Wordless Wednesday: The Gravestone of the Children of Andrew Neal, Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.

Gravestone of the Children of Andrew Neal, Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.

The gravestone reads:

The children of Andrew & Melicen Neal

TEMPUS EDAX RERUM (Time, devourer of all things)

Elizabeth Neal Elizabeth Neal Andrew Neal
Aged 3 Dayes
Dec’d 1666
Aged 2 weeks
Dec’d June ye 12 1671
Aged 18 months
Dec’d
As Also ye body of Hannah Neal is here inter’d

The carver of this stone has been identified as the “Old Stone Cutter” in the Farber Collection. This is one of the more memorable and dramatic stones in the graveyard, I often stop by it when I am passing by.

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One thought on “Wordless Wednesday: The Gravestone of the Children of Andrew Neal, Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.

  1. Thanks for the photo! It is indeed a striking stone. One point–the name of the wife/mother is actually “Melicen” (that is, Millicent)–the carver borrowed the downstroke from the “M” for the “E” as well (a trick employed elsewhere on the stone also).

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