Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The Coffin Plate of Silas Hanchet 1780 ~ 1848
I have just added the Coffin Plate of Silas Hanchet 1780 ~ 1848 on AncestorsAtRest.com This plate for old Silas is kind of interesting and rare. The date of 1848 makes it is an early plate. In fact this style of coffin plate is perhaps the first industrial manufactured plate. Up to this time most coffin plates had been manufactured locally by craftsmen. It is also interesting in that the inscription tells us Silas was a Mason. The date of death is written using the Masonic Calendar.