

****

Just arrived in York River,

THE Ship Thomas & Richard, Capt. Ogle, from London, with indented Servants among whom are several Tradesmen, as Blacksmiths, Joiners, Taylors, Shipwrights, Sawyers, Gardeners, &c. The Sale to begin at West Point immediately, and continue ‘til all are sold.

November 10, 1752 - Rice, Boker, Thomas

Ran away from the Subcriber, living in Gloucester Town, on the 6th of this Inst. November, a white Servant Woman, named Mary Rice; she had on when she went away, a blue Half-thick Habit, white Worsted Stockings, Leather heel’d starp-toed Shoes with Buckles in them, a Blanketing Petticoat, and a white Oznabrigs Petticoat over that, but no Hat nor Apron: She is much addicted to getting Druck if she can get at Liquor; and is supposed to be along with a Sailor, and to pass for his Wife.

Whoever will apprehend and convey her to me, shall have Half a Pistole Reward, besides what the Law allows, paid by

Edward Boker.

*****

The Lilly, Capt. Thomas, was lost in Bristol Channel the 26th of August, with upwards of 40 coasting Vessels, her Cargo is entirely lost, but all the Crew, except two, sav’d.

November 3, 1752 - Henderson, Perrin, Little, Purden, McCollach, Mitchell

Entered Inwards, in York River.

Octo. 24. John and Eleanor, Thomas Henderson, from Barbadoes, with 2 Hhds. of Rum, and 5 Barrels of Sugar.
Octo. 25. Little Molly, Thomas Perrin, from Barbadows, with 16 Hhds. of Rum, & 18 Barrels of Limes.
Octo. 26. Tryall, Joseph Little, from Africa, with 202 Negroe Slaves, & some Elephants Teeth.

Cleared Outwards.

Octo. 30. Elizabeth, Edward Purden, for London, with 528 Hhds. of Tobacco, 10,000 Staves, a Parcel of Sassafras Root, 24 Pair of Ash Oars, 38 Elephants Teeth, 4 Hhds, and 4 Chests of Gingsang.

****

The Ship Thistle, James McCollach, Commander, now lying in Pianketank, will take in Tobacco for London, at 7 d. per Ton, with Liberty of Consignment. Gentlemen inclinable to ship, are desired to send their Notes or Orders to Mr. James Mitchell, at York; Samuel Gordon, on Appomattos; or to the Captain, who will attend the neighbouring County Courts.

October 20, 1752 - Curtis

Entered Inwards, in York River, since our last.

None.

Cleared Outwards.

Octo. 15. Sloop Enterprize, William Curtis, for St. Christophers, with 1732 Bushels of Indian Corn, 2 Hhds. of Bacon, 15 Hhds. and 22 Kegs of Biscuit, 40 Bushels of Pease, and 60 Barrels of Flour.

October 12, 1752 - Moore, Johnson, Dixon, Jillet, Matthews, Booker, Loyal, Levant, Allen, Binks, Lane, Wilkinson, Humphrey, Peake, Thompkins

NEWBERN, August 28. About a Fortnight ago, was committed to Goal in the Town, Four Men, viz. Patrick Moore, a Taylor by Trade, Daniel Johnson, alias Dixon, a Chymist, or Doctor, William Jillet, a Blacksmith, and Peter Matthews; for making bad Money: They were taken by the Sheriff of the County, at Peter Matthew’s House, about 30 Miles from this Town near to which, in a great Swamp, they had erected a Forge, and prepared Moulds and other Materials for making Doubloons, Pistoles, Pieces of Eight, and half Pisteroons: There were some of the Doubloons, a Pistole, Pieces of Eight, and half Pisteroons found upon them, but so badly done as not to be easily imposed upon any Body; which may be owing to the timely Discovery of the Plot, which prevented their finishing them in the Manner they intended; for the Similitude as to Size, is very exact, only they are much wanting in Colour, which perhaps was to have been the finishing Stroke. Patrick Moore, who upon his Examination, seems to give the clearest Evidence, says, That he liv’d in Virginia, and work’d at his Trade, at the House of Richard Booker in Glocester County, where the said Daniel Johnson, alias Dixon, and William Jillet resorted; that the said Booker gave him the said Moore a small Boat, with Provisions sufficient, to bring the said Johnson, alias Dixon, and William Jillet, with their Bellows, Hammers, Moulds, and other Materials for making Money, into this Province; which he accordingly did about two Months since, and landed them up Neuse River, from whence they travelled to the House of the said Peter Matthews, as above, set up their Forge, and were proceeding to the good Work; and would, in all Probability, have plyed us plentifully with Doubloons, Pistoles, and Pieces of Eight, had not the Plot been timely discovered.

