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Bartholomew Braithwaite is a minor character in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online.

History

Background

Bartholomew was born into the wealthy Braithwaite family to the family's matriarch, Catherine Braithwaite, and an unidentified father.

Events of Red Dead Online

If the player takes up running a moonshine business with Maggie Fike, Bartholomew will be a rival bootlegger to Fike's revived operation. He has moonshine produced with the help of Danny-Lee Caton.

After the player sabotages one of their operations on behalf of Maggie, he and Danny-Lee confront them at their shack shortly afterward in an attempt to intimidate them but their threats are waved off by Maggie.

Later, under the guise of making amends by providing a shipment of moonshine, Lemuel Fike and the player bring a batch of high explosive moonshine to the meeting spot after having tipped off Reid Hixon. When he and Danny-Lee arrive to find Lemuel absent, they are quickly held at gunpoint by Revenue agents. Despite this, Bartholomew claims to have hired gunmen nearby and is promptly permitted by Hixon to leave after he provides a one hundred dollar bribe and leaves Danny-Lee to be arrested.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2 

Bartholomew is seen alongside Catherine and his brothers, Gerald and Gareth, when Arthur Morgan and Hosea Matthews arrive at Braithwaite Manor with stolen moonshine. When Hosea suggests selling the moonshine somewhere else, Bartholomew threatens Arthur and Hosea, pointing his shotgun at them and threatening them to hand over the moonshine. However, Catherine lowers his gun and asks him to pay Hosea, in return for also giving out the moonshine for free at the saloon in Rhodes.

Later, Bartholomew is seen meeting at the manor with Hosea, Sean, and later Arthur, alongside his mother. Bartholomew stays relatively silent during the discussion, except while insulting Hosea, while Catherine commissions the trio with burning down the Gray family's tobacco fields.

After the Braithwaite family's kidnapping of Jack Marston in retaliation for the Van der Linde gang having interfered in their feud with Grays, he is present when the gang approaches the manor. After a brief exchange of words, Dutch abruptly shoots him in the head, killing him and resulting in the subsequent shootout at the manor.  

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Online

Quotes

The alternative is you get shot.
Bartholomew to Hosea, for saying that he could sell the moonshine somewhere else.
She ain’t gonna pay you with a certified cheque, you Yankee numbskull.
Bartholomew insulting Hosea at the meeting.

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