The Mayor's Blue Ribbon Cemetery Committee of Portsmouth, New Hampshire















 


George Boyd

George Boyd
Esquire
Former Merchant
of this town
who after many years
embarked at London
for his native town
in August 1787
But to the great grief
of his wife,
children, and friends
he departed this life
on the 6th day
of October 1787
Age 54
two days before
making port.
1996

Colonel George Boyd was a prominent shipbuilder in Portsmouth in the 1770's and had his operations nearby on the North Mill Pond. Not wanting to be involved with the American Revolution, he sailed to England to stay out it's duration. He returned in 1787, bringing with him an impressive marble gravestone. He died two days before the ship landed in Portsmouth. Although the insert has been replaced, the outer stone is the original brought by him from England.

*images used with permission from Gravematter.com

 

 

 

 



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