September 27, 1742

1742 September 27 (Monday).  Lieutenant Brigham and Mr. Forb. came to the Chimney work and Benjamin Forb. help Thomas tend.  P.M. I rode to Mr. Samuel Fay junior,[1] Mr. Eliezer Bellows[2] and visited Mr. Knowltons[3] Family several of their Children being sick of the Throat Distemper.  I rode to Mr. Garfields[4] and Mr. Edward Willsons[5] and returned home by Mr. Snells.

[1]Samuel, son of Samuel and Tabitha Fay, bapt. May 6, 1705 (MVR, 70).  Samuel and his wife Deliverance joined the Westborough church on July 27, 1728 (WCR, 15).

[2]Eliezer (or Eleazer) Bellows, b. Aug. 1, 1696, son of Elliazer and Esther Bellows (Marlborough VR, 26).  He and his wife Sarah confessed fornication and were admitted to the Westborough church (WCR, 11).  They were dismissed to Southborough, Sept. 19, 1734 (WCR, 36).

[3]Either Abraham or Joseph Knowlton of Shrewsbury; both appear frequently in Parkman’s diary.

[4]Possibly Daniel Garfield.

[5]Edward Wilson of Shrewsbury.