1736 August 10 (Tuesday). Sister Lydia was o’ mind to go up with me and I waited Several Hours for her. I rode to Mr. Cottons (at Newton) and discoursed with Madam about Hittey Coddingtons living at my House a while — but in vain. When Brother Champney and sister Lydia met me it was so late in the Day and the Horse so dull that we had gone but a little way before we determined to go back and we did so — But towards Night I rode with Sister Lydia to Capt. Sharps — left her there and I proceeded to Mr. Allens — In my Return I waited upon sister Lydia home to F. Champneys.
John Cotton (1693-1757), Harvard 1710, minister of Newton, 1714-1757. SHG, 5:517-24.
Probably Samuel Champney, Parkman’s brother-in-law.
Capt. Robert Sharp of Brookline.