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King’s Chapel Burial Ground

1630

 
 
King’s Chapel Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. King’s Chapel Burial Ground Marker
The King’s Chapel Burial Ground is located along the route of Boston's Freedom Trail.
Inscription.
Left Marker:
Here were buried
Governors of Massachusetts
John Winthrop 1649, John Endicott 1665,
John Leverett 1679, William Shirley 1771,
Lieut. Governors of Massachusetts
William Phillips 1827, Thomas Lindall Winthrop 1841;
Governors of Connecticut
John Winthrop 1676, Fitz-John Winthrop 1707;
Judges of Massachusetts
Wait Still Winthrop 1717, Adam Winthrop 1743,
Oliver Wendell 1818, Thomas Dawes 1825;
Ministers of Boston
John Cotton 1652, John Davenport 1670,
John Oxenbridge 1674, Thomas Bridge 1715.

Captain Robert Keayne
First commander of the
Ancient and Honerable Artillery Company
1638

Right Marker:
Here were buried
Jacob Sheafe 1658, John Winslow 1674.
Mary Chilton 1679,
A passenger in the Mayflower
and wife of John Winslow.
Lady Andros 1688,
Captain Roger Clap 1690, Thomas Brattle 1713,
Professor John Winthrop 1776.
James Lloyd 1831, Charles Bulfinch 1844.

William Dawes Jr.
Patriot and Son of Liberty
April 6 1745 – February 25 1799.
This tablet placed by the city 1901.

 
Erected 1901 by City of Boston.
 
Location. 42° 21.496′ N, 71° 3.605′ W. Marker is in Boston,
Winthrop Family Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Winthrop Family Grave
Buried here are John Winthrop, 1st Governor of Massachusetts; the younger John Winthrop, 1st Governor of Connecticut; Maj. Gen. Fitz-John Winthrop, Governor of Connecticut; and many other members of the Winthrop family.
Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Tremont Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to King’s Chapel Burying Ground (here, next to this marker); Life and Death in Colonial Boston (a few steps from this marker); Pilgrims and Patriots (a few steps from this marker); William Dawes Jr. (a few steps from this marker); King’s Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Governor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ice King, the Castle Captain, and the She-Merchant (within shouting distance of this marker); King's Chapel and Beyond (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers found in King’s Chapel Burying Ground.
 
Also see . . .  King's Chapel and Burying Ground. Details of the Freedom Trail from the City of Boston website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Grave of William Dawes Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Grave of William Dawes Jr.
William Dawes was the "other man" who rode along with Paul Revere on the night of April 18, 1775 to warn of the approaching British troops. Dawes took the longer overland route to Lexington, while Revere took the shorter route originating across the Charles River.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,867 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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