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

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]