Sir Walter Barttelot, 1st Baronet
A member of an ancient Sussex family, Barttelot was the son of George Barttelot and his wife Emma (née Woodbridge). He was educated at Rugby School and then served as a captain in the service of the 1st Royal Dragoons, purchasing his captaincy on 7 February 1845. In December 1860 he was elected as a member for West Sussex, which he served until 1885 when he became member for Horsham, serving until his death. Horsham's Barttelot Road off the Brighton Road was named after him. Sussex Police Headquarters was based there and current photographs of Barttelot Road are featured (Hidden Horsham). Barttelot was created a baronet, of Stopham in the County of Sussex, in 1875, and made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1880. In 1892 he was admitted to the Privy Council.
He became a director of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in August 1864, and served as its chairman from April to July 1867.
Barttelot married firstly Harriet, daughter of Sir Christopher Musgrave, 9th Baronet, in 1852. They had two sons and five daughters, including Dame Edith Sclater. After his first wife's death in 1863 he married secondly Margaret, daughter of Henry Boldero, in 1868. They had no children. Lady Barttelot died in January 1893. Barttelot survived her by only a few days and died in early February 1893, aged 72. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Walter.
- Barttelot baronets
- Sir Walter George Barttelot, 2nd Baronet
- Sir Walter Balfour Barttelot, 3rd Baronet
- The National Archives (2008). Barttelot, Sir Walter Barttelot (1820-1893) 1st Baronet Politician. Retrieved on 19 October 2008.
- The London Gazette: . 7 February 1845.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Walter Barttelot
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Earl of March
|Member of Parliament for West Sussex
With: Henry Wyndham to 1869
The Earl of March from 1869
Sir Henry Fletcher
|Member of Parliament for Horsham
John Heywood Johnstone
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
Walter George Barttelot
Peter Northall Lawrie
|Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway