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 15, 2010

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.