Colthurst Bateman

1771 - 2nd Aug 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


 From an Irish landowning family with property around Kerry

  1. Born in Ireland. Married Jane Sarah Gardner Kemeys [sic], dau. of John Kemeys Gardner Kemeys [who had married Sarah, daughter of Matthew Broadbelt (sic)] and grand-daughter of John Gardner Kemeys of Plantation or Plantain Garden [who died in 1793, and had taken the name Kemeys from his wife Jane]. In 1841 Colthurst Bateman aged 60 was living at Bartholey [=Bertholey] house with wife Jane and 2 children, Robert 20 and  Sarah 20, and John Palairet aged 40 and Jane (née Colthurst) 25, and the Palairet children. In 1850 Colthurst Bateman was living at 2 Victoria pl Weston-super-mare and in 1851 Colthurst Bateman was living at 2 Victoria Buildings Weston-super-Mare, aged 70, 'Private gentleman' born Waterford Ireland with wife Jane S. G., aged 67 born Yorks 'Private Lady' and son Reginald, a Lt in the Royal Navy. Death of a Colthurst Bateman registered Q3 1859 Sherborne Dorset; an advertisement for creditors of Colthurst Bateman late of Bertholey house Usk Monmouthshire and of Stanley Villa weston Park Bath, gives date of death as on or around 02/08/1859 and identifies John Palairet as an executor (some genealogical sources give 03/08/1856 as the date of death but this is presumably erroneous). A Colthurst Bateman was imprisoned for debt at Taunton in 1849: a long list of addresses is given of furnished lodgings both in Britain and abroad, but also giving both 2 Victoria Place and 'Berthoby' house.  

  2. Bateman was sheriff of Monmouthshire at the 1839 trial of Newport Chartists after the revolt there: Sir Nicholas Tindal was judge.

  3. The records of the Clitherow family held at the London Metroplitan Archives include a brief account of the indebtedness of the Gardner-Kemeys family.


Ireland Griffith's Valuation 1848-64.

  1. [accessed 18/04/2011]; Hunt's 1850 directory; 1841 Wales census online; 1851 census online; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; London Gazette, Issue 22539, 16/08/1861, p. 3414; London Gazette, Issue 20936, 08/02/1849 p. 163.

  2. Times 06/02/1839 p. 6; Times 11/12/1839 p. 6.

  3. [accessed 18/04/2011].

We are grateful to Robert Lancashire and Robyn Pluymers for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Jane Sarah Gardner Kemeys
9 children

Associated Claims (2)

£3,258 0S 2D
£1,784 0S 11D

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Bertholey House [Built] 
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Rebuilding started by John Gardner Kemeys c. 1795 and completed by his son-in-law Colthurst Bateman c. 1830.  Sold 1847. Burnt down 1905...

Political (1)

Local Government
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1838 -

Addresses (3)

2 Victoria Buildings, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, South-west England, England
Bertholey House, Monmouthshire, South Wales, Wales
Stanley Villa, Weston Park, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England