Birth: Robert Bartlett was born in England probably around
Death: He died in Plymouth between September 19, 1676,
the date of his will, and October 29, 1676, when the will was probated.
Ship: Anne or Little James, 1623
Life in England: Robert Bartlett’s place of origin is
unknown, although it has been proposed that he was the Robert, son of
Robert and Alice (Barker) Bartlett, baptized in Puddletown, Dorset on
May 27, 1603. He was described as a cooper (barrelmaker) in many
colonial documents, and therefore may have trained as a cooper in
Life in New England: Robert Bartlett arrived in Plymouth
as a single man in the summer of 1623. He was a freeman of Plymouth in
1633. He served on a number of juries, and on committees to lay out
highways and land. Although he owned land elsewhere in Plymouth Colony,
including Dartmouth and Punckateesett on the Rhode Island border, he
lived on a farm near Eel River, which now runs next to Plimoth
Family: Robert Bartlett married Mary Warren, daughter of Mayflower
passengers Richard Elizabeth (Walker) Warren, about1629. They had
eight children, although the birth order and birth dates are unclear.
Mary Bartlett died in Plymouth March 27, 1683 in her 73rd year.
Children of Robert and Mary Bartlett: