The Last Bartlett website

Welcome to "The Last Bartlett" website

Jeremy Bartlett Hello, my name is Jeremy Bartlett, although this photograph of me is not a recent one. I am happily married to Vanna, a self-employed artist.

When my parents died I inherited lots of family photographs. I thought it would be a shame to leave them in boxes where they couldn't be seen, so I decided to display them and tell the world at large a little about my branch of the Bartlett family.

I hope the information will be useful to someone researching family history. If it is, please get in touch.

This website is called "The Last Bartlett" because, as an only child with no children, I'm the last of my particular branch of the Bartlett family. There are, of course, many other Bartlett families out there and I do have many relatives, albeit distant ones.

I do hope you enjoy meeting my ancestors.

Alongside my Bartlett relatives you will find my ancestors (and other relatives) with the surnames Allen, Ashling, Attwooll, Bland, Brown, Clarke, Comben, Cooper, Coy, Dosser / Dossor, Edis, Grantham, Griffiths, Hackett, Hutchins, Johnson, Jones, Lawton, Purkis, Rendell, Serjeant, Southwell, Taverner, Thomas, White, Willby and Williams.

The Clarke Family George Westfield Clarke James Elijah Bartlett Great great-uncle George from Hackleton William Griffiths and Ellen Thomas Eliza Sargent Emma Griffiths and Mary Clarke James Elijah Cecil Patrick Clarke Clarkes: George Westfield, Cecil, Kate, John Serjeant Clarke and Dorothy Clarke Richard Thomas' mother, Elizabeth Richard Thomas

Recent news and updates to this site

20th January 2017 - Updates to the pages for Elsie Bartlett (née Dossor) and James Dossor and Edith Allen.

14th November 2016 - Minor updates and corrections to the information on Elizabeth (Betsy) Serjeant and her family on the John Serjeant page,. Thanks to Jim Ashling for supplying this new information.

11th December 2015 - Minor updates to Reverend James Bartlett's page, with more information about Edward Charles Bartlett.

9th December 2015 - Minor updates to James Elijah Bartlett's and Reverend James Bartlett's pages, with more information about Edward Charles Bartlett and Henry Percival Bartlett.

6th December 2015 - Minor updates to James Elijah Bartlett's, Elsie Dossor's and Edith Allen and James Dossor's pages, following a further look at Census records. Added photo of Flensburgh Street, Lowestoft to James Elijah Bartlett's page.

24th November 2015 - Updates to the Reverend James Bartlett's page, following a further look at Census and baptism records.

18th November 2015 - More on George Jabez Bartlett added to Reverend James Bartlett's page. Thanks to Jill Bradley for providing this information.

23rd November 2013 - Updates to the Ronald Purkis page. Thanks to Terry Anderson for supplying further information.

18th November 2013 - Added a new page for Ronald Purkis. Thanks to Terry Anderson for information on Ronald in Canada and for supplying photographs of Ronald.

17th November 2013 - Updates to the James Bartlett and Elizabeth (Betty) Taverner page. Thanks to Steve for supplying more dates.

12th November 2013 - Added a new page for James Bartlett and Elizabeth (Betty) Taverner. Thanks to Steve for supplying baptism and marriage dates.

30th November 2012 - Updates to some links from the site.

3rd December 2011 - Updates to the Attwooll family tree on the Caroline Attwooll page. Thanks to David Attwooll for his help.

3rd June 2011 - Bible Christian Hymn Book, given to William Henry Drew's mother by William and Hephzibah Drew, added to documents and James Bartlett's page. Thanks to Stewart Free for sending me this.

31st March 2011 - Minor changes to information on Jane Jeffs (née Serjeant) on the John Serjeant page. Thanks to Paul Jeffs for this.

3rd January 2011 - More information on George Jabez Bartlett added to Reverend James Bartlett's page. Thanks to Steve for his continuing help.

8th December 2010 - More information on Hephzibah Rendall Bartlett and William Henry Drew added to Reverend James Bartlett's page. Thanks to Marilyn for providing this.

1st December 2010 - Photographs of Hephzibah Rendall Bartlett and William Henry Drew added to Reverend James Bartlett's page. Thanks to Marilyn for the pictures.

27th November 2010 - Photographs of Hephzibah Rendall Bartlett's home in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia added to Reverend James Bartlett's page. Thanks to Marilyn for the pictures.

26th November 2010 - Some more information on Hephzibah Rendall Bartlett, on Reverend James Bartlett's page.

14th November 2010 - Improved site search (Google Custom Search) added to site.

25th August 2010 - Updates to the information on Henry Attwooll and the "Zoe" on the Caroline Attwooll page. Thanks to David Attwooll for his help.

13th August 2010 - Photos added to James Neville Bartlett's and Elsie Dossor's pages. Existing photos increased in size.

11th August 2010 - Minor update on Henry Attwooll's death - see the Caroline Attwooll page. Thanks to Steve for his continuing help.

6th August 2010 - More information on Mary Ann Serjeant added to the John Serjeant page. Thanks to Steve for his continuing help with census information.

5th August 2010 - Added photo of Charlotte Serjeant to the John Serjeant page.

