1736 June 11 (Friday). David mowing Bushes in the Young Orchard. I was at Madam Brecks Funeral. As I was going came in Mr. Baxter, of Medfield, Mr. Peabody, and Capt. Buckminster from the Ordination of Mr. Bridgham of Brimfield. I dined at Coll. Woods’s with Mr. Prentice, Mr. Loring, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Cook, Barrett, Stone and Frink. Pall-Bearers were Messrs. Swift, Prentice, Loring, Cushing, Gardner, Cook, who were the Six Eldest Ministers; Corps Bearers were Deacons and Principal Persons of the Church. All the ministers had Gloves and were invited back to the House after Burying. I return’d at Eve. N.B. Mr. Breck and his wife and Company Sat out upon their Journey to Springfield this Eve.
Joseph Buckminster of Framingham “Died at Framingham, May 15, 1780, in the 84th year of his age”; Independent Chronicle, May 25, 1780, vol. 12, p. .
John Swift (1679-1745), Harvard 1697, minister of Framingham, 1701-1745. SHG, 4:387-90.
Robert Breck, Jr. (1713-1784), Harvard 1730, m. Eunice, dau. of Rev. Daniel (Harvard 1687) and Katherine (Chauncy) Brewer. Brewer was Breck’s predecessor in the pulpit in Springfield. Eunice Breck d. Aug. 11, 1767. SHG, 8:661-80.