Thursday, October 09, 2008

Clearly a Six

Clearly a Six
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
The next line in David Perkins gravestone is the year of his death which according to the transcription and the vital record of Bridgewater is 1736.

Note the same spread out way of recording the numerals in the date. The last digit is a 6 but not until you look very closely. See it here next to the word in

The last line says:
ye 84th year of his age.

Zooming in closely on hard to decipher sections of the grave does work quite well, especially if you are being bitten alive by mosquitoes as I was at this very moment!

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