1736 January 31 (Saturday). Capt. Warrin, Capt. Eager, etc. here. Mr. Abijah Bruce and his wife here. Being that Mr. Prentice of Lancaster sends word that he can’t preach tomorrow Neighbour Bruce offered to go over to Hopkinton, which he did to entreat Mr. Barretts help on the approaching Sabbath, but still it was ineffectuall. At Eve, Father and Mother Champney, Sister Lydia, Brother Elias, Samuel and Alexander Parkman, and Cousen Richard Champney came up — The four last lodged at Ensign Maynards.
But Alas! for me and my bereaved House! God be mercifull to me a Sinner! Lord! What wouldst thou have me to do? Show me I pray thee wherefore thou Contendest with Me! And turn from the Fierceness of thine Anger that we perish not!
Abijah Bruce (1693-1774) m. Mary Woods, Jan. 14, 1719 (MVR, 234). Habijah [sic] and Mary were admitted to the Westborough Church, June 8, 1729 (WCR, 19).
Mary (Woods) Bruce (1687-1775) had owned the covenant in Marlborough. Habijah [sic] and Mary were admitted to the Westborough Church, June 8, 1729 (WCR, 19).
John Prentice (1682-1748), Harvard 1700, minister of Lancaster, 1708-1748. SHG 4:529-32.
Samuel Barrett (1700-1772), Harvard 1721, minister of Hopkinton, 1724-1772. SHG 6:428-32.
Parkman’s father- and mother-in-law, Samuel and Hannah Champney of Cambridge.
Lydia Champney, Mary Parkman’s sister, dau. of Samuel and Hannah Champney, b. Jan. 4, 1706 (CVR, 1:127).
Parkman’s brother, Elias.
Parkman’s brother, Samuel.
Parkman’s brother, Alexander.
Richard Champney, son of Daniel Champney, bapt. Nov. 23, 1707 (CVR, 1:126).