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Bartley Theodore Bryant

Male 1803 - 1878  (75 years)


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  • Name Bartley Theodore Bryant  [1, 2
    Born 22 Sep 1803  ,Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1819  ,Sydney,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Per Bencoolen
    Died 20 Nov 1878  ,,Tasmania,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • Name: Theodore Bryant Bartley
      Death Date: 20 Nov 1878
      Death Place: Tasmania
      Age: 76
      Father's Name: Bartley
      Registration Year: 1878
      Registration Place: Launceston, Tasmania
      Registration Number: 368
    Buried Aft 20 Nov 1878  Franklin Village St James Anglican Church And Cemetery,St Leonards,Tasmania,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Probate 1936  ,London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • Biographical Article on his connections with Wesleyan Methodist movement [8]
    • BARTLEY, THEODORE BRYANT (1803-1878), public servant and farmer, was born on 22 September 1803, son of Onesiphorus Windle Bartley, physician, and Elizabeth, née Bryant, of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England, and a grandson of William Bartley, distiller of Bristol. When his father died Theodore emigrated to Sydney, arriving in the Bencoolen in 1819, and was engaged by Governor Lachlan Macquarie as assistant secretary and tutor to his son Lachlan. He accompanied Macquarie to Van Diemen's Land in 1821 and was given 500 acres (202 ha) near Launceston. This was increased in 1828 for his service in pursuit of the bushrangers under Matthew Brady.

      In May 1824 Lieutenant-Governor (Sir) George Arthur appointed him under-sheriff at Launceston. On 10 May 1826 he married Hannah, the daughter of John and Jane Pickering of Biningham, Durham, England, who had been brought to Van Diemen's Land by her uncle, John Headlam of Egleston, near Campbell Town. Bartley spent eighteen months as a commissioner reorganizing the customs and naval office, was appointed controller of customs at the port of Launceston in 1830, and in 1832 was gazetted a justice of the peace. During his term of office the Launceston customs revenue rose from £4700 in 1829 to about £30,000 in 1836. He resigned in 1836 because the Colonial Office withheld the advancement he expected, but maintained his interest in the business world as a trustee of the Launceston Bank for Savings. He asked for further land grants in recognition of his services to the government, but the policy of granting land had been discontinued and these were refused. By 1870, however, he had acquired about 5000 acres (2024 ha) in northern Tasmania. A keen agriculturist and horticulturist, Bartley's estate at Kerry Lodge was one of the most systematically worked in the colony.

      He was concerned with the passing of the Real Property Act in 1847, opposed the unnecessarily severe Scab Act of 1869, and was a founder of the Anti-Transportation League, in which cause he was a forceful speaker.

      From 1867 to 1872 he was one of three commissioners appointed to safeguard the government interest in the building of the Launceston and Western Railway and to assess landowners' claims for compensation. In the arguments between the government and contractors over finance he favoured arbitration. With twenty-eight other northern magistrates he resigned his commission as a justice of the peace in 1874 during the northern Tasmanian opposition to the levying of a railway rate.

      As an efficient member of Lieutenant-Governor Arthur's administration Bartley was highly esteemed by his chief and his colleagues for his integrity in public and private business, though, as an over-strict disciplinarian, he too frequently interfered in the affairs of other departments by uncharitably reporting their employees for alleged disrespectful conduct towards himself. In 1876 a purse of 600 sovereigns and an illuminated address signed by many principal landholders were presented to Bartley expressing the appreciation of a grateful community. He was an active member of the Church of England and was responsible for the addition of the chancel of Hagley church in memory of Sir Richard Dry. He died on 23 November 1878, survived by his wife and nine of their fifteen children. [9]
    Person ID I7186  GeniAus Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2021 

    Father Bartley Onesiphorus Windle,   b. 7 Sep 1778,   d. 18 Aug 1818, ,Melksham,Wiltshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Bryant Elizabeth,   d. 1809 
    Married 27 Feb 1800  ,,Hampshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pickering Hannah,   b. 3 May 1805, ,Bilingham,Durham,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1882, ,,,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 10 May 1826  ,Launceston,Tasmania,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    • MARRIED.- By Special License, on Wednesday the 10th Instant, by the Rev. J. YOUL, Mr. THEODORE BARTLEY, of Launceston, Under Sheriff, to Miss HANNAH PICKERING, of the same Place. [source: Hobart Town Gazette]
    Children 
     1. Bartley Charles Booth,   b. 2 Feb 1843, ,Launceston,Tasmania,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Bartley Anna Jane,   b. 6 Oct 1845, ,,Tasmania,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1902, Charlton, Ross, Tasmania,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F2452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Sep 1803 - ,Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1819 - ,Sydney,NSW,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 May 1826 - ,Launceston,Tasmania,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Nov 1878 - ,,Tasmania,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 20 Nov 1878 - Franklin Village St James Anglican Church And Cemetery,St Leonards,Tasmania,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 1936 - ,London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Gibson/Swadling Connections.

