The Partridge Nest

Welcome to the Partridge Nest. I was hoping to create a WIKI where users could contribute but the MediaWiki software is greatly targeted by spammers (useless humans intent on making the Internet worse for everyone) and as such I have created this alternative format to enable others to assist directly with the development of the website.

Partridge Family Histories

The first project will be to place online what I have on the Partridge family of Medfield, Massachusetts. This data comes from my separate Partridge database and may is not be reflective of all the information and sources I have in my personal genealogy database. I descend directly from both William Partridge and John Partridge of Medfield, Massachusetts.

Obituaries of Partridge’s

Partridge Records

Locality Based Records on Partridge’s

These pages are sources to the data found in the family histories above. When possible and permittable I include images of the documents. These documents will eventually cross-link with the family histories.

Alabama Partridge Records

Maine Partridge Records

Massachusetts Partridge Records

Partridge Court Records

  • Partridge Norfolk County MA Probate Index
    This is an index from Ancestry’s “MA Probate Index 1793-1900” and is specific to Norfolk County, Massachusetts only. To actually view the probate records see the Massachusetts, Norfolk County, probate case files, 1793-1900 on FamilySearch. As I add the digital PDF for each probate record, I will link it to the case number.
  • Partridge Suffolk County MA Probate Index
    This index appears on FamilySearch Film #007703032 and represents an index to the wills of Suffolk County, Massachusetts for the years of 1636-1899. All listings are for individuals with the last name of Partridge or Patridge. Norfolk County was created from Suffolk County and all probate records for townships which eventually fell under the jurisdiction of Norfolk County are located here prior to 1793. As I add the digital PDF for each probate record, I will link it to the case number.

Partridge Vital Records

Temporarily de-linked while I convert to the new format.

Disputed Genealogy and Brick Walls

More often then genealogists would like, family histories encounter information which can be confusing or non-existent. This results in genealogies which are often disputed or seem impossible to resolve the conflicting information.

  • Disputed Marriages of Rachel Partridge (1669-1717)
    It became quite obvious as I researched the Partridge-Daniell connections in Medfield, that past genealogists had gotten a kinship determination incorrect. This article is an attempt to right their wrong, and as a result, correct what you may have recorded in your family tree.
  • The Four Josiah Partridge’s
    One would think that proving four generations of Josiah Partridge’s would be relatively simple. But this line of the Partridge family has remained difficult to track for over a century. It starts with Josiah Partridge, son of Nathaniel Partridge and Lydia Wright of Medfield, Massachusetts.
  • Captain John Partridge of Navestock, England
    The ancestry of the Partridge Family of Medfield, Massachusetts, being that of Capt. John Partridge and Jane Hogg of Navestock is refuted here. Any other source making this claim derives from this source and the research of Dennis Partridge and Priscilla McElvein.
  • Partridge, James Monroe (1836-1905)
    This is an older research article that has been moved to the new format. Since the initial writing of this article in 2002, I have made a match for James and identified him as the likely son of William A. Partridge of Georgia.

Correspondence

  • A Glimpse of Early Merrimac, Wisconsin
    Three letters written by temporary residents of Merrimac, Wisconsin, hailing from Templeton, Massachusetts, and throwing interesting light on social and economic conditions in the Badger State in 1857-58. The letters were written to Unity Fales (Mrs. Otis) Partridge at Templeton by her sons James Otis and Maynard.
  • Herbert L. Partridge Correspondence
    Correspondence (2 letters) between Herbert L. Partridge and Vera Partridge Hamilton. This is the basis of what I used to document much more in depth, the Woolwich Maine Patridge Family.
  • Lizzie A. Lane Correspondence
    A transcription of a letter written by a Mrs. Lizzie A. Lane of Stockton Springs Maine to Vera Partridge Hamilton. Lizzie was born 17 Nov 1871 to Matthew Partridge and Elizabeth Ann Berry.  She married as her second husband, Fred Amos Lane.

Research Notes About Partridge

  • The Land Purchase of Partridgetown Massachusetts
    Situated within the current bounds of Bellingham, Massachusetts, in the northern part of that locality, was for one-and-a-half centuries an area called Partridgetown. This land was purchased for £240 in 1720 by Eleazer Partridge and comprised of several different parcels of different tracts previously purchased by Samuel Rich, along with all buildings upon it.

Partridge Locations

These are articles on locations which contain Partridge in them. Often these types of locations were named for people named Partridge.

Standards

I expect to add to these as I go along and see different issues. For purposes of keeping consistency though, I’d like to keep to these standards.

  • Each page shall be for one person, not a family unit, though I will add the family information on the page. Biographical information shall be limited to the targeted person for the page, not their spouse, where possible. The spouse will eventually get their own page.
  • The title of the page shall be structured as “Surname, Given Middle (birthyear-deathyear)
    • If date is not known an estimate will be provided, prefixed by c, like c1653.
  • Female lines will likely only be included down two generations from their Partridge marriage, unless they match up with the Partridge line again further down the tree.
  • When listing the children of a couple and that child has children themselves, I will only provide the pertinent facts, BMD and similar, Bapt. Burial, etc. in the parents Family area. This will keep down on repetition. You can click through and see that information it on the persons page if you want to know more.
    • For an example of this please see Elisha Harding beneath Mary Partridge’s page, and then view Elisha Harding’s personal page. Even though he never married and had no offspring, there was sufficient biographical information to create a separate page for him.
  • Locations are shortened enough to not confuse you, then provided abbreviated later in the biography area. This same thing is replicated within the family area. An example would be Medfield, Massachusetts. The first time in both the bio and family area I list that as Medfield, Massachusetts, but any subsequent usage of the town would only be Medfield, and unlinked.
    • I have chosen to use the current jurisdictional names for towns, cities, and states. In the event an individual has remained at one location, but his records were spread over different jurisdictions, I shall mention it clearly.

Partridge Lake, Littleton, New Hampshire

Partridge Pond has been nearly surrounded with cottages which are the summer houses of many people of this town and of Lisbon. More than two hundred years ago Nathaniel Partridge settled on what is now known as the Hard place, just over the line in Lyman. The outlet of the…
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William Partridge of Medfield, Mass., and His Descendants

In 1909 George Homer Partridge (GHP) published his second genealogy of the Partridge family in the New England Historical and Genealogical Society Register and titled it William Partridge of Medfield, Mass., and His Descendants. This genealogy was published in the January 1909 edition of NEHGS Register (vol. LXIII) pages 90-95….
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Disputed Marriages of Rachel Partridge (1669-1717)

It became quite obvious as I researched the Partridge-Daniell connections in Medfield, that past genealogists had gotten a kinship determination incorrect. This article is an attempt to right their wrong, and as a result, correct what you may have recorded in your family tree. Jameson states in his history that…

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Partridge, James Monroe (1836-1905)

This is an older research article that has been moved to the new format. Since the initial writing of this article in 2002, I have made a match for James and identified him as the likely son of William A. Partridge of Georgia.
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The Four Josiah Partridge’s

One would think that proving four generations of Josiah Partridge’s would be relatively simple. But this line of the Partridge family has remained difficult to track for over a century. It starts with Josiah Partridge, son of Nathaniel Partridge and Lydia Wright of Medfield, Massachusetts. Nathaniel was the eldest son of William Partridge and…
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Captain John Partridge of Navestock, England

Captain John Partridge was first indicated as a possible father of the Medfield, Mass. Branch of the Partridge family by the NEGHS back in 1903, and privately printed in 1904 in the Partridge Genealogy, by George H. Partridge: The Visitation of Essex page 465 It may be well, however, for the benefit…

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