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Descendants of Robert Bartlett

Generation No. 1

1. ROBERT3 BARTLETT (ROBERT2, ROBERT1)1 was born May 27, 1603 in Puddletown, Dorset, England, and died Abt. October 1676 in Manomet, MA2. He married MARY WARREN May 22, 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA3, daughter of RICHARD WARREN and ELIZABETH MARSH. She was born 1610 in Plymouth, Devon, England4, and died February 13, 1677/78 in Plymouth, MA5.

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We know that he arrived on the Ann in 1623 and received 1acre of land in the 1623 Division of land. On July 1 1533 Mrs. Warren and Robert Bartlett were to mow where they did last year implying a marriage to Mary Warren in 1632 or earlier. On 27 June 1659 Robert Bartlett took a lease for 10 years of the lands of his late son-in-law Richard Foster.

From NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES by William Richard Cutter
Robert Bartlett born 1602 came to America in July 1623 in the ship ANN and died 1676. He was one of the original purchasers of the town of Dartmouth in the Plymouth Colony where he resided. He married in 1628 Mary, daughter of Richard Warren, pioneer of the Plymouth Colony.

From THE FAITH OF THE PILGRIMS by Robert M Bartlett .
Robert Bartlett, a wine cooper from Stopham, Sussex who came on the Ann, married Mary, the eldest daughter of Richard Warren in 1628. They and their eight children lived in the Hobshole section of Plymouth where Elizabeth of Richard built up a clan with extensive holdings. Richard was a substantial citizen, surveyor and landowner. His family and descendants were active in the Church.

Robert's death is between 19 Sep 1676 (his will signed) and 29 Oct 1676 (will probated).

On 14/24 Jul 1673 Robert Bartlett deeded to Joseph his house, the land upon which it stood and other properties with the condition that he did not take possession until after the death of Robert and his wife. In July 1678, Joseph's father in-law, Thomas Pope, sold Joseph some land for 4, 10 shillings. In the deed Joseph is referred to as a wine cooper. Joseph also served on a jury that, on 6 March 1676, returned a verdict of "suspisious of the murder charge on them" against two Indians that had been tried for the murder of three colonists. On 30 June 1684 Joseph and his wife sold 40 acres for "40 pieces of current silver money of New England" to Ephraim Morton. On 13 June 1694 Joseph signed a covenant to free his slave Tobey if he behaved well for twelve years of servitude. This covenant may have been made at the time of Tobey's purchase. It is also possible that it was made by his son as both were alive at the time.

Additional information on Robert Bartlett's will:
Robert Bartlett On 14/24 July, 1673, Robert Bartlett, by deed of gift, conveyed to his son Joseph Bartlett his dwelling and lands at Eel River, with the condition that Joseph was not to take possession until after the death of both his father and his mother. The deed follows:

