Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ William Wilson, buried 1773 in Derry, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire. At the time of burial, 1773, this was the town of Londonderry.


HERE LYES THE BODY OF
MR. WILLIAM WILSON  HE
DIED JULY 30 1773 IN THE
22d  YEAR OF HIS AGE.

This little tombstone is a great example of the early Scots Irish carving often seen in this cemetery in Derry, and in some of the early cemeteries in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  The simple symbols at the top and sides of the tombstone are very typical.   I've seen celtic knots, geometric shapes, and here is the heart and coffin.   Does anyone know the symbolism of the upside-down heart?   Is this gravestone attributable to stone carver John Wright? 



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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ William Wilson, buried 1773 in Derry, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 30, 2016,  (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/08/tombstone-tuesday-william-wilson-buried.html: accessed [access date]). 

1 comment:

  1. Love all these headstones from New Hampshire Heather.

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