leslie_cemetery
Leslie Road Burying Ground

The following study and information is provided by Bruce Laing:

In Memento Mori, authors Johnson and Elbridge were ambitious, thorough, and accurate. There were indeed three Burial Grounds in the Linebrook Parish, even though only two were commonly known by town historians, and only two were seen by Parish residents. The reason is painfully obvious, in retrospect. The third Linebrook Parish burial ground was actually located on Leslie Road, a few feet over the border and in the neighboring town of Rowley. In the old days, all of this area was part of the Linebrook Parish in Ipswich. The town border lines and the Parish boundaries had settled over the years with the burial ground apparently ending up next door from where it had started. It was not remarkable to casual passer-bys, nor even to this wooden-headed writer who would consider himself an interested party, that this ground was the 3rd yard referred to by Johnson and Elbridge. The cemetery is called the Leslie Road Burial Ground.

Pulpit Rock

Rev George Leslie was the first Pastor for the Linebrook Parish that began on November 15, 1749. The Meeting House for Linebrook Parish was built just inside the Rowley boundary on Leslie Road. The site is marked with a sign down the road. The Linebrook Church was taken down in 1847 and rebuilt in Ipswich on Linebrook Road. It was put in use again in 1848. Pulpit Rock was next door to the Church building in Rowley. Reverend George Whitefield, on one of the important Church celebrations, preached to more than 2000 persons at Pulpit Rock. The congregation was too large for the Church so the people sat outside and listened as Rev Whitefield gave his sermon while standing on top on the huge rock. Pulpit Rock is still used today as a special meeting place for local churches.Pulpit Rock is a granite ledge about 20 feet high and set back about 50 yards north of Leslie Road, heading northward on a side road known in the modern world as Ellsworth Road and in the past few centuries as the Meeting House Road.

Leslie Road Burial Ground

The candidates for burial at the Leslie Road Burying Ground

Momento Mori, the book which did so much to inspire this adventure, ends its beginning in a way that is fitting with this work. “In doing this work we are deeply conscious that we are but completing that which a long line of antiquarians had begun, but which, through a series of varying circumstances, was never brought to completion.” So with no further adieu, and with recognition that there is still work to be done, here are the results what I did and what I can offer. I created a list of burials, based on extractions from the invaluable Linebrook Parish Church Death Records from 1749 to 1815. I pulled the names of the deceased who are not present in any other areas cemetery. I compared the list against burials and vital record deaths in the same time frame elsewhere in Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, and Byfield: The First Parish of Rowley was one of the earliest cemeteries, the Byfield Parish Cemetery came into use in 1702. The Second Parish of Georgetown first came into use in 1732.) When all was done, I found a several good handfuls of the recorded deaths interred in these other cemeteries. What was left, I contend, is the most complete list of internments that took place in the elusive Lesslie Road Burying Ground. Here are our distinguished forebears:

Scipio (one name)
DEATH DATE:
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: on sign:
Joseph Metcalf 1761. His wife Sarah 1757. His negro boy, Scipio. Not in Church
records. [BL: Scipio appears to be a common name given to slaves and servants.
Scipio Platts of Rowley, a servant, married Ruth, a servant to Moses Bradstreet
of Ipswich. He died of consulption Dec 13, 1809, aged 80. Another Scipio.
Servant to Elphant Jewett, married Nanacy, a servant to MR. Sweasey of Ipswich,
on October 7, 1758.

Abbot
DEATH DATE September 26, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From
Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of John Abbot

Abbot
DEATH DATE January 28, 1774
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of John Abbot

Abigail Abbot
DEATH DATE July 1, 1781
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Nehemiah Abbot, deceased

Elizabeth Abbot
DEATH DATE May 16, 1774
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John Abbot

Elizabeth Abbot
DEATH DATE May 22,1760
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of widow Eleanor Abbot

George Abbot
DEATH DATE May 23,1778
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

John Abbot
DEATH DATE September 17, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From
Linebrook Parish Church Records: OF A CONSUMPTION

John Abbot
DEATH DATE December 18, 1759
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Deacon [BL: first Deacon]

Susanna Abbot
DEATH DATE December 14, 1759
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Deason John Abbot

Abraham Adams
DEATH DATE September 18, 1771
FIELD OBSERVATION: From
Linebrook Parish Church Records: either on the 18th or the 19th, hung himself

