Leonard Richard Bartlett

John Coumbe BARTLETT was born 1859 in Trebartha village in North Hill. He married in 1883 in Launceston to Ann Maria Howe DOWN (she was born 1857 in Princetown, Devon and died in 1927 at Bowda in North Hill). After his wife died John sold up his farm and went to Canada and the USA for 5 years (1929-1934) visiting his 3 sons and 1 daughter; he died in 1941 at Trekenner Post Office in Lezant, the home of his daughter, May.

The family lived in Middlewood and Berrio Bridge in North Hill; they had 9 children all of whom were born in North Hill, Cornwall and all survived into adulthood; their nine children were:

1. Arnold John Coumbe BARTLETT (known as Jack). He was born 1884, emigrated to Canada in 1908 and died 13th Apr 1957 in Winnipeg. His wife Lillian was born in Calstock in 1889 and died in Winnipeg in 1962. They married in Winnipeg in 1913 upon her arrival from England. They had 3 children, Leonard John (1915-1987), Kathleen Mary (Kay) (1922-1999) and Freda (1925-1992).

2. Clarence Henry Coumbe BARTLETT. He was born in 1886, emigrated to the USA in 1908 and died in 1959 in Philadelphia. He married Desira Jacobson nee Kalck but they had no children.

3. Ethel May BARTLETT (known as May). She was born in 1888 and married in 1913 to Ernest BRAWN (1881-1949) who served in WW1 in the Royal Engineers. They lived all their married lives at Trekenner in Lezant which was where she died 1965, at home at Trekenner Post Office. Ernest and May Brawn had 2 children, Edna Mary (1916-2003) and Richard John (1920-2007)

4. Leonard Richard BARTLETT

5. Sydney James BARTLETT. He was born in 1891 and emigrated to Canada in 1913. In 1916 he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He married Pearl Merne Kemp in 1923 in Toronto and they had one son William John (Billy) who was born in 1924. Sydney died in 1962 in Toronto. Sydney is pictured here wearing the cap badge of the Canadian Army Field Regiment

6. Gilbert Frank BARTLETT. He was born in 1894 and married Ada Mary DOIDGE in 1918. Gilbert died in 1954 at Treveniel. His son Leslie continued to farm there after his father's death. Gilbert and Ada (1893-1982) had 4 children, Leslie John (1918-1976), Peggy (1921-1986), Stanley Frank (1926-2000) and Peter (b1934). Stanley kept the Post Office and shop in North Hill for many years. Gilbert's descendants are still in North Hill.

7. Augusta Elsie BARTLETT (known as Elsie). She was born in 1896 and married in 1920 to Herman J S DAVEY (brother of Richard H F DAVEY, see below). They emigrated to Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Elsie was mentioned in the obituary to her brother Sydney in 1962. Elsie Davey nee Bartlett died in 1976 and her husband died in 1986. They had 2 sons Gordon James, b 1923 and Herman John, b 1926.

8. Cecil Raymond BARTLETT (known as Ray). He was born in 1899 and during World War One enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He emigrated to Australia some time after his mother died in 1927. Ray married Idelia Aurora Bonser nee Sergeant, known as Fairy, in 1938 but had no children of his own. Ray was mentioned in the obituary to his brother Sydney in 1962. Ray died in Sidney, Australia on the 26th September 1975.

9. Phebe Eveline BARTLETT. She was born in 1904 and married Richard H F DAVEY (brother of Herman J S DAVEY, see above). Phebe and her husband Harry kept the Post Office at Upton Cross for many years. They had 2 daughters Eveline Mary (1928-2003) and Margaret Phebe b 1933. Phebe died in 1982 in Plymouth.

The naming of the three girls is interesting. May was born in May 1888, Augusta was born in August 1896 and Phebe was born in February 1904. This may explain why her name was spelt without an 'o', Phebe being as close as the parents could get to the name of the month in which she was born.



Ethel, Ray & Augusta


(L-R) Henry (Harry) Husband & Herbert Henry Ellacott & William Maunder
They are all wearing the cap badge of the Royal Field Artillery.
This was probably taken in Cornwall as Harry did not emigrate to Canada until 1922. Before the war, Harry worked for his uncle, William Spurr at Trekenner farm, Lezant.

Henry (Harry) HUSBAND was born in Lower Larrick, Lezant on the 8th November 1897 to John and Priscilla Husband. He was a brother to Gertrude Jasper (nee Husband) who lived at Ruses Mill in Lezant. Harry farmed near Innisfail in Alberta, near his brother George, before retiring to live at Creston in British Columbia where he died in 1978.

Herbert Henry ELLACOTT was baptised as a Bible Christian at home in Crocadon, St Mellion on the 11th July 1897; his parents were Charles Henry and Ellen Ellacott; Charles was a farmer at Trefrize in Linkinhorne in 1911.

William MAUNDER was born in Linkinhorne, the son of Edward and Annie Maunder; his mother's first cousin was Sydney Perry who is remembered on the Linkinhorne War Memorial having been killed on the Western Front in 1916.

Sydney Bartlett & Leonard Bartlett (L-R back) with Sydney Doney & Henry Foot (L-R front)
This photo was taken in Winnipeg, probably in the winter of 1915/1916.
Leonard is wearing the cap badge of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The others are wearing the cap badge of the Canadian Army Field Regiment.

Sydney DONEY was born in Bathpool where the family lived for many years before moving to Kingbear; Sydney was born in 1895 to John and Jane Doney; he enlisted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force and gave his date of birth as 23 February 1893 but we can give no reason why he should make himself older; he was discharged in May 1918 and lived in Winnipeg; his son, also named Sydney, was killed on active service in World War 2; Sydney died in Winnipeg in 1966.

Henry FOOTT was the 4th of the 7 children of Oliver Foott and Ellen (nee Buckingham); Henry was born in 1887 and emigrated to Canada in 1909 along with his friend Leonard Richard Bartlett (pictured above); he enlisted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force; Henry died in Winnipeg, Canada in 1973; Henry's brother James Aunger Foott and Alfred Edward Foott both enlisted into the Royal Navy and were killed within six weeks of one another in 1917 and are named on the North Hill War Memorial; he had two other brothers, both of whom emigrated to the USA and one of them, William, was drafted into the United States military in 1917.

The pictures on this page have been supplied by Roy Brawn who contacted us to help with our War Memorial project.

The images at the top of the page have been taken from those published on this page along with a map of Trebartha, the birthplace of John Coumbe Bartlett.