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Bathurst is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bathurst family once lived in the ancient manor named Bathurst, which was located near Battel Abbey in the county of Sussex.

Early Origins of the Bathurst family


The surname Bathurst was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of 1066. The first record was in Bathurst, of that shire, not far from Battle Abbey which contains the records of the Battle of Hastings. The church in the parish of Mixbury in Oxfordshire played an important role in the family's lineage. "The church has a Norman doorway with zigzag mouldings, leading into the south aisle; the nave and chancel are separated by a large Norman arch, and at the east end of the north aisle is the burial-place of the Bathurst family. Here are some remains of an ancient fortification, originally surrounded by a moat, and by the Normans called Beaumont." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Another branch of the family was found at Kirby Horton in Kent in early days. "Franks, the seat of the Bathurst family since the commencement of the reign of Elizabeth, is situated on the bank of the Darent, which flows through the village." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Monuments of the family can also be found in the church of Laverstock in Wiltshire.


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Early History of the Bathurst family

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Early History of the Bathurst family


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Bathurst Spelling Variations

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Bathurst Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bathurst family name include Bathurst, Bathirst, Bothurst, Bethurst, Bothirst, Bathurrst, Bathurste, Bathurstt, Baithurst, Beathurst, Baathurst, Bauthurst, Bathearst, Bathearste and many more.

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Early Notables of the Bathurst family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bathurst family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bathurst family to Ireland

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Migration of the Bathurst family to Ireland


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Migration of the Bathurst family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bathurst family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bathurst surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Bathurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Bathurst, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Lancelot Bathurst, who arrived in Virginia in 1680 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charles Bathurst, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Mary Bathurst, who settled in Barbados in 1688

Bathurst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sir Francis Bathurst who settled in Georgia in 1734 with his wife, Frances, three daughters, and son Robert

Bathurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Bathurst, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1823

Bathurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William L. Bathurst, aged 22, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  • William Bathurst, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm

Bathurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. J. Bathurst, aged 27, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bathurst (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bathurst (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General Robert Marks Bathurst (1893-1964), American Attached to the Military Staff Commission, United Nations (1949-1950) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Robert Bathurst. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bathurst/Robert_Marks/USA.html
  • Seymour Henry Bathurst (1864-1943), 7th Earl Bathurst
  • Allen Alexander Bathurst (1832-1892), 6th Earl Bathurst
  • William Lennox Bathurst (1791-1878), 5th Earl Bathurst
  • Henry George Bathurst (1790-1866), 4th Earl Bathurst
  • Henry Bathurst (1714-1794), 2nd Earl Bathurst (created Lord Apsley in 1771)
  • Sir Frederick Bathurst (1807-1881), English cricketer
  • Henry Bathurst (1762-1834), 3rd Earl Bathurst, English statesman, member of the UK Parliament
  • Henry Bathurst (1744-1837), English clergyman
  • Allen Algernon Bathurst, Lord Apsley (18951942), British politician

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The Bathurst Motto

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The Bathurst Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tien ta foy
Motto Translation: Kepp thy faith.


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Citations

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Robert Bathurst. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bathurst/Robert_Marks/USA.html

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