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Tombstone of William Bradford.

Object Number: 
1863.14
Date: 
ca. 1752
Medium: 
Stone
Dimensions: 
Overall (without base): 45 x 30 x 2 in. (114.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm) Overall (including NYHS base): 60 x 36 x 6 1/4 in. (152
Marks: 
carved: "here lies the Body of Mr. William Brad[ford]/ Printer, who departed this Life May 23/ 1752 aged 92 years. He was born in/ Leicestershire in Old England, in 1660;/ and came over to Americain 1682 before/ the city of Philadelphia was laid out: He/
Description: 
Red-brown stone tombstone with shaped top decorated with central death's head beneath eight-pointed star inscribed in circle; death's head flanked by four-pointed stars inscribed in circles, flanked by hourglasses inside rectangles; lengthy inscription beneath.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corporation of Trinity Church
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group