Saturday, 22 December 2007

The two black stones leaning in towards each other, are the graves of Rabbi Isaac and Mrs Burgos. Rabbi Isaac Amnuel Burgos was not recorded in any records prior to the excavation of his tombstone, and he was certainly the first rabbi to officiate on the Island. His wife appears in the 1679 census as a sole householder in Speightstown.
Details of the lettering on the tombstones can be seen in the adjoining photographs.

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