Saturday, August 14, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Miriam Walton

Miriam Walton, 1732, North Burial Ground, Providence, RI
Here lies Inter'd (with her two
Infant Daughters) ye Body
of ye Vertuous & very Pious
Mrs. Miriam Walton, late
Wife of John Walton Gent.
she Gloriously Departed
this Life on ye 10th Day of
Novr. AD 17[3?]2. AEtatis
suae 29.

I don't know whether I've ever seen "Gent." as an honorific on a gravestone before.

1 comment:

Ellen said...

I was looking at gravestones in Westerham, Kent this weekend and the use of the word "Gent" seems to have been very common. Ellen Leslie, London http://building-stories@blogspot.com