****

Entereed Inwards, in York River,

Octo. 5. Snow Frances, Paul Loyal, enters to load for London.
Octo. 9. Snow Levant, of Bristol, James McMurdo, from Callabar in Africa, with 184 Negroe Slaves, & 700 Weight of Ivory.
Octo. 9. John & Mary, Anthony Allen, from Lisbon, in Ballast.

Cleared Outwards.

Octo. 4. Lightfoor, William Binks, for London, with 287 Hhds. of Tobacco, 6000 Staves, 23 Pair of Oars, 1 Bay & 1 Trunk of Gingsang.
Octo. 4. Molly, Isaac Lane, for London, 205 Hhd. of Tobacco, 5 Hhds, of Deerskins, 5000 Staves, 12 Tons of Pig Iron, 30 Pair of Oars, 1000 lbs. of Sassafras, 60 lbs of old Pewter, 14 lbs. Bees-wax, & 7 Elephants Teeth.
Octo. 5. Boyne, William Wilkinson, for Liverpool, with 107 Hhds. of Tobacco, 24,000 Staves, & 150 Gallons of Rum.
Octo. 10. Providence, William Humphrey, for Providence, with 400 lbs. of Gun-powder, 1000 Feet of Plank, 1700 lbs. of Iron, & 500 Poultry.

****

York, Sept. 28, 1752. THE Subsciber, intending shortly to leave York Town, and having met with several Inconveniences by being kept out of his just Debts, several of which are of a long Standing, by which Means he has been disabled from satisfying his Ceditors, gives this public Notice to all Persons indebted to him to pay their respective Ballances before the 30th of October next, or they may depend on being sued for the same. -----He takes this Opportunity of returning his Thanks to all his Customers for their Favours, and hopes they will continue their Custom to the same Shop, where they may bepend on being well serv’d by good Workmen. He has two Negroe Boys, about 15 Years of Age, that can shave and dress, and a very good House Wench, to dispose of, for ready Money, or short Credit. The Terms may be known by applying to

William Peake.

N.B. He has likewise impower’d Mr. John Thompkins, of Gloucester, to receive his debts, and to bring Suits against those that delay Payment.

September 29, 1752 - Tomlinson, Bottrell, Lee

Entered Inwards, in York River.

Sept. 25. Brigt. Laetitia, of this Port, Thomas Tomlinson, from Liverpool, with sundry European Goods.

Cleared Outwards.

Sept. 21. Virginia Packet, John Bottrell, for Hull, with 364 Hhds. of Tobacco, 4 Hhds. & 1 Case of Deer-skins, & 7000 Staves.
Sept. 21. Sally, William Lee, for London, with 532 Hhds. of Tobacco, 5 Hhds, 1 Case, 1 Chest, & 46 Bags of Gingsang & Snake-Root. 4 ½ tons of Pig-Iron, 10,000 Staves, 100 Ash Oars, 24 Raw Deer-skins, & 2 Hhds. of Rum.

September 22, 1752 - Watlington, Cauzer, Lyon, Montgomery, Kelsick, King, Smithson, Shannan, Semple, Hall, Gaitskill, Moderville, Hindley,

Entered Inwards, in York River.

Sept. 18. Ware, William Watlington, from Providence, having on Board 650 Feet of Mahogany Plank, 35,000 Limes, 2 Tons of Lignumbitae, 12 Dozen Pine-Apples, 14 Turtles, & 1000 Lemons.

Cleared Outwards.

Sept. 15. Burwell, Thomas Cauzser, for Whitehaven, with 258 Hhds. Of Tobacco, 5000 Feet of Plank, 12,000 Staves, 6 Barrels of Tar, & 20 Pair of Oars.

Entered Inwards, in the Port of Rappahanock.

