Richard Grosvenor Bartlett [Bartelot]
1868 - 1947

 Relationship to me: Fifth Cousin twice removed Gen -2
Born 1868
Died 1947  
Age 79  
Father:      Robert Leach Bartlett 1789-1841
Married: Evelyn Grace, daughter of Alfred Pope, Esq., JP, FSA.  
Children: One son and four daughters.  

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).

The website Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset includes the following:

Obituary for R.G. Bartelot, Dorset Editor (SDNQ vol. 25, Part 233, p.21, June 1947)
Richard Grosvenor Bartelot.

By the death of the Rev. R. Grosvenor Bartelot, MA, FSA, on May 8th last, the Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries has lost a close friend and ardent servant, and the County has lost its leading genealogist.

He was born in 1868, the son of the Rev. Robert Leach Bartelot, and educated at Crewkerne Grammar School, and Wadham College, Oxford, taking an honours degree in History in1889. After being ordained deacon in 1891, he served his first curacy at Whitchurch Canonicorum in 1891-2, was priested in 1893, served successively at Shrewton 1893-5, and Corfe Castle 1895-1900, and became vicar of Fordington St George, Dorchester, in 1906, where he worked for thirty years. He had already written the History of his old Grammar School, in 1899, and in 1919 [?1915], he wrote the History of Fordington. It was as Vicar of Fordington in 1907 that he met and married Evelyn Grace, daughter of Alfred Pope, Esq., JP, FSA.

The National Archives has the following:

Bartelot was the son of the Revd Robert Leach Bartlett, and his family pedigree can be seen in Burke's Landed Gentry 1952. They descended from Adam Barttelot, of Sussex, fl 1295/6. It is possible to see that many of the original MSS here listed must have descended to him by intermarriages. At some point Richard Grosvenor Bartlett decided to adopt the more antique spelling of Bartelot, and his obsession with ancestry, particularly royal ancestry, is apparent in this collection of papers. He transcribed and published a number of Dorset parish registers, contributed to Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries, wrote the History of Crewkerne School (1899), The History of Fordington (1915), and, with A M Broadley, The Three Dorset Captains at Trafalgar (1906). The final box also includes papers of Canon CH Mayo.

I previously recorded that the British Genealogy's internet forum offered the following information which I am no longer able to find:

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.


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