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 Richard Churcher

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Richard Churcher

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death
5 Apr 1681 (aged 5)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Memorial ID
2867 View Source

Richard Churcher died 16 years before Trinity Churchyard was incorporated. He is buried in what became the north churchyard. There are many icons that symbolize the shortness of life on his gravestone: a skull and crossbones, a winged hourglass, an imitation of a seventeenth-century English bedstead carved at the top of the stone. His grave is the oldest in Trinity Churchyard.This is the oldest known tombstone in the Trinity (Episcopal) churchyard on lower Manhattan.

Richard Churcher died 16 years before Trinity Churchyard was incorporated. He is buried in what became the north churchyard. There are many icons that symbolize the shortness of life on his gravestone: a skull and crossbones, a winged hourglass, an imitation of a seventeenth-century English bedstead carved at the top of the stone. His grave is the oldest in Trinity Churchyard.This is the oldest known tombstone in the Trinity (Episcopal) churchyard on lower Manhattan.

Bio by: BKGeni


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W. C.
HEAR . LYES . THE . BODY
OF . RICHARD . CHVRCH
ER . SON . OF . WILLIA
M . CHVRCHER . WHO .
DIED . THE . 5 OF . APRIL
1681 . OF . AGE 5 YEARS
AND . 5 . MONTHS

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  • Maintained by: Cynthia Dambach
  • Added: 4 May 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 2867
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2867/richard-churcher: accessed ), memorial page for Richard Churcher (Mar 1676–5 Apr 1681), Find a Grave Memorial ID 2867, citing Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA; Maintained by Cynthia Dambach (contributor 47056557).