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

May 16, 1755 - Keating, Spence, Clark, Moir, Nesbitt, Strange, Patterson, Briggs, Baker, Hill, Bowden, Hubard

Entered Inwards, in York River,

April 28.  Morning-Star, Michael Keating, from New-York, with 33 Hhds. and 6 Tierces of Rum, & 7 Barrels Sugar.
May 3.  Janet & Margaret, Peter Spence, from New-York, with 5 Hhds. Rum & 12 Barrels Sugar.
May 9.  Speedwell, William Clark, from Marseilles, in Ballast.
May 16.  Swallow, Edward Moir, from Nevis, with 11 Hhds. Rum, 6 Barrels Sugar, 10 Hhds. & 4 Tierces Melasses.

Cleared Outwards.

May 2.  Dryden, Thomas Nesbitt, for London, with 477 Hhds. Tobacco, 36 Tons Pig-Iron, 7,550 Staves, & 44 Gallons of Rum.
May 5.  Carmarthen Castle, George Strange for Bristol, with 200 Hhds. of Tobacco, 14 Tons Pig-Iron, & 4,700 Staves.
May 5.  Russia Merchant, Robert Patterson, for London, with 492 Hhds. Tobacco, 9000 Staves, & 65 Gallons Rum.
May 6.  John, James Briggs, for Antigua, with 5000 Staves, & 2400 Bushels of Corn.
May 6.  Charming Anne, Richard Baker, for London, with 249 Hhds. of Tobacco, 6000 Staves, 200 Feet Plank, & 30 Pair of Oars.


Glocester, May 9, 1755

THERE are missing among my Goods, by the Hatley, Capt. Hill, a Trunk, containing two Pieces of German Serge, 4 ditto Shalloon, 6 ditto Duroy, and 1 ditton Sagothy; Also mispacked, as I suppose, 1 Dozen of Women’s Leather Shoes, and 8 Pieces of check’d Linen. And, as I make no Doubt that these Goods are shipped by Mr. Bowden to some other of his Corrspondents, I shall be greatly obliged to the Person that has them, to give me early Notice thereof.

James Hubard.