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Duxbury Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Duxbury is an ongoing effort, and this page will be revised as needed. If you have cemetery information or gravestone transcriptions that you would like to share please send me email.

     Where I have been able to determine it, the records repository for a cemetery is indicated. In the entries for the individual cemeteries, if one has its own web site or a portion of a web site the cemetery name provides a link to that site. When the location of a cemetery is known there are links to street and topographic maps to help you find it, as well as a brief description of the location and, perhaps, direction for reaching it. Below these paragraphs is a locator map of the town showing the cemetery locations. Any gravestone transcriptions online also have links. At the bottom of the page is a seperate section listing all online and published gravestone transcriptions that I have found for these cemeteries.

     When a cemetery has had more than one name during its history the first name listed is the one by which it is usually known today, and alternative names are listed in square brackets. In some cases a cemetery has been abandoned, its burials have been removed to another cemetery, or its location has been lost. In those cases the name indicates that it is a cemetery site, meaning that no gravestones are to be found there. The year in parenthesis next to a cemetery name is my best estimate of the year in which that cemetery was established. In some cases the year is mentioned in town records, a town history or some other source. In other cases it is the year of the oldest gravestone for which I have found a record.

     A note on the Topographic Maps: In the past I have used links to online map servers to display topographic maps. That allowed visitors to zoom and pan those maps. However, changes to those online map servers have necessitated occasional revisions to my many cemetery pages, and on more than one occasion I have had to change the server used. This has meant a great deal of work as I have about fifty cemetery pages online or under construction. A change to the server which I have most recently used has prompted be to abandon the use of topographic map servers and to replace them with images of scanned maps. While this may not be quite as satisfactory to visitors my increasing genealogical work load has necessitated it.


 

Ashdod Cemetery (1811)
Keene St., Duxbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Duxbury as G.R.4.
MACRIS designation DUX.801

Street Map
Topographic Map

1907 Gravestone Transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant
Transcriptions in Thatcher
Transcriptions from Town of Duxbury
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Superintendant of Cemeteries, Duxbury Cemetery and Crematory, 774 Tremont St., Duxbury, MA 02332. Phone: 781-934-5261 Email: Cemetery@Town.Duxbury.MA.US

Location:   East side of Keene St., north of Lyman St.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Dingley Cemetery (1722)
[Crooked Lane Cemetery]

West St., North Duxbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Duxbury as G.R.2.
MACRIS designation DUX.804


Photograph used with the permission of Chip Mangio (#46997557) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (227k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1908 Gravestone Transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant
Transcriptions in Thatcher
Transcriptions from Town of Duxbury
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Superintendant of Cemeteries, Duxbury Cemetery and Crematory, 774 Tremont St., Duxbury, MA 02332. Phone: 781-934-5261 Email: Cemetery@Town.Duxbury.MA.US

Location:   East side of West St., south of Franklin St..

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Episcopal Church Cemetery (1823)
[St. John's Church Cemetery]

410 Washington St., Duxbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Duxbury as G.R.5.
MACRIS designation DUX.803


Photograph used with the permission of Chip Mangio (#46997557) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (105k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1907 Gravestone Transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant
Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Washington St., south of Beaverbrook Lane, behind St. John The Evangelist Church, formerly the Orthodox Church.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Mayflower Cemetery (1787)
[Unitarian Church Cemetery]

774 Tremont St., Duxbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Duxbury as G.R.3.
MACRIS designation DUX.802

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Transcriptions from Town of Duxbury
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Superintendant of Cemeteries, Duxbury Cemetery and Crematory, 774 Tremont St., Duxbury, MA 02332. Phone: 781-934-5261 Email: Cemetery@Town.Duxbury.MA.US

Location:   West side of Tremont St., south of Town Hall.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Smith Tomb (1805)
Tremont St., Duxbury, MA


Photograph used with the permission of Chip Mangio (#46997557) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (99k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions from Town of Duxbury
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Corner of Tremont and Depot Sts.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Standish Old Burying Ground (ca. 1630)
[Old Cemetery; First Church Site; South Duxbury Cemetery]

Chestnut St., Duxbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Duxbury as G.R.1.
MACRIS designation DUX.800


Photograph used with the permission of Chip Mangio (#46997557) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (231k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1907 Gravestone Transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant
Transcriptions in Thatcher
Transcriptions from Town of Duxbury
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Superintendant of Cemeteries, Duxbury Cemetery and Crematory, 774 Tremont St., Duxbury, MA 02332. Phone: 781-934-5261 Email: Cemetery@Town.Duxbury.MA.US

Location:   North side of Chestnut St., east of Pilgrim By Way.

Notes:    Although this graveyard was in use by about 1630 the oldest extant gravestone is from 1679. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Walker Cemetery
Valley St., Duxbury, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   Intersection of Valley and Franklin Sts. Exact location still to be determined.


Weston Tomb (1831?)
Lincoln St., Duxbury, MA


Photograph used with the permission of Chip Mangio (#46997557) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (117k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions from Town of Duxbury
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Behind 593 Lincoln St.

Notes:    See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.





Cemetery Transcriptions


Vital Records of Duxbury — F. Apthorp Foster, Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911). Contains information abstracted from many gravestones in the Ashdod, Dingley, Episcopal Church, Mayflower and Old Cemeteries through 1850.

Ashdod Cemetery — Stanley W. Smith, "Gravestone Records in the Cemetery on Keene Street, Duxbury, Mass." (Mayflower Descendant, 11 [1909]:104-106). Contains abstracts of 1907 transcriptions from all gravestones prior to 1851, with a few of later date.

Dingley Cemetery — Mrs. Thomas W. Thacher, "Records from the Dingley Cemetery, North Duxbury, Mass." (Mayflower Descendant, 11 [1909]:55-58). Contains abstracts of 1908 transcriptions from all gravestones prior to 1851, with a few of later date.

Episcopal Church Cemetery — George Ernest Bowman, "The Gravestone Records in the Cemetery Back of the Episcopal Church at Duxbury, Mass." (Mayflower Descendant, 24 [1922]:115-122). Contains literal transcriptions from all gravestones, made in 1907 and verified in 1922. The extensive introductory essay points out the nature of the many errors and omissions in Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: NEHGS, 1911).

Old Cemetery — John W. Willard, "Gravestone Records from the Old Cemetery on Centre Street, South Duxbury, Mass." (Mayflower Descendant, 9 [1907]:159-162; 10 [1908]:169-172). Contains abstracts of 1907 transcriptions from all gravestones prior to 1851.

Charles Milton Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, MA: Middleborough Public Library, 1995). Contains over 16,000 transcriptions of gravestones up to the mid-1800s, from 214 cemeteries located in 28 Plymouth and Bristol County towns. Although this is still a useful resource, many transcription errors have been discovered, so use Thatcher with care and check it against the actual gravestones or other transcriptions.

 

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