William Bartlett - Edith Hayward Family Group

Parents   Parents
    Lawrence Hayward Agnes Guppy
        bp. 24 Jan 1581 in Powerstock, Dorset, England bp. 10 Jun 1576 in Powerstock with West Milton, Dorset, England
        d. England d. England
William Bartlett Edith Hayward
b. 1603 in Powerstock, Dorset, England bp.16 Apr 1605 in Powerstock with West Milton, Dorset, England
d. 26 Aug 1657 in Frampton, Dorset, England d. 10 Jul 1652 in Frampton, Dorset, England
Relationship Events
Marriage 27 Apr 1628 William Bartlett to Edith Hayward in Powerstock, Dorset, England
  Magdalin Bartlett b. 1629 frampton, Dorset, England; d. in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
  Bathsheba Bartlett bp. 15 Feb 1634 in Frampton, Dorset , England; no further information
Joane Bartlett bp. 13 Feb 1636 in Frampton, Dorset, England; buried 1642 in England
Robert Bartlett bp. 4 Feb 1648 in Frampton, Dorset, England; m. 1) about 1665 in Marblehead, Mary Walton (b. 14 May 1644 and d. bef. 1702 in Marblehead); seven children: William, Nathaniel, John, Mary, Martha, Josiah, and Abigail Bartlett; m. 2) Rebecca Greene (b. abt. 1650 in Salem, d. after 1714); probate: 27 Jun 1717 in Marblehead
  William Bartlett bp. 10 Dec 1640 in Frampton, Dorset, England; no definitive records
  Faithful Bartlett bp. 18 Sep 1642 in Frampton, Dorset England; m. Margaret abt. 1672; one child: Faithful Bartlett; d. probate 7 Apr 1673 in Boston
  John Bartlett bp. 16 May 1645 in Frampton, Dorset, England; m. abt. 1680 in Marblehead, Bethiah Devereux (1681 - 1724 in Marblehead); three chldren: Bethiah, Faithful, and William Bartlet; probate

What We Know About This Family


My research goal has been to document our ancestry to their point of entry in the U.S. (unless the families in Europe are well documented). William and Edith Hayward Bartlett were born and died in Dorset, England, and they are one generation earlier than U.S. entry, but four of their children, Magdaline, Robert, Faithful, and John emigrated to Massachusetts. Robert is our direct ancestor, and his brother, John, married Bethiah Devereux, the daughter of another of our ancestors. I thought that much of a contribution deserved a write-up.

About the Children

  • Magdaline remained single and lived with her brothers Robert and John in Marblehead. She gave a deposition in which she identified her brother and his relationship to their father in England.

  • Captain Robert Bartlett and his first wife, Mary Walton, who was the mother of all his children, are our direct ancestors and have their own family group page. Mary was the daughter of Marblehead's first reverend, William Walton. After Mary's death, Robert married the twice-widowed Rebecca Greene, whose first husband was William Pinson and whose second was Joseph Bubier, with whom she had at least three children.

  • William Bartlett may be the one who came to America and settled in Perquiman's County, North Carolina. The Internet and Ancestry have several trees that ascribe William's parentage to William and Edith Hayward Bartlett in England. They did indeed have a son named William with a baptism record, but I cannot find proof that this William was the same as the one in North Carolina. William Bartlett of North Carolina married a woman named Elizabeth Grimes and had children before he died in 1698. If you have proof of his relationship to this family, please contact me.

  • Faithful Bartlett settled in Boston, Massachusetts. He had a wife, Margaret, who administered the will he wrote when he was very ill and only 31 or so in age. Familysearch gives his place of death as Marblehead, but I believe he died in Boston.

  • John Bartlett settled in Marblehead where he was a fisherman and married Bethiah Devereux, daughter of John and Ann, and had three children, including sons they named Faithful and William.

Proof of Relationship

Proof of relationship is established with the vital records and genealogical records.

What Else We Need to Learn

The goal of this project is to trace every line of ancestry to the arrival of its first immigrant to America. The basic information of each couple is considered complete when we know the dates of birth, marriage, and death for both spouses. their parents' names (or whether they were the immigrant), and the child or children in our ancestry line.

The research on this family is basically complete, but further research may reveal more about the family.


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