Born: 18 October 1720

Died: 1794

Map Location: 36

Inscription

North face of the Cartwright obelisk

ALSO IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD CARTWRIGHT,
BORN IN LONDON, OCTOBER 18TH 1720.
AND HIS WIFE,
JOANNA BEASLEY,
BORN IN ALBANY, MARCH 9TH 1726,
DIED AT KINGSTON, AND
INTERRED IN THIS ENCLOSURE.
ALSO
THE HON. RICHARD CARTWRIGHT,
(SON OF THE ABOVE,)
MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF
UPPER CANADA.
BORN AT ALBANY, FEBY 2ND 1759,
DIED AT MONTREAL, (WHERE HE WAS BURIED)
JULY 27TH 1815,
AND
MAGDALEN SECORD, HIS WIFE,
BORN AT NIAGRA, MAY 4TH 1763,
DIED AT KINGSTON, JANUARY 4TH 1827.
AND ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER
MARY MAGDALEN,
BORN FEBY 26TH 1796
MARRIED FEBY 17TH 1814,
TO CAPT. ALEXR T. DOBBS. C.B. ROYAL NAVY
DIED IN THE FEAR AND LOVE OF GOD
AND FAITH OF CHRIST, JANUARY 4TH 1839
[SAC]RED TO ALL WHO KNEW HER BY THE SINCERITY
BENEVOLENCE AND TENDER SYMPATHY OF
HER CHARACTER.

 

Further Information and Sources

Listed as “Sr.” in the burial register.

Cartwright Obelisk (Credit John Grenville)

Cartwright Obelisk (Credit John Grenville)

The Cartwright obelisk records three generations of the Cartwright family, beginning with Richard Cartwright, Sr. and his wife Joanna Beasley: Honourable Richard Cartwright (son of Richard Sr., buried in Montreal), Magdalen Secord (wife of Hon R. Cartwright), and their children, Mary Magdalen Dobbs (wife of A.T. Dobbs), James, Richard*, Hannah, Thomas, Stephen and twins John Solomon and Robert David.

* Richard Cartwright died 4 May 1811 but is not listed in the burial register and is assumed to have been buried elsewhere.