Bruton Parish Cemetery

Williamsburg, VA

The eternal occupants of the cemetery surrounding Bruton Parish Church rest in the shadow of a colonial history preserved for posterity in the form of Colonial Williamsburg.  Daily crowds of tourists walk the path that leads one through the church yard into the sanctuary of the Diocese of Southern Virginia's Williamsburg parish.  Although one has access to a number of closely placed tombs, access is denied the public to the greater part of the burial grounds.  One must be content to gaze across the grassy area and imagine the enormous history that must lie in the compact manicured church yard.  Cemetery Photographed October 30, 2004.



Here lies the body of

Mr. John Collett

who departed this life

February 21, 1719

Aged 52 Years



Here Lyes the Corps of John

Yuille Merchant Son to Thomas

Yuille of Darleith in the County of

(broken) Scotland who died at

Williamsburg in Virginia upon

the 2? day of October 1746 years

in the 27th year of his age.



Sacred To The Memory


Judge Nathl Beverly Tucker

Born 6th Sept. AD 1784

Son of Sir George Tucker

President of the Court of Appeals of Virginia

And Frances Bland

Died August 26th AD 1851

And of his wife

Lucy Ann Tucker

Born November 11th AD 1812

Daughter of

Gen. Thomas A. Smith U S Army

And Cynthia B. White

Died February 18th AD 1867




To The Memory Of

Reuben Smith

Born November 6th 1822

Died February 27th 1843

Aged 20 years 3 months and 21 days



Here Sleeps In Jesus United To Him
By Faith And The Grace Of A Christian
Life, All That Was Mortal Of Mrs. Ann Burges
Once The Tender And Affectionate Wife
Of The Revd Henry John Burges
Of The Isle of Wight. She Died 25
December 1771 In Giving Birth To An
Infant Daughter Who Rests In Her Arms.
She Here Waits The Transporting Moment
When The Trump of God Shall Call Her
Forth To Glory, Honour & Immortality.
Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting?
Oh Grave Where Is Thy Victory?




Here Lieth the Body of

Mr. Joseph Scrivener

who was born at Oldney in Buckinghamshire in England and died here the 14th of October 1772 in the Fiftieth year of his age.



To The Memory Of
Iames Nicolson
late (?)rd of
William and Mary College
was born in the town of Inverness
North Britan
ANNO 1711
died the 22nd of January
i(?)stry, (?)ity, integrity
implicit of manner and
Independent of Soul
Adorned his Character and
Procured Him Universal Esteem



In The Memory Of

Mr. Charles Hunt

Late Of This Parish

He Died The 11 Day

Of October 1794

Aged 31 Years


In Devoted Memory Of
Ethel Howard Goodwin
Widow and Second Wife
of the Rev. Dr. Wm A. R. Goodwin
of this Parish
Born January ? 1887
Died February ? 1954

In Memory Also of
Their Second Son
William A. R. Goodwin
Born February 1, 192?
58 Fighter Sq A
Who Was Killed in Action on
August 9, 1943 and Whose
Grave is Unknown

In Memory of
John Seaton Goodwin
1924 - 1986



Mary Nicolson

The Wife Of Robert Nicolson

Who Departed This Life

October 10th 1793

In The 73rd Year Of Her Age


Sacred To The Memory Of

Thomas Lyttleton Savage

Eldest Son Of

Thos. Lyttleton Savage

& Margaret Teackle, His Wife

Was Born On The 13th of Nov 1798

& Died As He Had Lived A Sincere Christian

On The 24th of April 1855

In His 57th Year

At His Residence In York County



Sacred To The Memory

Lauretta Anne Winder

Wife Of

Thos Lyttleton Savage

Born March 15, 1808

Died Feb'y 27, 1878




Col. John Page


Jan. 23 1692

Aged 65




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