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Family of Robert * BARTLETT and Mary * WARREN

Husband: Robert * BARTLETT (1603-1676)
Wife: Mary * WARREN (1610-1683)
Children: George BARTLETT (1630- )
Benjamin BARTLETT (1633- )
Rebecca BARTLETT (1634- )
Elizabeth BARTLETT (1636- )
Sarah BARTLETT (1637- )
Mary BARTLETT (1637- )
Samuel BARTLETT (1640- )
Joseph * BARTLETT (1646-1702)
Lydia BARTLETT (1648- )
Mercy BARTLETT (1650- )
Benjamin BARTLETT (1629?- )
Rebecca BARTLETT (1631?- )
Mary BARTLETT (1633?- )
Sarah BARTLETT (1636?- )
Marriage 22 May 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, US

Husband: Robert * BARTLETT

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Robert * BARTLETT

Name: Robert * BARTLETT
Sex: Male
Father: Robert * BARTLETT (1569-1655)
Mother: Alice* BARKER (1567- )
Birth 27 May 1603 All Saints Parish, Northamptonshire, England1,2
Baptism 27 May 1603 (age 0) Puddletown, Dorset, England2
Occupation Cooper
Immigration 10 Jul 1623 (age 20) to Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, US from England3
Vessel "Anne"
Census 1632 (age 28-29) Plymouth Colony4
Death 1 Oct 1676 (age 73) Manomet, Plymouth, MA, US
Burial White Horse Cemetary
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, US

Wife: Mary * WARREN

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Mary * WARREN

Name: Mary * WARREN
Sex: Female
Father: Richard * WARREN (1579-1628)
Mother: Elizabeth * WALKER (1583-1670)
Birth 10 Dec 1610 London, Middlesex, England
Death 27 Mar 1683 (age 72) Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, US
Burial White Horse Cemetary
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, US
Originally names Burial Hill

Child 1: George BARTLETT

Name: George BARTLETT
Sex: Male
Birth 1630

Child 2: Benjamin BARTLETT

Name: Benjamin BARTLETT
Sex: Male
Spouse: Sarah BREWSTER (1635?- )
Birth 6 Jun 1633 Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, US
Death Duxbury, Plymouth, MA

Child 3: Rebecca BARTLETT

Name: Rebecca BARTLETT
Sex: Female
Birth Dec 1634

Child 4: Elizabeth BARTLETT

Name: Elizabeth BARTLETT
Sex: Female
Birth 23 May 1636

Child 5: Sarah BARTLETT

Name: Sarah BARTLETT
Sex: Female
Birth 1637

Child 6: Mary BARTLETT

Name: Mary BARTLETT
Sex: Female
Birth 1637

Child 7: Samuel BARTLETT

Name: Samuel BARTLETT
Sex: Male
Birth 1640

Child 8: Joseph * BARTLETT

Name: Joseph * BARTLETT
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary * WAITE (1646-1721)
Birth 15 Feb 1646 Newton, Middlesex, MA, US
Death 26 Dec 1702 (age 56) Newton, Middlesex, MA, US5

Child 9: Lydia BARTLETT

Name: Lydia BARTLETT
Sex: Female
Birth 18 Jun 1648

Child 10: Mercy BARTLETT

Name: Mercy BARTLETT
Sex: Female
Birth 10 Mar 1650

Child 11: Benjamin BARTLETT

Name: Benjamin BARTLETT
Sex: Male
Birth 1629 (est)

Child 12: Rebecca BARTLETT

Name: Rebecca BARTLETT
Sex: Female
Birth 1631 (est)

Child 13: Mary BARTLETT

Name: Mary BARTLETT
Sex: Female
Birth 1633 (est)

Child 14: Sarah BARTLETT

Name: Sarah BARTLETT
Sex: Female
Birth 1636 (est)

