Town: Medfield Massachusetts

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!

Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, p. 226.

Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850

The following Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts start in 1650 and end in 1849. The Partridge’s settled early in Medfield, as William received land there in 1651, quickly building his house on Bachelor’s Row. The Partridge’s below probably all descend from the two brothers, John and William. The Town of Medfield, Norfolk County (formerly in Suffolk County, …

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Partridge, John (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. …

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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 …

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