Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Martin Scarlit

Library of Congress Digital Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)

M. S. 
Here Lyes Martin 
Scarlit Gent

Martin Scarlit was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1680 to 1695 and a Justice for Stafford County.  He was the owner of Deep Hole Plantation, which included land upon which Rippon Lodge now stands.  

When the HABS photograph was taken, the marker was located in Belmont Bay, Woodbridge, Prince William County.   According to an informational plaque at Rippon Lodge, "in the early 1900's [this] stone was pulled from the Occoquan River and placed in a grove of trees at the wildlife refuge at Occoquan Bay."  The stone was later moved to cemetery at Rippon Lodge in 2005.

The actual location of Scarlit's remains are lost to time. 

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