Byfield Church formed. 198
Aprill 20. 1702. Elizaabeth Curtice ye wife of
Ephraim Curtice, dismissed to Topsfield chh
July 14 1702 I appointed a chh meeting abt
Jonathan Look his case; & upon sd day ye chh met
when some of ye dissatisfy’d Brethren related someth
in way of Information agst. him from 2d hands only
signifying that some informed them that they heard
some prsons say that he had keept company with his wife
before she was divorced, & that one watching with
her in ye time of her fitts, together with sd Look, he ye
sd Jonathan acted in such a manner with the then
Herds wife (while ye other watcher feigned hims.
a sleep) as if yr had bin another witness it would
have cost them both their lives, and that Joseph
Andrews of Boxford had said yt he had watched
with sd Herds wife, along with Jonathan Look
now because sd Look had affirmed to me & some
others, that he never watched with sd woman at
all while she was Herds wife; it was thought meet
to deferr ye matter still & proceed no further with
him untill that point was more cleered, according
noth. furder was done abt. him at that meeting.
Decembr 27. 1702 | Willm ffoster & Thô Pearly and
their wives were dismissed to Boxford
1703 April a chh meeting was appointed about
Jonathan Look. who had notice of the
thing and time; but ye Providence of God so
over-ruled his thoughts yt he judgd it his best way not
to be present, and so he came not at all; by means
where of nothing could be acted abt his case
But Byfield Presinct Soon aftr. Set up; where he was readily admitted.
Sept 10. 1704 } Jonathan Woodman & his wife
dismissed & recomended to Bradford chh.
Octobr 13. 1706 } Samll Brattlebank. Jonathan Wheeler. Benjam Plummer
Nathan Wheeler. John Brown. Andrew Stickman.
these with their wives. allso Mary Chute, and
Elizabeth Look; were Dismist from our chh
In ordr to their Imbodying in chh order by yms at Rowlbery
Novr 10 Collin ffrazer & his wife, dismsed on ye same account.
 Written in another hand.