Walter Barttelot 1723-1764

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Walter BARTTELOT 1723-1764

Barttelot's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection 1705)

Biographical Note

Son of Walter Barttelot, canon of Chichester Cathedral, and a member of a gentry family which had long held an estate at Stopham, Sussex, which this Walter inherited in 1743. He matriculated at Oxford but did not graduate, and was admitted at the Middle Temple without being called to the Bar. In 1754 he was High Sheriff of Sussex.


Barttelot used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 1705). The extent of his library is not known; it would have been inherited, with the bulk of his estate including his "plate books goods and household furniture" by his eldest son, also Walter. The family continued down many generations and became baronets in 1875.