Note on Husband: Robert * BARTLETT

Robert Bartlett, immigrant ancestor, was born in England, and came to this country in the ship "Anne " in 1623. He was a cooper by trade and settled in Plymouth. He was admitted as freeman in 1633, and served on a jury and as a town officer. His will, proved October 29, 1676, left his whole estate to his wife. He married, in 1628, Mary, daughter of Richard Warren, the Pilgrim. Warren came in the "Mayflower" and was one of the signers of the famous compact. He settled at Plymouth and had a large share in the trials and troubles of the early days. Warren 's wife and children came in the ship "Anne " in 1623 also. In the division of cattle in 1627, Warren had shares for himself, wife Elizabeth, children Nathaniel, Joseph, Mary, Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth and Abigail. He died before 1628, and his wife October 2, 1673, aged about ninety. The marriage portion was confirmed to Bartlett, March 7, 1636. Children of Robert Bartlett: Rebecca, married, December 30, 1649, William Barlow; Benjamin, born 1638, mentioned below; Joseph, 1639; Mary, married, September 10, 1661, Richard Foster, (second) Jonathan Morey; Sarah, married, December 23, 1666, Samuel Rider, of Plymouth; Elizabeth, married, December 26, 1661, Anthony Sprague; Lydia, born June 8, 1647, married, December 25, 1668, John Ivey.

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From the Website - http://www.bartlett.to/pend3.htm

 

Whilst little is known about Robert or John other than what has already been told, it is John's son William who figures as the first of our ancestors to be named in a parish register, and for that reason he marks the start of much more reliable records. Those registers did not begin anywhere before 1530 so it is remarkable, and fortuitous, that William's name became included.... as father to an adult son being buried!

 

Happily for the researcher, Subsidy Rolls concerned with taxes levied on owners of property tell us considerably more about William and those descended from him so that it has been possible to construct a very much more complete picture of the family's situation.

 

From such records, it is known that William (he married Aline Covert) was born around 1499 and died between 1525 and 1545, and was the father of at least four sons named Robert, John, Richard and Edmund, all of whom were born between 1476 and 1500; of these sons, Edmund - possibly the youngest since he seems not to have owned land - was buried at St. Mary's the Virgin (*), the parish church of the village of Piddleton (since renamed "Puddletown") four miles north-west of Fordington and Dorchester and close to Werdesford Castle. This burial took place on 1st January, 1540.

 

At first something of a puzzle, the explanation has been found in the marriage of John to an Agnes Hancock and application - of the Norman law of primogeniture, still in force, that required all property in the form of land to be inherited only by the eldest son or male. Although this law was to be repealed shortly after 1545, it had applied at the time of the marriage, when Agnes brought with her as what we might describe as "dowry" an inheritance under terms of which she and her descendants had rights of occupation, usage and revenue from certain property in her maiden name.

 

Over the centuries, ways of getting around the primogeniture had been found, one of which was the creation of in-tail trusts in respect of land property under terms of which any child (or for that matter, children) might be named as beneficiary. It was by no means unusual for husbands joined with a wife so named to add her name to his so as to facilitate resolution of any difficulties that might arise.... and this is what John had done!

 

The four young men who attended the Muster of 1542 are the same four taxed as owners of Piddleton properties in 1545... and were all sons of Agnes and John Bartelot "alias Hancock".

 

Turning next to the change in spelling of Bartelot to Bartlett it can be pointed out that, with the introduction of the need to maintain written parish registers in 1530, there first arose throughout England the complementary need for in some cases, the cleric preparing the record to decide how sounds he was hearing ought to be expressed on paper, and in a great many cases to even compose an actual name for the first time! This was due to widespread illiteracy - especially in the country - together with the past use of descriptions to identify particular persons... e.g. "John's son", "Jack's son" and "Ulf the baker".

 

At Fordington Manor, passed on by William at his death, a succession of Robert Bartletts are recorded at least until mid -1700's (see Figure 10 ) evidencing continued presence of family members there and it was sons of the Robert (*) living there (born 1568) that emigrated to North America to found new colonies. In light of the historic contribution made by their descendants to the creation of the United States of America more will be included about this, but it is interesting in view of what was written earlier about religious unrest at Dorchester and the possible involvement of Fordington Bartelots, that descendants should be identified amongst those seeking a new life free of the same papal influences more than 150 years later!

