Over the years, a number of my relatives have been given differing accounts of Samuel Bartlett’s birthplace. Part of the confusion may have been abetted by Sam’s own varying versions of his origins. To resolve the subject, I have included a certified copy of an entry of Samuel's birth provided by the General Register Office in London. As specified, Samuel was born on June 24,1856 in his home at 15 Sun Street in Bermondsey, a district in south London. At that time, Bermondsey was a largely poverty-stricken area.