Mary Robeson (1666-1716)

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Mary Robeson (1666-1716)

Here lyeth the body of Mary
the wife of Andrew Robeson,
who died November ye 12-1716, age 50 years.

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Dear friends for me pray and do not weep
I am not dead but here do sleep
Within this solid lump of clay
Until the resurrection day
And here indeed I must remain
Till Christ shall raise me again

Notes: according to her ancestors, Mary Robeson was the daughter of Israel Helm, a first settler of New Sweden.  He was a member of Gloria Dei but was buried on Tinicum Island.

Type of Marker: Headstone
Date of Marker (estimate): 1716
Material: Soap stone
Issues: Biogrowth
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide

Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Excellent
Material Integrity: Excellent
Legible Inscription: Good

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 75
Historic Number: 422
Ledger Book: Page 21, Number 128
Cemetery Section: 4
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 30.5
Marker Width (in): 23.5
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 2

Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.