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Richard Bartlett, Sr.

Birthplace: Ernley, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Newbury, MA, USA
Place of Burial: Burying Ground of the First Settlers, Newbury, Essex County, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Bartlett and Alice Bartlett
Husband of Johan Bartlett
Father of Joanna (Joane) Bartlett; John Bartlett, of Newbury; Thomas Bartlett; Richard Bartlett, Jr; Christopher Bartlett, Sr. and 1 other
Brother of John Bartlett

Occupation: Shoemaker
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About Richard Bartlett, Sr.

Richard BARTLETT was born about 1580 in Earnley, Sussex, England. He died on 25 MAY 1647 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury.) He was a Shoemaker. The name of Bartlett is spelled as frequentlly Barilet in the earlly records of Essex County; other spellings, such as Bartlit and Bartlot, being sometimes found.

Parents: Edward BARTLETT and Alice GRANGE.

Spouse: Joanne (BARTLETT). Richard BARTLETT and Joanne (BARTLETT) were married about 1608 in England. Children were: Joanna (Joane) BARTLETT, John BARTLETT, Thomas BARTLETT, Richard BARTLETT, Christopher BARTLETT, Anne BARTLETT.

The ancestor of the principal family of that name in America was Richard Bartlett, born perhaps in Wiltshire, England, about 1575. He was a shoemaker, and one of the earliest settlers of Newbury, living there before 1637.

Will of Richard Bartlett

The nuncupative will of Richard Bartlett, sr., of Newbury, was proved in the Ipswich court 28: 7 : 1647. The following is a copy of the same as recorded in the Ipswich Deeds, volume I, leaf 25.

The testimony of william Titcombe & Anthony Somersby concerning the last will & testament of Richard Bartlett sen of Newbury deceased the 20th of May 1647 About a month before he deceased we being with him and two of his sonnes being prsent he being very ill & had bene weake all the spring finding in himselfe that he was not like to continew he desired vs to take notice what his mind was concerning that small estate he had how he would dispose of it. as for his sonne John bartlett he had done for him more than for the rest of the children & at that tyme did not dispose any to him. To his sonne Christofer Bartlett he did bequeath the debt which latly he had borrowed of him which was five bushells of wheat if soe be it should please the lord to take him away at this sicknesse or ells if he should lye longe vizitted his necessity would require that he should pay it againe. To his daughter Johan wife of william Titcomb he bequeathed one paire of new shoes for herselfe & her four daughters each one a paire of shoes And all the rest of his goods & chattels that were not disposed of he bequeathed wholly to his sonne Richard Bartlett whom he made his sole heire & executor.

I Anthony Somersby the next day pswaded him to give somthing to his sonne John bartlett his answere was that he had bene with his sonne Richard Batlet this twelve month & all that he had was to little for to give him seing he had bene weake & ill & could doe little but lay vpon his sonnes charges; besides said he if I should lye longe sick I shalbe chargable to Richard & not to any of the rest and for John I have done more formly yet I will give him the warming pan and vpon his sonnes request he gaue him a great bible: this he spake being in psect memory & soe continued to the last breath.

I Edward Rawson wittnes to the last pt of the will that I often heard the said Richard Bartlett sen (the tyme of his sickness) say he would & did give all to his sonne Richard Bartlett 29th Septemb 1647. this was before the wittness Edward Rawson

mr Rowson sworne to the first part of this will Anthony Somersby sworne to the wholl will before the court held at Ipswich 28th 7th month 1647.

p me Robert Lord Clerke.

"The Essex Antiquarian" Vol VIII. #1, p. 9

SOURCE: "The Bartlett Family of Newbury Mass." from "The Essex Antiquarian", Salem, Mass. 1903, Vol. VII, No. I.

Parents: Edward BARTLETT and Alice GRANGE.

Spouse: Joanne (BARTLETT). Richard BARTLETT and Joanne (BARTLETT) were married about 1608 in England. Children were: Joanna (Joane) BARTLETT, John BARTLETT, Thomas BARTLETT, Richard BARTLETT, Christopher BARTLETT, Anne BARTLETT.


Note: came to Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1635, aboard the ship "Mary and John", along with brother John. He was a shoemaker

John Bartlett and his wife Joanne and their children, Joane, John, Richard, Christopher and Anne, departed England on The Mary and John, 1635. They settled in Newbury, Ma. USA.

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Richard Bartlett, Sr.'s Timeline

Ernley, Sussex, England
January 26, 1610
Age 30
Ernley, Sussex, England
Age 30
November 9, 1613
Age 33
Earnley Parish, Sussex, England
January 22, 1615
Age 35
Ernley, Sussex, England
October 31, 1621
Age 41
Wiltshire, England
February 25, 1623
Age 43
Earnley, West Sussex, United Kingdom
February 26, 1625
Age 45
Ernley, Sussex, England
Age 55
May 21, 1647
Age 67