Ruth Ames
NEE Perley DEATH DATE June 5, 1769
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Ruth Ames of Boxford formerly ruth Perley of this Parish. A suspicion of said
Ruth’s being poisoned afterwards arising, on July 10 following a coroner’s
inquest was called and convened; and after examination had upon the body and
other inquiry, the jury came to the following verdict; viz: the said Ruth came
to her end by poison, the person by whom the poison was given to said Ruth

Abigail Bennet
DEATH DATE February 17, 1754
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow

Elizabeth Bradstreet
DEATH DATE October 23, 1773
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Deacon Potter’s wife

Ann Burnham
NEE AGE: 94 DEATH DATE May 19, 1759
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow

Issac Burpee
DEATH DATE February 17, 1758
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Salome? Burpee
DEATH DATE: 1763

FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter
of Reuben Burpee

Caleffe
DEATH DATE April 5, 1804
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Jed’h & Sarah Caleffe [old s’s?]; of scarlet fever and throat [dist—?] [BL:
Rowley cemetery at time of burial]

Chaplin
DEATH DATE October 7, 1750
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of John chaplin

Asa Chaplin
DEATH DATE August 21, 1778
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Jerh Chaplin

Elizabeth Chaplin
DEATH DATE
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter
of John

Hannah Chaplin
DEATH DATE April 4, 1807
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Deacon Moses Chaplin [BL: Rowley cemetery at time of burial, children
Mary and Jeremy are mentioned on the sign at the Brurial Grounds, but I could
not find them in the Church burial records.]

Hephzibah Chaplin
DEATH DATE August 1, 1771
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John

John Chaplin
DEATH DATE January 24, 1767
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: aged 93

John Chaplin
DEATH DATE January 21, 1774
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Lieutenant

Mehitable Chaplin
DEATH DATE November 17, 1767
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Moses Chaplin
DEATH DATE October 18, 1811
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Rowley cemetery at time of burial. Deacon. [BL: sign says his children Mary and
Jeremy are buried here.]

Chapman
DEATH DATE July 5, 1769
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Josh Chapman Jr

Chapman
DEATH DATE June 28, 1774
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Amos Chapman

Chapman
DEATH DATE October 3, 1778
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Jona Chapman

Chapman
DEATH DATE September 5, 1775
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church
Records: child of John Chapman

Daniel Chapman
DEATH DATE March 17, 1772
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Edward Chapman
DEATH DATE February 9, 1791
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: [BL: Cemetery was in Rowley at his time of death]

Hannah Chapman
DEATH DATE June 21, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Jonathan Chapman

Hannah Chapman
DEATH DATE May 8, 1812
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Lot Conant, one of the Church. [BL Cemetery was in Rowley at the time of
her death]

Jedidiah Chapman
DEATH DATE October 18, 1781
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Jed’h Chapman

Jerusha Chapman
DEATH DATE May 23, 1772
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Daniel Chapman

John Chapman
DEATH DATE June 4, 1750
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Jon a Chapman
DEATH DATE July 13, 1766
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Mary C Chapman
NEE AGE: BIRTHDATE:, 1772
DEATH DATE
September 19, 1775
FIELD OBSERVATION: From
Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Joseph Chapman. Multiple grave sight,
Nabby Chapman died April 13, 1808.

Mercy Chapman
DEATH DATE May 4, 1775
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Found cast up at or near Safford’s Point. Widow.

Nabby Chapman
DEATH DATE April 13, 1808
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Joseph and Mary Chapman. [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial
Grounds: “Miss Nabby Chapman b. 7/1788, d. Ipswich 4/13/1808, Aged 19 years 9
mos, daughter of Mr. Joseph and Mary Chapman.” Also interred in this grave is
Mary Chapman, died 3 years of age on Sept 19, 1775.] [BL: This may be the
beautiful young Nabby for whom a young suitor rejected his fiance, causing quite
a stir in the Parish. It is documented in the Church records.]

