Born: 9 January 1785

Died: 10 October 1811

Map Location: 38

Inscription

South face of the Cartwright obelisk

ALSO IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN OF HON RICHARD AND MAGDALENE CARTWRIGHT __ __ __ JAMES CARTWRIGHT ___ __ ___ DIED ___ ___ ___ RICHARD CARTWRIGHT . . . HANNAH CARTWRIGHT . . . . . .DIED. . . THOMAS. . . . . . STEPHEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Further Information and Sources

Designated as “Esq” in the burial register.

Although not now visible, according to Young the dates for James Cartwright’s birth and death were incorrect on the monument.  James was baptized on 9 January 1785 and was buried on 10 October 1811.

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.