April 5, 1736

1736 April 5 (Monday).  I returned to Westborough as early as I could — my Journey being before me, and the weather very agreeable.  Lieut. Baker had been at my House before I got home, but hastily went back home, and So left matters respecting Hardys Case in some perplexed posture.  Mr. Cushing went home.  After waiting for Lieut. Holloway some while, he came to be my Company in my Journey.  I carried my Daughter Molly with me to Cambridge.  Mr. Cook[1] of Sudbury has lost Two Children by the Mortal sickness and divers others of his Children are sick,[2] but in an hopefull way.  At Mr. Baldwins I found Mr. Charles Coffin[3] of Boston who had been a Journey to SimsburyColl. Quincy[4] came in, and some others with him.  We hear that Judge Davenport[5] is Deceased.  Lieut. Holloway lodged with me at F. Champneys.

[1]William Cooke (1696-1760), Harvard 1716, minister of East Sudbury (Wayland), 1723-1760.  SHG, 6:134-38. 

[2]Neither the Sudbury Vital Records nor the Wayland Vital Records record the deaths.  The Sudbury Vital Records list four children of William and Jane (Sewall) Cook: Jane, b. Jan. 26, 1724; Margaret, b. Sept. 7, 1725; William, Sept. 6, 1727; and Katherin, b. Feb. 6, 1734, all of whom married.  The gap between the births of William and Katherin suggests unrecorded births.  Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), 34.

[3]Parkman called him “Cousin Charles Coffin” (Sept. 2, 1724)

[4]Edmund Quincy (1681-1738), Harvard 1699; SHG, 4:491-95.

[5]Addington Davenport (1670-1736), Harvard 1689; SHG, 3:412-15.