Palitiah Chapman
DEATH DATE February 7, 1772
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Daniel Chapman

Susanna Chapman
DEATH DATE May 4, 1775

FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Amos Chapman

Conant
DEATH DATE February 10, 1758
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of John Conant

Elizabeth Conant
DEATH DATE February 19, 1810
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of William and Ruth Conant [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Grounds, Born May 14, 1809, 1 year old]

Lois Conant
DEATH DATE October 11, 1803
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Moses Conant

Mary Conant
DEATH DATE May 13, 1758
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John Conant, drowned

Moses Conant
DEATH DATE October 19, 1803
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Lot and Mary Conant

Priscilla Conant
DEATH DATE October 8, 1773
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Lot Conant

Sarah Conant
DEATH DATE May 22, 1804
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Daniel Conant [BL: nee Chapman, interred at Old Linebrook Burial Ground; cemetery was in Rowley at the time of her death]

Mary Cooper
DEATH DATE August 19, 1762
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Samuel

Hannah Cromby
DEATH DATE July 23, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow

Davis
DEATH DATE July 19, 1753
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Israel Davis

Hannah Davis
DEATH DATE December 24, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Charles Davis

James Davis
DEATH DATE March 11, 1753
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: First of two Elders. [BL: Hurd has his death year as 1752]

Dresser
DEATH DATE September 6, 1772
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Daniel Dresser

Dresser
DEATH DATE February 23, 1769
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Daniel Dresser

David Dresser
DEATH DATE August 15, 1770
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Ensign

Hannah Dresser
DEATH DATE November 28, 1774
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John Dresser

John Dresser
DEATH DATE March 10, 1782
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: one of the Church [?]

Mary Dresser
DEATH DATE April 12, 1751
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow

Mary Dresser
DEATH DATE December 28, 1808
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Daniel and Mary Dresser

Rebecca Dresser
DEATH DATE December 22, 1772
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:
Dutch
DEATH DATE December 2, 1757
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow

Jonathan Ellsworth
DEATH DATE February 27, 1769
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: [BL: His wife, Eunice Tenney is mentioned on the sigh at the Grounds, but her name does nnot appear in the Church death records, of which the last is in 1812.
1813 was a year in which the Church was in grave decline, so this is probably the reason for the

Lydia Fiske
DEATH DATE September 27, 1759
FIELD OBSERVATION: From
Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Mark

Ruth Fiske
DEATH DATE March 17, 1759
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Mark

Fleet
DEATH DATE May 1767,
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow, at John Fowler’s

Foster
DEATH DATE October 17, 1803
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Daniel and Dolly Foster. Cemetery was in Rowley at time of death.

Foster
DEATH DATE May 16, 1751
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John Foster

Dorcas Foster
DEATH DATE August 30, 1791
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Cemetery was in Rowley at time of death.

Dorcas Foster
DEATH DATE October 23, 1775
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Dudley Foster
DEATH DATE July 26, 1775
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Philimon Foster

Francis Foster
DEATH DATE September 19, 1759
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: lived at John Fowler’s

Jonathan Foster
DEATH DATE May 2, 1779
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Lucy Foster
DEATH DATE September 18, 1800
FIELD OBSERVATION: From
Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Lucy and Allen Foster. Cemetery was in Rowley at time of death.

Mary Foster
DEATH DATE April 12, 1759
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John

Mary Foster
DEATH DATE December 19, 1780
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Philemon Foster
DEATH DATE July 14, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Philemon Foster

Phineas Foster
DEATH DATE October 11, 1811
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Allen and Lucy Foster at Topsfield. Cemetery was in Rowley at time of death.

Thomas Foster
DEATH DATE August 22, 1789
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Captain. Cemetery was in Rowley at time of death.

Fowler
DEATH DATE April, 1767
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Negro boy belonging to John Fowler

Deborah Fowler
DEATH DATE February 17, 1805
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John Fowler Jr; scarlet fever [BL: interred in Old Linebrook Burial
Ground, Born Boxford 5/18/1782 d. Ipswich2/25/1805. Nee Dorman. Æt 22 years, 9 months, & 7 days. In memory of Mr[s]. John Fowler Jun. “Snatch’d from this world while in her fond care From a kind husband and infant dear Parents and friends lament as she departs and still her memory lives in all their hearts.”]

