1739 February 26 (Monday). The Doctor came to see my wife. I rode down to Cambridge on occasion of sister Lydia Champneys illness. Very bad riding by the Hollowness of the Earth by the Frost. Met with Dr. Convers at Mr. Harringtons Tavern at Waltham. Found sister Lydia better. Her Face, Chin and Throat had been very much tumifyed [?] and enflam’d and lanc’d, and she was in great Extremity for some Days last week, but is much more comfortable. N.B. Trouble by Brother Champney’s  courting one Abigail Stearns.
Daniel Harrington. Charles A. Nelson, Waltham, Past and Present (Cambridge, 1879), 88.
Samuel Champney, Jr., of Cambridge, brother of Parkman’s first wife.
Of Concord. Intention of marriage to Champney was recorded Oct. 24, 1739. The marriage itself is not recorded. Paige, Cambridge, 507.