An early settler. See Lincoln, Worcester, 46-47.
Son of Capt. Daniel Warrin of Westborough.
1740 August 2 (Saturday). Mr. Crosby having been to Southborough inform’d himself in the particulars of the Sudden Death of Mr. Jonathan Johnson there, which he related to us. How frequently doth God give us Warning, and call upon us to be ready also! Lowery Morning.
1740 August 3 (Sunday). Cloudy. On Ps. 91.1. Mr. Holloway din’d with us. Rainy Eve.
1740 August 4 (Monday). Rainy Day. Very great Frown of Providence on the Hay and Barley Harvest.
1740 August 5 (Tuesday). Lowery and Drizley Still. P.M. Clearer. Mr. Samuel Taylor of Southborough here. He inform’d me that Sometime agoe they had a Fast at Southborough on Account of the Throat Distemper, which Fast I never had heard a bitt of till now.
1740 August 6 (Wednesday). A bright Morning, which we have not had this long Time. I think ever since Thursday last. Mr. Barrett, going to Shrewsbury, call’d here. Letter from Mr. Lydius of Albany, informing that the Rices of Canada desire one of their Brethren of New England would go up to Albany and meet them on September 6 next, in order to their making a Visit hither. Nei[gh]bour Seth Rice here with the Letter, himself under Indispositions.
The story of the captivity of the Rice boys was recorded by Parkman. See The Story of the Rice Boys (Westborough, 1906).
Son of Edmund Rice of Westborough.
1740 August 7 (Thursday). We poled in the last of our Hay at Home, which was Cutt Several Weeks agoe.
1740 August 8 (Friday). Nei[gh]bor Caruth reap’d my Wheat. About 14 shock from less than half an Acre.
1740 August 9 (Saturday). Mr. Biglo and How with him reap’d half an acre of Rye, so that it was all secur’d at once.
1740 August 10 (Sunday). On Mat. 10.17 to 20. Luke 12.21. Dr. Smith of Shrewsbury here p.m. and supp’d with me. He had been to See Mr. Bradishes Family, Three of which had the throat Distemper. Beriah Rice had also a Child sick of the Same.
1740 August 11 (Monday). My Wife rode with me to Marlborough. I visited Colonel Woods who was much indispos’d by Hydropic and Asthmatic Disorders. I din’d with Mr. Smith, where also din’d Mr. Cushing and Master Loring. We visited the Colonel after Dinner and were also at the Doctors and at Captain Williams. While we were at the Captain’s a great storm of Rain arose. We rode home in the Evening after the Rain.
Abraham Williams, Parkman’s brother-in-law.
1740 August 16 (Saturday). Ebenezer rode over to Mr. Francis Pierce’s.
1740 August 17 (Sunday). On Luke 12.21. Mrs. Bathsheba Pratt, Mrs. Rebecca Warrin, Mrs. Joanna Forbush and Mrs. Sarah Bruce din’d with us. At Noon I receiv’d a Letter from Mr. Ebenezer Morse to request me to preach at Rutland this Day sennight — Mr. Frink having abdicated, but it must be (by Divine Permission) our Communion Day. At Eve I sent an answer by Dr. Smith who had been to See Two more of Mr. James Bradish’s Children Sick of the Throat Distemper. Scil. Jonas and Joseph.
Mrs. John Pratt.
Mrs. Timothy Warrin.
Mrs. Jonathan Forbush, Jr.
Mrs. Thomas Bruce.
Later the minister at Boylston, Mass.
1740 August 18 (Monday). Town Meeting respecting a Grammar Schoolmaster. A very rainy Day.
1740 August 21 (Thursday). Great Expectation of Mr. Barrett to preach but he came not. I repeated on Ps. 43.3.4. After Lecture Brother Hicks and David Baverick put up a Trough on Back Side of my House. N.B. Ebenezer and Samuel Hicks rode to Cambridge, the latter to bring up the Mare.
1740 August 22 (Friday). Very Rainy Day. Brother Samuel Breck came, being on his Journey from Springfield to Cambridge.
1740 August 23 (Saturday). Clear Weather. Brother Samuel went on his Journey to Cambridge. Brother Hicks put up the Troughs at the Back side of my House. Samuel Hicks return’d from Cambridge.
