Monday, September 27, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Richard Starr

Richard Starr, 1674, Granary Burying Ground, Boston, MA
RICHARD STARR
AGED ABOVT
34 YERES DYED
THE 27 DAY OF
FEBRVUARY 1674
WHOE WAS BORNE
IN BEERE IN
DAVEN----

There is a village called Beare in Devon, England. My best guess is that the last word on this stone is "Devonshire" and that Richard Starr was born in Beare.

2 comments:

Bob said...

That's very fine letter-carving.

He must be this London merchant.

—RJO

Marian Pierre-Louis said...

Great photo!