Born: 17 September 1804

Died: 21 May 1843

Map Location: 40

Inscription

East face of the Cartwright obelisk

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN SOLOMON CARTWRIGHT ESQ. BARRISTER AT LAW Q.C. ___ OF THE MIDLAND DISTRICT COURT M. P. P. FOR LENOX AND ADDINGTON WHO DIED JANUARY 15 1845 AGED 40 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS AND OF REV. ROBERT DAVID CARTWRIGHT M. A. QUEEN’S COLLEGE OXON FOR 12 YEARS ASSISTANT MINISTER OF ST.GEORGE’S CHURCH IN THIS PARISH AND TO WHOSE MEMORY THE ADJOINING CHURCH WAS ERECTED DIED MAY 21, 1843. AGED 38 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS: TWIN BROTHERS. BORN AT KINGSTON SEPT 17TH 1804. . . . AND MIND ______ BROTHER . . . ___ES WERE _____ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REMAINS . . . OF THE JUST IS BLESSED

Further Information and Sources

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.