Walter, Matilda, Kathleen, Betty and Daisy Bartlett

UPDATE, 23 Jan 2019.

Really pleased to tell you all that a lovely lady Caroline got in touch with me & her connection is that Walter Bartlett was her Grandmothers brother.
So now these two beautiful postcard photos are back with their family.
Lovely to have a chat with her on the phone too & today she has sent me a copy of another family photo of her Grandmothers Wedding day on in 1920, see Below.
Walter & Matilda are in the photo as it was the year before their own Wedding.
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ABOVE is the Wedding of Mary Grace & James Brown on 10 April 1920 at St Mary’s, Iwerne Minster, Dorset.
1.Annie Bartlett nee Tapsell & baby daughter Annie Grace. 2. Unknown Lady 3.James Brown. 4.Jane Bartlett nee Pool. 5.Herbert Bartlett. 6.Matilda Bartlett nee Winsor. 7.Walter Bartlett. 8.Little boy is Herbert Bartlett, son of Herbert & Annie Bartlett. 9.Seated is Mary Grace Brown nee Bartlett.
I have now updated the family tree on Ancestry with all the new information that Caroline has given me, huge thanks to her x
Such a very beautiful family portrait.

These two lovely Postcard Photos I couldn’t resist, they are just adorable children aren’t they. These I bought from  Old Postcards via their Facebook page that I follow, you can also find them on Twitter @OldPostcards ….Not a usual thing for me to do, but they were just so lovely. Do have a look at their website, it’s packed full of a huge variety of Old Postcards, they may have one you have been looking for!

Wonderful to have names and dates, but no surname on this one!

This is the second postcard, thankfully this one had a full name and Old Postcards said they go together. A beautiful photo of the family’s first born Kathleen May Bartlett.


The Bartlett Family History.

Nathaniel BARTLETT was born in 1809 in East Chinnock, Somerset, England.
He was a Farmer on Larkhill Farm, Yeovil, Somerset from 1865 to his death.
He died on 08 Jan 1882 in Larkhill Farm, Yeovil, Somerset, England
When he was 26, he married Mary A Peach on 13 Jan 1835.
Nathaniel BARTLETT lived in Yeovil, Somerset, England in 1861 (Relationship: Head. His Occupation ‘A Farmer of 300 Acres’, but which Farm?? Took over Larkhill Farm in 1865.)
He lived in Yeovil, Somerset, England in 1871.
He lived in Yeovil, Somerset, England in 1881.
Nathaniel BARTLETT and Mary A PEACH had the following children:

1.Mary A BARTLETT was born in 1839 in Beaminster, Dorset, England.
2.Martha BARTLETT was born in 1843 in Beaminster, Dorset, England.
3.David BARTLETT was born in Aug 1849 in Yeovil, Somerset, England (BARTLETT, DAVID PEACH Order GRO Reference: 1849 S Quarter in YEOVIL Volume 10 Page 521 ). David BARTLETT lived in Yeovil, Somerset, England in 1861 (Relationship: Son). He emigrated to Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, USA in 1872. He married Ophelia Hall on 12 June 1889 in Coldwater Branch Michigan USA. the couple had one son.

                       Herbert Hall Bartlett was born on 24 Aug 1890 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, USA. He lived in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, USA in 1900 (Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head: Son). He lived in Coldwater Ward 4, Branch, Michigan, USA in 1910 (Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son). He lived in Washtenaw, Michigan, USA in 1918 (Military Marital Status: Single). He served in the military WW1 on 29 Aug 1918-1919. He lived in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA in 1930 (Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head). He served also in WW2 when he was living in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA. (See their Ancestry Tree for links) He lived in Coldwater, Michigan, USA in 1956. Died on 06 Mar 1983 in Saline, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA. He had married Ruth Sanford PARKER in America in about 1918/19 and they had the following two children.

                      Martha A BARTLETT was born on 14 Nov 1919 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, USA. She died on 19 Sep 2008 in Saint Clair Shores, Macomb, Michigan, USA. She married William Clippert GORENFLO on 13 Jun 1949 in Wood, Ohio, USA. See Notes on their Ancestry tree I have compiled, there is a full Obituary of Martha & her second husband William from Find A Grave. Martha had several children and grandchildren from two marriages, so I imagine there is a large branch of the family still in America.
                     Herbert Parker BARTLETT was born on 16 Oct 1922 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, USA. He died on 31 Aug 1996.

