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Hingham Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Much of the information posted here on Hingham Cemeteries comes from Richard Souther.

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Hingham 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 havr 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.


 

Barnes and Stoddard Cemetery (1820)
[Canterbury Street Cemetery]

Canterbury St., Hingham, MA
MACRIS designation HIN.807


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Canterbury St. across from Weir St. and south of Rockland St.


Fort Hill Cemetery (1751)
Fort Hill St., Hingham, MA
MACRIS designation HIN.800


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (147k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Fort Hill St. north of Newbridge St.


Glastonbury Abbey Cemetery
16 Hull St., Hingham, MA
MACRIS designation HIN.806

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Our Lady of Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St., Hingham, MA 02043, 781-749-2155.

Location:   West side of Hull St. north of East St.

Note:   Formerly Glastonbury Monastery, of the Order of St. Benedict, the Abbey also includes a Columbarium.


High Street Cemetery (1681)
23 High St., Hingham, MA
MACRIS designation HIN.802


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (170k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   High Street Cemetery Association, 23 High St., Hingham, MA 02043.

Location:   North side of High St. east of Main St.


Hingham Cemetery (1657)
[Old Ship Cemetery]

40 Water St., Hingham, MA
MACRIS designation HIN.805


Photograph used with the permission of B. Pahlow (#46789283) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (154k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Directory of Burials (PDF Format)
Burials of Note
Cemetery Map (PDF Format)

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Hingham Cemetery Corporation, 40 Water St., PO Box 105, Hingham, MA 02043-0105, 781-749-1048.

Location:   On a hill between Main Street, Water Street, and South Street in downtown Hingham behind the Old Ship Church. Visitors may walk through the grounds and a map is available at the Chapel.

Note:   The cemetery is privately owned and is not connected with Old Ship Church.


Hingham Center Cemetery (1684)
School and Spring Sts., Hingham, MA
MACRIS designation HIN.804


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (170k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Corbin Collection
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Between School and Spring Sts.


Liberty Plain Cemetery (1739)
996 South Main St., Hingham, MA
MACRIS designation HIN.803


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (161k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of South Main St., between Longmeadow Rd. and Ritter Rd.


Saint Paul's Cemetery (1877)
Hersey St., Hingham, MA
MACRIS designation HIN.801


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (189k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   St. Paul Parish, 147 North St., Hingham MA, 02043, 781-749-0587.

Location:   West side of Hersey St. south of Lewis Ct.





Cemetery Transcriptions


Hingham Cemetery — Directory of 3,953 burials in PDF format.

Walter E. Corbin and Lottie Corbin, Compilers; Robert J. Dunkle, Editor, The Corbin Collection, MS. at NEHGS, Boston; 3 CD-ROM Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003-2005). CD Volume 3 (2005): Berkshire and Franklin Cos. and Miscellaneous Towns, contains transcriptions from Hingham Centre Cemetery.

 

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