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Bartlett Family Papers
0.25 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
The Bartlett Family Papers consist of deeds and other legal documents of Josiah and Richard Bartlett of Newbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts.
SERIES I. Land Deeds and Related Papers SERIES II. Other
Scope and Content Note
The Bartlett Family Papers consist of deeds and other legal documents of Josiah and Richard Bartlett of Newbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts. It also includes deeds of Oliver and Ezekiel Hale. A detailed chronological item list, summarizing each document, was created in 1981, by an unknown individual, and is included in the collection register at the front of the box. This collection has been divided into two series.
Series I. Land Deeds and Related Papers contains deeds pertaining to the purchase of land, including houses and highways. Some of these papers were not registered with a town. This series also contains information about Meeting House pews that belonged to family members.
Series II. Other contains family wills, recorded deathbed wishes, and a photograph of Ezra Bartlett with a short biography of him on the back.
Richard Bartlett was born in approximately 1648, and was a cordwainer in Newbury, Massachusetts. He died on April 17, 1724.
Josiah Bartlett was a yeoman in Newbury, Massachusetts. He lived during the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; the last document in this collection that his name is on is dated 1805.
Josiah Bartlett, Jr. was a cordwainer in Newbury, Massachusetts. His name appears on some of the later documents in this collection, beginning in 1781 through 1795.
Ezra Bartlett was born in Kingston, New Hampshire on September 13, 1770, the youngest son of Governor Josiah and Mary Bartlett. He graduated from Dartmouth College, and became a physician in Warren, New Hampshire. He later became a judge, a state Senator, and member of the Governor's Council. He died on December 5, 1848.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Bartlett, Ezra, 1770-1848
Bartlett, Josiah, yeoman
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.
This material was donated by Charles R. Yeaton on April 20, 1979.
Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, September 2014.
Bartlett, Levi. Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Bartlett Family in England and America. Lawrence, MA: Geo. S. Merrill and Crocker, Printers, 1876.
Bartlett, Thomas Edward. The Bartletts: Ancestral, Genealogical, Biographical, Historical: Comprising an Account of the American Progenitors of the Bartlett Family, with Special Reference to the Descendants of John Bartlett, of Weymouth and Cumberland. New Haven, CT: Press of the Stafford Printing Company, 1892.
Hibner, Aldis Everard. A Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Bartlett of Newton, Mass. for Seven Generations. Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Company, 1934.
Ezra Bartlett Papers 1770-1848, New Hampshire Historical Society. M2011-001 and M2011-015
Levi and Ezra Bartlett Papers, University of Michigan.