Saturday, April 02, 2011


Consort by midgefrazel
Consort, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
This term consort is defined as a spouse. Mostly seen on female graves to indicate that she was a wife. Sometimes it is used to indicate that the woman was a current wife having been the widow of another man.

The f in this actual carving is called the long S (or elongated s) and was a common substitute for an s.

This is the gravestone of Abigail Fish double consort! (Outlived two husbands!)

Abigail was the wife of Daniel ELDREDGE and Dea. Daniel DENISON and daughter of Samuel FISH died June 17, 1784 age 93, this gravestone is located in the Old Packer-Burrows Cemetery in Groton, CT

1 comment:

Gale Wall said...

I finally got to see this on a stone last summer on my trip to New York. You guys have some great stones up that way :)