 

(*).. This Robert married a Piddleton girl named Alice Barker at St.Mary's on 16th October 1589, and the couple went to live at Fordington where they had 5 known children Liddia (2.8.1590), Ruth (22.4.1591), Richard (17.5.1592), Martha (5.11.1598) and Robert (27.5.1603); there may have been another son named John. The youngest, Robert, sailed with the Pilgrim Fathers on the "Anne" to America in 1623, followed later by brother Richard, and his son, also named Richard, on board the "Lillian & Frances" in 1632. Their stories are told, along with their descendants, in the histories of the States of New Hampshire and Massachusetts but sole details of their families etc., have been included in the support documents to this history. Yet another Robert Bartlett, baptised at Frampton, Dorset, and son of William Bartlett, sailed to North America with his sister Magdaline. Their baptism dates were Magdaline 23.3.1630, Robert 4.2.1639.

 

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ROBERT BARTLETT

 

ORIGIN: Unknown

 

MIGRATION: 1623 on Anne

 

FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

 

OCCUPATION: Wine cooper

 

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: On 1 May 1660 at Plymouth court "Robert Bartlett appeared, being summoned in answer for speaking contemptuously of singing of psalms, and was convict of the fact ..." [PCR 3:185-86].

 

FREEMAN: In the "1633" Plymouth list of freemen in proximity to those admitted on 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:4]. On list of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:53]. In Plymouth section of lists of freemen of 1639 and (apparently) 1658 [PCR 8:174, 197].

 

EDUCATION: Signed all deeds by mark. Inventory included books valued at 7s.

 

OFFICES: Committee to lay out highways, 2 May 1637 [PCR 1:58]; Plymouth petit jury, 6 June 1643, 28 October 1645, 7 June 1648, 6 March 1649/50, 4 October 1653, 7 March 1653/4, 3 October 1654, 3 May 1659 [PCR 2:126; 7:35, 41, 47, 67, 70, 72, 93]; Plymouth grand jury, 5 June 1644, 2 June 1646, 17 May 1649, 7 June 1652, 8 June 1655 [PCR 2:71, 102, 3:9, 78; PTR 1:28]; surveyor of highways, 4 June 1645, 4 June 1661 [PCR 2:84, 3:215]; committee to lay out land, 24 May 1660 [PTR 1:41]. In Plymouth section of 1643 list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:189].

 

ESTATE: In the 1623 Plymouth land division granted one acre as a passenger on the Anne [PCR 12:6]. In the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle "Robert Bartlet" was the twelfth person in the tenth company [PCR 12:12].

 

Assessed 9s. in the Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:10, 27].

 

On 1 July 1633 it was ordered that "Mrs. Warren & Rob[er]t Bartlet mow where they did last year ..." [PCR 1:15]. On 28 May 1635 "Thomas Litle came before the Governor and acknowledged that he had given unto Robart Bartlet a parcel of land at the end of his lot beyond Eel River," and describes himself as brother-in-law to Bartlett [PCR 1:34]. On 14 March 1635/6 it was ordered that "Mrs. Warren, Rich. Church, Tho. Litle, & Rob[er]t Bartlet mow where they did last year ..." [PCR 1:41]. On 20 March 1636/7 it was ordered that "Richard Church, Rob[er]te Bartlet, & Thomas Little, [have] hay ground where they had the last year, and to take further supply where they can find it, in places not granted to others, and Rob[er]te Bartlet to have the swamp or pit at the head of Mr. Bradford's ground" [PCR 1:56]. On 5 May 1640 "Richard Church, Rob[er]te Bartlett, Thomas Little, & Mrs. Elizabeth Warren are granted enlargements at the heads of their lots to the foot of the Pine Hills ..." [PCR 1:152].

