Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: John and Mary Pitman

John and Mary Pitman, 1711, NCBG, Newport, RI
Here lyeth
the Body of
John Pitman,
WHo dyed
Novemr: ye 21st:
1711: Aged 48 Years.

Here lyeth
the Body of
Mary ye Wife
of John Pitman
Dyed Decembr:
the 1st: 1711
Aged 45 Years

This is a lovely stone in wonderful condition. I wonder why John Stevens decided to use "ye" in "Novemr: ye 21st," but use "the" in "Decembr: the 1st."

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