A wealthy Cartlich from Burslem
To possible relatives of these Cartldges below.
I picked this info' up when doing other history research in north staffordshire. Like to find provincials who made good from difficult beginnings. Cartlidge (with spelling variations due to dialect and vicar's educational abilities),is an old placename in the Staffordshire moorlands originating from a hill just outside Leek. Its first mentioned in 1284 per lands owned by Dieulacres abbey, outside Leek. However, its not unique, as there is a place near Holmfield, Yorkshire, and in other counties. First Cartledge found in 1490 in Norton in moors parish, adjoining Burslem, both being served by one vicar for centuries.
Burslem parish had three John Cartlich baptised in 1660's , and three adult Cartlich's listed in 1671 manor court records of Burslem village households. John Cartlich of John and Lydia (nee Adams), baptised 26 December 1673 at Burslem, with John senior, a tailor, dying April 1st 1681. Young John was then apprenticed to Peter Floyer, a goldsmith of London. Don't know how they arranged this, but possible Civil war connections could be involved. He was admitted to the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths on 15th November 1689. Apparently a superior craftsman, as he was to make the new gold guinea coin of high quality and high tolerance for the king. Its mentioned in measurement arguments between famous Isaac Newton and the Goldsmiths company.
In 1714 his son was also admitted to the Company, and another William in 1718. He died 4/10/1726. In his will he left money to th poor of Tunstall, 2 miles from Burslem, then just a few houses.
Presumably most southern Cartlich persons are his descendants. In staffordshire the spelling generally became refined in records as Cartlidge or Cartledge.
Also posted on Cartledge and Cartlidge forums.