The Last Bartlett website

Mary Elin Bartlett (née Clarke) 1923 - 2007

Mary Bartlett, with son Jeremy My mother, Mary Elin Bartlett (née Clarke), was born on 30th April 1923 in Northampton.

Her father was George Westfield Clarke, a Master Tailor, and her mother was Emma Clarke (née Griffiths). She was an only child.

In April 1955 she married my father, Neville Bartlett in Beverley and they remained married until he died in Northallerton, North Yorkshire in 2006.

Mary and Neville had only one child (me), Jeremy, born in 1964.

Mary was a School Teacher. She trained at Bedford Froebel College. She and Neville lived in various parts of England before moving to Scotland in 1971. When Neville retired, Mary and Neville moved to Northallerton in North Yorkshire and Mary lived there until her death.

Mary was a devoted mother and wife. She was president of her local branch of the Scottish Women's Rural Institute and a member of the Women's Institute (WI) and Carpet Bowls Club in Northallerton.

She died in Southwoods Nursing Home, Northallerton, on 23rd December 2007, where she had lived for just over four years.

Key Events in Mary's Life

  • Born in Northampton on 30th April 1923.
  • Lives in Burton-upon-Trent, where her father has a Master Tailor's shop in New Street. Attends Burton High School for Girls.
  • Teacher training at Bedford Froebel College.
  • Moves to Bridlington and then Beverley in East Yorkshire.
  • 19th April 1955 - Marries Neville at the Lairgate Congregational Church, Lairgate, Beverley.
  • Teaches in London, Birmingham and Liverpool.
  • 1961. Moves to West Midlands.
  • 1964 - son, Jeremy, born.
  • 1971 - Moves to Banchory, near Aberdeen.
  • 1986 - Moves to Northallerton, North Yorkshire.
  • September 2003 - Admitted to Southwoods Nursing Home in Northallerton.
  • 27th March 2006 - Neville dies.
  • 23rd December 2007 - Dies in Southwoods Nursing Home in Northallerton.

Picture Gallery

Ellen, Emma and Mary Emma and Mary Mary as a girl Mary with son Jeremy

First row, from left to right:

  • With her grandmother, Ellen and mother, Emma.
  • Summer 1934. With her mother, Emma.
  • Mary as a girl.
  • 1965. Mary with Jeremy as a baby.

Mary with son Jeremy Mary, Emma and George Mary in 1958

Second row, from left to right:

  • Late 1960s. Mary with her son, Jeremy.
  • Late 1920s. With her mother, Emma and father, George.
  • 1958. Passport photo.