Sunday, May 18, 2014

Henry Allen Prescott - Swan Point

Another Civil war veteran at Swan Point, Henry Prescott was killed at First Bull Run on July 21, 1861 and apparently buried on the battlefield.
Lt. Henry Allen Prescott, 1st RI Vols.,  killed on July 21, 1861 at Bull Run, buried on the battlefield

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Colonel Thomas and Sarah Coles - Swan Point


Col. Coles was by birth 
an Englishman; 
 he came to this Country before 
the Revolutionary Period, 
and served 
in various Military Capacities 
throughout the War of 
INDEPENDENCE. 
He was for twenty years Collector 
of the Port of Providence. 
He was a man of firmness, 
and integrity, 
and of consequence universally 
respected.

[2ND SIDE]

Col. Thomas Coles
Born Dec. 9th, 1752
Died Dec. 13th, 1814

Sarah Coles, his wife
Born Dec. 17th, 1761
Died Aug. 6th, 1837

Monday, May 5, 2014

Highgate Cemetery in London - the west side

Located in Highgate, in the borough of Camden in greater London, Highgate Cemetery, consists of two distinct parts: the west side, which is the oldest and requires a guided tour to visit, and the east side, which is open to the general public (for a fee, covered in the price of the tour ticket to the west side).

Although burials are still permitted in both parts of the cemetery, most of the recent interments have been in the east -- certainly some of the more interesting memorials and sculptures are on the east side. Still, the west side is a must-see for the cemetery afficionado, as you'll see below. You'll also notice how terribly overgrown this part of the cemetery as well as the large number of dilapidated and ruined memorials; also the ground is very uneven and unstable in many places, which accounts for the concern over people wandering around by themselves.

entrance to the west side








entrance to Egyptian Avenue: probably the most interesting part of the west side is this semi-underground, indeed below ground, set of quite remarkable crypts.

you can see the poor shape of the structure here; not atypical, I'm afraid



once inside, there's a small circular path





our guide with friend Richard looking on


George Wombwell, menagerist








Thomas Sayers, the boxer



John Hodgson



Highgate Cemetery in London - the east side

Located in Highgate, in the borough of Camden in greater London, Highgate Cemetery, consists of two distinct parts: the west side, which is the oldest and which requires a guided tour to visit, and the east side, which is open to the general public (for a fee, covered in the price of the tour ticket to the west side).

Although burials are still permitted in both parts of the cemetery, most of the recent interments have been in the east -- certainly some of the more interesting memorials and sculptures are on the east side. Still, the west side is a must-see for the cemetery afficionado, as you'll see in my next post.


Karl Marx

"Emperor" faithful friend of Anne Crisp -- it's her tomb but his relief.

Thornton


Manager of the Sex Pistols

Fought in the Union army during the American Civil War

The upright bit of stone says it all


Anna Mahler


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sheffield Smith family - Swan Point

Sheffield Smith
died
Oct. 24, 1890
Aged 80 years

Sally A. Sweet
wife of
Sheffield Smith
Died No. 21, 1887
Aged 73 years

A precious one from us has gone
A voice we love is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which can never be filled



Ezra S. Smith
son of Sheffield & Sally
Died No. 2, 1866
Aged 32 years & 5 months

Nancy A. Smith
wife of Ezra S. Smith
Died Aug. 13, 1878
Aged 48 years