Gilbert Fowler
DEATH DATE April 16, 1804
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of John and Sarah Fowler; scarlet fever [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Grounds, b. Ipswich2/2/1789 d. Ipswich4/16/1804. Ætat 15. “Death like an
overflowing stream sweeps us away our life’s a dream an empty tale, a morning
flower cut down and

Mercy Fowler
DEATH DATE October 24, 1773
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John Fowler; [BL interred in Old Linebrook Cemetery. b. Ipswich 1712 d. Ipswich10/24/1773. Nee Howe. Ætat 61]

Perkins Fowler
DEATH DATE March 6, 1804
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of John and Sarah Fowler [BL:interred Old Linebrook Burial Grounds, b. Ipswich12/29/1783 d. Ipswich3/6/1804 Ætat 20 “Teach us O Lord how frail is man,
and kindly lengthen out our span Till a wise care of piety fit us to die and dwell with thee.”]

Goodwin
DEATH DATE October 7, 1778
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of David Goodwin. [BL: On the sign at the cemetery, there is a reference to a Joshua Goodwin, and this is likely him.]

Mary Hamilton
DEATH DATE February 9, 1774
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow

George Hibbert
DEATH DATE April 29, 1750
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: First of two Elders

James Hibbert
DEATH DATE October 12, 1750
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Sarah Hibbert
DEATH DATE: 1753
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of widow Susanna Hibbert

Apphia Hodgkins
DEATH DATE April 6, 1779
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Lucy Hodgkins

Lucy Hodgkins
DEATH DATE March 18, 1779
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of widow Lucy Hodgkins

Elizabeth Holland
DEATH DATE June 19, 1758
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Jerh Hopkinson
DEATH DATE
September 11, 1768
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: aged 90

How
DEATH DATE
September 4, 1771
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Child of Abraham How Junior

How
DEATH DATE April 15, 1757
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Abraham How the 3d

How
DEATH DATE July 4, 1763
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Abraham How Junr

How
DEATH DATE July 15, 1763
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Jacob How Junr

How
DEATH DATE August 19, 1767
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Jacob How Jr soon thereafter its birth

How
DEATH DATE June 6, 1759
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Abraham How 3d

Abraham How
DEATH DATE March 6, 1770
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: lieutenaunt. [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Ground, Mr. Abraham Howe b. Ipswich6/27/1686 d. Ipswich3/6/1770. Æt 84 years. Here lies the body of Mr,
Abraham Howe who died March 6, 1770 and departed this life in full assurance of faith and came to this grave as a shock of corn in his season.]

Abraham How
DEATH DATE June 9, 1774
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Abraham Howe

Eleanor How
DEATH DATE August 11, 1757
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Jacob

Eleanor How
DEATH DATE August 15, 1809
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow. Cemetery belonged to Rowley at time of burial.

Eleanor How
DEATH DATE November 8, 1773
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Elizabeth How
DEATH DATE June 3, 1760
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Abraham How

Hannah How
DEATH DATE June 26, 1806
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Jacob and Lydia How. Cemetery was Rowley at time of burial.

Hannah How
DEATH DATE June 26, 1756
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Jacob How Jr, drowned in a well

Hephzibah How
DEATH DATE January 30, 1759
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Lieut Mark How ??? Juniors???

Hephzibah How
DEATH DATE April 13, 1753
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Lieut Abraham How. [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Ground. Mrs. Hephzibah How b. 1691 d. Ipswich4/13/1753. Nee Andrews. Æt 62 years. Here lyes
the body of Mrs. Hephzibah How wife of Abraham How who died April 13th, 1753 and meekly resigned her soul unto God in whose presence there is fullness of joy and at whose right hand are rivers of pleasure for evermore.]

Jacob How
DEATH DATE May 6, 1758
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Abraham How 3d. Cemetery was Rowley at time of burial.

Jacob How
DEATH DATE August 1, 1806
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Jacob How
DEATH DATE February 6, 1772
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

John How
NEE AGE: 25
DEATH DATE January 13, 1781
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of [?] Abraham How [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Ground. Mr. John Howe b. Ipswich10/8/1756 d. Ipswich1/13/1781. Here lies buried the body of Mr.
John Howe ƒon of Capt Abraham and Mrs. Lucy Howe who departed this life Janr 13, 1781, in the 25th year of his age. “Although his body lies in this cold grave, the earth too narrow for his ƒoulks repoƒe, He’s wing’d for heaven and took a
hasty flight for crowns of glory in ye realms of light.”]

Margery How
DEATH DATE September 1, 1762
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Deacon Mark How

Mark How
DEATH DATE July 13, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Capt How [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Gorunds. Mark Howe b. Ipswich 5/1/1773 d. Ipswich 7/13/1776. Here lies the body of Mark Howe son of Capt
Abraham and Mrs. Lucy Howe who died July 13, 1776 in the 4th year of his age. “Here lies Mark Howe who lately died with two dear brothers near his side.”]

