Extracted From
Inscriptions from the Burying-Ground in Hull, Mass.
[Transcribed, July, 1857, by W. S. Barton]
New England Historical & Genealogical Register
Vol. 12, July 1858, pgs 207-

[Transcribed by Jane Devlin]




"This collection comprises all the incriptions, which are at all legible, found upon the various stones & monuments in the only burying-ground in Hull. There are a few rough stones, partially broken or buried in the ground, upon which inscriptions once existed, but are now too much defaced and weatherbeaten, where exposed to the elements, to allow thier various memorials to be even partially decyphered. Two or three dates, only, are preserved from the fragments of stone found in the enclosure; one, with the title of a name, "Capt.," and the date, "Died April ye 2d 1708." the earliest date found; one with the date only of "April 30, 1718," and another of "Sept 30, 1759." The burying-ground is situated towards the easterly part of the town, on the west side of the road so constantly frequented in the summer season by parties visiting Nantasket Beach, and is but a short distance from the Marine telegraph station at Hull, and the coast in the vicinity of the lower light in Boston harbor. The number of deaths recorded in this collection is one hundred and three."

[Transcriber's note:-- Mr. Barton transcribed the stones verbatim, but in this transcription of his work, I have extracted the names, dates, relationships and other genealogical data while leaving out the set phrases such as "In memory of.." -- jd]

