Here Lyeth Phillip Cromwell Tombstone Necklace
Here Lyeth Phillip Cromwell Tombstone Necklace
Here Lyeth Phillip Cromwell Tombstone Necklace

Here Lyeth Phillip Cromwell Tombstone Necklace

Regular price $48.00 Sale

This tombstone pendant is hand sculpted to resemble an actual tombstone located in Salem, MA. It features a unique upper motif, and has been aged to match the actual headstone of Phillip Cromwell.

Interred in Burying Point/Charter Street, Salem.

Stone Reads: "Here lyes Buried ye Body of Mr. Phillip Cromwell, Aged 83 yrs, Departed this Life 30 Mar of 1693" (year was not visible on the original stone, info found on Find A Grave).

Extra long chain for layering and wrapping- about 37 inches


Info from Find A Grave-- Philip Cromwell was the son of John and Edith Cromwell and the brother of Thomas Cromwell who is buried in this cemetery. He was born about 1610 at Malmesbury, Wilshire, England. He married (1) Margaret ____ who died at Malmesbury, Eng. and (2) Eleanor Cooper in England. Phillip left for New England around 1638/9 due to marital infidelity, abandoning his wife and child in Malmesbury. His father, who died in 1638 only left him 40 shillings in his will to be given only if he returned to England.
Having settled in Salem, Mass. Bay Colony, in 1647, the Salem court ordered him to return to his wife in England or bring her to America since he had not supported her financiallly since he left, but she refused to come. So, in 1649 at Salem, he married (3) Dorothy, widow of Allen Keniston, and after her death, he married (4) Mary, widow of Robert Lemon. Mary died in 1683 and he married (5) Margaret ____, widow of John Beckett, who survived him. It is unknown whether his second wife died, or he divorced her, or he was a bigamist.
Philip Cromwell was a freeman in 1665, a selectman 1671-1675, and lived on the south side of Essex Street between Derby Square and Central Street.

His occupation was that of a wheelwright and a butcher having a slaughter house in Salem. From depositions, his age was about 50 years in 1664 and about 74 years in 1686.