    2. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Stirling/Hastings/McEachern/Ford.

    3. [S13] WWW, http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010061b.htm.
      Theodore Bryant Bartley (1803-1878), public servant and farmer, was born on 22 September 1803, son of Onesiphorus Windle Bartley, physician, and Elizabeth, née Bryant, of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England, and a grandson of William Bartley, distiller of Bristol. When his father died Theodore emigrated to Sydney, arriving in the Bencoolen in 1819, and was engaged by Governor Lachlan Macquarie as assistant secretary and tutor to his son Lachlan. He accompanied Macquarie to Van Diemen's Land in 1821 and was given 500 acres (202 ha) near Launceston. This was increased in 1828 for his service in pursuit of the bushrangers under Matthew Brady.

      In May 1824 Lieutenant-Governor (Sir) George Arthur appointed him under-sheriff at Launceston. On 10 May 1826 he married Hannah, the daughter of John and Jane Pickering of Biningham, Durham, England, who had been brought to Van Diemen's Land by her uncle, John Headlam of Egleston, near Campbell Town. Bartley spent eighteen months as a commissioner reorganizing the customs and naval office, was appointed controller of customs at the port of Launceston in 1830, and in 1832 was gazetted a justice of the peace. During his term of office the Launceston customs revenue rose from £4700 in 1829 to about £30,000 in 1836. He resigned in 1836 because the Colonial Office withheld the advancement he expected, but maintained his interest in the business world as a trustee of the Launceston Bank for Savings. He asked for further land grants in recognition of his services to the government, but the policy of granting land had been discontinued and these were refused. By 1870, however, he had acquired about 5000 acres (2024 ha) in northern Tasmania. A keen agriculturist and horticulturist, Bartley's estate at Kerry Lodge was one of the most systematically worked in the colony.

      He was concerned with the passing of the Real Property Act in 1847, opposed the unnecessarily severe Scab Act of 1869, and was a founder of the Anti-Transportation League, in which cause he was a forceful speaker.

      From 1867 to 1872 he was one of three commissioners appointed to safeguard the government interest in the building of the Launceston and Western Railway and to assess landowners' claims for compensation. In the arguments between the government and contractors over finance he favoured arbitration. With twenty-eight other northern magistrates he resigned his commission as a justice of the peace in 1874 during the northern Tasmanian opposition to the levying of a railway rate.

      As an efficient member of Lieutenant-Governor Arthur's administration Bartley was highly esteemed by his chief and his colleagues for his integrity in public and private business, though, as an over-strict disciplinarian, he too frequently interfered in the affairs of other departments by uncharitably reporting their employees for alleged disrespectful conduct towards himself. In 1876 a purse of 600 sovereigns and an illuminated address signed by many principal landholders were presented to Bartley expressing the appreciation of a grateful community. He was an active member of the Church of England and was responsible for the addition of the chancel of Hagley church in memory of Sir Richard Dry. He died on 23 November 1878, survived by his wife and nine of their fifteen children.

    4. [S13] WWW, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~qldhbfha/ImmigrationWallOfHonour.htm.
      BARTLEY, Theodore Bryant
      06B 1
      Nailsworth
      ENG
      Bencoolen
      1819 SYD
      Marguerite Ranicar, c/- P Senior, "Shalstone", Molecreek, 7304.

    5. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Theodore Bryant Bartley.

    6. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 about Theodore Bryant Bartley.
      Name: Theodore Bryant Bartley
      Age: 76
      Birth Date: 1802
      Death Date: 20 Nov 1878
      Cemetery: Franklin Village St James Anglican Church And Cemetery
      Cemetery Location: St Leonards, Tasmania

    7. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 Record for Theodore Bryant Bartley England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941.

    8. [S13] WWW, http://eprints.utas.edu.au/8996/12/12appendix.pdf.

    9. [S13] WWW, http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010061b.htm.

    10. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949 about Hannah Pickering.
      Name: Theodore Bartley
      Spouse Name: Hannah Pickering
      Marriage Date: 10 May 1826
      Marriage Place: Tasmania
      Registration Place: Launceston, Tasmania
      Registration Year: 1826
      Registration Number: 948