Partridgetown Massachusetts

Eleazer Partridge (1664-1736)

Eleazer Partridge was born in Medfield, Massachusetts, 20 Feb 1664 to John Partridge and Magdalene Bullard. He inherited his father’s homestead in Medfield, and resided there until about 1723, when he purchased a tract of land in Bellingham, Massachusetts, and removed there. This property was in the vicinity of what is now North Bellingham, which for a century and a half was known as Partridgetown, and was still so designated by the oldest inhabitants until the 20th century. He married twice: first, 25 Apr 1692, Elizabeth Smith, born in Medfield, 29 Feb 1671, died 4 Jul 1704, daughter of Samuel …

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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. After purchasing the land, Eleazer moved from Medfield with his family and settled upon the 215 acres of land. Eleazer was 56 when he purchased the property. His family was quite large, he having been married twice and having nine children alive in 1720 ranging from …

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