Ephraim Partridge (1701/2-1770)

Ephraim Partridge was born to Nathaniel Partridge and Lydia Wight in Medfield, Massachusetts, 25 Feb. 1701-2, and died in Medway, Massachusetts, 7 Feb. 1770. He married, 22 Mar. 1727-8, in Medway, Lydia Harding, born in Medfield 14 Dec. 1701, died in Medway 15 May 1772, daughter of Abraham and Sarah Harding. They resided in Medway, where their children were born. In his will, made 4 Dec. 1769, he mentions wife Lydia, daughters Lydia Whiting, Sarah Adams, Deborah Warren, Elizabeth Partridge, and Olive Partridge, and “only son” Nathaniel Partridge [1]Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 68, pp. 522-524. Family Ephraim Partridge and Lydia …

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William Partridge (1669/70-1750)

William Partridge was born to William Partridge and Sarah Colburn in Medfield, Massachusetts, 22 Jan. 1669-70, and died there 18 June 1750. He married twice: first Hannah Fisher, born 28 Dec. 1674, died 11 Sept. 1726, daughter of John and Hannah (Adams) Fisher of Medfield; secondly Meletiah (Clark) Hamant, born 4 Aug. 1664, died 23 Nov. 1747, widow of Timothy Hamant of Medfield, and daughter of Ephraim and Mary (Bullen) Clark. His children were all by his first wife, and were born in Medfield. His residence was on what is now Green street. By his will, of which his son …

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Nathaniel Partridge (1660-1740/1)

Nathaniel Partridge was born to William Partridge and Sarah Colburn in Medfield, Massachusetts, 3 Nov 1660. He was a weaver, and resided in Medfield, where he served two terms as selectman, and was town treasurer in 1709-10. He taught school in the village in 1713 and again in 1722. In his will, made in 1739 [1]Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 35, p. 370, he bequeaths his homestead to his son Edward, and also mentions his sons Ephraim and Josiah, and his daughters Lydia, Sarah, Mary, Miriam, Ruth, and Anna, and his deceased daughter Deborah. He married, Nov. 24, 1686, Lydia Wight, …

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Partridge / Patridge Family of Woolwich, Maine

William Partridge was born likely at London, England [Partridge Cemetery – Woolwich Maine, Nancy I. Fricke] in 1770 [ibid.]. It is unknown as to his English parentage or when exactly he arrived in the United States, but my first record of him appears in 1795 when he married Susannah McCobb Main on Christmas Eve. Susannah was the daughter of Joseph and Beatris (McCobb) Main (Mains). William and Susan went on to have eleven children, many of whose descendants resided at Woolwich, Maine for many generations. The following information is basically a major census extraction of this line of Partridge/Patridge’s from …

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The Partridge Family of Pleasant Grove, Minnesota

Abel Partridge was born to Joseph and Sarah (Warren) Partridge in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, on Sunday, 17 May 1795. This is the Partridge line that often spelled their last name as Pattridge; with Abel and his family, I find the Partridge/Patridge/Pattridge variations. I lose track of Abel through his childhood, until I find him in a marriage record to Sylvia Mansfield. This marriage took place in Chittenden County, Vermont on 18 Jul 1827. It appears that for a short time after the wedding, Abel and Sylvia may have settled down in Essex, Vermont as their first child, Prescott, was born there on Friday, 2 Oct 1829. Not soon after …

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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 Sarah Colburn of Medfield, Massachusetts. Josiah was the 9th of 13 children born to his parents, and his descent is the easiest to prove of the four Josiah’s!

Margery Partridge (c1628-1711)

Margery2 Partridge (_______ Partridge1). Born abt. 1628 likely in England, died in 1711 at age 83. She married Thomas Mason (son of Robert Mason) on 23 Apr 1653 in Medfield Massachusetts (Thomas Mason & Margery Partridge were marryed 23 : 2 : 53. By Capt Lusher of Dedham). He died on 21 Feb 1675/76 in Medfield. She married a second time to _______ Stacy. We know this as she died “Margaret Stacy, relict to Thomas Mason,” where she bequeathed property to her son Ebenezer Mason. [1]Tilden, W. S. (1887). [History of the town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886] : with genealogies of the families that held real …

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John Partridge (c1620-1706)

John Partridge was born about 1620, likely in England, to _______ Partridge. He died on 28 May 1706 in Medfield, Massachusetts. [1]Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, p. 226. He married Magdalene Bullard (daughter of John Bullard and Magdalene George) on 15 Dec 1655 in Medfield. [2]Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, p. 162. She was born about 18 Oct 1635. She died on 27 Dec 1676 in Medfield. [3]Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, p. 227. John Partridge, along with his brother William, and sister Margery traveled from England to Connecticut aboard an unnamed ship …

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William Partridge (c1622-1692)

William2 Partridge was born before 1622, likely in England [1]1622 is based on age of about 70 recorded in will in 1692, but any age with a 0 after it during this time frame in history, was often used very liberally. It is probable that he was born … Continue reading. His parentage is unknown, but he is the brother of John Partridge and Margery (Partridge) Mason both residents of Medfield, Massachusetts. He died in 1692 in Medfield. He married (1) Sarah Pierce on 23 Sep 1654 in Medfield [2]Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, p. 163. [3]William Partridge & Sarah Peirce were marryed 23 : …

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Partridge Family of Medfield, Massachusetts

The origin of the Partridge family of Medfield, Massachusetts is currently unknown. Any suppositions, theories, or other “proof” of their English origin are unproven, and often disproven. What we do know is that John and William Partridge appeared in Medfield, Massachusetts about 1654, and were in Dedham, Massachusetts as early as 1652. That their sister, Margery, was living with William in 1654 in Medfield is proven. Therefor the nucleus of this branch of the family starts with them. Hopefully some new research on their origins will begin to lead us to proper conclusions, instead of leading us down a rabbit hole of deceit. Family _______ PARTRIDGE 1 married _______ …

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