1742 December 22 (Wednesday). Extraordinary pleasant Moderate Weather like Spring. ‘Twas Said it did not so much as freeze last night. I was not So well as yesterday, yet ventur’d down to the Kitchen so much as to look about. Young Mr. Caleb Prentice of Cambridge here. Told me of the Religious Commotions last Sabbath and last night at Grafton. Divers Neighbours to see me. Mrs. Dolly Rice, Mrs. Winchester, Mrs. Hephzibah Maynard, old Mr. Mainard. N.B. Life of Rev. Mr. George Trosse.
This may have been the Caleb Prentice who kept a student rooming house and was father of Caleb Prentiss (1746-1803), Harvard 1765); SHG, 16:205.
Elizabeth, second wife of Benjamin Winchester.
Hephzibah Maynard was dismissed from the Marlborough church and admitted to the Westborough church, Apr. 10, 1737 (WCR, 44).
Probably David Maynard, b. Dec. 21, 1669, son of John and Mary Maynard. He was one of the original members of the church (WCR, 379).
The Life of the Reverend Mr. Geo. Trosse, Late Minister of the Gospel in The City of Exon, who Died January 11th, 1712/13. In the Eighty Second Year of his Age, Written by Himself, and Publish’d According to his Order. To which is added, the Sermon Preach’d at his Funeral. By J.H. [Joseph Hallet]. Exon: Printed by Jos. Bliss, for Richard White, Merchant, and sold by him at his House near the Elephant in Northgate-Street, as also by Hen. White, at Mr. Burridge’s, grocer, in Southgate-Street, . There were at least two other contemporary versions of Trosse’s Life.