Aug. 25. Ship Briganza, of London, Benjamin Lyon, from London, with European Goods, & 44 Convicts and Passengers.
Aug. 28. Snow Adventure, of Air, John Montgomery, from Boston, with Joiners Ware, European Goods, & 110 Cags of Stergeon.
Sept. 18. Prince George, of Whitehaven, Younger Kelsick, from Norfolk, in Ballast.
Sept. 18. Duke of Argyle, William King, from Glasgow, with sundry European Goods.

Cleared Outwards.

Aug. 22. Richmond, of Whitehaven, William Smithson, with 491 Hhds. Of Tobacco, 10 Tons of Pig Iron, 1000 Feet of Plank, & 800 Staves.
Aug. 29. Mary, of Glasgow, Robert Shannan, for Glasgow, with 470 Hhds. Of Tobacco, 1300 Staves, 50 Doz. Hoops, & 2 Doz. Oars.
Aug. 29. Cockran, of Glasgow, William Semple, for Glasgow, with 548 Hhds. Of Tob., 13000 Staves, 1 Hhd. of Rum, & 50 Dozen Hoops.
Sept. 2. Sloop Sealower, of New-York, James Hall, for New-York, with 8 Hhds. Of Tobacco, 1030 Bushels of Corn.
Sept. 14. Tayloe, of Virginia, John Gaitskill, for London, with 401 Hhds. Tob. 24 Tons of Pig Iron, 1000 Feet of Boards, 9000 Staves, 80 Feet of Walnut, 3 Chests of Ginsang & 71 Elephants Teeth.
Sept. 16. Jean, of Glasgow, John Moderville, for Glasgow, with 308 Hhds. Tob, 10,200 Staves, 450 Feet of Plank.
Sept. 18. Jinney & Nancy, of Whitehaven, Peter Hindley, for Whitehaven, with 477 Hhds. Tob. 30 Tons of Pig Iron, & 1100 Staves.
Sept. 18. Mayflower, of Whitehaven, John Gaitskill, for Whitehaven, with 323 Hhds. Tob. & 640 Staves.

August 28, 1752 - Geary, Davis

Entered Inwards, in York River.

Aug. 20. John, George Geary, from St. Kitts, having on Board 40 Hhds. of Rum, and 800 Bushels of Salt.
Aug. 24. Greyhound, Capt. Davis, from Africa, with 400 Slaves, consign’d to Hill and Rootes.

Cleared Outwards,

None.

August 21, 1752 - Finch, Randolph, Walker, Jackson, Briggs, Magrey, Harris, Holless

Entered Inwards, in York River.

August 17. Sloop Providence, Ralph Finch, from Providence, with 3 Tons of Lignumvitae, 400 Feet of Madeira Plank, 25,000 Limes, 7 Dozen of Pine-Apples, and 20 Green Turtles.

Cleared Outwards.

Aug. 15. Dinwiddie, Isham Randolph, for Upper District of James River.
Aug. 18. Duke of Cumberland, Geo. Walker, for Bristol, with Tobacco.
Aug. 18. Alice Gally, Capt. Jackson, for Liverpool, with ditto.

****

RAN from the Subscriber, at Hampton, Two Negroe Men, one named Boatswain, a lusty Fellow, he has had the Small-pox, and has been mark’d on the Temple; had on a brown Linen Shirt, wide Trowsers, and Fearnothing Wastecoat. The other named George, a very black, short, well-set Fellow; had on a white Shirt, black Plush Breeches, and a blue Fearnothing Wastecoat. Whoever secures and conveys them to me at Sarah’s Creek, in Gloucester County, shall have a Pistole Reward for each, besides what the Law allows, paid by

John Briggs.

****

The following Letters are now in the Post-Office, at Williamsburg, which the Owners or their Friends are desired to send for as soon as possible. -----N.B. A List of them has been stuck up at the Post-Office Door for some Time.

… William Magrey, Gloster … John Harris, Gloster … Thomas Holless, North River.

August 7, 1752 - Muddie, Miller

Cleared Outwards in York River.

July 30. Sloop Little Harry, James Muddie, from Barbadoes, with 1753 Bushels of Indian Corn, 100 Barrels of Pork, 6100 Shingles, a Cask of Bacon Hams.
July 31. Snow Black Prince, William Miller, for Bristol, with 100 Barrels of Tar, and one Barrel of Rum.