 

On 7 February 1637 "Mrs. Elizabeth Warren of the Eele River widow for and in consideration of a marriage solemnized betwixt John Cooke the younger of the Rockey Nooke and Sarah her daughter" granted to the said John Cooke "eighteen acres or thereabouts and lying on the north side of Robert Bartlett's lot formerly also given the said Robert in marriage with Mary another of the said Mrs. Warren's daughters" [PCR 12:27]. On 11 November 1637 John Cooke exchanged this eighteen acre parcel with Robert Bartlett for a "lot of land of like quantity lying on Duxborrow side betwixt the lots of Thomas Morton and Jonathan Brewster" [PCR 12:28].

 

On 9 April 1649 Richard Church sold to Robert Bartlett for £25 a "house and housing and land with all the meadow ground with the addition that he had of Goodman Kemton at the Eel River" [PCR 12:165-66].

 

On 7 March 1652 Robert Bartlett held a full share as a purchaser of Dartmouth [MD 4:185-88, citing PCLR 2:1:106-07].

 

On 30 January 1653 Samuel Hicks of Plymouth, planter, sold to Robert Bartlett of Plymouth, cooper, for £18 eleven acres of upland on the south side of Plymouth [MD 5:94-95, citing PCLR 2:1:97].

 

Robert Bartlett appears in a March 1651 Plymouth town list of those "that have interest and proprieties in the town's land at Punckateesett over against Road Iland" [PTR 1:37]. On 22 March 1663 the lots at "Puncateesett" were described, Robert Bartlett sharing the 24th lot with James Cole Sr. [PTR 1:67]. On 8 March 1668/9 Robert Bartlett of Plymouth, cooper, sold to John Almey of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, merchant, for £3 his share in land granted by the town of Plymouth in 1649 "lying over against Rhode Island aforesaid, at the place commonly called and known by the name of Punckateesett" [PCLR 3:328].

 

On 27 June 1659 Robert Bartlett of Plymouth, cooper, engaged to pay to Benjamin Foster, the son of Richard Foster, £8 when he reaches the age of twenty-one, on the condition that Bartlett would have the use of Richard Foster's land for the term of ten years; and "Mary the wife of the said Richard Foster deceased" engages to bring up the said Benjamin Foster, who is now four years old [MD 14:15-16, citing PCLR 2:2:28].

 

In 1660 the town of Plymouth granted to Robert Bartlett fifty acres "lying between the sea and the fern swamp between the Eelriver and Mannomett ponds" [PTR 1:43]; the bounds of this grant were described on 20 February 1662 [PTR 1:54]. On 26 January 1663 the town of Plymouth granted to those living at Eel River a quarter-mile extension on their lots, towards the pine hills [PTR 1:59]. On 21 February 1663 the town of Plymouth granted to Robert Bartlett eight acres of meadow that had been in dispute [PTR 1:61, 62]. On [blank] July 1667 the town of Plymouth granted to Robert Bartlett "a piece of swamp ... to make meadow of lying adjoining to his meadow at the Eelriver" [PTR 1:89].

 

On 14 July 1670 Robert Bartlett of Plymouth, wine cooper, gave to "my son-in-law James Barnabey, cordwinder" of Plymouth and "my daughter Lydia Barnabey his wife" twenty acres "by me purchased of the said my brother-in-law Richard Church," and four acres of upland meadow added to it [MD 3:112, citing PCLR 3:297].

 

On 17 February 1670/1 Robert Bartlett of Plymouth, cooper, sold to Thomas Burge Jr. of Newport, Rhode Island, for £50 half his share of land at Acushena in Dartmouth and half his share of land at Pascomansucke in Dartmouth (reserving one-third of the last named share) [MD 3:112, citing PCLR 5:118; RILE 1:140].

 

On 14 July 1673 "Robert Bartlett of the town of Plymouth ... wine cooper" granted to "my son Joseph Bartlett" for love and affection "all that my farm, messuage, tenement and seat, which I now live in and am possessed of, in the township of Plymouth aforesaid, situate and being at a place or river commonly called Eel River: viz: all that my house and land there"; four acres of marsh meadow there; and two acres of fresh or upland meadow; to be entered upon by his son on the death of the grantor and his wife [MD 3:112-13, citing PCLR 3:301].

