Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ My 8th Great Grand Aunt, Mary (Norton) West, buried 1762 Beverly, Massachusetts

This tombstone was photographed at the Abbott Hale Burying Ground, Beverly, Massachusetts

Here lies ye body of
wife of Mr. SAMUEL
WEST who died April ye
28th AD 1762
In the 80th year
of her age.

Mary Norton was the daughter of George Norton and Mary Foxwell of York, Maine.  She was born on 18 January 1685 and died 28 April 1762 (she was only 77, not 80 years old, but our colonial ancestors tended to round up not being as vain about age as modern Americans).  On January 1701/2 she married Samuel West in Beverly, Massachusetts.  He was the son of Thomas West and Elizabeth Jackson.  Samuel West was born on 22 May 1674 in Beverly, and died 18 April 1725 in Beverly.  He was the brother to my 8th great grandmother, Mary West (1676 - 1758) who married Robert Woodbury.

Mary Norton is my 4th cousin 10 generations removed via my NORTON lineage, as a descendant of Bonus Norton (1657 - 1719) of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Hampton, New Hampshire.

Mary Norton and Samuel West had nine children, all born in Beverly, Massachusetts.


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ My 8th Great Grand Aunt, Mary (Norton) West, buried 1762 Beverly, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 19, 2016, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/01/tombstone-tuesday-my-8th-great-grand.html:  accessed [access date]). 

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