July 30, 1752 - Gunhouse, Mudie, Perrin, Thomson, Belcher, Crookshanks, Hill, Henderson, Perrin, Ferrel, Strother, Garnett

Entered Inwards, in York River.
July 20. Snow Adventure, of Hull, William Gunhouse, from Hampton.
July 22. Brigt. Abington, of Virginia, James Mudie, from Madeira and Barbados.
July 22. Brigantine Little Molly, of Virginia, Thomas Perrin, to load for Barbados.

Cleared Outwards.
July 20. Ship Polly, of London, William Thomson, for London.
July 20. Ship Berry, of London, James Belcher, for London.
July 21. Ship Osgood, of London, Andrew Crookshanks, for London.
July 21. Ship New Hatley, George Hill, for London.
July 22. Schooner John and Eleanor, of Virginia, Thomas Henderson, for Barbados.
July 22. Brigt. Little Molly, of this Port, Thomas Perrin, for Barbados.

*****

RAN away from the Subscriber, living in Fredericksburg, about the 20th of June last, a Convict Irish Servant Man, named William Ferrel; he is about 6 Feet high, strong and well-made, looks very much like a Sailor, wears his Hat cock’d, and a Silk Handkerchief about his Neck; had on when he went away, a Sailors Jacket and Trowsers; carried with him a brown Cloth Vest without Sleeves, a dark grey Frize Frock, about half wore, a Grizle Wig, and a Scarlet Jacket; he is a Cloathier and Dyer by Trade; has a strong Voice, and gives impertinent Answers; he appears to be about 25 Years of Age. Whoever secures and brings him to me, shall have Two Pistoles Reward, besides what the Law allows.

Anthony Strother.

N.B. He’s thought to be gone towards Mobjack Bay, or York Town, in a Schooner belonging to Capt. Garnett.

July 17, 1752 - Walker, Purden, Binks, Price

Entered Inwards, in York River.
July 8. Duke of Cumberland, George Walker, from James River.
July 14. Elizabeth, Edward Purden, from London.
July 14. Lightfoot, Capt. William Binks, from Spain.

Cleared Outwards.
July 13. Kingston, Thomas Price, for Madeira.

July 10, 1752 - Perrin, Dodsworth, Johnson

Entered Inwards, in York River,
July 6. Sloop Little Harry, Thomas Perrin, from Antigua.

Cleared Outwards,
July 3. Ship Anne & Mary, William Dodsworth, for London.
July 7. Pretty Sally, Matthew Johnson, for London.

June 25, 1752 - Wilkinson, Nelson

Just arriv’d in York River, from Africa,

THE Ship Boye, William Wilkinson Commander, with a Cargoe of fine healthy Slaves, the Sale of which will begin in York Town, To-morrow, and at West-Point, on Wednesday next; and continue there ‘til all are sold.

William Nelson.
Thomas Nelson.

N.B. The said Ship is a good strong Vessel, and will take in Tobacco at 6 l. per Ton, with Liberty of Consignment to any Merchant in Liverpoole: Notes may be delivered to the Captain on Board, or to us, at York Town.

W. & T. Nelson.

June 18, 1752 - Pride, Willis

To be SOLD, and Delivered, at the Subscriber’s Warehouse and Bakehouse, on Ware River, Mobjack Bay.

ANY large Quantities of fine Flour, Ship, and Middling Bisket, in well-season’d Casks fit for Exportation. Also finest Mild Bisket, in small Cags. From those whom it does not suit to pay Cash, Payment will be taken in Rum, Sugar, or Melasses, and Dispatch given to any Vessel that comes to load. Terms may be known, by applying to Mr. Pride in York Town, or from

Francis Willis.

June 5, 1752 - Jackson, Norton, Jameson, Millar, Robinson, Hill

Just arrived in York River, from Africa.

THE Ship Alice, Richard Jackson, Master, with a Cargo of choice healthy Slaves, the Sale of which will begin in York Town, on Monday the 8th Instant, and at West-Point on Friday following, and be continued ‘til all are sold.

John Norton.
David Jameson.