  1. Jonathan, son of Mr. Benjamin & Mrs. Jane BINNEY, d. 20 Oct 1792, in the 11th yr
  2. Mrs. Rebeca, Widow of Capt. Amos BINNEY, d. [1 ?]5 May 1798 in the 86th yr
  3. John BINNEY, son of Mr. Spencer & Mrs. Molly BINNEY, d. 9 Sep 1810, ae 9 yrs, 7 mos, 21 dys
  4. Mr. Spencer BINNEY d. 20 Jan 1811, ae 53 yrs
  5. Miss Rebecca BINNEY d. 26 Jun 1819, in the 83 year of her age
  6. Miss Jane BINNEY, dau of Spencer & Molley BINNEY, d. 13 Sep 1819, in the 23 year of her age
  7. Mrs. Molly BINEY, Relict of Mr. Spencer BINNEY, d. 16 Dec 1823, ae 51 yrs
  8. Mrs. Lydia BRUCE, wife of Jonathan BRUCE, Jr., & dau of Jonathan & Lydia LORING, d. 14 Dec 1828, ae 37 yrs
  9. Thomas COLYER d. 25 Jul 1719
  10. Perez CUSHING d. in the West Indies, 1794, ae 48
  11. Ruth CUSHING, his wife, d. in this Town, 12 Apr 1830, ae 77 (same stone as above)
  12. Mr. Benj'n CUSHING d. 12 Jun 1810, ae 70 yrs
  13. Robert C. CUSHING, son of Mr. Robert V. & Mrs. Mary CUSHING, d. 12 May 1816, ae 17 mos, 10 dys
  14. Lydia CUSHING, dau of Robert Vinal & Mary CUSHING, d. 4 Nov 1822, ae 3 yrs, 9 mos
  15. Robert Y. CUSHING d. 10 Mar 1827, ae 45
  16. William L. CUSHING d. at Boston, 25 Sep 1827, ae 45
  17. Sarah CUSHING d. 7 May 1828, ae 78
  18. Mrs. Jane CUSHING d. 25 Dec 1729, ae 83
  19. Mr. David CUSHING d. 17 Jul 1832, ae 58
  20. Mr. Pyam CUSHING d. 9 Apr 1841, ae 63 yrs
  21. Mrs. Olive CUSHING, Relict of Mr. Pyam CUSHING, d. 6 Jan 1848, ae 64 yrs
  22. Judith S. CUSHING, dau of R. V. & Mary C., d. 24 Jun 1855, ae 33 yrs, 8 mos
  23. Mary CUSHING, dau of Robert V. & Mary CUSHING, d. 8 Feb 1856, ae 44 yrs, 4 mos
  24. Jane L. CUSHING, dau of Robert V. & Mary CUSHING, d. 31 Jul 1856, ae 39 yrs, 6 mos, 13 dys
  25. Sally, dau of Mr. Saml. & Mrs. Susannah DILL, d. 5 Apr 1808, ae 2 yrs, 8 mos, 22 dys
  26. Alonzo, son of Mr. Saml. & Mrs. Susannah DILL, d. 5 Aug 1808, ae 3 mos (on same stone as above)
  27. Susan M. DILL, dau of Solomon DILL, d. 18 Jul 1838, ae 19 yrs
  28. Mr. Elisha GOOLD d. 24 Dec 1816, ae 73
  29. Mrs. Martha GOOLD, wife of Mr. Elisha GOOLD, d. 4 Sep 1819, ae 74 yrs
  30. Bitha T. GOOLD, wife of John GOOLD, d. 31 May 1830, ae 38 yrs
  31. Mr. John GOULD d. 4 Aug 1810, ae 37 yrs
  32. Miss Mary GOULD, dau of Mr. Saml. & Mrs. Mary GOULD, d. 11 Jul 1818, ae 18 yrs
  33. Elisha GOULD, son of Sam'l & Mary GOULD, d. in Boston, 4 Jun 1824, ae 16
  34. William Brewster, son of Rev. Robert & Rebecca L. GOULD, d. 8 Oct 1842, ae 7 yrs
  35. Thomas Lincoln, Member of the Sophomore Class, Wesleyan University, & dau of Rev. Robert & Rebecca L. GOULD, d. at Middletown, Conn., 23 Sep 1847, ae 20 yrs
  36. Mrs. Mary G. GOULD, wife of Samuel GOULD, d. 22 Oct 1848, ae 73 yrs
  37. Bathsheba GREENLEAF d. 2 Dec 1825, ae 93
  38. John GREENLEAF d. 23 Dec 1827, ae 54 (#s 37 & 38 are enclosed by a wooden fence)
  39. Mr. Matthew HUNT d. 16 May 1797, in the 43 year of his age
  40. Mrs. Winefred HUNT, wife of Mr. Matthew HUNT, d. 12 Feb 1842, ae 88 yrs
  41. Susan P. KNIGHT, dau of Joel & Jane L. KNIGHT, d. 26 Nov 1840, ae 6 yrs
  42. Rev. Joel KNIGHT, 13 Years a traveling minister of the M. E. Church, b. at Sudbury, Mass., 4 May 1804, d. in Providence R. I., 13 Aug 1843, ae 39 yrs, 3 mos, 9 dys
  43. Timothy Tabor, son of Joel & Jane L. KNIGHT, d. 18 Oct 1843, ae 1 yr, 4 mos
  44. Mrs. Content KNOX, Relict of Mr. Thomas KNOX, d. 3 Oct 1825, ae 65 yrs
  45. [Elijah] LORING [in the in the in the] d. 9 Sep 1715. (This and the next stonre are much defaced.)
  46. Benjamin LORING, d. 10 Mar 1716, ae 72 yrs
  47. Mr. John LORING d. 28 Feb 1719, in the 49th year of his age
  48. Jane, dau of Mr. Samuel, Jr., & Mrs. Huldah LORING, d. 5 Sep 1791, ae 16 mos, 18 dys
  49. Mrs. Jane, wife of Mr. Samuel LORING, d. 18 Oct 1795, in her 73d yr
