Mary Hervey (1739-1795)

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Mary Hervey (1739-1795)

According to church records, Mary Hervey was about 60 years old when she died. “She was a Presbyterian, and never came to this Church, like many others said to be however, a pious character.”


To the
Memory of
Mrs. Mary Hervey
Late Wife of
Mr. Sampson Hervey
who departed this life September 1, 1795

aged 56 years and 9 months.

Type of Marker: Headstone
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, sugaring
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, fill cracks/blisters

Historic Integrity: Questionable
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Good
Legible Inscription: Poor

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 368
Historic Number: 11
Ledger Book Number: 10
Cemetery Section: 6
Orientation: West
Marker Height/Length (in): 34
Marker Width (in): 24
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.