I detail below my direct Bartlett ancestors. Further information about others in the family are provided in links.

 John Bartlett (c. 1784 - 1866) and Sarah

John Bartlett was born c. 1784 in Silchester, Hampshire. I have been unable to trace John's parentage but believe he was probably illegitimate since no father's name is recorded on his marriage certificate. John was an agricultural labourer and spent most of his life living in Bramley near Basingstoke in Hampshire. He married twice - first to Sarah with whom he had 8 children. They were: Lucy (born c. 1817), Joseph (c. 1820), William (c. 1821), Emily (c. 1823), Harriett (c. 1825), Mary-Ann (c. 1825), Henry (1826) and Jane (c. 1829). Sarah died c. 1841 and in 1844 John married Elizabeth Miles. John fathered a further 6 children with Elizabeth between c. 1844 - c. 1858 (George, Albert, Matthew, Sarah, Sarah and George), giving him a total of 14 children. At least two of the children - George and Sarah - died in infancy. Joseph, William and Henry were also agricultural labours. John died in 1866 from 'natural decay'. 

Henry Bartlett (c. 1826 - 1888) and Caroline Beauchamp (c. 1829 - 1896)

John and Sarah's son Henry was my great-great grandfather. He was baptised in Bramley in January 1827 and spent his working life as a farm labourer/ gardener. The 1851 census reveals that Henry had moved from Bramley and was lodging at Old Windsor. It seems to have been here that he met his wife, Caroline Beauchamp. Caroline was born c. 1829 in Egham, Surrey but at the time of her marriage to Henry, was a servant living in Thames Street, Windsor. Henry and Caroline were married in March 1855 at the parish church in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Windsor. Their first son, John, was born in nearby Clewer but by 1861 they had set up home in Egham, the village of Caroline's birth. They had a few addresses here - Western Road, Middle Hill and then Victoria Road in the neighbouring Englefield Green, which was built up in the 19th century and was then known as 'New Egham'. In fact, Henry and Caroline are likely to have been some of the first residents of Englefield Green. They had six children: John Robert (born c. 1858), Harry (1861), Solomon George (c. 1864), Emily Caroline (1866), Elizabeth Jane c. 1867) and Edith (c. 1871).

Harry Bartlett (1861 - 1947) and Annie Elizabeth Oakley (1861 - 1910)

Harry Bartlett was born on the 14th March 1861 at Englefield Green. The early part of his life is a mystery since he is not recorded on the 1871 census with Henry, Caroline and the rest of the family and I have been unable to find a record of him elsewhere. In 1881 he was living with the family and is shown as working as a butcher. In later records his occupation is recorded as an Ostler, a brickyard labourer, a park labourer and a 'woodman'.  He married Annie Oakley in october 1883 at St Paul's, Kingston Hill, Surrey. Annie, the daughter of Frederick Oakley and Susannah Barnes, was also born in 1861 in Egham. Harry and Annie had eleven children: Annie (born c. 1885), Jessie (1886), Henry Frederick (c. 1888), Charles Thomas (1890), Maud Elizabeth (c. 1891) , Frank (c. 1894), Eda Marion (c. 1896), Elizabeth Oakely (c. 1898), Nellie (c 1899), George James (1905) and Alice (details unknown). They continued to live at various addresses in Egham: Kinghshead Cottages in Grove Road, Albert Road and Transvaal Cottages, The Wick. 

Harry's life was far from easy. Annie died of stomach cancer in 1910, leaving him widowed with a young family - six of the children were under 10. Then, in 1918, his eldest daughter, Annie, went missing. Her body was found a few years later in a part of Windsor Great Park apparently confirming that she had been murdered. Harry died in 1947 from myocardial degeneration and chronic rheumatism.

George James Bartlett (1905 - 1972)