|William Burtt and James Wood, 1682, 1693, Granary Burying Ground, Boston, MA|
AGED ABOUT 40 YEARS
Ye 10 1693
MR. JAMES WOOD
OF LONDON AGED
34 YEARS DIED
JANUARY Ye 5
This is an unusual stone. It is rare to find a monument that commemorates two adult men who are not obviously related to one another. Sometimes, unrelated individuals who die together in accidents are buried together, but Burtt and Wood died more than a decade apart. Might they have been employees of the same company? Or servants of the same master? I don't know and their names are common enough that I haven't had much luck finding them.
Note also the practice carvings beneath the ground line.