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 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA


Latitude: 42.4618763, Longitude: -70.96452499999998
Old Western Burial Ground

Notes:
The Old Western Burial Ground is one of Lynn's oldest cemeteries. The graveyard is located in West Lynn, west-side of Lynn Common by Market Square. Most of the stones are engraved with the willow tree motif, appearing to be a common theme in this era.
http://heartoflynn.blogspot.com/2011/04/old-western-burial-ground.html
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This Burying Ground is in the westerly part of the city which was originally the centre of the town. It is bounded northerly by Market Square, easterly by Elm Street, southerly by Ash Street and westerly partly by South Street.
It was the only one in use by the whole town from its commencement till about 1720, the town
then including besides the territory of the present city, the entire limits of the towns of Lynnfield, Saugus, Swampscott and Nahant. No other place of burial, public or private, is known to have been used until the formation of the second and third parishes, Lynnfield and Saugus, churches having been established in those parishes in 1720 and 1732, respectively.
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ma/essex/towns/lynn/cemeteries/oldburying.txt
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Several generations of my direct ancestors, going back to my 10th great on my paternal grandmother's line are laid to rest in this cemetery, along with no doubt many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Cemetery Photos

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Old Western Burial Ground
Old Western Burial Ground
Lynn, Massachusetts 
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Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
 
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Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
 

Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Cheevers, Sarah - Old Western Burial Ground
Cheevers, Sarah - Old Western Burial Ground
Lynn, Massachusetts
Inscription:
"Inscriptions from the old buying ground, Lynn, Mass." by Moulten, 1886, p. 69:
Erected in memory of Mrs. Sarah, wife of John Mansfield, Esq. Obt. March 15th 1780, AEt. 50. 
    Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts
Sarah* Cheever (d. 15 Mar 1780)
 
Elizabeth Mansfield - Old Western Burial Ground
Elizabeth Mansfield - Old Western Burial Ground
Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts
inscription:
Inscription:
HERE LYES Ye BODY OF Mrs
ELIZABETH MANSFIELD
THE WIFE OF MR
JOSEPH MANSFIELD
AGED 87 YEARS 
    Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts
Elizabeth* Townsend(?), (immigrant) (d. Bef 26 Nov 1673)
 
Mansfield, John - Old Western Burial Grounds
Mansfield, John - Old Western Burial Grounds
Old Western Burial Grounds, Lynn, Massachusetts
Inscription:
"Inscriptions from the old buying ground, Lynn, Mass." by Moulten, 1886, p. 69:
Erected in memory of John Mansfield, Esq., Obt. April 24th 1809, AEt. 89. 
    Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts
John* Mansfield (d. Bef 29 Apr 1809)
 
Mansfield, Jonathan - Old Western Burial Ground
Mansfield, Jonathan - Old Western Burial Ground
Lynn, Massachusetts 
    Jonathan* Mansfield (d. 1 Mar 1728)
 
Mansfield, Joseph - Old Western Burial Ground
Mansfield, Joseph - Old Western Burial Ground
Lynn, Massachusetts
inscription:
"Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Joseph Mansfield, Deceas'd June ye 2d 1739, in the 84th year of his age."

Inscriptions from "The Old Burying Ground, Lynn, Mass." by Moulten, 1886, p. 69.
 
    Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts
Joseph* Mansfield, Jr. (d. 2 Jun 1739)
 

All Burials

 #   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Buried   Person ID 
1. Leasing (or Leazing), Joan* (immigrant)   d. 24 Oct 1674 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location I96524
2. Mansfield, Abigail   d. 20 Nov 1763 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location I96538
3. Mansfield, Deacon Daniel   d. 11 Jun 1728 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location I96596
4. Mansfield, Jonathan*   d. 1 Mar 1728 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location I96518
5. Mansfield, Joseph* (immigrant)   d. 22 Apr 1694 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location I57811
6. Mansfield, Robert   d. 7 Dec 1755 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location I96522
7. Needham, Edmund* (immigrant)   d. 16 May 1677 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location I96523
8. Needham, Elizabeth*   d. 25 Feb 1662 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location I96521
9. Rand, Mary   d. 16 Mar 1784 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location I96537
10. Townsend(?), Elizabeth* (immigrant)   d. Bef 26 Nov 1673 Old Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location I96580

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