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Sunday, April 21, 2013

17th Century Ceremonies: The Funeral

Colonel Richard Cole of Westmoreland County directed in his last will and testament that the minister who should be chosen to conduct the services at his grave should wear gloves and a love scarf; the pall-bearers, who were to embrace the leading citizens of the county, were to be similarly dressed; whilst the remainder of the company present were to wear gloves and ribbons. Source: Westmoreland County Records, Vol. 1655-77, p. 186.

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