1740 August 24 (Sunday). Ps. 65.4. Heb. 13.20.21. Sacrament.
1740 August 25 (Monday). Early in the Morning I visited Mr. Bradish’s Family. Sarah very low, but Somewhat reviv’d. I found her Smoaking. I proceeded therefore on my Journey. Stopp’d at Mr. Swift’s. Din’d at Two o’Clock at Cambridge. Went to Boston. Ebenezer went to Charlestown to bring back the mare to Cambridge. Brother Elias weak yet — he had a fitt this Day.
1740 August 26 (Tuesday). The Several Companys of Volunteers for the Expedition against Cuba, quarter’d in Boston, muster’d to Day to receive their Bounty Money from the Province. Four Companys were compleat in Arms, and five were unprovided. Din’d at Brother Samuels. P.M. at Mr. John Brecks. At Eve at Mr. Keggels, and Supp’d at Brother Alexander’s.
1740 August 27 (Wednesday). Commencement. Din’d in the Hall. My Kinsman Elias Receiv’d his Degree, but did not dispute. Lodg’d at Father Champney’s, and Cousen Elizabeth, Her Brother and Mr. Halyer at Deacon Sparhawks. Sorrowful News of the Death of Mr. Stoddard of Chelmsford, who dy’d in his Well.
Elias Parkman (HC 1737) was the son of Elias Parkman of Boston. Elias, Jr., became a physician of Boston. SHG, 10:223-224.
Elizabeth, the daughter of Joseph Champney of Cambridge.
Nathaniel Sparhawk. Paige, Cambridge, 657.
Rev. Samson Stoddard (HC 1701), minister of Chelmsford, 1706-1740. SHG, 5:119-122.
1740 August 28 (Thursday). A.M. at Sir Gay’s Chamber where was Mr. Obadiah Ayres, Mr. Samuel Coolidge, etc. Din’d at Sir Princes Chamber. P.M. Negro Boys in Masquerade. Eve at Mr. Rogers.
Samuel Gay (HC 1740). SHG, 10:496.
(HC 1710). The chaplain of Castle William. SHG, 5:510-512.
(HC 1724). He was the schoolmaster of Watertown. SHG, 7:326-331.
Thomas Prince (HC 1740).
Daniel Rogers (HC 1725), a tutor at Harvard College. SHG, 7:554-560.
1740 August 29 (Friday). Brother Hicks goes to Boston dissatisfy’d about the Managements of the Directors of the Land Bank. Ebenezer so ill he could not go to Boston as was propos’d, that he might go to School. I undertook my Journey home. Call’d at Mr. John Hunts at Watertown (who has lately set up a Still House there). There I found Mr. Cheney of Brookfield who was riding home also. We din’d at Mr. Williams’s at Weston where were Mr. Seccomb and Halery of Newton (a young preacher). At Marlborough We found Colonel Woods in a low State of Health. Call’d at Dr. Gotts. Mr. Cheney rode to our House and lodged here.
A Representative. Bond, Watertown, 304.
Rev. Thomas Cheney.
Rev. William Williams.
Rev. John Seccomb of Harvard, Mass.
Parkman probably meant Jonathan Helyer (HC 1738), who later was minister at Newport. SHG, 10:294-295.
1740 August 30 (Saturday). Mr. Cheney went on his Journey. The Throat Distemper increases in Westborough. Sarah Bradish (a Member of our Church) was bury’d the Day before Yesterday, and Joseph Bradish, her brother of about 7 or 8, was bury’d yesterday, and Some Number are Sick.
Daughter of James Bradish.
1740 August 31 (Sunday). On Micah 6.9 and p.m. on Zech. 7.5, preparatory to the Fast which with the Advice of the Deacons of the Church and the Selectmen of the Town I appointed to be on Thursday next. The persons for whom prayers were ask’d to Day, being Sick of the Throat Distemper were Richard Barns, Hannah (wife of Noah) Rice, Robert Bradish, Miriam Fisk, Abigail Dunton, a child of Thomas Bruce, Four Children at Mr. Gamels.
Samuel Gamel or Gamwell.