Tuesday, September 1, 2015

William Hall, First Known President of the Charitable Irish Society Founded

Photo by T. Renwand.

On a recent trip to Boston and New York, my nephew took some pictures at the Granary Burying Ground. Above is the tombstone of William Hall, who was a leather dresser by trade. He is also believed to have been the first president of the Charitable Irish Society, founded in Boston in 1737. William Hall died on August 16, 1771, at the age of  75. A head with wings adorns the top of his tombstone. The Old Granary Burying Grounds are on the Irish Heritage Trail in Boston.

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