4.Matilda BARTLETT was born in 1852 in Yeovil, Somerset, England.
5.Margarett BARTLETT was born in 1854 in Yeovil, Somerset, England.
6.Herbert BARTLETT was born in Jul 1855 in Yeovil, Somerset, England as the sixth child of Nathaniel BARTLETT and Mary A PEACH (BARTLETT, HERBERT PEACH Order GRO Reference: 1855 S Quarter in YEOVIL Volume 05C Page 469 ). When he was 32, he married Jane POOL, daughter of Joseph POOL and Grace READ, on 02 Apr 1888 in Yeovil St John, Somerset, England. Herbert lived in Yeovil, Somerset, England in 1861 (Relationship: Son). He lived in Yeovil, Somerset, England in 1871 (Relationship: Son). He lived in Yeovil, Somerset, England in 1881 (Relationship to Head: Son). He lived in Yeovil, Somerset, England in 1891 (Relation to Head: Head. Farmer of Larkhill Farm, Yeovil till about 1899, took over when his father died in 1882) He lived in Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, England in 1901 (Relation to Head of House: Head. Herbert had become a Farm Bailiff after 1899 leaving Larkhill Farm.) He lived in Iwerne, Minster, Sutton, Waldron, Dorset, England on 02 Apr 1911 (Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head).

Looking for information about Larkhill Farm in Yeovil I came across all this wonderful information, from Bob Osborn on his fabulous and well known local website all about Yeovil History  Larkhill Farm History  .

                   Herbert BARTLETT and Jane POOL had the following children:

1. Mary Grace BARTLETT was born about 1889 in Yeovil, Somerset, England.
2. Herbert BARTLETT was born in 1891 in Yeovil, Somerset, England.
3.Walter Pool BARTLETT who was born on 17 Aug 1893 in Yeovil, Somerset. He married Matilda Emma WINSOR/Windsor on 29 Mar 1921 in Iwerne-Minster, Dorset, England. Matilda Emma WINSOR was born on 07 Jul 1892 in Tarrant Hinton, Dorset, England as the fourth child of George WINSOR and Louisa Lucy HORNE (WINSOR, MATILDA EMMA HORNE Order GRO Reference: 1892 S Quarter in BLANDFORD Volume 05A Page 231 ). She had five siblings, namely: Annie Madeline, Thomas Walter, Bessie Kate, Frederick James, and Elsie May. Matilda died in Dec 1978 in Winchester, Hampshire, England.


Where Walter & Matilda married in 1921 in Iwerne Minster. The original Minister is now known as St Mary’s Church and was built by the Normans in 1100 on the site of another church


Walter died in Dec 1954 in Andover, Hampshire, England. They had three beautiful daughters.

1.Kathleen May BARTLETT was born on 15 Jan 1922 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England. She died in Mar 2004 in Andover, Hampshire, England. She married Harry D S DUDMAN in Mar 1950 in Andover, Hampshire. (Home person on family tree below)
2.Betty BARTLETT was born on 31 Mar 1923 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England. She died in Sep 2005 in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales. She married Ernest W BENFIELD in Mar 1943 in Andover, Hampshire.
3.Daisy BARTLETT was born on 18 Jul 1924 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England. She died in Dec 1984 in Andover, Hampshire, England. She married Robert J SCOTT in Mar 1952 in Andover, Hampshire.

Bartlett Family Tree


This is the family tree I have compiled on Ancestry Bartlett Family Tree .

Are you a descendant of this family? Please get in touch via Contact Me at top of page.

Till next time then…………………….


  1. Hi Lynn. I can understand why you could not resist those photo’s they are just adorable. Great research as always and so interesting. PS Do you have an email address as I would like to contact you.

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  2. […] It is such a small world as Caroline said it has been an amazing two weeks, as she has come across various old family photographs that have been found, researched and written about on various blogs including the one by my lovely friend Lynn at Lynn’s Waffles who has also reunited two photographs with her and as written about here at Lynn’s Waffles […]

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