January 10, 1736

1736 January 10 (Saturday).  Fine, bright, moderate Weather.  Mr. Eliezer How[1] of Marlborough here to take Counsel respecting his joining to the Church.  Mr. Stephen Fay’s Wife[2] also here upon a like account.  At Eve Mr. Caleb Rice[3] of Marlborough here. [1]Eleazer How of Marlborough also met with Parkman on June 9 and was admitted … Continue reading “January 10, 1736”

January 16, 1736

1736 January 16 (Friday).  Ebenezer continues very ill — but his Fever is abated although his Cough is still continual.  Fine pleasant Weather.  Dr. Gott visited us — fills us with Hopes.  Sister Hicks[1] watched. [1]Parkman’s sister-in-law, Rebecca Champney, dau. of Samuel and Hannah Champney Hicks, b. Oct. 8, 1703 (CVR, 1:128), mar. John Hicks, … Continue reading “January 16, 1736”

January 30, 1736

1736 January 30 (Friday).  Capt. Warrin[1] extraordinary kind and helpfull.  Mr. Rogers[2] and his wife here at Eve.  Neighbours took Care of Wood — Barn — etc.  Neighbour Maynard here.  [1]Daniel Warrin was listed by Parkman among the “first Inhabitants of Westborough.  (WCR, flyleaf). [2]William and Mercy Rogers, Parkman’s neighbors.

January 31, 1736

1736 January 31 (Saturday).  Capt. Warrin, Capt. Eager, etc. here.  Mr. Abijah Bruce[1] and his wife[2] here.  Being that Mr. Prentice[3] of Lancaster sends word that he can’t preach tomorrow Neighbour Bruce offered to go over to Hopkinton, which he did to entreat Mr. Barretts[4] help on the approaching Sabbath, but still it was ineffectuall.  … Continue reading “January 31, 1736”

February 10, 1736

1736 February 10 (Tuesday).  Samuel Baker[1] came instead of his Brother Solomon.  Lieut. Holloway and Neighbour Dantforth[2] here.  A very Moderate pleasant Day. [1]Samuel Baker, son of Edward and Persis (Brigham) Baker, b. Aug. 27, 1722 (WVR 12). [2]John Danforth had “own’d the Covenant at Billerica and Submitted to the Discipline of this Church”; his … Continue reading “February 10, 1736”