The gravestone reads:
The children of Andrew & Melicen Neal
TEMPUS EDAX RERUM (Time, devourer of all things)
|Elizabeth Neal||Elizabeth Neal||Andrew Neal|
|Aged 3 Dayes
|Aged 2 weeks
Dec’d June ye 12 1671
|Aged 18 months
|As Also ye body of Hannah Neal is here inter’d|
The carver of this stone has been identified as the “Old Stone Cutter” in the Farber Collection. This is one of the more memorable and dramatic stones in the graveyard, I often stop by it when I am passing by.
One thought on “Wordless Wednesday: The Gravestone of the Children of Andrew Neal, Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.”
Thanks for the photo! It is indeed a striking stone. One point–the name of the wife/mother is actually “Melicen” (that is, Millicent)–the carver borrowed the downstroke from the “M” for the “E” as well (a trick employed elsewhere on the stone also).