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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

April 11, 1755 - Trenchard, Wason, Linley, Lewis, Tomkies, Hill, Pisher, Rooke, Mouat, Purden, Wilcox

The True Patriot, Capt. Trenchard, from Bristol, and the _____, Capt. Wason, from London; are arrived in York River.


RAN away from the Subscriber, living in Glocester County, on the 26th Day of March last, a Convict Servant Man, named John Linley, he is a Ploughman, about 27 Years of Age, born in Yorkshire, about 5 Feet 6 Inches high, thin-made, with his own Hair; had on when he went away, a grey plain Frock with Metal Buttons, a strip’d Flannel Wastecoat, one brown Linen ditto, a Pair of Virginia made Buck-skin Breeches, Shoes and Stockings: Also took with him two or three brown Linen Shirts, and one white Linnen ditto. He went away with a Convict Servant Man of Mr. Warner Lewis’s, who he let out of Prison, he is a Malster by Profession, had on a Fearnothing Wastecoat, and wears a Cap. Whoever will bring the said Runaway to me, or put him into the Hands of a Constable, so that I may have him again, shall receive Two Pistoles Reward if take 10 Miles from home; if 50 Three Pistoles; and if out of the Colony Six Pistoles, paid by

Francis Tomkies

N.B. It is imagined they will endeavour to get over to the Eastern Shore, and so to Philadelphia.


The Hatley, Hill, is arrived in York River, in five Weeks from the Downs, and brings Advice of the Arrival of the Pleasants, Pisher, at London, and the Peace, Rooke, at Bristol. The Commerce, Mouat, for James-River, and the Nelson, Purden, for York-River, sailed some Time before the Hatley and the Sydenbam, Wilcox, for Rappahannock, was cleared at the Customhouse, and ready to put to Sea.