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Servant to John Hancock

28 May

Among the gravestones in the Old Granary Burying Ground in Boston is this one, near John Hancock’s grave.

Gravestone of Frank, Servant of John Hancock

                                                                     FRANK
                                                                  Servant to
                                                          John Hancock, Esqr.
                                                             lies interr’d here
                                                           who died 23 Janry
                                                                     1771
 

This is a great example of an 18th century gravestone and is one of my favorites.  Although settled some, it is still very readable and the carving is crisp and very clear.  I would like to know more about Frank.

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