Monday, September 13, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: William Almy

William Almy, 1724, NCBG, Newport, RI

Here lieth the
body of William
Almy the Son of
Christopher and
Elizabeth Almy
who Died August
the 17th: 1724: in
the 10th: Month
of his Age.



Robert J. said...

Do you know where they were getting their slate? That's a gorgeous stone, for almost 300 years old.


Caitlin GD Hopkins said...

I don't know where John Stevens got his stone, but you're right — it's lovely.

There must have been an amazing quarry nearby (pr accessible by water). Not only was the slate very high quality, it came in pieces big enough for stones like the Langley Children stone.