Know all men by these presents, that I Robert Bartlett, of the Towne of Plymouth in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth in New England, in America wine Cooper; That for divers Good Causes and Considerations, mee therunto moveing, have out of my owne motion and out of that love Good will, and fatherly affection, which I have and doe beare unto my son Joseph Bartlett; have absolutely Given Graunted alliened enfeofed and Confeirmed; and by these presents doe Give Graunt allien enfeof and Confeirm from mee the said Robert Bartlett and my heires; To him my said son Joseph Barllett hee his heires and assignes for ever; all that my farme Messeuage teniment and seate, which I Now live in and am possessed off, in the Township of Plymouth aforsaid; scittuate and being att a place or river Comonly calld the Eelriver: viz: all that my house and land ther; being bounded with the lands of Nathanel: Warren deceased; now in the tenor and Occupaition of Mistris Sarah Warren widdow; on the Northerly side and with the Land of Richard ffoster now in the tenor and occupation of Jonathan Morey on the southerly side, Containing two lotts or shares of land being in breadth forty pole; between the forenamed boundaries abuting on She Eelriver aforsaid and extendeth it selfe, for its length up towards the Pyne hills, To a place ordinarily Called and knowne by the Name of the Little Pyne hills; as alsoe foure acrees more or lesse, of marsh meddow appertaining therunto lying and being att the Eelriver aforsaid; by the Riversyde against the land of Nathaniel: Warren, before mensioned; Together with a peece of ffresh or upland meddow, being two acres (be it more or lesse) lying and being att or neare Mannomett ponds, in the Township of Plymouth aforsaid; neare unto the place wher hee the said my son Joseph Bartlett, now dweleth; which was somtimes the meddow of Richard; Church lying adjoyning to a brooke Called; The beaver dam brooke, between the said brooke, and the maine brooke, extending it selfe, for the length of it up the said brooke; To have and to hold all that my said house and land, with the foure acrees more or lesse of Marsh Meddow, and the two acrees more or lesse of upland meddow; with all and singulare the appurtenances therunto belonging unto the said my son Joseph Bartlett; To him and his heires and assienes for ever; The said prmises viz: all that my said ffarme with my house theron, with the said four acrees of marsh meddow, with the two acrees (more or lese) of upland or ffresh meddow, with all and singular the houses outhouses and ffences in and Upon the said farme seats or teniment with all and singulare the woods waters profitts and privilidges emunities and emoluments, belonging therunto or to the said two prsells of Meddow forenamed; and all and singulare my Right title or Interest off and Into the same, to belong and appertaine unto the onely proper use and behoof of him my said son Joseph Bartlett; To him and his heires and assignes for ever, ffree and cleare and Clearly acquitted, off and from all other and former Gifts Graunts bargaines sales Ingagments Incomberances or Intanglements whatsoever; and to be holden offour Sovr Lord the Kinge as off his manor of East Greenwich in the Countey of Kent in the realme of England, in free and comon soccage, and not in capite, nor by Knights service, nor by the rents and services therof, and therby due and of Right accustomed, with warrantice against all prsons that by my Right or title, might claime any Rght or title off or into the said prmises or any prte or prsell therof, alwaies provided; and that by these prsents it be Clearly understood that the said my son Joseph Bartlett shall not enter upon the posession of the said my house land and meddowes, untill the decease of both mee and my wife, Mary Bartlett, or upon any prte or prsell therof, nor any for him; but att the decease of both mee and my said wife; hee his heires or assignes, is to have hold use occupy Inheritt and Injoy the same with all and singulare the appurtenances privilidges and emunities belonging therunto without any lawfull suite deniall Interuption or eviction or disturbance whatsoever lawfully claiming from by or under mee the said Robert Bartlett; or by my meanes acte privity Consent or procurement; and I the said Robert Bartlett doe heerby Give and Graunt libertie unto the said my son Joseph Bartlett, either by him selfe or his Attorny to Record and Inrole these prsents, or to Cause them to be recorded or Inroled in his Maties court of Plymouth aforsaid, or in any other place or court of Records according to the usuall manor of Recording or Inroling deeds and evidences of land in such Case made and provided; In witnes wherof I the said Robert Bartlett have heerunto subscribed my hand and affixed my seale this fourteenth of July 1673 one Thousand six hundred seaventy and three;

Signed sealed and delivered in the prsence of Willam Clarke Robert Bartlett R his marke Nathaniel: Morton; and a (seale) This deed of Gift was acknowlided by Robert Bartlett senir this 24th day of July 1673 before mee Constant Southworth Assistant; [Col. Deeds, 111: 301] Mary (Warren) Bartlett, wife of Robert, receipted for her share of her mother's estate on 4/14 March, 1673/4. [M. D., III: 5 1]

Paul W. Prindle, "The Probable Ancestry of Robert Bartlett of Plymouth," TAG 55:164, suggests the Robert Bartlett who arrived at Plymouth on the Anne in 1623 was identical with the Robert Bartlett baptized at Puddletown, Dorset, England, on 27 May 1603. The fact that he was not one of the 1626 Purchasers might indicate that he arrived as a servant and was still in this status in 1626 (see text). Bartlett married Warren, daughter of Mayflouer passenger Richard Warren, ca. 1629 (Wakefield, Plymouth Marriages, P. 4). On 1 July 1633 he and Mrs. Elizabeth were assigned mowing rights on the same land they had used the previous year, probably close to where Mrs. Warren and her other two sons-in-law lived (PCR 1:15). On 28 May 1635 Thomas Little, who had married Mary Warrer's sister Anna, gave his brother-in-law Robert Bartlett a parcel of land beyond Eel River to build a house on (PCR 1:34). On 1 December 1635 Richard Stinnings (later hanged for murdering an Indian) apprenticed himself to Robert Bartlett for nine years (PCR 1:35). On 4 1638 John Barnes sold Robert Bartlett the remaining three years Thomas Shrive's indenture (PCR 12:32). Though Bartlett held such positions grandjuror and highway surveyor (PCR, passim), he did not serve the higher positions of government. On 7 October 1652 Bartlett petitioned the court because "sondry speeches have pased from som who pretend themselves to bee the sole and right heires unto the lands on which the said Robert Bartlet now liveth, at the Ellriver, in the townships of Plymouth, which hee, the said Robert, had bestowed on him by his mother in law, Mis Elizabeth Warren, in marriage with her daughter; by which said speeches and passages the said Robert had ben dishartened in his proceeding either in building, fencing, etc.," and the court confirmed his right to the lands (PCR 3:19). On 1 June 1658 the court appointed several men to settle the bounds between Bartlett's land and that of his brother-in-law Nathaniel Warren (PCR 3:142). On 1 May 1660 Bartlett was convicted by the Court of Assistants for speaking contemptuously about the ordinance of singing psalms, and he said he hoped it would be a warning to him, and he promised to acknowledge his fault to those he had earlier spoken to (PCR 3:186). On moving to Nauset in 1649, Richard Church sold his real estate at Eel River to Robert Bartlett for L25 (PCR 12:165). Bartlett made a nuncupative will 19 September 1676, sworn 29 October 1676, leaving his estate to his wife to dispose of to their children (MD 3:114-15). Their children were Benjamin, Rebecca, Mary, Sarah, Joseph, Elizabeth, Lydia, and Mercy (MD 3:116-17), all of whom married and had descendants.
(Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1621 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton, 1986)

