1725 November 8 (Monday). I rode down with Mother Champney to Cambridge.
1725 November 9 (Tuesday). I went to Boston with Sister Lydia. My horse was carried back to Cambridge by a Boy. I Supp’d at Brother Alexander’s (who was married Last month, just after my Father left home for Westborough).
Lydia Champney, Parkman’s sister-in-law.
Alexander Parkman (1699-1747) married Esther, widow of John Pilkins and daughter of George and Rebecca Walker, Oct. 1, 1725.
1725 November 11 (Thursday). Mr. Thatcher preach’d the Publick Lecture. The Boy having brought Back my Horse, I toward night prepar’d, and understanding, by Sister Lydia, that Mrs. Dorcas Bows (my wife’s Kinswoman) would ride up to Westborough with me, and that Mrs. Dorcas waited for me at Charleston, we went over by Ferry and we overtook her at Neck o’Land. We proceeded on Horseback with good pace; and Sister alighting at a place whence she Could with much Ease walk to Sister Hicks’. I returned and took up Mrs. Dorcas and by these means we got up Comfortably.
Reverend Peter Thatcher of Boston.
Mrs. Nicholas (Champney) Bowes, Mrs. Parkman’s cousin.
Mrs. John (Champney) Hicks, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Champney of Cambridge.
1725 November 12 (Friday). Brother Champney and Sister Lydia accompanied Mrs. Dorcas and Me to Westborough; and we got home in good Season. I was forc’d to ply myself to finish my Preparation for Sabbath, which besides what I could do at Boston must needs be Thought to take up the whole Thirteenth Day of the Month.
Samuel Champney, Parkman’s brother-in-law.
1725 November 14 (Sunday). I preach’d a.m. and p.m. from Eccl. 9.10.
1725 November 15 (Monday). I was call’d out to see Mrs. Tomlin who was in Travail and in terrible Fits. She continued in them in a very awfull and Ghastly manner. The Infant was Dead at the Birth. When I return’d home I found Mr. Cushing at our House.
Mrs. Isaac Tomlin of Westborough.
Reverend Job Cushing of Shrewsbury.
1725 November 16 (Tuesday). Mrs. Tomlin dy’d, a Sore Trial to the Young Man, Who in such a mann’r Lost his First wife and Child.
1725 November 20 (Saturday). I rode down with Mrs. Dorcas to Cambridge.