A LEGACY FOR GEORGE ALEXANDER GRATTON
George Alexander Gratton
George Alexander Gratton born on a sugarcane plantation on the island of St Vincent and The Grenadines.
Arrived in Bristol. It was reported that he was purchased for 1000 guineas by the travelling showman John Richardson, who exhibited him as an entertainment.
Richard Gratton commissions portrait of George. Painted from life by Daniel Orme and engraved under his direction by his late pupil P R Cooper, London.
George is baptised at Newington Church, Surrey.
John Richardson commissions portrait of George. Painted by Coventry.
George Alexander Gratton dies of 'gathering of the jaw' in Newington Surrey, aged 4 years and 9 months.
George is buried in All Saints Church, Marlow, Buckinghamshire.