Occupation: Cooper
Immigrated to Plymouth in the Anne in 1623. From 1633, juryman and town officer. He died in 1676 and bequeathed his entire estate to his wife. He was in on the first purchase of Dartmouth. The earliest reference showing his marriage to Mary Warren was in a Court Order dated 7/17 Mar 1636/7, reading as follows: "It is agreed upon by the consent of the whole Court that Elizabeth Warren Widdow the relict of mr. Richard Warren Deceased ...her sonnes in law Richard Church Robert Bartlett and Thomas Little in marriage wth their wives her daughters" [Court Orders, I:107, MD 3:48]. The marriage did not occur until after 1 Jun 1627 (Gregorian=new style). Since his oldest son, Benjamin, was admitted a freeman on 16 June 1654, he was thus born before 16 June 1633. Assuming his daughter Rebecca was 16 years old when married on 30 Dec 1649, she would have been born before 1633. Thus, it is likely that they were married as early as 1629. [MD 3:106] Sources: "The Pioneers of Massachusetts", by Charles Henry Pope: Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.; 1969. Bartlett, Robert Merrill, "Pilgrim Robert Bartlett (1603-1676) and some of his descendants" Published by the Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlett of Plymouth, Inc., Plymouth MA, Leyden Press, 1966. Address: Dr. Robert M. Bartlett, 1660 Bartlett House, Brook Road, Plymouth, MA "Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England showing 3 generations of those who come before May 1692 on the basis of Farmer's Register." by James Savage. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co.; 1969. Bowman, George Ernest, "Richard Warren and His Descendants, compiled from original sources." In The Mayflower Descendant, Vol III, 1901, pg.45-51, pg. 105-117.

Sealed to spouse (LDS): October 17, 1945.

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Passenger list, ship Anne, 1623.
The ship Anne arrived in Plymouth in July, 1623 accompanied by the Little James, bringing new settlers along with many of the wives and children that had been left behind in Leyden when the Mayflower departed in 1620. This ship passenger list is reconstructed from the 1623 Division of Land, the passenger list compiled by Charles Banks in Planters of the Commonwealth, and the research found in Eugene Aubrey Stratton's Plymouth Colony: Its History and Its People, 1620-1691. The author is a descendant of Anne passengers Ellen Newton, Mrs. Elizabeth Warren, Abigail Warren, Mrs. Barbara Standish, Mary Becket, and Francis Sprague. Passengers include the following individuals in the Warren family.
Warren, Mrs. Elizabeth
Mary Warren, daughter
Elizabeth Warren, daughter
Ann Warren, daughter
Sarah Warren, daughter
Abigail Warren, daughter

Baptism (LDS): September 11, 1923
Blessing: 1610, England
Endowment (LDS): September 19, 1923
Sealed to parents (LDS): 1969
Sealed to spouse (LDS): October 17, 1945

Children of R
2. i.   BENJAMIN4 BARTLETT, b. Bef. June 06, 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. Bet. August 21 - 28, 1691, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA.
3. ii.   MARY BARTLETT, b. Abt. 1634, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. September 26, 1692, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.
4. iii.   REBECCA BARTLETT, b. Bef. December 1634, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. July 15, 1658, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.
5. iv.   ELIZABETH BARTLETT, b. Abt. 1643, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. September 03, 1719, Hingham, Plymouth, MA.
6. v.   SARAH BARTLETT, b. Abt. 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. June 14, 1680, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.
7. vi.   JOSEPH BARTLETT, b. Abt. 1639, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. February 18, 1711/12, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.
8. vii.   LYDIA BARTLETT, b. June 08, 1648, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. September 11, 1691, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.
9. viii.   MERCY BARTLETT, b. March 10, 1650/51, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. Aft. 1672, Boston, Suffolk, MA.

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