Thursday, March 10, 2011

Those Places Thursday: Bartram Farm in Herefordshire, England

Quite a few years ago, one of my mom's cousins from Kansas sent some photos to me, including pictures of my great great grandfather, John Bartram's, farm in Llanrothal, Herefordshire, England. It's called Wern Farm, and she was lucky enough to visit it on a vacation to the UK. Here's a picture of the farm as it was many years ago, as well as how it looked when Jeanette got to see it on her trip.

At the time of the 1881 UK Census, John was living at Wern Farm with his wife, Esther, and his family, including: their son, Joseph (my great grandfather); their daughter, Louisa; Louisa's husband, Amos Beavan (who was listed as a "Gardener"; Louisa and Amos' 4-year-old son, William; Louisa's 10-year-old son, Arthur (from a former relationship); and a servant named Anne Mitchel. Great Grandpa Joseph left England for Kansas shortly after the 1881 census (within a couple of years, anyway). Here's a picture of the family at around that time. Don't they look happy? =p  
Standing: Louisa, Joseph, Sarah Ann (another daughter)
Sitting: John, Arthur, Esther


  1. Hi. I just stumbled on your blog from geneabloggers. That's great you got the pictures of the farm. Hopefully you are able to go yourself someday.

  2. Thanks! I'm hoping to get back to the UK soon. I've been to London a few times for work, but never had a chance to make it to Herefordshire while I was there. I also have cousins from the Bartram side in Cardiff, Wales, which isn't too far away from where the farm is. I'm dying to meet them!