1742 February 1 (Monday). It was a rainy Day, but I rode to Grafton and Sutton. Mr. Prentice though his Child was very ill, yet was gone up to Sutton. In going from Deacon Halls in Sutton in order to find Brother Hicks’s I wandered fruitlessly; for though I found the House they had dwelt in yet they having removed to their own House lately (which I was not informed of) I missed of them and struck across the woods to the Road up to Town. Mr. Edwards was come from Leicester. Mr. Webb of Uxbridge and Mr. John Fairfield there. Mr. Edwards to a large Assembly on Ps. 18.35. At Eve in a very rainy, stormy Time I preached to a Considerable Assembly on Ps. 68.8. I lodged at Mr. Halls. Religion has been of late very much revived in Sutton, and a general Concern about their souls.
Solomon Prentice (1705-1773), Harvard 1727, minister of Grafton, 1731-1747, Easton, 1747-1755, and Hull, 1768-1772. SHG, 8:248-57.
Percival Hall of Sutton.
John Hicks was Parkman’s brother-in-law, having mar. Rebecca Champney, sister of Parkman’s first wife, Mary (or Molly) Champney, May 8, 1721; CVR, 2:71.
Nathan Webb (1705-1772), Harvard 1725, minister of Uxbridge, 1731-1772; SHG, 7:617-19.
Possibly John Fairfield (1712-c. 1767), Harvard 1732; SHG, 9:150.