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

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.