Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameJohn Burt Jr. , 5G Grandfather, M
Birthca 1765, Montacute, Somerset, England90
Death5 Dec 1850, Montacute, Somerset, England162,163
Occupationstone-cutter; had the Post office at one time161,130
FatherJohn Burt Sr. , M (ca1734-1796)
MotherPrudence Hann , F (1735-1778)
1Elizabeth (Betty) Bartlett 164, 5G Grandmother, F
Birthca 1767129,164
DeathDec 1842124
Burial13 Dec 1842, Church of St. Catherine, Montacute, Somerset, England124
FatherThomas Bartlett , M (ca1731-1788)
MotherElizabeth (Betty) Cox , F (ca1734-1789)
Marriage15 Mar 1790, Norton Sub Hamdon, Somerset, England90,164
Marr Memosee note.
ChildrenHarriet (Died as Infant), F (1793-1793)
 Harriet , F (1796-1865)
 Julia (Died as Child), F (1798-1800)
 Julia , F (1800-)
 John Bartlett , M (1803-1886)
 Eliza , F (1806-)
Notes for John Burt Jr.
We know that John Bartlett Burt’s parents were John Burt and Elizabeth.130,161
Furthermore, a marriage for John Burt and Elizabeth Bartlett is posted in the International Genealogy Index files, although admittedly it was a member-contributed entry rather than original church record.90 The time, location and fact of this Elizabeth’s maiden name initially formed the basis of the assumption that they are John Bartlett Burt’s parents, and therfore that Elizabeth’s maiden name was Bartlett. This was then verifed by Geoff Hallett with the following:
“Parish Record - Marriage, Bartlett, Betty. "Norton sub Hambdon PR
John Burt junr of the parish of Montacute and Elizabeth Bartlett of this parish banns
Married 15 March 1790 both signed
In presence of John Dore, Thomas Bartlett.
Witness Thomas is her brother and John Dore is from East Chinnock."164

“Betty's husband John Burt was land tax assessor with my Thomas Hallett at Montacute and I think they even shared land.”164

He had the Post Office in Montacute but lost it after spending too much on leases from Phelips family at Montacute House. He had to sell everything before he died.130

There is a christening record from St. Catherine’s church in Montacute of a John (no surname legible), son of John, baptized May 6, 1770 which could be him.124

From his son John Bartlett Burt’s biography:
“His parents were members of the Church of England; his father, a stonecutter by trade, had little influence on his only son, whom he alternately over-indulged and treated with severity; ... his father had been unsuccessful in business and had removed his son from a boarding school to a small village day school, where he was allowed to do much as he liked and learned very little. He soon tired of this, and, as he says in a fragment of autobiography, to which we owe our knowledge of his early life, “I took it into my head that I would not go to school any more.” The stonecutter and his wife do not seem to have made any objection; perhaps the former was not sorry to save fees and to get some work out of his boy, and there were no school boards in those days. So school was left and chisel and mallet taken to. Looking back on these early years, over half a century, Mr. Burt felt that he had learned much evil from his early association with the rougher workmen in his father’s emplyment, but had been kept from the practice of the evil he learned by his mother’s prayers and instructions.161
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