A 26 Bartlet’s Childers *Mare is cited in the ASB with
a pedigree which cannot be substantiated. A filly by Bartlet’s Childers
was imported by Mr McNaught in 1748, but her dam was not identified. She
is known to have produced four foals, namely Harris’s Forester 1750 br
c x *Monkey, by c1751 f x *Monkey (grandam of Jolly Friendship),
c1754 f x Tayloe’s *Childers (third dam of Blakeley’s Silverlegs) and McNaught’s
Gamester c1758 bl c x *Silver Eye.
There is no evidence to date that the Childers *mare was ancestress
to Philadelphia, from whom all the winners usually cited descend. As such,
the family should be renamed in honor of the last known tail-female ancestress,
*Jolly Roger Mare.