1727 May 1 (Monday). I went abroad to Mr. Josiah Newtons, etc. When I return’d I found my wife brought home by her brother.
Samuel Champney, Jr., of Cambridge.
1727 May 7 (Sunday). I preach’d on Ps. 119.9.
1727 May 10 (Wednesday). Mr. Baker and Mr. Charles Rices Son came and planted for me. I was afflicted with a Boar I lately Cutt, for there was Hazard So late. N.B. Lecture put by.
1727 May 12, 13 (Friday, Saturday). My Child was very ill. In the morning I found the Boar dead.
1727 May 14 (Sunday). I preach’d on Song 2.3 and Administer’d the Sacrament; p.m. on 2 John 8.
Simon Tainter of Westborough.
The younger brother of Thomas and Samuel Forbush of Westborough. He changed the name to Forbes. He became a deacon of the church and died in 1768.
1727 May 21 (Sunday). I preach’d on Ps. 119.9.
1727 May 25, 26, 27 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). I had Sufficient Business with my Sermons, considering especially what my avocations may be next Week.
1727 May 28 (Sunday). I preach’d again on Ps. 119.9, a.m. but p.m. on Ps. 25.7. I beseach God to bless these Courses of Sermons not only to the young people of this Town, but to me who stands in the greatest need of assistances of these kinds!
1727 May 29 (Monday). Early in the morning I rode to Mr. Brecks upon my Journey to Boston, but the weather being various he detain’d me till after dinner when I left him. I hit upon Judge Meinzies and had his Company to Cambridge. He was very civil and generous to Me on the Road, though his Conversation I had no great Esteem of. I turn’d out of the Road to go to Father Champneys and thence proceeded to Boston, and was not much after nine at my Fathers House.
John Menzies, a Justice of the Peace of Middlesex County.
1727 May 30 (Tuesday). I was not abroad much, except among my Relatives.
1727 May 31 (Wednesday). Mr. Joseph Baxter of Medfield preach’d the Election sermon from 1 Tim. 2.1.2. Mr. Stimpson, Mr. Greenwood, Mr. Turell and I din’d with the officers of the Town Militia and the company of Cadys [Cadets?] which waited upon his Honor the Lieutenant Governour. Mr. Turell Pray’d and it fell to me to return. The Afternoon was in greatest part Spent at Mr. Henchmans Shop with Mr. Greenwood, Turell, Prince, etc., etc. We went to Mr. Sewalls to the Convention. In the Evening I was with Mr. Lowell and his Wife first at his and then at her Fathers. I was also at Captain Kings where Mr. Joseph Parsons was with Mrs. Porter. I invited him to lodge with me. Accordingly he did. He told me sorrowfull News of Mr. Samuel Coffins being far Spent in a Consumption and his Life dispair’d of.
Joseph Stimpson (Harvard 1720), of Charlestown. Later minister at Maiden, 1735-1744. Sibley, VI, 410-411.
Isaac Greenwood, Professor of Mathematics at Harvard College.
Reverend Ebenezer Turell (Harvard 1721), minister of Medford, 1724-1778. Sibley VI, 574-582.
Lieutenant Governor William Dummer was acting governor at this time, pending the arrival of Governor William Burnet.
Daniel Henchman, publisher and bookseller in Boston.
Nathan Prince, tutor at Harvard and brother of the famous historian, Thomas Prince.
Reverend Joseph Sewall of the Old South Church, Boston.
John Lowell (Harvard 1721) of Boston was the first minister of Newburyport, 1725-1767. Sibley, VI, 496-502.
Lowell married Sarah Champney, a cousin of Parkman’s wife.
(Harvard 1720). Minister of Bradford, 1726-1765. Sibley, VI, 393-396.
Brocklebank Samuel Coffin (Harvard 1718) of Newbury. Sibley, VI, 234.