Mark How
DEATH DATE February 17, 1770
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Deacon

Nathaniel How
DEATH DATE March 27, 1809
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: [BL: Interred at Old Linebrook Burial Ground, One of two ‘tuners of the hymns’ at Church, Mr. Nathaniel Howe b. Ipswich9/16/1739 d. Ipswich3/27/1809. Æt 69 In
memory of Mr. Nathaniel Howe. The sweet remembrance of the just, like a green root revives and bears a train of blessings for his heirs, when dying nature sleeps in dust.]

Samuel How
DEATH DATE May 20, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son
of Capt How

Ireland
DEATH DATE September 26, 1750
FIELD OBSERVATION: From
Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Benjamin Ireland

Jackson
DEATH DATE June 4, 1757
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Joshua Jackson

Abigail Jackson
DEATH DATE February 22, 1751
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Rebecca Jewet
DEATH DATE January 1, 1754
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Amos Jewet

Amos Jewett
DEATH DATE December 28, 1775
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: very suddenly in the army. Junior. [BL interered at Old Linebrook Burial Grounds. His father may have been an Elder. Mr. Amos Jewett b. Ipswich 1754 d.
Ipswich12/28/1775. “In the 21st year of his age here lies the body of Mr. Amos Jewett, son of Mr. Amos and Mrs. Jane Jewett.”]

Kimball
DEATH DATE February 17, 1754
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Daniel Kimball, still born

Kimball
DEATH DATE December 7, 1754
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Benj Kimball 3d

Hephzibah Kimball
DEATH DATE November 30, 1781
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Daniel Kimball

Joseph Kimball
DEATH DATE November 4, 1761
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Ruth Kimball
DEATH DATE September 9, 1751
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church
Records: of small pox [BL: may be interred at the Metcalf Rock Pasture Burial Grounds for small pox victims]

Sarah Kimball
DEATH DATE February 28, 1754
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Joesph Kimball

Sarah Kimball
DEATH DATE October 13, 1760
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Benjamin Kimball

James Lesslie
DEATH DATE October 10, 1756
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Joseph Lesslie

James Lesslie
DEATH DATE September 25, 1758
FIELD OBSERVATION: From
Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Joseph Lesslie [BL: this is probably one of the 7 family members who drowned on a trip to the Caribbean. His mother was Mary Lesslie, grandparents were Rev James Lesslie and his wife Margaret.]

James Lesslie
DEATH DATE May 12, 1763
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Father Lesslie. [BL he was a Reverend]

Jonathan Lesslie
DEATH DATE November 5, 1771
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: BL: Per sign, he was the son of Rev George Lesslie

Lynds Lesslie
DEATH DATE October 2, 1778
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: at Topsfield. Noted In the Church records as Sister Lynds [BL: There was a Lynde Lesslie baptised May 13, 1759, and I am inclined to think this is her. Assuming
she was baptised at birth, she was the right age to be a sister to Jonathan and daughter of Reverend George. However, if George was filling out the record book, ‘sister’ may have referred to his own sister.]

Samuel Marsh
DEATH DATE August 3, 1757
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Rebecca Ireland

Joseph Metcalf
DEATH DATE March 19, 1761
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Joseph Metcalf
DEATH DATE June 7, 1789
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Sarah Metcalf
DEATH DATE February 10, 1757
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Joseph

Morgan
DEATH DATE August 20, 1803
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Mr Morgan

Morss
DEATH DATE February 22, 1771
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Timothy Morss

Hannah Nelson
DEATH DATE April 2, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Joseph Nelson

Martha Nelson
DEATH DATE April 29, 1777
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Joseph Nelson

Perley
DEATH DATE March 25, 1812
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: infant child of Samuel and Nabby Perley

Elizabeth Perley
DEATH DATE May 5, 1768
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of David

Jonathan Perley
DEATH DATE March 9, 1755
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Joseph Perley
DEATH DATE November 15, 1758
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Lucy Perley
DEATH DATE February 21, 1766
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John Perley just after her being delivered of a dead child

Lydia Perley
DEATH DATE August 10, 1804
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John Perley; scarlet fever