 

On 19 September 1676 Robert Bartlett made a nuncupative will, bequeathing to "my wife all my estate yet undisposed of whether it be in lands or movables, goods, chattels, debts. I give all unto my wife to be absolutely at her dispose among my children" [MD 3:114, citing PCPR 3:2:87]. The inventory of the estate of Robert Bartlett was taken 29 October 1676 and totalled £170 16s. 6d., including £100 in real estate: "2 dwellinghouses and a barn, upland and meadow" [MD 3:114, citing PCPR 3:2:87]. On 6 March 1676/7 "Letters of administration is granted by the Court unto Mary Bartlett & Joseph Bartlett to administer the estate of Robert Bartlett, deceased" [PCR 5:220].

 

On 13 February 1677 "Mary Bartlett widow and late wife unto Robert Bartlett deceased" sold to "my son Joseph Bartlett" for £300 all the estate which was reserved to her use for life in the deed of gift from her husband Robert Bartlett to the said Joseph Bartlett, as well as fifty acres of upland "near a place commonly called the salt marsh ... between the Eelriver and Mannomett Ponds," fifty acres of upland lying between the land of Ephraim Morton Jr. and the land that did belong to James Barnabey deceased, a parcel of meadow on the Eelriver, and all personal estate given her by husband Robert Bartlett in his will [MD 3:115-16, citing PCLR 4:223].

 

BIRTH: Born by about 1604 based on estimated date of marriage.

 

DEATH: Plymouth between 19 September 1676 (date of will) and 29 October 1676 (date of probate).

 

MARRIAGE: By about 1629 Mary Warren, daughter of RICHARD WARREN (on 7 March 1636/7 Elizabeth Warren, widow of Richard Warren, was made a purchaser in his stead, in part because "of the lots of lands given formerly by her unto her sons in law, Richard Church, Robert Bartlett, and Thomas Little, in marriage with their wives, her daughters" [PCR 1:54], and this was confirmed on 5 October 1652 [PCR 3:19]); she died between 13 February 1677/8 [PCLR 4:223] and 1683 [PLR 1:132].

 

CHILDREN (all born Plymouth):

 

i BENJAMIN, b. say 1629; m. (1) by 1654 Susanna Jenney, daughter of JOHN JENNEY (in her will of 4 April 1654 Sarah Jenney, widow of John Jenney, bequeathed to "my son Benjamin Bartlett," and to Mr. Thomas Cushman "the bible which was my daughter Susanna's" [MD 8:171-75, citing PCPR 1:17-21]); m. (2) after 4 April 1654 Sarah Brewster, daughter of LOVE BREWSTER [MFIP Warren 10-12, citing PCR 4:80, 173-4]; m. (3) before 21 January 1678 Sissilla _____ (named in his will of 21 August 1691 [MFIP Warren 10-12, citing PCLR 4:281; MQ 51:131-34]).

 

ii REBECCA, b. say 1631; m. Plymouth 20 December 1649 William Harlow [PCR 8:8].

 

iii MARY, b. say 1633; m. (1) Plymouth 10 September 1651 Richard Foster [PCR 8:13]; m. (2) Plymouth 8 July 1659 Jonathan Morey [PCR 8:22 (marriage contract dated 27 June 1659 [MD 14:16, citing PCLR 2:2:28a])].

 

iv SARAH, b. say 1636; m. Plymouth 23 December 1656 Samuel Rider [PCR 8:17].

 

v JOSEPH, b. about 1639; m. by about 1663 Hannah Pope, daughter of THOMAS POPE [MD 19:24, citing PLR 1:84]; "March the 12, 1710 My dear wife Hannah Bartlet died being near 72 years of age, myself being six months younger than she when she died ..." [NEHGR 101:279 (from family Bible)]. (If the date given for the death of Hannah is 12 March 1710/1, then she was probably born in the first half of 1639, which would place her husband's birth late in 1639.)

 

vi ELIZABETH, b. say 1641; m. Plymouth 26 December 1661 Anthony Sprague [PCR 8:23].

