Beverly Massachusetts Inscriptions, Ancient Burying Ground

In Memory of
Mrs Mercy Thorndike,
the confort of
Capt. Israel Thorndike
who departed this Life October 20th 1783
Æ 27.
An amiable difpofition–a benevolent heart Undiffembled affections–and focial virtues adorned her life. She’s gone! the’s paft the gloomy thades of night Safe landed in the eternal realms of light.

Israel Thorndike
son of
Capt. Israel and Mrs Mercy Thorndike
who departed this Life
Novr 2d 1782
Æ. 2 Years.

Here lies ye Body of
Capt John Thorndick
who Departed this
Life March ye 24th
In ye 86th Year
of his Age.

In Memory of
Mrs John Thorndike
who departed this
Life July: l0th 1769:
In the 69th year
of his age.

In Memory of
Nancy Thorndike,
daughr of Mr. Henry
& Mrs. Eliza Thorndike
who died Decr 4th
1790. aged 11 mons
and 26 days.

In Memory of
Mr. Nichlos Thorndike
who departed this Life
Febr 17th 1788:
In the 55th year
of his age.

Behold & fee as you pass by, As you are now fo once was I; As I am now you soon must be, Prepare for death & follow me.

In Memory of
Capt. Osmond Thorndike
who departed this life
May 28th 1796
Aged 35 years.
Sweet foul we leave thee to thy refit Enjoy thy Fefus & thy God; Till we from bands of clay releaft Spring out & climb the fhining (road.


Here lies Buried ye Body of
Mr. John Trask
who Departed this Life
April 14th 1760
In the 39th Year
of his Age.

This Stone Perpetuates The Memory of
Mr Manasseh Trask
who Died October
the 12th 1761
Aged 40 Years.

In Memory of Mrs Ruth Thorndike
who departed This
Life Sept 23d 1773
Aged 45 years.

Here Lyes Ye Body of
Abigail Tuck
Aged 12 Years
Decd July ye 17th, 1718

Here Lyes Ye Body of
John Tuck
Decd April Ye 24th 1718
In Ye 18th Year of his Age

Here Lyes Ye Body of
Joseph Tuck
Aged 41 Years & 6 Mo.
Decd March ye 2nd 1718

In Memory of Mrs Anne Wallace
the Widdow of Mr Jno Wallace
who Died June 12th
1786 in the 54th Year of her age.

Here Lyes Ye Body
Of Caleb Wallis
Died November
1714 in Ye 47
Year of his Age

Memory of
Deacon Caleb Wallis
who fuddenly departed
this life Febry 9th 1780
Aged 53 years.

Come hither mortals caftan eye, And go thy way prepare to die;
Here read your doom for die you must One day like me return to duft.

In Memory of Mrs. Rebeeca Wallis,
wife of
Deacon Caleb Wallis
who departed this Life
Sept 25th 1796
Aged 62 years.

In Memory of William Wallis
son of Mr Ebenezer & Mrs Mary Wallis,
who died Sept 20th 1786: Aged 19 months & 3 days.

Here Lyes Ye Body of
Elizabeth West
The Wife of Capt. Thomas West
Aged about 67 years
Deceased Octr ye 12th Anno Dom

Here Lyes Ye Body of Hannah West
dauht to Thomas & Chriftian Weft
who died Decr Ye 5th 1723
In ye 12th Year of her Age

Here lies ye body of
Mrs Mary West
wife o f Mr. Samuel West
who died April ye
28th A. D. 1762
In the 80th Year of her Age

Source: The Essex Antiquarian May 1899

Perley, Sidney. The Essex Antiquarian. Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Antiquarian Monthly Periodical, published 1897-1909. Compiled into 13 volumes by Essex Antiquarian, and republished.

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