1643An order was passed for assigning a piece of land for a burial ground.Government and Public Service, City Government

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“It is ordered that at the end of the Lotts vis: Mr Blynmans, Thomas Jones, Thomas Kent and Thos Skellins betwixt and the old meeting house places shall be half an Acre laid out for a common buriall place.” (Town Records, 5)

The cemetery that was established became known as the First Parish Burial Ground, or the Old Bridge Street Burying Ground.

Gloucester Town Records, 1642-1715. Vol. 1, 1715, https://archive.org/details/GLOTownRecords16921715Images
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