1724 October 7 (Wednesday). Mr. Stone came to See Mr. Swift in the Morn. I inquir’d of Mr. Swift concerning a form of Letter to Send to Churches to request their Help in Ordination but was not satisfy’d. I rode to Mr. Jones’ where I heard of Mrs. Barrett and the Death of her Child. She had been in Travail a long time and very hardly escaped herself. I rode up to Hopkinton and was in good Season for the funerall. A Sorrowful Time! I rode to Mr. Woods and lodg’d there.
Probably Thomas Stone, selectman of Framingham. Josiah H. Temple, History of Framingham (Framingham, 1887), p.708.
Probably Colonel John Jones of Hopkinton (now Ashland).
No indication of a Barrett death at this time in Hopkinton Vital Records (Boston, 1911).
Captain John Wood of Hopkinton.