1726 August 28 (Sunday). I preach’d again upon 1 John 2.1, a. and p.m. I was much wearied at noon, and very unactive. Aged Mrs. Holloway was Suddenly taken ill this morning. At Midnight Mr. Holloway came to me and desir’d me to rise and ride to his Mother. I did so. When I came to her she could Scarce Speak, but her understanding was Strong. I pray’d after which She Reviv’d and spake a great deal to me alone of her former Desires and the Comforts She had lately received from Deacon Keys of Shrewsbury, etc.
Mother of William and/or Adam Holloway of Westborough.
Deacon John Keyes should not be confused with Captain John Keyes, another resident of Shrewsbury. The ancestry of both is unclear. Ward, Shrewsbury, pp. 339-341.