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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Tombstone Inscriptions - Old Burying Ground, Lynn,MA - Part 6 - p.24
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 16:25:21 EDT
>From The Old Burying Ground, Lynn,
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Rebecca Bulfinch, wife of
Mr. Jeremiah Bulfinch, who died November 23, 1804, aged
Her children rise up & called her blessed: Her husband
also, he praiseth her.
John, son to John Henry & Mary Burchsted, aged 6
Died March ye 12th, 1704-5.
John Henry, son of Henry & Sarah Burchsted, aged 2
Deceased July ye 17th, 1714.
Here lyes buried ye body of Doc't. Henry Burchsted, a
Silesian; who died Sept'r XX, Anno Christi, MDCCXXI,
AEtatis Suae LXIIII.
Silesia to New England sent this man,
To do their all that any healer can,
But he who conquered all diseases must
Find one who throws him down into the dust.
A chymist near to an adeptist come,
Leaves here, thrown by, his caput mortuum.
Reader, physicians die as others do;
Prepare, for thou to this art hastening too.
Insert: History of Lynn, Mass. by Alonzo Lewis & James R. Newhall. Boston,
John Henry Burchsted, a native of Silesia, m. Mary, the widow of Nathaniel
Kertland, April 24,
1690. Henry Burchsted, his son, was born October 3, 1690. They were both
and lived on the south side of Essex Street, between High and Pearl streets.
There were two
sons, both physicians - one was a surgeon in the British Navy; the other was
Burchsted of Lynn, who had a son, Henry, a physician. Dr. John Henry
Burchsted died September
20, 1721, aged 64.
A whale, 75 feet in length was landed on King's Beach, Lynn, on the 9th of
Dr. Henry Burchsted rode into the whale's mouth, in a chair drawn by a
horse; and afterward
had two of the whale's bones set up for gate posts, at his house on Essex
Street, where they
stood for more than fifty years. Opposite the Doctor's house - stood the
cottage of Moll
Pitcher, the celebrated fortune teller. And many were the sly inquiries,
for the place where the big whale bones were to be seen.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth.
Here lyes buried the body of Doc't Henry
Who departed this life March ye 31, 1755, in ye 65th
year of his Age.
Here lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Sarah Burchsted, wife
Doc'tr Henry Burchsted; who deceased February ye 8th, Anno
Dom'in 1727, aged 37 years.
Bream Burchstead, son to Mr. Henry and Mrs. Anna
Aged 3 years & 7 mo. Deceaced Dec'r ye 9th, 1732.
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Frederick Burchstead, who died
Feb. 18, 1814, AE. 45.
>From storms of life and scenes on earth,
Is sought repose beneath the grave;
Oh! blessed Saviour call me forth,
Among the saints thy blood doth save.
Miss Sarah Burditt, died September 12, 1835, AEt. 18
Mrs. Mary B. wife of Samuel C. Childs, died April 21,
AEt. 27 years, 4 months.
Henry Clay, 2nd son of Samuel C. & Mary B. Childs,
March 18, 1845, AEt. 13 months.
Peace! 'tis the Lord Jehovah's hand,
That blasts our joys in death,
Changes the visage once so dear,
And gathers back the breath.
Ellen Maria, daughter of Edward & Bridget Burns, died
1851, aged 3 years & 14 days.
Here lyes ye body of Deacon Thomas Burrage aged near
Died March ye 11th 1717-8.
Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Elizabeth Burrage, wife to
Thomas Burrage, aged 42 years. Deceased June ye 16, 1709.
Here lyes the body of Mr. Thomas Burrage. Died Dec.
In the 63d year of his age.
Here lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Sarah Burrage, the
wife of Mr.
Thomas Burrage. Died May ye 14th, 1749, in ye 46th year of her
To be continued - Part 7 - p. 26.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
A lengthy transcription about Moll Pitcher - transcribed by me - sent on
request to me personally.
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