130 195 1684 1687
Septemb 22 84 Letters of dismission sent to Mr Tho: Mighel upon ye desire
of the church on ye North River in Sittuate in order to his ioyning with that
Church, & being ordained their officer
Letters of dismission sent to Salem for Mrs Hannah Babbadge June 6 1687
Br Robert Swan complained of by the church of Haverhill for raysing Expressions against
Leutenant Brown which he acknowledged his fault in soe as the church took satisfacti
on upon sd acknowledgmt though not upon ye first
Br Caleb Barebank carryed it sinfully to his wife (a meeke discreet & godly woman) telling
her that she might goe with great belly to Samuel Palmer, he had as much to doe to look
after it as he, & would not have it Baptized except he brought it himself, he would never own
it, & sayd It should not be baptized till he knew who was the father of it by such expressions
intimating that he lookt upon his wife as a whore & his children Bastards, he acknowledged his
Evill carriages before us both but yet afterward went on in his abusive speeches to his wife
Those things were reported & known in ye Town to ye offence of many soe that we could not ad
vise him to come to ye sacramt but rather to abstain untill god gave him a heart publickly to ac
=knowledg his sinfull carriage to his wife;
The reason why we were not hasty to bring him forth before ye church was because I did apprehend
that he was somthing crazd in his understanding wch I am ye more confirmed in by what
his mother lately related to me That being in bed he rose up & went to his mothers bed side &
told her that he had gone to bed without family dutyes wch was not soe & yt his bed was much
wett wch alsoe was nothing soe.
Hannah Strong sometimes the wife of Joseph Trumble, & daughter to Mr Smith now
wife of Goodm: Strong dismissed to the church of Xst at Winsor novemb 1, 1687.
Ann Pengrew, Daughter of Jno Pickard, now ye Wife of
Aaron Pengrew, was Dismissed to ye church of Christ at
Ipswich – octobr 20. 1689<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]>
Caleb Barebank acknowledged his Evill words & carriage to his wife novemb 10 1689 &
soe stood the sacramt ___________
Br Abel L Patts septemb 7 1690
Br Caleb Bointon was Admonished for scandelous evils for his often being drunk as
was prooved fully against him and alsoe for unclean behaviour towards widdow Acin<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> testifyed
by widdow Colbys daugher upon oath before Authority
Caleb Bointon Excomunicated March 26 1693 for being a common Drunkard & incor
rigable therin through about 2 years & a half under admonition: we hearing of his fre
=quent being drunk were about to cast him out but he intreated the church
to to forbear
for a month because his wife was near her time the church had patience toward above
2 months and betime he was 3 times grossly drunk.
Francis Jewitt dismissed to the church of Christ at Bradford June 19 1692 | July 30:93
goodwife Andrewes Br Dickenson daughter dismissed to the church of Xst at Topsfield
Caleb<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> Bointon on his death=Bed seem’d somewt penetent sent
a Paper to ye chh ye most of which had bin written long before so long
that it was evident he had bin guilty of many such like pranks for
which he was Excomunicated after he wrote yt paper. ye chh did not
see cause to release him from his Censur; but Improved 3 brethren to him
viz Deacon Jewit, Mr Neh. Jewet; Lieut. Dresser, to see if yy could get any
further satisfaction from him; they went, but gott little; his sickness
Increased, & death prevented any farther dealings with him.
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> This entry was written by Payson.
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> Conjectural reading.
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> From this point, entries are all written by Payson, unless otherwise indicated.