Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mary Shurtliff, Plymouth, MA - 1742

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 MARY DAUGHTER TO
MR JAMES & MRS FAITH
SHURTLIFF HIS
WIFE. DIED MAY
1742 IN Ye
13TH MONTH OF
HER AGE

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Burial Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Massachusetts

3 comments:

  1. Is this name Hurtliff or Shurtliff? My friend and I are having a debate about it. What do you think?

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  2. The surname is Shurtliff. From Drew's "Epitaphs from Burial Hill" pg 23: "188: MARY dautr To Mr. James & Mrs. Faith Shurtleff His Wife Died May 1742 in ye 13th Month of Her age."

    Her mother's stone is 4 entries down:

    "192. Here Lyes ye Body of Mrs FAITH SHURTIFF wife to Mr. James Shurtliff She Decd Mar ye 28th 1743 in ye 27th year of Her age."

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  3. Ok I'm going ahead and changing this from Hurtliff to Shurtliff. However, I still contend that the long S in the surname is an after thought. Look at the strong S in the name James. All the S's match except for the one in the surname. I'll have to do some more research. Perhaps "From Slate to Marble 1770-1870: Gravestone Carving Traditions in Eastern Massachusetts" by James Blachowicz will help shed some light on this one.

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