Granary Burying Ground

Tremont Street

Established in 1660, the Granary is resting place for Boston's early settlers. Catholics could not be buried in the Granary, but there are numerous Protestant Irish and Ulster-Scots, including Governor James Sullivan, whose parents were Irish immigrants. Two signers of the Declaration of Independence are here: Robert Treat Paine, descended from the O'Neills of Tyrone, and John Hancock, whose ancestors came from Newry, County Down. Irishman Patrick Carr, shot by the British soldiers in 1770, is one of the five Boston Massacre victims buried here. William Hall, a president of the Charitable Irish Society, is buried in the Granary.

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