Our story continues many years later in the country around Liseux along the River Tougues in Normany. It is the year 1066 and we find one Adam de Berthelot living there as a minor nobleman. He is the personal esquire of Guido de Brionne, a Norman Knight.
Guillaume, Duke of Normany, has decided to carry out an invasion of England. All those owing him their allegiance and others wishing to attend were called to serve. Guido de Brionne was one commanded to assemble with his men and materials. This
included Adam de Berthelot. When the Normans landed on the beaches of Pevensey near Hastings in Sussex on September 19, 1066 Adam de Berthelot and Guido de Brionne were among them.
About this time we find that Guillaume is changed to William and Guido de Brionne has become de Bryan or Brian. The name Berthelot is being spelled variously as Barttlelot, Bartelot, Barthelot and Bartlett. Thus we now have a brief account of the
family prior to arriving in England and how they got there.
In Stopham, Sussex, resided an ancient Saxon family by the name of Ford, existing long before the Conquest. As the principle of "To the victors go the spoils," land wrested from Anglo-Saxon owners was granted to officers of the conqueror.
Thus a part of
the Ford estate was given to Brian, who became Brian de Stopham, and a part to Adam Berthelot. By the four- teenth century the Stopham family was reduced to a daughter who married John Bartlott who then became owner of the whole of the Ford estate.
The Bartlett line went from Adam de Berthelot who was buried in Stopham Church to his sam William then to William's son John Esq., to John's son Richard and to Richard's son Thomas. All of whom are buried in Stopham Church. Thomas Esq.
married Assoline de Stopham, the daughter of John de Stopham and their son John, married Joan de Stopham, heir and daughter of John de Stopham. Their son John who died in 1453, married Joan de Lewknor, daughter of John de Lewknor. It was their son, Richard, who died in 1482, married to Petronilla~ heir general
to Walton. From there we come to their son, John~ who died in 1493, married to Olive Arthur, daughter of John Arthur of London and heiress of Syheston. Their sons: Richard of Stopham died at Tourney, France in 1514, married to Elizabeth Gates, the daughter of John Gates. And , William, born ca. 1469 and died in 1530.