Born: 9 March 1726
Died: 6 September 1795
Map Location: 36
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
* Although listed in the burial register as Mrs. Hannah Cartwright, the name on the stone is clearly Joanna Beasley. She is also listed in other records as Johanna.
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.