Born: 1775

Died: 16 August 1819

Inscription

SACRED TO
The memory of Catherine
Wife of Michael Spratt Esq.
Master Attendant of H.M. dockyard
. . .
. . .
This ___ woman lived
. . .
. . .
. . .
. . .
Deeply ____
by ____ ____ ____
____ ____ regretted
by her Friends and acquaint[ances]

Further Information and Sources

Listed as “Mrs”, “wife of Michael” in the burial register.

Based on information in Long’s Sketchy History of St. Paul’s, (and presumably derived from a stone existing in 1937) Michael Spratt, Jr. was the son of Michael of H.M. Dockyard and Catharine Spratt (pg 44, #18, #19).

The inscription is very difficult to read using RTI methods due to the very faded letters, loss of the fragmented stone and the overlapping mortar fills. Unknown lines are transcribed as “…” and unknown words are transcribed as “__”.

Catherine Spratt’s death notice is in the Kingston Chronicle, 20 August 1819, pg 3, col 4

Catharine’s husband, Michael Spratt is not buried in the Lower Burial Ground with his child and wife.  He appears to have left Kingston in June 1831.  See references in Digital Kingston to his pending departure (Kingston Chronicle, 30 April 1831, pg 2, col 5) and the subsequent sale of his furniture (Kingston Chronicle, 2 June 1831, pg 3, col 2)