Ann Burton (née Newman)
1706 - 1776

 Relationship to me: Great Great Great Great Great Great Aunt Gen -7
Born Sept 14th 1706 from Newman-Rogers Bible
Died 1776  
Age 70  
Father:      Francis Holles Newman 1671 - 1714
Mother: Eleanor Mompesson 1662 - c1741
Brothers: (elder) Francis Newman of North Cadbury 1691 - 1768
  Thomas Newman of Colefoot, Gloucestershire (cleric) 1692 - >Nov 1742
  Richard Newman of North Cadbury and Horsington, Somerset  1693 - >1742  
  Charles Newman 1694 - 1734
  Henry Mompesson Newman 1696 - 1725
  John Newman of Kingston Juxta Yeovil 1699 - 1704
  William Newman  1700 - 1722
Sisters: (elder) Eleanor m. Rev. John Baily, Rector of South Cadbury in 1742 1703 - 1782
Married: Walter Burton, Rector of Sutton Montague, Somerset d. >1742
Children: Eleanor m. Rev. Robert Leach  


Ann's mother's entry in the Newman-Rogers Bible records that Ann was both born on Sept 14th 1706.

Many years later, Anne's name appears in the extract from Chancery Proceedings 23rd November 1742.

According to a letter written by Camborne Paynter to H.E.M. Newman in November 1957, the Pedigree of Newman, Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological Society, XXXVI, 157 shows that Ann died in 1706, however Anne (sic) Newman, the wife of Walter Burton, lived until 1776. The letter also states that Walter Burton died young, however he was still alive 1742 when he appeared as a complainant in Chancery Proceedings of that year.

The letter describes:

"... a conversation piece [presumably a miniature painting] showing Ann's three children Eleanor, Walter and Jane, standing by a table. Eleanor appears about 12 years old, the brother and sister being younger. A view of Cadbury Castle is seen through a window in the background. Eleanor has just built a card castle and her brother is in the act of knocking it down with a little stick, her attention having been attracted in the opposite direction. Jane looks on. Ther children are dressed as for a party: Eleanor in pink brocade, Walter in a green velvet coat with white sating waistcoat, and Jane in white satin. The picture is one of the most interesting known works of the Somerset artist Richard Phelps of Porlock. It hangs now in 'The Georgian House', Bristol." [The Georgian House, 7 Great George St, Bristol, Avon BS1 5RR]

The same letter goes on to say that Ann'sdaughter "Eleanor married her father's curate, the Rev. Robert Leach. The Leach family long continued at Sutton Montis and through them the traditions of the Newmans of North Cadbury were preserved for several generations.

Ann and Walter became great-great grandparents of Rev R. Grosvenor Bartelot (see note below), so presumably it was they and their daughter Eleanor's adherenace to Newman traditions that sparked Grosvenor Bartelot's interest in the family's history.

Rev. Grosvenor Bartelot FSA

Ann's g-g-grandson Rev R. Grosvenor Bartelot F.S.A. wrote a book called "The History of Fifehead Magdalen Church and Manor" from which a lot of information in this family tree is derived (but which regrettably I don't have a copy of nor any record of).

British Genealogy's internet forum offers the following information:

Rev. Robert Grosvenor Bartelot, M.A., F.S.A., the son of the Rev. Robert Leach Bartlett, was born 5 December 1868 in Thurloxton Rectory, co. Somerset, England. He was educated at Harlow College in Essex, the Crewkerne School in Somerset, then earned his BA from Wadham College, Oxford, in 1890 and his MA in 1893. He was ordained in 1893 and was rector of Corfe Castle (1893-1900) when he became British Chaplin in Turon, Italy in the capacity of one of the Missioners of the Society of St Andrews, Salisbury, 1900-1906. From 1902, he spent some time in Italy as Chaplain of Bavenco on Lake Maggiore. On 28 March 1906, he was collated into the Vicarage of Fordington St. George, near Dorchester, Co. Dorset where he remained until his retirement in 1936. He married Evelyn Grace Pope, youngest daughter of Alfred Pope, J.P., of Wrackleford House, Charminster, and they had a son and four daughters. Rev. Robert G. Bartelot died at the Vale House in Timsbury, co. Somerset, England on 8 May 1947.

The Rev. Mr. Bartelot was an antiquarian who devoted himself to the study of Wessex topography and genealogy. While an undergraduate at Oxford, he commenced copying the ancient monumental inscriptions and while Bishop’s Missioner at Salisbury he transcribed the ancient parish registers of Dorset and Somerset. He was editor of the Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries for many years. While vicar of Fordington, he restored the ancient church there and in 1908 he discovered the Roman tomb of Qaistobulus and Romana, his wife. His contributions to Wessex history were recognized by Fellowship in the Society of Antiquaries.

Source: Memoir in NEHG Register [1948]:81-82.

A website reference states that an obituary to Rev. R. Grosvenor Bartolet appeared in The Genealogist's Magazine Vol 10 No 3 (Sept 1947), the year of his death.

Dorset Record Office wrote to tell me on 13 Feb 2003 to say that "we hold the personal papers of Revd Bartelot, which includes a pedigree of the Newman family (our ref: D/RGB: LL697). We also hold the parish registers of Fifehead Magdalen which date back to 1565."

Page updated: 17 Sep 2012 - information added about Rev Grosvenor Bartelot.
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