Philander Shaw 1800

headstone headstone & footstone tympanum

Philander Shaw
Son of
the Rev Philander Shaw
& Mrs Lucy his wife
died Jan'y 27th 1800
aged 7 weeks

Philander Shaw

The gravestone displays a winged head very similar to that of Dorcas Shaw (d1797) who was the first wife of Rev Shaw. These two gravestones most likely were carved by Bildad Washburn of Kingston, MA. The top right photo shows the headstone with the footstone in the background.

LOCATION - No. SE 12 on EHS 1976 survey map

MATERIAL - slate

HEADSTONE - 15" W, 21" H, 1" D

FOOTSTONE - 11" W, 15" H, 1" D

CONDITION - crack in tympanum

COMMENTS - Headstone back and edges encased in resin bonded fiberglass applied about 1977. Headstone and footstone cleaned and reset in 2000. Headstone cleaned September 2004. Fiberglass backing removed October 2008. Headstone cleaned with D/2 and reset October 2008. Footstone cleaned November 2008.

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