1744 February 22 (Wednesday). Mrs. Bacon of Needham and her Daughter Rice of Worcester here, brought me a Letter from Reverend Mr. Townsend concerning Some Books he had of Mine (Lord Kings Biography) and some I had of his (Echards Eccl. Hist.).
Rev. Jonathan Townsend of Needham.
Laurence Echard (1670?-1730), the English historian, published A General Ecclesiastical History from the Nativity of our Blessed Saviour to the First Establishment of Christianity by Humane Laws under Emperour Constantine the Great (London, 1702).