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EXCERPTS FROM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, 1729 & 1730Contributor: Edgar Bralley
Saturday, March 13th, 1729, The Pennsylvania Gazette – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Custom House, Philadelphia:
Entred Inwards: Scooner Swallow, Nich. Boatlege, from North Carolina; Brig. Amity, Charles Hargrave, from Barbadoes; Sloop Ruby, William Pourman, from South Carolina; Brig. Molley, Alexander Chamberlin, from Newcastle; Sloop Catherine and Anne, Duncan Murray, from Maryland.
Entered outwards. Sloop John, Anthony Peel, to Barbadoes; Brig. Molly, Alexander Chamberline, to Newfoundland; Sloop Ruby, William Pearman, Barbadoes; Brig. Eliz. and Anne, Sam. Lobdal to St. Christophers; Cleared: Ship Borden, William Hebert, to Madera; Ship Lyon, Evan Bowen, to Jamaica; Brig. Pennswood, Thomas Brally, to Barbadoes.
Saturday, October 2nd, 1729, The Pennsylvania Gazette – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Custom House, Philadelphia
-- Entered Inwards: Sloop Hope, Elias Naudin, from Boston; Sloop Dove, John Howel, from Antigua; Brigt. Pennswood, Thomas Braly, from Madera.
Entered Outwards: Schooner John, Thomas Wright, to Boston; Brigt. Richard and William, W. Mayle, for Lisbon; Ship Diligence, James Bayley, for Maryland. Cleared for Departure: Ship London Hope, Thomas Annis, for London; Ship John and Anna, James Sherley, for Plymouth.
Thursday, December 9th, 1729, The Pennsylvania Gazette – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Custom House, Philadelphia:
Mary Anne, Michael Hearson, Antigua; Joseph, Samuel Waterhouse, Antigua; William, James Oswald, Madera; Watts, William Wallace, Barbadoes; William and Martha, William Heaves, Falmouth; Pennswood, Thomas Braly, Barbadoes.
Saturday, April 2nd, 1730, The Pennsylvania Gazette – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Custom House, Philadelphia:
Dove, John Howell, Barbadoes; Pennswood, Thomas Braly, St. Christopher’s; Scipio, John Bibby, Lisbon; Dolphin, Richard Fortescue, Cape Fear; George, Joseph Evans, Jamaica; John, Charles Edgar, West Indies, Olive Branch, Nicholas Legal, Jamaica; Mary, John Sims, St. Christopher’s.
Saturday, April 9th, 1730, The Pennsylvania Gazette – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Customs House: Philadelphia
– Tryal, Hope Willet, Cape May; Henrietta, Samuel Farra, Madera; Pennswood, Thomas Braly, St. Christopher’s; Olive Branch, David Burch, West Indies; Warren, John Tonge, Virginia; Debby Gally, Thomas Lloyd, Jamaica; Sea Flower, Philip Diz, Boston; Trial, Hope Willet, Cape May; Swallow, Nicholas Roach, Cape Fear.
Saturday, July 30th, 1730, The Pennsylvania Gazette – Chester County, Pennsylvania – Custom House, Philadelphia:
Pennswood, Thomas Braly, St. Christopher’s; Swan, Isaac Cox, Burlington; Mary Anne, Laborious Pearce, Jamaica; London Hope, Thomas Annis, London; St. Andrew, Jonathan Dunscomb, Bermuca; Swan, Isaac Cox, Antiqua; Mary, John Sim, Barbadoes; Pennswood, Thomas Braly, Madera; Amity, Michael Hearson, Antiqua; Peggy, Ellis Davis, Virginia; Catherine and Anne, Samuel Farra, South Carolina; George, Joseph Evans, Barbadoes.
Tuesday, August 13th, 1730, The Pennsylvania Gazette – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Custom House, Philadelphia:
Freedom, James Nicholson, Dublin; Lancashere Witch, Samuel Spufforth, Bermuda; Catharine and Anne, Dunkan Murray, Virginia; Anna Maria, John Mead, Jamaica; Swan, Isaac Cox, Antigua; Rose, John Pharough, Barbadoes, Thistle, Thomas Glentworth; Pennswood, Thomas Braly, Madera.
Saturday, December 3rd, 1730, The Pennsylvania Gazette -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Custom House, Philadelphia:
Ship Joyce, William Ford, Boston; Brigt. Keith, Stephen Hoskins, Surinam; Penswood, Thomas Braly, Madera; Thistle, Thomas Glentworth, Antigua; Sloop Tace, Benjamin Haskins, South Carolina; Swallow, Nicholas Roach, Cape Fear; Charming Betty, William Burroughs, Cape Fear; Priscilla and Naomi, John Hinman, Jamaica; Hester and Jane, Robert Trail, Jamaica; Ship John Galley, John Ball, Antiqua; Sloop Nancy, Samuel Booth, Mountserrat.
Tuesday, December 13th, 1730, The Pennsylvania Gazette – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania --
Last Saturday Morning one Alexander Fortescue was found dead in his Bed on board a Shallop. By a Person lately arrived here from the Northern Parts of Virginia, we have an Account, that in May last one John Pemberton kill'd a Buffalo upon Shunadore River, which weigh'd after it was dress'd 1400 weight, and the Hide 300. There was one kill'd there some time before, which weigh'd 1800; and in those Parts 'tis said they frequently see ten or more of these Creatures together.
Custom House -- Philadelphia, Entered Inwards: Ship Trial, Samuel Bickfred, from Jamaica; Brigt. Sarah and Mary, Henry Coombs, from Burlington; Factory, John Ramadge, from St. Lucia.
Entred outwards: Ship Molly, Samuel Cornock, for South Carolina; Brigt. Mary, John Price, for Boston; Keith, Stephen Hoskins, for Jamaica; Pennswood, Thomas Braly, for Lisbon. Cleared out: Ship Diligence, Samuel Wood, to St. Christopher’s; New Bristol Hope, Thomas Chalkly, to Barbadoes; Dragon, Charles Hargrave, to Ditto; Brigt. John, Charles Edgar, to Ditto; Snow Mary Anne, Laborious Pearce, to Jamaica; Sloop Elizabeth and Anne, Richard Wheldon, to Ditto; Charming Betty, William Burroughs, to Cape Fear; Tace, Benjamin Hoskins, to South Carolina.
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