|Birth: ||1494, England|
|Death: ||Dec. 15, 1558|
West Dorset District
John Bartlett's will was drawn 18 November 1558 and was proven 1 March 1559.
He mentions,sonne, Robert, Roger, and Agnes,my wyfe. He left a house in Dorcester to Roger.
Robert Bartlett, nephew of John.
1. Richard- m. 20 Jan. 1541 St. Mary's, Puddleton, Alice Hames.
President of the College of Physicians.
King Henry VIII's Physician.
2.ROBERT- m. 20 July 1542 St. Mary's, Puddleton, ALICE PROWTE
3. Thomas m. 11 Nov. 1542 St. Mary's, Puddleton, Edith Skottes, moved to Pendomer, Somerset
4. William lived on the Ilsington estate.
John was appointed investigator of monasteries in 1535 in the reign of Henry VIII by Thomas Cromwell,part of a wealthy group of Dorset landowners living around Puddleton who had banded together to defraud the Crown. Among the letters and papers of Henry VIII are found letters written by John to Cromwell pleading innocence after being accused of extracting large sums of money from senior churchmen whom he had caught in compromising situations.
"JOHN BARTELOT TO CROMWELL. Pleas it your honourable mastership to be advertisid, that in the tyme of Lent last past your contynuell oratour John Bartelot, with other to the noumber of v personez of good conversation, ffound the prior of the Crossid Fryers in London at that tvme beyng in bedde with his hoore, both nakyd, abought xj of the clok in the for none, upon a Fryday, at which to tyme the said priour; to thentent his mysdemeaner and shamfull facte shuld not be knowen wherby he shuld susteyn opyn shame, knelid upon his kneez, and not only desyrid vour said oratour and his cumpany to kepe secret his said acte and not to disclose in any wise the same, but also for the same entent frely of his owen mocion yaf amonges theym about xxxli which he then was possessid of, of the which summe your oratour hadde by the said yef (gift) abought vijli. And also the said priour promysid to yef amonges the said company xxxli more by a certen day. And after by mediacion of ffrendes of the said priour, the said xxxli was releasid to the summe of vjli which vjli. the said priour bound hym self to pay to your oratour by his bill obligatorie at a certen day in the same lymittid. Yet this notwithstonding, for because your said oratour for nonpavment of the said vjli. did arrest the said ffryer, he hath so heynously enformed the lord chauncellour ayenst your oratour, that he not oonly will put hym to suertie, making the premisses a heynous robery, sayeng opynly that your oratour is worthy to be hangid, but also vill by his high auctorite compell your oratour to repay ayen to the said ffryer the summe of xxxli., oonles your moost charitable goodnes be therin othenvise shewid. Yt may therfor pleas your good mastership, of vour aboundaunt goodnes, to provyd that the premissez may be duly examyned according to equite, for this is the very and hole truth in the same. And your said oratour shall pray to God for your honour and preservacion long to endewer.
By your humble to his pour duryng his lif,
To the right honourable master secretory" (1)
His transgressions were overlooked as he had become part of the plan to obtain the property of the monasteries who had been found by their investigation to have been acting improperly. Many of the sales of the confiscated church property where made to John's fellow partners in crime. Sir John Tregonwell of Piddleton was Chief COmmissioner in control of the sale of this property and the head of the group who acquired church lands under favorable terms.
37 Henry VIII...The Manor of Muston alias Musterton alias Piddle Musterton and its farm, in Piddle Hinton and Piddleton, pasture for 100 ewes, 4 rams and their lambs, the stock and moiety of hay on the farm belonging to Cerne Abbey, value £10.10.4.; lands in Rumford near Worth, and Eastworth parcel of Tewkesbury Abbey; lands in Tarent Rawson parcel of Tarent Abbey; Chipmans Coppice in Milborne St.Andrew; the site of the Priory of Hinton co. Somerset; to John Bartlett alias Hancock and his son Robert and their heirs for the sum of £710.5/-." (2)
The Manor of Muston was comprised 610 acres of land, the manor house and farm house; Eastworth was a manor at Cranborne, Dorset, and made up of two manor houses (according to Hutchins both included in this one sale grant) named "Eastworth" and "Holwell", as well as tithing and hamlet one-and-a-half miles east of Cranborne itself, which casts considerable doubt upon the price paid by the Bartletts without considering all the other components it included! The Priory of Hinton - also known as Hinton Abbey and Hinton Charterhouse - was of considerable size, stretching from Hinton to the next village of Wellow (where Dorothy Popham nee Bartlett was buried, 1614, in a tomb bearing the crescent blazons of the Bartelots of Stopham) and might have been expected to fetch such a price on its own.
William Bartlett (1469 - 1530)
Aline Covert Bartlett
Agnes Hancock Bartlett (1498 - 1552)*
Robert B Bartlett (1521 - 1578)*
St Mary the Virgin Churchyard
West Dorset District
Created by: margaret
Record added: Apr 02, 2011
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