1744 October 1 (Monday). The Funeral of Mr. Joseph Thurston, a man well spoken of for his Seriousness and Graciousness. He leaves a Widow and six Children among us. Help Lord! the Godly man ceaseth etc. Deacon Whipple of Ipswich Hamlet here. At Eve Mr. Patteshall again; Mr. Turell and Two Messengers going to the Council at Grafton, viz. Captain Brooks and Mr. Tufts — and they all 4 lodged here. Nei[gh]bours Young Men came and Husk’d.
John Tufts (HC 1708) of Amesbury, formerly the minister at West Newbury. SHG 5:457-61.