Tombstone of William Bradford.
Overall (without base): 45 x 30 x 2 in. (114.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)
Overall (including NYHS base): 60 x 36 x 6 1/4 in. (152
Red-brown stone tombstone with shaped top decorated with central death's head beneath eight-pointed star inscribed in circle; death's head flanked by four-pointed stars inscribed in circles, flanked by hourglasses inside rectangles; lengthy inscription beneath.
Gift of Corporation of Trinity Church
carved: "here lies the Body of Mr. William Brad[ford]/ Printer, who departed this Life May 23/ 1752 aged 92 years. He was born in/ Leicestershire in Old England, in 1660;/ and came over to Americain 1682 before/ the city of Philadelphia was laid out: He/ was Printer to this Government for upwards/ of 50 Years and being quite worn out/ with Old age and [----]our, he left this/ mortal State in [-----]ly Hopes of a/ blessed Immortality./ Reader reflect how soon you quit this Stage/ Life's full of Pain: Lo! here's a [-----] of Rest/ Prepare to meet your God: then y[-----]left/ here also lies the Body of Elizabeth, Wife to/ the said William Bradford, who departed/ this Life July 8, 1731, aged 68 Years."
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