The Virginia Gazette

July 17, 1752. Number 80. Page 3, Column 2

RAN away from the Subscriber, living in Fredericksburg, about the 20th of June last, a Convict Irish Servant Man, named William Ferrell; he is about 6 feet high, strong and well-made, looks very much like a Sailor, wears his Hat cock'd, and a Silk Handkerchief about his Neck; had on when he went away, a Sailors Jacket and Trowsers; carried with him a brown Cloth Vest without Sleeves, a dark grey Frize Frock, about half wore, a Grizle Wig, and a Scarlet Jacket; he is a Cloathier and Dyer by Trade; has a strong Voice, and gives impertient Answers; he appears to be about 25 Years of Age. Whoever secures and brings him to me, shall have Two Pistoles Reward, besides what the Law allows.

Anthony Strother

N.B. He's thought to be gone towards Mobjack Bay, or York River, in a Schooner belonging to Capt. Garnett.