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, and houses or other places associated with those persons. A complete list of burials is in the book Memento Mori, published by the Ipswich Historical Society in 1935. A slideshow and brief walking tour are presented at the end of this page.
The Old North Burial Ground is on High Street in Ipswich.
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.
In the 1960’s The John Appleton house at the foot of North Main Street was saved from being demolished to build a service station.
Colonel Samuel Appleton was thrown in prison for resisting taxation by Governor Andros in 1687.
The Post Office mural depicts the leaders of Ipswich tax resistance in 1687. Shown are Rev. John Wise, the Appleton brothers, John Andrews and other town leaders.
Anna Perkins was the wife of John Baker.
The Col. John Baker house is on the South Green.
Andrew “Bourlay” (Burley) built his home on Green Street in 1688.
The Andrew Burley house on Green Street was once an inn.
The James Burnham house is on Heartbreak Road.
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.
Philomen Dean’s home on South Main Street was known as the Old Lace Factory.
General Daniel Denison was an important early leader of Ipswich.
The “Daniels Shoe Factory” on County Street is located near the home of 17th Century general Daniel Denison, and was moved from a site near the mill.
Thomas Dennis, master wood carver of Ipswich
Grace Dennis was the wife of Thomas Dennis.
Thomas Dennis, a famous Ipswich cabinet maker built this house on County Street.
The oldest parts of the Day Dodge house at North Main Street and East Street date to 1737.
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.
The Samuel Dutch house on South Main Street was built in 1723 and has a Federal era addition.
John Edwards, a devout Puritan, built the Joseph Wilcomb house on High Street in 1668.
John Edwards built the house on High Street that is named for Captain Joseph Wilcomb.
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 George Farley house on North Main Street was built for a descendent of General Michael Farley.
The graves of General Michael and Elisabeth Farley. Michael Farley was an important 17th Century
town leader and war hero
The Rev. Levi Frisbie of First Church built this house on County Street.
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.
The William Goodhue house on Topsfield Road was built in 1763.
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 built a small home in 1640 at the location of the Hart House on Linebrook Road , which dates to 1678.
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
The Mark Haskell house on High Street was built in 1750
Anna Heard was the wife of John Heard
The home of John Heard is now the Ipswich Museum
Richard Kimball was the son of John Kimball, who built two houses on High Street
The John Kimball house, a First Period home on High Street built in 1680
Deacon Nathaniel Knowlton, the son of John & Deborah (Grant) Knowlton, married Deborah Jewett *”Early Vital Records of Mass. ”
The Thomas and Nathaniel Knowlton house on Summer Street was built in 1688
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
The Samuel Newman house on High Street was the home of Civil War hero Joseph Manning.
Elizabeth Manning was the wife of Dr. John Manning
The Dr. John Manning house on North Main Street was built in 1769
The grave of Daniel Noyes, early postmaster
The Old Post Office on North Main Street. Daniel Noyes was the first full time postmaster.
Colonel Joseph Hodgkins lived in this house on East Street, built by Jacob Perkins.
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
Rev. Nathaniel Rogers was pastor of the First Church and died in 1775.
The “Olde Manse” at 1 High Street was built for Rev. Nathaniel Rogers in 1727
Captain John Smith built a home on Jeffreys Neck Road.
Susanna Smith, the wife of Captain John Smith
The Captain John Smith house on Argilla Road is the home of writers Bill Sargent and Kristina Lindborg.
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.
The “Christian Wainwright” house on North Main Street was the first Treadwell’s Inn.
Sarah Tuttle was the wife of Simon Cogswell and lived in the Shatswell house.
The Shatswell-Tuttle-Cogswell on High street dates to 1690
Thomas Wade’s grave at the
Old North Burial Ground
The Nathaniel Wade house on County Road was built by his father Thomas Wade
Eunice Wait was the wife of John Wait
The John Wait house on County Road.
The Whipple House is at the South Green.
Ketherine Whipple was the wife of John Whipple
Haselepony Wood was the only person in modern history with that name
The slideshow below features some of the oldest graves at the Old North Burial Ground in Ipswich, Massachusetts. A complete list of burials is in the book
Memento Mori, published by the Ipswich Historical Society in 1935.
Click on any photo to
start the slideshow. Click on the small X in the upper left corner of the slideshow to
end the slideshow and return to this page.
Old Burying Ground
Joseph Abbe, section d102
Benjamin Appleton, section C188
John and Lucy Appleton
John and Elizabeth Appleton, section C187
Col. Samuel Appleton
Col. Samuel Appleton footstone
Thomas Berry, section C179
Martha Boardman, section C147
Lucy and Charles Bowles
Mary Brackenberry, section A44
Andrew Bourlay, section d158
James and Andrew Burnham
Thomas Burnham, section e217
Abigail Cate, section A39
Polly Choate, section F2
Deacon Thomas Cross
Darah Day, section E72
Philemon Deane, section C227
Thomas Dennis, section f7
Major General Daniel Denison
Isaac Dodge, section D204
Benjamin and Sarah Dutch
Jonathan Edwards, section d177
Elizabeth and Daniel Eppes
Michael and Elizabeth Farley
Zerviah Frisbie, section C195
Rachel and Joseph Goodhue
John Harris, section A15
Alice Hart, section A23
Gorge Hart, section A18
Sarah Hart, section A45
Thomas Hart, section d159
Elizabeth Anna Heard, section D66
Abraham and Lucy Hammatt
Deacon Mark Haskell
William Houeard, section D22
William Heard, section D26
George Hodgkins, section D46
Mary Hubbard, section D57
Sarah Perkins Hodgkins, section E84
Mary Hodgkins, section E74
Mary and Sarah Hodgkins
Aaron Kimball, section C24
Richard Kimball, section D61
Abigail and Thomas Knowlton
Nathaniel Knowlton, section A8
Thomas Lowell, section D68
Thomas Lowell, section D68
Joseph Manning, section C87
Thomas Manning, E11
Ensign John Pengry
Jacob Perkins, section D77
Samuel Potter, section A19
Daniel Rindge and Mary Kimball
Nathaniel Rogers, Old North Burying Ground, section C156
Martha Sayer, section C175
Captain John Smith footstone
Mary Smith, section D27
Thomas and Sarah Staniford, section C96
Nathaniel Treadwell, section C207
Captain Nathaniel Treadwell, section D3
Elizabeth Treadwell, section E174
Sarah Tutel, section C15
Mary Uran, section D14
Col. Thomas Wade, section C184
Col. Francis Wainwright, section D59
Eunice Wait, section C2
Joseph Wallis, section C48
Joseph Wallis, section C48 FS
Ketherine Whipple, section C40
Mary Wood, section C122
Tour of the Old North Burying Ground
Host: Paul Valcour
Guest: Gordon Harris, Ipswich Town Historian
Camera, video and edit: Nik Kelliher The Dead
The Old North Burying Ground, Ipswich, MA
Map of this tour