Saturday, March 28, 2009

Trinity Church Cemetery [1756]

Perkins Adventure Post 5

This is the sign for the Trinity Church Cemetery. Notice that it is dated 1756. Since the deed for the land (see description) is dated 1747 and the first burial was in 1763, I have no idea why this bears this date of 1756.

David Allen Lambert's newest edition of A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (2009) lists this cemetery date as 1748 which is probably most correct as it must be based on the recorded deed.

The Vital Records of Bridgewater call this resting place "GR #10", which stands for grave records #10. It is also known as the Episcopal Cemetery.

Bridgewater cemeteries seem to have many names but at least they are marked with these white signs which must have been a Scout project some time ago.


Bill West said...

Hi Midge,
One of these days I'm going to have to get down to the Bridgewaters to see if I can find the gravesites of my Packard, Forbes, and Keith ancestors!

I've enjoyed reading your posts and seeing the pictures.

Bill West

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