 

vii LYDIA, b. 8 June 1648 [PCR 8:4, 291 (despite the fact that this is published as a birth of 1647, it is clear from the sequence of the records that it should be for 1648)]; m. (1) by about 1670 James Barnaby [PCLR 3:297]; m. (2) shortly after 30 October 1677 John Nelson as his second of three wives [TAG 56:33-34; MFIP Warren 16-17]; she d. Plymouth 11 September 1691 [PVR 135].

 

viii MERCY, b. 10 March 1650/1 [PCR 8:11]; m. Plymouth 25 December 1668 John Joy of Boston [MFIP Warren 17; PCR 8:32 (not Ivey)].

 

COMMENTS: In 1959 John G. Hunt suggested that Robert Bartlett of Plymouth was the same as a Robert Bartlett baptized at Puddletown, Dorsetshire, on 27 May 1603, and twenty years later Paul Prindle published a fuller pedigree of this Dorsetshire family, but at the moment this proposed identification remains only a possibility [TAG 35:214, 55:164-70]. Robert of Puddletown had brother Benjamin and sisters Mary, Lydia and Elizabeth, all names used by Robert of Plymouth.

 

Clues as to the ages of the children of Robert Bartlett are sparse, and several attempts have been made to determine the birth order of the children. Aside from the evidence of birth dates for the last two children, the date of freemanship for son Benjamin and the age at death for son Joseph, our most useful information comes from the marriage dates for the older daughters. The statement has frequently been made that Benjamin must have been born by 6 June 1633, since he was made free on 6 June 1654 [PCR 3:48]. But he had by 4 April 1654 already married and buried one wife, and was soon to marry a second, which suggests a man a few years older than twenty-one in that year. If we place the birth of Benjamin in 1629, then we have a gap of about six or seven years in which to place daughters Rebecca and Mary (1629-1636), but to do this we must assume that they both married when they were about eighteen, rather than rely on our usual rule of marrying daughters at age twenty in the absence of other evidence. There would be nothing unusual about this, and the resulting sequence of births for the elder children is in agreement with the evidence. Note also that under almost any interpretation there is a gap of about six years between the births of the sixth and seventh children of this couple.

 

On 25 December 1635 Robert Bartlett took Richard Stinnings as an apprentice for nine years, his time to begin on 1 December 1635 [PCR 1:35]. On 4 August 1638, for £6 10s. and twenty bushels of Indian corn, John Barnes assigned to Robert Bartlett the remaining term of service of Thomas Shreive (being three years from the first day of August instant), Robert Bartlett also paying Shreive £3 6s. 8d., and Shreive agreeing to serve an additional year for another £5 [PCR 12:32].

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: The most complete treatment of Robert Bartlett and his family may be found in George E. Bowman's account of the descendants of RICHARD WARREN in MD 3:105-17. This article includes abstracts of all records relating to Robert Bartlett and complete transcripts of the probate documents and some critical deeds, and is only slightly marred by a misguided effort to represent dates in both Old Style and New Style. A shorter but also excellent account may be found in Moore Anc 60-72. Paul W. Prindle included a solid version of the family in his limited edition Ancestors and Descendants of Timothy Crosby Jr. (Orleans, Mass., 1981), 2:342-50. For a more recent brief presentation of this family see Robert S. Wakefield, Janice A. Beebe, et al., Richard Warren of the Mayflower ... (MFIP, 4th ed., 1991 [referred to above as MFIP Warren]), which carefully presents the evidence for the marriages of the children.

 

