Golgotha Burial Ground

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The Golgotha Burial ground marker.

In 1903, through the generosity of Amesbury native Gayden Morrill, “Golgotha” the burial ground of the first settlers of Amesbury, was donated to the Association and is still maintained by the group.

Golgotha Burial Ground is located next to 52 Macy Street and was the burial ground of Amesbury’s first settlers. The AIA installed a plaque and stone in 1903. The plaque reads, ‘Memorial to the first settlers of Amesbury 1654 and their first burial ground, AIA 1903.” There are no gravestones left, but it is thought that there are about 40 people buried here, many of them children.

The names on the plaque read:
John Bailey
Orlando Bagley
Thomas Barnard
William Barnes
Henry Blaisdell
Philip Challis
Anthony Colby
John Colby
Edward Cottle
Richard Currier
Jarret Haddon
John Hoyt
Wm Huntington
Thomas Macy
George Martin
Valentine Rowell
William Sargent
John Weed

For more information please visit the Macy-Colby House page on the Golgotha Burial Ground.

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