Phebe Perley
DEATH DATE June 5, 1811
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John Perley [?]; of lethargy or an apopleptic fit

Samuel Perley
DEATH DATE April 9, 1753
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Sarah Perley
DEATH DATE January 28, 1750
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Serg? David Perley

Phillips
DEATH DATE October 8, 1775
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: two youngest children of James Phillips

Aaron Pingry
DEATH DATE January 21, 1779
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: [BL There is an Aaron Pingree (sp) in Old North Burial Grounds, but no dates, likely not the same person]

Mary Pingry
DEATH DATE February 17, 1769
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Aaron

Potter
DEATH DATE October 5, 1803
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Nathl Potter and wife

Potter
DEATH DATE November 21, 1808
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Nathl Potter and wife, with quinzy [scarlet fever, maybe?]

Aaron Potter
DEATH DATE January 20, 1753
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Jabish Potter

Anthony Potter
DEATH DATE June 21, 1791
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Deacon [BL interred at Old Linebrook Burial Ground, Dea. Anthony Potter b 1724 d Ipswich6/22/1791. In his 67th year. “The end of the righteous man is peace.”]

Hannah Potter
DEATH DATE October 20, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow

John Potter
DEATH DATE November 28, 1780
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Ezekiel Potter, at sea

Lydia Potter
DEATH DATE September 21, 1771
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Ezekiel Potter [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Ground, Lydia Potter b Ipswich 1754 d Ipswich9/21/1771. Aged 17 years 7 mos. “Here lies the body of Lydia Potter daughter of Mr. Ezekiel Potter and Mrs. Mary Potter who died September 21, 1771 aged 17 years 7 months. “Depart ye friends dry up your ter’s, I must lye here til Christ appears.”]

Martha Potter
DEATH DATE October 10, 1773
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Deacon Anthony Potter

Martha Potter
DEATH DATE June 12, 1803
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow, one of the Church [?] [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Ground, Mrs. Martha Potter b 1731 d Ipswich6/12/1803. Consort of Deacon Anthony Potter.]

Mary Potter
DEATH DATE November 16, 1806
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow, one of the Church [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Ground, Mrs. Mary Potter b 1720 d Ipswich11/16/1806. Æt 86. In memory of Mrs. Mary Potter relict of Mr. Ezekiel Potter. “God had laid in heaven for me a crown which cannot fade, the righteous judge at that great day shall place it on my head.”]

Mary Potter
DEATH DATE April 26, 1762
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Anthony

Nathaniel Potter
DEATH DATE September 26, 1771
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Ezekiel Potter [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Ground, Nathaniel Potter b 1/1848 (must be a typing error, 1748 would fit with age at death) d Ipswich9/26/1771. Aged 23 years & 8 months. “Here lied the body of Nathaniel Potter son of Ezekiel Potter and Mrs. Mary Potter who died. “Come mortal man cast an eye read thy doom and prepare to die.”]

Thomas Potter
DEATH DATE April 23, 1753
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Mary Roberts
DEATH DATE June 15, 1781
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: one of the town’s poor

Ross
DEATH DATE July 17,1774
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Jabez Ross Jr

Ezra Ross
BIRTHDATE:, 1762
DEATH DATE July 2, 1778
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: [BL: Ezra was hanged at Worcester, for the murder of Mr. Spooner, attended at the gallows by Rev George Lesslie, much mourning. Ezra was the youngest of 17 children, soldier at 16, fell ill and recuperated in the home of Mr Spooner and his wife Bathesheba, who was behind the plot. Quite a story. See my story of the Missing Graveyard for more details.]

Lucy Ross
DEATH DATE May 15,
1761
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Jabig ? Ross

Martha Ross
DEATH DATE September 19, 1773
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Jabiz Ross

Benjamin Scott
DEATH DATE March 12, 1809
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Captain [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Ground, Capt Benjamin Scott b 1754 d Ipswich3/12/1809. (Soldiers grave.) Æt 55. In memory of Capt Benjamin Scott who died March 12, 1809. “A husband kind a husband dear, a sincere friend lies buried here.”]