  50. Capt. Daniel LORING d. 2 Nov 1801, ae 46 yrs
  51. Elisha LORING, son of Mr. Jon'a & Mrs. Lydia LORING, d. 20 Mar 1810, ae 14 yrs
  52. Eliza LORING, dau of Mr. Jona. & Mrs. Lydia LORING, d. 16 Mar 1811, ae 16 yrs
  53. William D. LORING, son of Mr. James C. & Mrs. Mary LORING, d. 14 Feb 1813, ae 34 dys
  54. Mr. Samuel LORING d. 19 Sep 1813, ae 92 yrs
  55. Sarah LORING, dau of Mr. John G. & Mrs. Martha LORING, d. 2 Jun 1815, ae 4 mos, 28 dys
  56. Lucy N. LORING, dau of Mr. Samuel & Mrs. Lucy LORING, d. 29 May 1816, ae 14 mos, 1 day
  57. Mrs. Martha LORING, wife of John G. LORING, d. 18 Apr 1817, ae 33
  58. Mrs. Hulda LORING, wife of Mr. Samuel LORING, d. 23 Jul 1820, ae 70 yrs
  59. Miss Harriott LORING, dau of Mr. Daniel & Elisabeth LORING, d. 17 Sep 1826, ae 42
  60. Mr. John LORING, d. 18 Jan 1828, in his 77 yr
  61. Mr. Jonathan LORING d. 6 Jul 1830, ae 71
  62. Mrs. Mehitab'll LORING, wife of Mr. John LORING, d. 5 Feb 1834, ae 83 yrs
  63. Mr. Samuel LORING d. 14 Jun 1840, ae 86 yrs
  64. Mrs. Sophronia S. LORING,, wife of Abner B. LORING, d. 20 Dec 1841, ae 25 yrs
  65. Rachel C. LORING, dau of Samuel & Lucy LORING, b. 4 Agu 1827, d. 19 Dec 1843
  66. Mrs. Elizabeth LORING d. 22 Dec 1851, ae 95 yrs, 4 mos
  67. James Goold, son of Mr. Samuel & Mrs. Olive LOVELL, d. 31 Dec 1796, ae 18 mos
  68. Mr. Samuel LOVELL d. 7 Aug 1807, ae 54 yrs
  69. Mr. Caleb G. LOVELL d. 6 Aug 1828, ae 37 yrs
  70. Caleb G. LOVELL, his son, lost at sea 25 Oct 1839, ae 28 yrs (on same stone as #69)
  71. Mrs. Olive LOVELL, Relict of Mr. Samuel LOVELL, d. 25 Aug 1844, ae 87 yrs
  72. Mrs. Hannah MITCHELL, wife of Mr. John MITCHELL, d. 15 Jul 1825, ae 29 yrs. She was a native of Carlscrona, Sweden.
  73. Lucy S. MITCHELL, d. 25 Jul 1838, ae 18 yrs, 7 mos
  74. Elizabeth MITCHELL, dau of John MITCHELL, d. 27 Jul 1840, ae 17 yrs
  75. Mrs. Harriet, wife of Mr. Bryant NEWCOMB, d. 31 Jan 1808, ae 20
  76. Mrs. Elizabeth NEWCOMB, Relict of Mr. Oliver NEWCOMB, d. 6 Sep 1824, ae 60 yrs
  77. Mr. Peter NEWCOMB d. 22 Apr 1833, ae 52 yrs
  78. Simon P., son of Peter & Margaret NEWCOMB, d. 20 May 1826, ae 2 yrs
  79. & 80. Also 2 infant children (#77-80 are on the same stone and enclosed by an iron fence.)
  80. Mrs. Betsey REED, wife of Mr. John REED, d. 24 Mar 1815, ae 45 yrs
  81. Mr. John REED, Jr., d. 17 Apr 1828, ae 31 yrs
  82. John REED d. 5 Mar 1832, in the 85th year of his age
  83. Mrs. Martha, wife of Mr. John REED, d. 29 Dec 1838, ae 58 yrs
  84. Mr. Samuel REED d. 29 (?) Feb 1853, ae 87 yrs
  85. Esther, wife of Nicholas SIROWICH, d. 18 Aug 1844, ae 36 yrs
  86. John L. SIROWICH, d. 16 Feb 1835, ae 2 yrs, 6 mos
  87. Angeline A. SIROWICH, d. 9 Aug 1843, ae 11 mos
  88. Mary & Esther SIROWICH, twin daughters, d. 30 Dec 1828, ae 4 days
  89. 87 to 89 are Children of Nicholas & Esther SIROWICH
  90. Capt. Daniel SOUTHER d. 26 Mar 1797, in his 71st yr
  91. Mrs. Judith, wife of Capt. Daniel SOUTHER, d. 25 Feb 1801, in her 67th yr
  92. Sarah SPEAR, widow, d. 12 Mar 1828, ae 65
  93. Miss Joanna SPRAGUE d. 13 Nov 1837, ae 81 yrs
  94. Martha SWAIN, dau of Mr. William & Mrs. Martha SWAIN, d. 25 Mar 1810, ae 9 mos
  95. Mr. William SWAIN d. 23 Jul 1813, ae 33 yrs
  96. Mrs. Sarah Ann Augusta, wife of William THOMPSON, d. 14 Feb 1837, ae 24 yrs
  97. Jane, dau of Mr. Gideon & Mary TIRRELL, d. [11 ?] May 1802, in her [7th ?] yr
  98. Nancy, dau of Mr. Gideon & Mary TIRRELL, d. 14 May 1802, in her 16th yr
  99. Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Gideon TIRRELL, d. 4 Feb 1809, ae 52
  100. Mr. Gideon TIRRELL d. 26 Feb 1823, ae 70
  101. Mrs. Elisabeth TURNER d. 15 Apr 1831, ae 44 yrs
  102. Mrs. Elisha TURNER d. 16 Aug 1848, ae 65 yrs

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