William Sheed, Plasterer (1750-1807)

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): William Sheed (1750-1807) and Mary Sheed (1771-1841)


In memory of William Sheed
who departed this life February 1807 aged 57 years


Mary Sheed
His consort who departed this life June 8th 1841 aged 70 years.

They were kind and affectionate parents and lived much respected by all who knew them.

Type of Marker: Headstone and footstone
Material: Marble
Date of Marker (estimate): 1811
Comments: Footstone is leaning; needs to be straightened
Treatment: Previously cleaned by MC; previously conserved by MC

Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Good
Legible Inscription: Fair
Axis Tilt Lean Direction: Front
Axis Tilt Lean Degree: 0-5 degrees

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 17
Historic Number: 381
Ledger Book: Page 10-11,  Number 56
Cemetery Section: 2
Orientation: West
Marker Height/Length (in): 42
Marker Width (in): 20
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 1.5
Footstone Length (in): 14
Footstone Width (in): 14
Footstone Thickness (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.