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

October 10, 1755 - Brunskill, Wallace, Wadling

STRAYED or stolen from the Subscriber, living in St. Margaret’s Parish, in Caroline County, about the 29th of August last, a large dark Bay Horse branded on the Buttock S; he paces naturally and very fast, drags his hind Feet very much, and had on a small Bell, with IB mark’d in the Side of it. Whoever brings him to me shall have a Pistole Reward.

John Brunskill, Sen.

N.B.  For several Weeks before the above-mentioned Horse was missing, there had been luking in the Neighbourhood of Chesterfield, in the above-named Parish, a dark Mulato, who called himself a Portugueze, and went by the Name of James Wallace, alias Wadling, with his Doxy, a Convict and noted Pilferer: This Fellow pretended there to be a Bricklayer and Plaisterer, and that he was going done to Glocester County to seek Work. He is suspected to have stolen my Horse, as also some others that have been missing ever since the said 29th of August, which was the last Day that the said Mulatto was seen in those Parts: The good People of Glocester are therefore hereby cautioned to beware of those Persons, if among them.