1742 July 6 (Tuesday). Rode to F. Champneys where Molly has been for several Days, and is out of Health. Rode to Charlestown. Made a Visit to Mr. Davenport who kept at Major Jenners’s. Proceeded to Boston and waited on my honoured aged Mother who through God’s great Mercy is yet alive and in Some Comfort. But I first of all (at this Time) visited my Bereaved Brother William who lately buryed his dear Daughter Elizabeth of above 20 Years of Age — of any ingenuous Temper and of a pious Disposition. Dyed with a good hope through Grace. I bought Several more Small Books of Mrs. Greenwood. Returned to Cambridge at Night. N.B. Samme Breck much out of Health — wasted by a bad Cough etc.
James Davenport (1716-1757), Yale 1732, minister at Southold, Long Island, 1738-1743; New London separatist church, 1743-1744; Hopewell, New Jersey; DYG, 1:447-50.
Parkman’s brother-in-law, Samuel Breck (1723-1764), Harvard 1742; SHG, 11:131-32.