Smith
DEATH DATE March 22, 1752
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: x x x Smith wife of x x x

Smith
DEATH DATE February
2, 1779
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of James Smith

Abraham Smith
DEATH DATE July 21, 1763
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Eleanor Smith
DEATH DATE April, 1766
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Joseph

Elizabeth Smith
DEATH DATE February 13, 1751
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Elizabeth Smith
DEATH DATE March 27, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Jerh [Jeremiah?] [BL interred in Old Linebrook Burial Grounds, Smith Mrs. Elizabeth Smith b Ipswich 1714 d Ipswich 3/27/1776 Aged 62 years. Here lies the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith wife of Mr. Jeremiah Smith who departed this life.]

Hannah Smith
DEATH DATE August 18, 1750
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of John Smith

James Smith
DEATH DATE October 28, 1805
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: [BL: interred at Old Linebrook Burial Ground, Mr. James Smith b Ipswich 1739 d Ipswich10/28/1805. (Flag on grave.) Æt 66. “And must this body die, this mortal frame decay, and must these active limbs of mine lie mouldering in the clay.” In memory of Mr. James Smith who died Octr 28 1805Mrs. Jemima Smith b 17412 d Ipswich12/14/1779. Æt 38. In memory Mrs. Jemima Smith wife of Mr. James Smith who died Decr 14, 1779. “And must this body die, this mortal frame decay, and must these active limbs of

John Smith
DEATH DATE December 27, 1766
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: Landlord

Lydia Smith
DEATH DATE August 18, 1768
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of James

Mercy Smith
DEATH DATE December 25, 1769
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: widow

Thomas Stickney
DEATH DATE September 25, 1758
FIELD OBSERVATION: From
Linebrook Parish Church Records:

Tenney
DEATH DATE December 19, 1754
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Ebenezer Tenney

Tenney
DEATH DATE April 29, 1762
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: child of Ebenezer Tenney

Ann Tenney
DEATH DATE October 19, 1753
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Ebenezer Tenney. On sign

Ebenezer Tenney
DEATH DATE January 26, 1757
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Ebenezer Tenney

Eunice Tenney
DEATH DATE December 23, 1789
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Edmund and Hannah Tenney

Judith Tenney
DEATH DATE November 6, 1753
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Ebenezer Tenney

Mary Tenney
DEATH DATE July 13, 1777
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Nathaniel Tenney

Susanna Todd
DEATH DATE August 9, 1753
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Thomas Todd

Lucy White
DEATH DATE April 2, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: wife of Lieutenant Thomas White

Amos Wilder
DEATH DATE May 17, 1779
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: of small pox, during the night [BL: may be interred at the Metcalf Rock Pasture Burial Grounds for small pox victims]

Wood
DEATH DATE April 7, 1781
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: infant child of Jonanthan Wood Jr

Betty Wood
DEATH DATE October 20, 1775
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Jonathan Wood

Hannah Wood
DEATH DATE November 10, 1773
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Solomon Wood

Hephzibah Wood
DEATH DATE January 2, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: daughter of Jonathan Wood

John Wood
DEATH DATE March 10, 1776
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Jonathan Wood

Moses Wood
DEATH DATE December 27, 1775
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son of Jonathan Wood

Moses Woodberry
DEATH DATE May 18, 1777
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records: son
of Widow Mary Woodberry

Samuel Woodberry
DEATH DATE September 22, 1775
FIELD OBSERVATION: From Linebrook Parish Church Records:

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Related documents
  • Essex Institute Library Salem deeds Vol 4 p5 July 5, 1753 is a lease from George Lesslie to the Deacons of the Linebrook Church. This is a clear hand-written copy of the original. Now found in the basement at the Southern Essex County Registry of Deeds, at 36 Federal Street in Salem.
  • Book 2535 Page 186 shows the type-set version of the above referenced first lease of land from George Lesslie to the LP Deacons, an apparent swap of some of the land in question. At the Southern EssexCountyRegistry of Deeds, at 36 Federal Street in Salem. This one was “received” on November 20, 1922. (Appendix)
  • Book 3221 Page 221 is an item dated April June 11, 1940 showing a transfer of the registered cemetery land from the Linebrook Parish to Rowley. At the Southern EssexCountyRegistry of Deeds, at 36 Federal Street in Salem. (Appendix)
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  • The Topsfield Historical Collection, Volume [?] Martin van Buren Perley, pps 92-104 about George Lesslie.
  • Jewett’s History of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1639 to 1850.
  • J. B. Felt’s History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton
  • Hurd: History of Essex County, Massachusetts, pages 591-593