*****

Just arrived in York River, from Africa,

THE Ship Black-Prince, William Millar, Master, with a Cargo of choice healthy Slaves, the Sale of which will begin at West-Point, on Thursday the 11th Instant, and be continued ‘til all are sold.

John Robinson.
Humphry Hill.

March 20, 1752 - Hubard, Bell, Booth

The Ship Matthew & Elizabeth, George Hubard, Commander, who has now upwards of one hundred Hogsheads of Tobacco on Board, and is now lying in York River, will immediately proceed to Bermuda-Hundred, in James River, and there take in the Remainder of her Load, to Robert Cary, Esq; and Company, at Seven Pounds Sterling per Ton; but for greater Dispatch will give Liberty of Consignment. All Gentlemen that are pleased to favour the Ship, are desired to deliver their Orders to the Captain on Board, to Mr. David Bell, Merchant, at Warwick, or Their humble Servant,
Mordecai Booth.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

May 22, 1752 - Crawford, Johnson, Norton, Hill

The Polly, Crawford, from Cadiz, is arriv’d in James River; the Pretty Sally, Johnson, from London, and Ship from Africa, with Slaves, consign’d to Messrs. Norton and Hill, in York River.

May 15, 1752

STOLEN out of Ware Church, in Gloucester County, sometime last Week, the Communion Table and Pulpit Cloths, of crimson Velvet, double lac’d with Gold; also the Surplice and Gown. Whoever will bring them whole to the Churchwardens of the said Parish, or discover the Thief, so that he be convicted thereof, shall receive Ten Pounds Reward, to be paid by the Churchwardens of the said Parish.

May 8, 1752 - Martin, Pride, Willis, Clerk,

Just arrived in York River, THE Ship Burwell, from Ireland, with Servants, among whom there are several Tradesmen, Farmers, Sempstresses, Staymakers, Mantuamakers, &c. The Sale will be at West-Point on Friday the 15th Instant, where it will be continued ‘til all are sold, by
John Martin.

*****

To be SOLD, and Delivered, at the Subscriber’s Warehouse and Bakehouse, on Ware River, Mobjack Bay, ANY large Quantities of fine Flour, Ship, and Midling Bisket, in well-season’d Casks fit for Exportation. Also finest Milk Bisket, in small Cags. From those whom it does not suit to pay Cash, Payment will be taken in Rum, Sugar, or Melasses, and Dispatch given to any Vessels that come to load. Terms may be known, by applying to Mr. Pride in York-Town, or from
Francis Willis.

*****

RAN away from the Subscriber, living in Glocester County, on the 5th Day of April last, a Scotch Servan Man, named Alexander Clerk; he is of a middle Stature, fresh Complexion, and had on when he went away, a dark brown Wig, a Felt Hat, a blue Wastecoat and Breeches, Kersey or coarse Cloth, large Coat-sleeves to the Wastecoat, a white and check’d Shirt, and took with him two Razors; he cannot read.

Whoever apprehends and secures him, so that I may have him again, shall have Two Pistoles Reward, besides what the Law allows.
Francis Willis.

N.B. ‘Tis supposed he will endeavour to get on Board some Ship.

*****

STOLEN out of Ware Church, in Glocester County, sometime last Week, the Communion Table and Pulpit Cloths, of Crimson Velvet, double lac’d with Gold; also the Surplice and Gown. Whoever will bring them whole to the Churchwardens of the said Parish, or discover the Thief, so that he be convicted thereof, shall receive Ten Pound Reward, to be paid by the Churchwardens of the said Parish.

[See The world of Ware Parish in Gloucester County, Virginia, by S. H. Jones]

April 30, 1752 - Todd

The following Persons, indicted for Felony, were brought to their Trials, before the General Court, on the 16th and 17th Instant, viz. … Henry Todd, from Glocester, guilty …

April 24, 1752 - Foster, Blackburn, Pickett, Kelly

We have Advice from Patowmack, that Capt. Foster, of the Bransty, lying in that River, being out in his Long Boat, on a Party of Pleasure, with Company, the Boat was unfortunately overset by a Squall of Wind, and six Persons drown’d, among whom was Col. Blackburn’s eldest Son, and Mr. Pickett with his Wife and Sister. Capt. Foster, with three others, were saved by a Boat from the Shore ….

