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

October 24, 1755 - Meade, Thruston, Grymes, Anderson, Booth, Buckner, Nelson, Waller

On Wednesday and Thursday, the 16th and 17th Instant, the following Criminals were brought to their Trials, viz. . . . Mary Meade, alias Frasier, from Glocester, for Felony, convicted.


STRAY’D from the Subscriber, living in Glocester, a Roan Horse, with a remarkably large Head, a bushy Mane, a Sprig Tail, and branded on the near Buttock B; he was bred in Caroline County, and is supposed to be gone that Way. Whoever brings him to me, shall have a Pistole Reward.

John Thruston.


To be SOLD on the 24th Day of March next,
A TRACT of Land, containing 1500 Acres, lying on Ware River, in Glocester County. Any Person inclinable to purchase, may know the Terms, on applying to
Ludwell Grymes.


WHEREAS I some Time since advertised, That I would fell the Lands formerly belonging to Mr. Matthew Anderson, now to Mr. Mordecai Booth, lying in the Counties of Hanover and New-Kent, which Sale was prevented by two Advertisements, published by the Hon. William Nelson, Esq; and Mr. Benjamin Waller: These are therefore to inform the Public, That the said Lands (except 298 Acres, bought by Mr. Anderson from the Hon. Philip Lightfoot, deceased) will be exposed to Sale on Wednesday the 12th Day of November next, on the Premisses. Any Person inclinable to purchase, by applying to me, in Glocester County, may be satisfied of the Title. I shall attend the Sale, and will then agree on the Time of Credit.

Samuel Buckner.

We consent to the above Sale.
William Nelson.
Benjamin Waller.