Bartley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name Bartley. It is derived from the ancient and popular given name Bartholomew. Bartholomew, a widespread personal name in medieval England at the time.

Early Origins of the Bartley family

The surname Bartley was first found in at Strathdon, in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, and were descended from Parlan and the son of Parlan whose name became Farlane and Bartley, at the time when it was undesirable to continue a name beginning with Mac.

Important Dates for the Bartley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bartley research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1500 is included under the topic Early Bartley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bartley Spelling Variations

In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Bartley has appeared as Bartley, Bartlie, Barteley, Bartely, Bartelie, Bartlie and many more.

Early Notables of the Bartley family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bartley family to Ireland

Some of the Bartley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bartley migration to the United States

Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Bartley were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

Bartley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Bartley, who settled in Virginia in 1634
  • John Bartley, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]
  • Nicholas Bartley, who landed in Maryland in 1661 [1]
  • Sarah Bartley, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [1]
  • George Bartley, who settled in Nevis in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bartley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Bartley who settled in Maryland in 1739
  • James Bartley, who landed in Maryland in 1740 [1]
  • Hugh Bartley, who arrived in Virginia in 1776 [1]
  • Robert Bartley, who landed in America in 1790 [1]
Bartley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Bartley, aged 45, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • William Bartley, aged 52, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • John Bartley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]

Bartley migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bartley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Esayas Bartley U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Isaiah Bartley U.E. (b. 1740) born in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA who settled in Fredericksburgh, Cataraqui township, [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1783 member of the Kings Royal Regiment of New York, married Eleanor Campbell in 1760 they had 9 children, he died in Frontenac, Ontario in 1825 [2]
  • Mr. Michael Bartley U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh, Cataraqui township, [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • John Bartley, who arrived in Quebec in 1784
Bartley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Catherine Bartley, aged who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Virgilia" departing 22nd July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 20th September 1847 but she died on board [3]

Bartley migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bartley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Bartley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [4]
  • Margaret Bartley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [5]
  • William Bartley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [5]
  • Sarah Bartley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [5]
  • Thomas Bartley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bartley migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bartley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas H.R. Bartley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1858 [6]
  • Miss Amy Bartley, (b. 1842), aged 16, British domestic servant travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [6]
  • Miss Sophia Bartley, (b. 1841), aged 33, Cornish milliner departing on 22nd July 1874 aboard the ship "Chile" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 26th October 1876 [7]
  • J. Bartley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
  • Sophia Bartley, aged 33, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bartley (post 1700)

  • Robert Leroy Bartley (1937-2003), American editor of the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal for more than 30 years who won a Pulitzer Prize for opinion writing and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Boyd Owen Bartley (b. 1920), American former Major League Baseball player
  • John "Jon" Stanley Bartley, American Emmy Award-winning cinematographer
  • William Warren "W.W." Bartley III (1934-1990), American philosopher
  • Maynard M. Bartley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Minnesota State Treasurer, 1934 [8]
  • Laura Diane Bartley, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates, 2010 (41st District), 2012 (48th District) [8]
  • Larry Bartley, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Hawaii 2nd District, 1994 [8]
  • Jonathan P. Bartley, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Morris County, 1851 [8]
  • David M. Bartley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980 [8]
  • Dan R. Bartley (b. 1948), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 99th District, 1973, 1975 [8]
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Bartley family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Archibald E T Bartley (b. 1900), English Signal Boatswain serving for the Royal Navy from North Kilworth, Leicestershire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [9]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mrs. Ellen Bartley, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Welland, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [10]
  • Mr. George Noble Bartley, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Welland, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [10]
  • Master Gordon Bartley, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Welland, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [10]
  • Master Arthur Bartley, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Welland, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [10]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 65)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  10. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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