*****

The Everton, Kelly, is arriv’d in York River, from Liverpool;

April 17, 1752 - Twentyman, Kelly, Hobday

The Monmouth, Capt. Twentyman, is arrived in York River, from Liverpool. Capt Kelly sail’d in Company with this Ship.

*****

STRAY’D from the Subscriber, in Glocester County, a small black Horse, about 13 Hands and a Half high, branded on the near Buttock with three Dots, not very plain. Whoever brings him to me, shall have a Pistole Reward.
John Hobday.

April 10, 1752 - Clerk, Willis

RAN away from the Subscriber, living in Gloucester County, on Sunday last, a Scotch Servant Man, named Alexander Clerk; he is of a middle Stature, fresh Complexion, and had on when he went away, a dark brown Wig, a Felt Hat, a blue Wastecoat and Breeches, Kersey and coarse Cloth, large Coat Sleeves to the Wastcoat, a white and check’d Shirt, and took with him two Razors; he cannot read. Whoever apprehends and secures him, so that I may have him again, shall have Two Pistole Reward, besides what the Law allows.

Francis Willis.

April 3, 1752 - Thomas, Douglas, Hazlewood, Seaton

The Lilly, Thomas, from St. Kitts; Capt. Ogle, and Capt. Douglas, from the Streights; are arriv’d in York River.

The Sandwich, Hazlewood, and Elizabeth, Seaton, are arrived at London, from York River.

March 27, 1752 - Meriwether, Cosgrave, Staples, Steuart, Blaws, Buchannan

Capt. Meriwether, from Bristol, is arrived in York River.

*****

RAN away from the Ship Becky, now lying in James River, Two Servant Men, viz. John Cosgrave, a large well-set Fellow, of a brown Complexion, and much pitted with the Small-Pox; he has been seen in Roanoke.

Richard Staples, by Trade a Shipwright, of a middle Stature, brown Complexion, then Visages, and much pitted with the Small-Pox; and has been seen in Gloucester.

Whoever will secure the said Run-aways, or either of them, and give Notice thereof to the Subscriber on board the said Ship, to Mr. Charles Steuart, or Mr. Robert Blaws, Merchants, in Norfolk, or convey them on Board the said Ship shall have Two Pistoles Reward, besides reasonable Charges.

James Buchannan.

March 12, 1752 - Belcher, Watson, Hubard, Cary, Bell, Booth, Bryan

The Perry, Belcher, and the Nelson, Watson, belonging to London, are arrived in York River, from the Streights.

*****

The Ship Matthew & Elizabeth, George Hubard, Commander, who has now upwards of one hundred Hogsheads of Tobacco on Board, and is now lying in York River, will immediately proceed to Bermuda-Hundred, in James River, and there take in the Remainder of her Load, to Robert Cary, Esq; and Company, at Seven Pounds Sterling per Ton; but for greater Dispatch will give Liberty of Consignment. All Gentlemen that are pleased to favour the Ship, are desired to deliver their Orders to the Captain on Board, to Mr. David Bell, Merchant, at Warwick, or Their humble Servant,
Mordecai Booth.

*****

A SOBER Person, well recommended, who hath been us’d to the Employment of an Oysterman on York River, may meet with good Encouragement, on applying to
Benjamin Bryan.

February 27, 1752 - Whiting, Page

A List of Representatives in Assembly for the several Counties in Virginia … Gloucester, Mr. Beverly Whiting, Mr. John Page …

February 20, 1752 - Staniforth

The Mary, Capt. Staniforth, from Bristol, and the Friendship Goodwill, Capt. ______ from Hull, are arrived in York River.

January 30, 1752 - Perry, Randolph, Saunders, Reade

Capt. Perry in the Anne is arriv’d in York River, from Bristol, and confirms the Report we have had for some Time of the Prince of Orange’s Death.

*****

The Virginian, Randolph, from St. Kitt’s, is arriv’d in James River; and the Industry, Saunders, from Barbados, in York River.

*****

To be SOLD, on the 28th Day of February, at the Subscriber’s House in Kingston Parish, Twelve young Virginia-born Slaves. Credit will be allow’d until the 15th of August next, the Purchasers giving Bond and Security, as usual, to Robert Reade.