Bartley family page
Robert Bartley, born in Guernsey in 1798, who brought the family name to Jersey
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Origins of surname
In old English beorc meant 'birch' and leah meant wood, so the original Bartley either lived in a birch wood or came from Bartley Regis in Hampshire, or Bartley Green in Worcestershire, which have the same derivation.
The baptism of Harriet Bartley, daughter of Robert and Betsey Benest in St Helier in 1823 is the earliest on record in Jersey.
Family histories and biographies
- Edward Bartley, emigrant to New Zealand
These wills created by members of the Bartley family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Bartley : Bryan Cole , of Le Mottee, St John - 16/Mar/1963 , 11/Nov/1968 , D/Y/B1/126/10
- Bartley : George , Paymaster halfpay of the 54th Regiment 10/02/1852 Bequeaths to Catherine Bartley, a farm in Dunrymond, near Monaghan - , 2/Nov/1861 , D/Y/A/30/134
Edward Bartley (1839-1919), son of Robert and Elizabeth, nee Benest, who emigrated to New Zealand