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.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

March 21, 1766 - Fox

GLOUCESTER county, March 18, 1766.
RUN away from the subsciber’s plantation, on the 3d instant, two Negro men: One of them named ROBIN, a very likely fellow, of a yellow complexion, about 6 feet high, 28 years old, by trade a blacksmith, is well acquainted with plantation business, has a large sear on his right arm occasioned by a burn, is very sensible, has been to several parts of the country, and intended when he went off to get on board a man of war, or some other vessel; had on when he went away a gray fearnought waistcoat with metal buttons, osnabrugs shirt, cotton breeches and stockings, Virginia shoes, and felt hat; he carried with him sundry wearing apparel, and it is imagined has a pass and sailors dress, intending to pass for a freeman. Whoever conveys the said slave to me shall have 40 s. reward, if taken out of the county, and if out of the colony 10 l. Also DANIEL, a very likely fellow, near 6 feet high, and about 30 years old; had on a suit of cotton, osnabrugs shirt, Virginia shoes, white yarn stocking, felt hat, and it is thought is gone to Louisa. Whoever brings the said fellow to me shall have 10 l. reward, besides what the law allows.