1726 January 12 (Wednesday). A Spaniard, Oko Smiths, of Valencia came and offered himself to my Service. In the Evening I rode abroad to Captain Byles who Complain’d much of Pains and Lameness. I pay’d him for four Barrells and a powdering Tub made for me. Thence I rode to Neighbor Brighams Whose Son and Daughter were ill. N.B. This Morning my Peacock dy’d.
Captain Joseph Byles, an early inhabitant of Westborough.