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Robert Bartlett (b. 27 May 1603, d. 01 Oct 1676)Robert Bartlett (son of Robert Bartlett and Alice Barker)1 was born 27 May 1603 in Puddleton, Dorset Co., England, and died 01 Oct 1676 in Plymouth Colony, MA.. He married Mary Warren on 28 Mar 1628 in Plymouth Colony, MA., daughter of Richard Warren and Elizabeth Walker. Notes for Robert Bartlett:From the Bartlett Society website:"The ancestry of Robert Bartlett is still unproven. In 1959, John G. Hunt, B.S.C., of Arlington, VA wrote an article which appeared in The American Genealogist (Volume 35, page 214). Mr. Hunt's article, entitled Possible origin of Robert Bartlett of Plymouth suggested that Robert Bartlett "may well have been that Robert Bartlett baptized in 1603 at Puddletown. In 1979, Paul W. Prindle, F.A.S.G. expanded on the work originated by John Hunt. Mr. Prindle's article, which appeared in The American Genealogist (Volume 55, page 164), was entitled The Probable Ancestry of Robert Bartlett of Plymouth. In this article Mr. Prindle identifies Robert as being the son of Robert & Alice (Barker) Bartlett, who was baptized 27 May 1603 at Puddletown, County Dorset, England. The main line of the Bartlett Family in England originated in Stopham in County Sussex. The family lived there since the days of William the Conqueror. (See their ancestry). Prior to the articles above cited, it was believed that Robert came from Sussex because the fireback, used in the house he built, was thought to have come from the Sussex Ironworks. This fireback has recently been discovered to have come from the Saugus Ironworks in Saugus, Massachusetts. Ongoing work in England has lead to the belief that the Puddletown Bartletts are a branch of the Bartletts of Sussex. Robert Bartlett came to Plymouth Colony aboard the ship "Ann" in July 1623. Among the other passengers on this ship were his future wife, Mary Warren, daughter of Richard Warren.""The Great Migration" series is an excellent source since the information contained in it is taken from the Plymouth Colony Records (PCR) and other primary source records. On 1 May 1660 at Plymouth court "Robert Bartlett appeared, being summoned in answer for speaking contemptuously of singing of psalms, and was convict of the fact ..." [PCR 3:185-86].It has appeared on one website that Robert Bartlett deceased 14 March 1675/76 and "was slain by indians in Manomet, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts." The date of death would surely be incorrect for this Robert Bartlett as the Richard Warren "Mayflower Families in Progress" (MFIP) has Robert's will dated 19 Sep. 1676. The following response was also received from the Bartlett Society Historian regarding this statement that Robert was slain by Indians:"I have never heard of any evidence that Robert Bartlett was slain by Indians and as you pointed out, his will was written after the date of this alledged death. The Indians in Plymouth at that date were very frendly towards the white men and Robert would have been in his seventies at least by that date and hardly likely to be any threat to any Indians."MARY WARREN (RICHARD, CHRISTOPHER) was born 1610 in Greenwick, Kent, England, and died 27 Mar 1683 in Plymouth, MA. She married ROBERT BARTLETT 28 Mar 1628 in Plymouth, MA, son of ROBERT BARTLETT and ALICE BARKER. He was born 27 May 1603 in Puddleton, Dorset, England, and died 19 Sep 1676.Notes for Robert Bartlett:- Arrived on board the ship "Ann", July 1623Christening: 27 May 1603, Puddleton, Dorset, EnglandMore About Robert Bartlett and Mary Warren:Marriage: 28 Mar 1628, Plymouth Colony, MA..Children of Robert Bartlett and Mary Warren are:

 

+Benjamin Bartlett, b. 06 Jun 1633, Duxbury, MA., d. 21 Aug 1691, Duxbury, MA..

Rebecca Bartlett, b. Abt. 1629, d. date unknown.

Elizabeth Bartlett, b. Abt. 1630, d. date unknown.

Mary Bartlett, b. Abt. 1631, d. date unknown.

George Bartlett, b. Abt. 1632, d. date unknown.

Joseph Bartlett, b. Abt. 1634, d. date unknown.

Sarah Bartlett, b. Abt. 1635, d. date unknown.

Lydia Bartlett, b. Abt. 1637, d. date unknown.

Mercy Bartlett, b. Abt. 1638, d. date unknown.6

Note on Wife: Mary * WARREN

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1"American Genealogical-Biographical Index" (Godfrey Memorial Library, On-Line, Provo, UT).
2"Dorset, England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812".
3"Passenger and Immigrations Lists Index 1500-1900".
4"MA Census, 1790-1890".
5"MA Town and Vital Records 1620-1988 Record".
6"Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut".