Arthur Hardington Bartlett
Arthur Hardington Bartlett (1879-1920) of Perry and Co (of Bow)
1879 Born the son of Herbert Henry Bartlett
1881 Living at 25/26 Tredegar Square, Mile End Old Town, London: Herbert H. Bartlett (age 38 born Hardington, Somerset), Contractor employing about 1,200 mechanics / labourers. With his wife Ada C. Bartlett (age 30 born London) and their four children; Herbert E. Bartlett (age 6 born Bromley); Ada N. Bartlett (age 4 born Bromley); Hardington A. Bartlett (age 2 born Bromley); and Robert D. Bartlett (age 6 months born Mile End Old Town).
Mr. Hardington Bartlett, the son and heir of Sir Herbert H. Bartlett, Bart., at one time Chairman of the firm of Perry and Co. Tredegar Works,Bow, and a Vice Chairman of the Bow and Bromley Constitutional Association, was, it is feared, swept overboard from the Belgian steamer, "Pieter de Coninck." on Sunday week and drowned. He was a prominent East London business man.
Mr. Bartlett left Dover in the 'Pieter de Coninck." He was seen on board by several friends and was talking to one a few moments before the vessel was swept by a gigantic wave. From that time nothing has been heard of him. On Tuesday last, a messenger arrived from Belgium to ask whether he had sailed as he was not on board the "Pieter de Coninek" when it reached Ostend. Mrs. Hardington Bartlett, her son. and Mr. Norman Bartlett, a brother, immediately left for Ostend. They returned on Friday after making every inquiry possible.
Mr. Bartlett, who was proceeding to Belgium on important reconstruction work was was the oldest surviving son of Sir Herbert Bartlett. Bart., and Lady Bartlett, and was educated at Westminster. He worked under Professor Henry Robinson. one of whose daughters he married. He was managing-director of Messrs. Perry and Co. (Bow). Limited, Messrs. Tredegars, Limited, of Brook street, and other well-known companies, and had many interests in England, Ireland, Spain, and Belgium. During the early days of the war Mr. Bartlett superintended the building of a number of camps near Winchester.
His son, Basil Hardington Bartlett, born in 1905, at present at Repton College, now becomes heir to the baronetcy. A memorial service was held on Thursday at noon at St. Paul's Church. Avenue-road, Hampstead, Major Reginald Blair, M.P., Mr. Harry F. Smith, and other Bow people being present.
Sources of Information
- 1881 Census
- East London Observer - Saturday 24 January 1920