The Old North Burying Ground at the
intersection of High Street and Rt 133/1A was established in 1634 upon the founding of the town of Ipswich. The following photos are graves from the Old North Burial Ground in Ipswich A complete list of burials is in the book Memento Mori, published by the Ipswich Historical Society in 1935.
Memento Mori, published in 1935 by the Ipswich Historical Society lists all graves at the Old North Burial Ground.
Elizabeth and John Appleton, one of the leaders of the Ipswich rebellion against unfair taxation by Governor Andros in 1687.
Colonel Samuel Appleton was thrown in prison for resisting taxation by Governor Andros in 1687.
Andrew “Bourlay” (Burley) built his home on Green Street in 1688.
Sarah Burnham was the wife of James Burnham.
The graves of two children of James and Hannah Burnham.
Doctor Philemon Dean, father of the Philemon Dean who built the house on South Main.
General Daniel Denison was an important early leader of Ipswich.
Thomas Dennis, master wood carver of Ipswich
Grace Dennis was the wife of Thomas Dennis.
Isaac Dodge was one of the builders of the Day-Dodge house on the corner of North Main Street and East Street.
Abigail and Samuel Dutch built
a home on South Main Street.
Benjamin Dutch owned and sold many properties in early Ipswich.
John Edwards, a devout Puritan, built the Joseph Wilcomb house on High Street in 1668.
Simply marked EL, the date 1647 makes this the oldest known grave in the Old North Burial Ground.
The Falconer tombstone marks the mass grave of a dozen people who died in the wreck of the brig Falconer at Crane Beach in 1847
The graves of General Michael and Elisabeth Farley. Michael Farley was an important 17th Century
town leader and war hero
Zerbiah Frisbie was the wife of Reverend
Eli Frisbie, pastor of First Church for 30 years.
William Goodhue was one of
the men arrested in the Andros
Rebellion of 1687.
Abraham and Lucy Hammatt at the Old North Burial Ground
Hammatt Street in the early 20th Century, named after town historian Abraham Hammatt.
Alice Hart was the wife of Thomas Hart.
Thomas Hart’s grave at the Old North Burial Ground
Mary Hart was the wife of Thomas Hart, builder of the Hart House.
Deacon Mark Haskell built a home on High Street
Hannah Haskell was the wife of Mark Haskell
Anna Heard was the wife of John Heard
Richard Kimball was the son of John Kimball, who built two houses on High Street
Deacon Nathaniel Knowlton, the son of John & Deborah (Grant) Knowlton, married Deborah Jewett *”Early Vital Records of Mass. ”
Elizabeth Manning was the wife of Dr. John Manning, but died young.
Dr. Joseph Manning’s grave, 1779
Hannah Newman and husband Samuel Newman built their home on High Street in 1762
Elizabeth Manning was the wife of Dr. John Manning
The grave of Daniel Noyes, early postmaster
Colonel Joseph Manning was a Civil War hero and lived in the Samuel Newman house on High Street.
Jacob Perkins was an early settler of Ipswich
Captain John Smith built a home on Jeffreys Neck Road.
Susanna Smith, the wife of Captain John Smith
John Staniford built the Polly Dole house on East Street, later owned by John Updike
Captain Nathaniel Treadwell and his wife hosted John Adams and other well-known guests at the first Treadwell’s Inn.
Sarah Tuttle was the wife of Simon Cogswell and lived in the Shatswell house.
Eunice Wait was the wife of John Wait
Haselepony Wood was the only person in modern history with that name
Tour of the Old North Burying Ground
Homes of the dead
Map of this tour