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William BARTLETT 1760 Tolpuddle Dorset

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Derek Report 14 Aug 2019 18:27

Help please. I am having problems pulling some information apart. I haven't looked at this part of my tree for at least ten years until someone queryed William BARTLETT. What I have is:

28-Jan-1802; Christian BARTLETT (born 15-Jan-1802) daughter of William & Martha BARTLETT

22-Jul-1810; Ann BARTLET daughter of William & Elizabeth BARTLETT

Basically are these two William BARTLETTs different fathers?

Many thanks in advance.


ErikaH Report 14 Aug 2019 18:51

What have you done about finding info concerning his marriage(s)?

What info do you have on your tree which caused someone to raise a query?


ErikaH Report 14 Aug 2019 18:59

John Bartlett
18 Dec 1796 Tolpuddle, Dorset, England William,
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Christian Bartlett
28 Jan 1802 Tolpuddle, Dorset, England William,
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William Bartlett
21 Oct 1798 Tolpuddle, Dorset, England William,


Name: Martha Bartlett
Gender: Female
Baptism Date: 27 Mar 1808
Baptism Place: Tolpuddle, Dorset, England
Father: William Bartlett
Mother: Elizabeth
FHL Film Number: 1239251


ErikaH Report 14 Aug 2019 19:00

Can't see the one for Ann to which you refer


ErikaH Report 14 Aug 2019 19:03

OK - found it on familysearch

I used Ancestry for the others

Ann Bartlet
Event Type:
Event Date:
22 Jul 1810
Event Place:
Tolpuddle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Father's Name:
Wm Bartlet
Mother's Name:
Elizabeth Bartlet

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 14 Aug 2019 19:03

(some on above, from google search)

05-Jan-1796; William BARTLETT & Martha BALSON

witnesses: Isaac BALSON, James BULLEN

(and one below)

County Dorset
Place Tolpuddle
Church name St John the Evangelist
Register type Unspecified
Burial date 23 Aug 1829
Burial person forename Ann
Burial person surname BARLETT
Person age 27
Burial person abode Tolpuddle

Chris :)


ErikaH Report 14 Aug 2019 19:04

Not sure how anyone not directly connected can make a judgement simply from the baptisms


ErikaH Report 14 Aug 2019 19:08

Name: William Bartlett
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 5 Jan 1796
Marriage Place: Tolpuddle, Dorset, England
Spouse: Martha Balson
FHL Film Number: 1239251

Name: Martha Bartlett
Death Age: 38
Event Type: Burial
Birth Year: abt 1767
Burial Date: 22 Sep 1805
Burial Place: Tolpuddle, Dorset, England

Name: William Bartlett
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 1807
Marriage Place: Symondsbury, Dorset, England
Spouse: Elizabeth Guppey
FHL Film Number: 1239249
Reference ID: 2:3HP0R59


ErikaH Report 14 Aug 2019 19:09

William Bartlet
Residence Place:
Wootton-Glanville, Dorset, England
Christening Date:
24 Apr 1763
Christening Date (Original):
24 Apr 1763
Christening Place:
Wooten-Glanville, Dorset, England
Father's Name:
John Bartlet
Mother's Name:


Derek Report 14 Aug 2019 19:20

EricaH, I have the marriage of William BARTLETT to Martha BALSTON (BALSON) on my tree as 05-Jan-1796. Someone else researching the main name on my tree thought William married Elizabeth GILLINGHAM.


ErikaH Report 14 Aug 2019 21:36

You must have got back to William through one if his children. So which one? And who was the child’s mother?

As you will have noticed, Martha died in 1805


Ps. Get the other person to give you proof - not ‘thoughts’

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Derek Report 17 Aug 2019 20:30

Thank you to all who replied to my thread. Elizabeth GILLINGHAM was a 'red herring'. The tree is now complete!