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Pilgrim Memorials Around the World

Jane More Grave Stone, The Old Burying Point, Salem MA1676 — First Wife of Richard More Grave Stone, The Old Burying Point, Salem MA
The original grave stone of the first wife of the Pilgrim Richard More has a death's head beneath which is the Latin inscription translating to "today for me, tomorrow for you":
HODIE MIHI CRAS TIBI / CHRISTIAN WIFE / TO RICHARD MORE / AGED 60 YEARS / DECd MARCH Ye 18 / 1676



1686 — Jane More Grave Stone, The Old Burying Point, Salem MA
Jane, whose maiden name is unknown, was the widow Crumpton before marrying Richard More. The stone has a tympanum displaying a soul effigy and a border with figs and half moons on the finials. Punctuation given as on the stone. It reads: JANE . SECOND / WIFE . TO CAPT / RICHARD, MORE / SENR, AGED 55 / YEARS . DEPARTED / THIS LIFE Ye / 8 OF, OCTOBER / 1686




Pilgrim Richard More Grave Stone, The Old Burying Point, Salem MA1696 — Pilgrim Richard More Grave Stone, The Old Burying Point, Salem MA
This grave stone is significant because it is the only stone of a Mayflower passenger placed at the time of burial. It reads: HERE / LYETH BURIED / Ye BODY OF CAPT / RICHARD MORE / AGED 84 YEARS / DIED 1692 / A MAYFLOWER / PILGRIM. The erroneous date and "a Mayflower Pilgrim" are later additions. More was alive as of March 29, 1694 and "lately deceased" as of April 20, 1696.




1950 — Pilgrim Richard Moore Plaque, Salem, MA
A bronze plaque on stone reads: IN MEMORY OF / RICHARD MORE / ONLY MAYFLOWER PILGRIM TO SETTLE IN SALEM / HE WAS RECEIVED AN INHABITANT JAN.1.1637-38 / THIS TABLET MARKS THE SITE OF HIS / HOME AND WARF. / PLACED BY / COLONEL TIMOTHY PICKERING CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / JUNE 14, 1950. / SPONSORED BY / MRS. AROLINE C. GOVE. There is a DAR logo in the lower left corner.