4th August 2010 - Added photos of Mary Ann Serjeant, Constance Serjeant and Betsy Serjeant to the John Serjeant page, and Kate Ashling to the Joshua Clarke and Eliza Serjeant page.

15th July 2010 - Updates to the information on Ellen Thomas' ancestors, with new photos of Richard Thomas (1840 - 1925) and his mother Elizabeth (1811 - 1865).

13th July 2010 - Updates to the information on Reverend James Bartlett and James Elijah Bartlett. Thanks to Steve for his continuing help with census information.

5th July 2010 - Added a photograph of Jane Jeffs (née Serjeant) to the John Serjeant page. Thanks to Trevor Jeffs for the photo.

30th June 2010 - Added John Serjeant (3)'s death date to the John Serjeant page. Thanks to Paul Jeffs for this.

4th April 2010 - Updated John Serjeant and Joshua Clarke and Eliza Serjeant pages with a few more details. Thanks to Mark Henry for further help. Added photos to Joshua Clarke and Eliza Serjeant, George Westfield Clarke, Emma Griffiths and Elsie Dosser pages.

12th January 2010 - Added a new page of Family Documents to the site.

5th January 2010 - Minor updates to the information on the Dossor / Dosser family. Thanks to Steve for his continuing help.

3rd January 2010 - Minor updates to the information on Harriet Attwooll and the Barbers.

31st December 2009 - Updates to the information on Caroline Attwooll and her relatives.

11th December 2009 - A new page added for Reverend James Bartlett's biography. Site navigation altered slightly.

1st December 2009 - Updated John Serjeant page with more on Jane Jeffs (née Serjeant) and her family. Added more pictures to James Neville Bartlett and George Westfield Clarke pages.

30th November 2009 - Further updates for Reverend James Bartlett.

26th November 2009 - Updated John Serjeant and Joshua Clarke and Eliza Serjeant pages with more photographs.

25th November 2009 - A new page added for John Serjeant.

24th November 2009 - Great great-grandparents added to family tree. Styles tidied.

23rd November 2009 - Updates to the information on James and James Elijah Bartlett. New page for Reverend James Bartlett. Thanks to Steve for his continuing help with census information.

10th November 2009 - Updates to the information on Caroline Attwooll.

7th September 2009 - Updates to the information on Caroline Attwooll and Elsie Dossor.

24th July 2009 - Hear some of Neville Bartlett's Six Minute History Tours on InSight Radio via this link.

27th March 2009 - Minor updates to information on Frank Neville and James Elijah Bartlett's pages.

13th March 2009 - Updates to information on Joshua Clarke and Eliza Serjeant's ancestors, George Westfield Clarke's Key Events and Emma Clarke pictures.

I couldn't have done this without...

Thanks to:

  • My cousin Iolo Wyn Griffiths for sharing his research into the Griffiths and Thomas families.
  • My second cousin once removed, Mark Henry, who was researching his family history and discovered me through this website. He has supplied lots of fascinating information on the Clarke, Serjeant and Bland families.
  • Mary, my mother, Emma, my grandmother, and my second cousin Irene Bartlett, who provided old photographs and various bits of information.
  • Alison Pierce for additional information on the Attwooll family.
  • Paul Jeffs for information on Jane Jeffs (née Serjeant) and her family.
  • Trevor Jeffs for photographs of Jane Jeffs (née Serjeant).
  • David Attwooll for information on Henry Attwooll and the "Zoe".
  • Marilyn Deuter for information on Hephzibah Rendall Bartlett, William Henry Drew and descendants and photos of Hephzibah, William and 'Rinaultrie'.
  • Stewart Free for information on a Bible Christian Hymn Book given by William and Hephzibah Drew to William's mother, Maria Thorne.
  • Jim Ashling for information about Elizabeth (Betsy) Serjeant and the Ashling family.
  • Jill Bradley for information on her grandfather, George Jabez Bartlett and his descendants and for the photograph of his wife, Elizabeth Bartlett (née Young).
  • Other distant relatives who have contacted me with additional information. Thanks, you know who you are.
  • Dr. David Shorney, whose article "The Makings of a Bible Christian Itinerant, James Bartlett, 1816-1881" provides fascinating information on Reverend James Bartlett.
  • The CD "The Island and Royal Manor of Portland - Historic Sources", which has lots of information on Portland families, including many of my Attwooll relatives. The CD can be purchased from Parish Chest Ltd, Credvill, Quakers Road, Perranwell Station, Truro, TR3 7PJ. Go to the Parish Chest Shop to buy this CD (£15 with free postage).
  • And finally my friend Steve, who has spent many hours researching my family tree and gave me the birth and marriage certificates and 1881 census information. Steve is currently in the process of documenting Norfolk baptisms on his excellent and much cited Tinstaafl Transcripts website.

Frank and Neville Ellen Thomas, Emma Griffith and Mary Clarke Joshua Clarke Emma Clarke (with Jeremy) Elsie Dossor Eliza Serjeant and Sarah Bland Eliza Serjeant and Joshua Clarke William Griffiths and Ellen Thomas James Elijah Bartlett and Caroline Attwooll Neville

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