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 noticed or selected 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 23, 1745

On Tuesday the 20th of this Instant, was determined at New-Kent Court House, the great Cock Match between Gloucester and New-Kent, for Ten Pistoles a Battle and an Hundred the Main, there fell Eighteen in the Match, of which the New-Kent Men won Ten and Gloucester Seven, one a drawn Battle; Some James River Cocks that fell on the New-Kent Side, distinguished themselves in a very extraordinary Manner.