Reverend John Geoffrey Sherry Bartlett

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Reverend John Geoffrey Sherry Bartlett

Birthdate: (64)
Death: December 1934 (60-68)
Place of Burial: Nelson, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bartlett and Ann Bartlett
Husband of Jane Pirrie Bartlett
Father of Richard Coffey Stewart Bartlett; John Stewart Bartlett and Geoffrey David Bartlett
Brother of Frances Fooks Walden; Alice Sarah Bartlett; Mary 'Bea' Beatrice Mansfield; Charlotte Geraldine Ayde; Reginald Coates Bartlett and 1 other
Half brother of George Coombs Bartlett and Reverend Henry 'Harry' James Bartlett

Occupation: Reverend of Nelson Cathedral
Managed by: Douglas Stewart Bartlett
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About Reverend John Geoffrey Sherry Bartlett

Studied at Warminster Training College. Emigrated to New Zealand.

In Nelson Mail Sat 15 Dec 1934:



The death has occurred of the Rev. John Geoffrey Sherry Bartlett, who as organising secretary of the Cathedral Erection Board, took a very prominent part in the building of the new cathedral. The late Mr Bartlett had been a resident of Nelson for some ten years, and during that time had become widely known. His geniality and good nature endeared him to all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. Mr Bartlett came to New Zealand in 1901 and was deacon in 1897 and priest in 1899 at Wellington [England]. he was curate at Wanganui from 1898 to 1900 [1901-1908?]. From 1908 to 1911 he was vicar of Oamaru, and from 1911 to 1914 vicar of Wadestown, Wellington [NZ], and Featherston 1914-1922. Then for some time he was in Wellington. In 1924 Mr Bartlett was appointed organising secretary of the Cathedral Erection Board, Nelson, a post he held until 1933. In 1929 Mr Bartlett was appointed vicar of Stoke, retiring last year owing to failing health.

The late Mr Bartlett was a prominent bowler and was one of the founders of the Stoke Golf Club.

A widow and three sons messrs Richard, Stewart and David Bartlett of Mapua, are left.

Also in the Nelson Mail:

BARTLETT.- On 15th December, 1934, at his residence Shelbourne Street, Nelson, Rev. John Geoffrey Sherry, beloved husband of Jane Pirrie Bartlett, aged 65 years, - interred this afternoon at the Nelson Cemetery.- McPherson and Day, funeral directors.

02-10-2010 DSB: Handwritten notes from Derek Bartlett: "Vicar at St Barnabas Stoke 1929-1934 (d Dec '34) stayed at ISEL House as NO [underligned, sic] vicarage at Stoke until 1934 buried in NN's WAKATU Cemetary Lot 609 (?) - refer NN City Council website."

"J.G.S. Bartlett was the clergy at St Barnabas Church (Stoke) from 1929-1934 (The Church opened 22 August 1866). from a newspaper article Feb 4 1913:

"Rev. J.G.S. Bartlett of Wadestown is of course, fairly well known as a first rate wicket keeper... The Rev Mr Bartlett captained the Clergyman Eleven (against a Wellington team of Doctors (medical) at a match held on the Basin Reserve Feb 03, 1913.

He was put in the Dorchester Grammar school eleven when quiet a small boy. After leaving school and when home for the holidays he occasionally played for the Dorchester Cricket Club, and was captain of the S. Boniface College eleven at Warminster Wiltshire where he had some reputation as a slow bowler.

His (J.G.S.) wicket keeping position propensities came out later when living in Birmingham... Since Mr Bartlett has been in NZ he has played for the Wanganui C.C., and represented Wanganui against Palmerston North in 1899. Since then most of Mr Bartlett's cricket has been in Wgtn [sic] where everyone knows him as a wicket keeper."

Also from Derek's handwriting, but unsourced:

"Rev J.G.S. Was intituted on 23 Feb 1908 as a vicar of St Lukes Church Oamaru. Mrs Bartlett arrived in Oamaru in Dec 1908, and on March 20, 1909 the Bartlett pair took possession of the vicarage.

The Rev J.G.S. Bartlett came from St Mark's Church, Wgtn. “fearless in well-doing; his influence with young men was powerful, and he was full of energy and ideas”. During his short ministry at Oamaru he saw the opening of the Newborough Churchroom.”

“Alan has a commemorative desk piece that says “Rev JGS Bartlett from St Mark's Young Mens Club, Wgtn, 14 Feb 1908” obviously a going away present.”

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Reverend John Geoffrey Sherry Bartlett's Timeline

February 6, 1870
Osmington, Dorset, United Kingdom
October 27, 1909
Age 39
Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand
August 21, 1912
Age 42
Wellington, New Zealand
April 29, 1916
Age 46
Featherston, Wellington, New Zealand
December 11, 1934
Age 64
Nelson, New Zealand
December 1934
Age 64