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, August 1, 2010

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;