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Partridge, Mary (1682/83-1748/49)

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Mary3 Partridge (William2, _______ Partridge1) was born on 22 Feb 1681/82 in Medfield, Massachusetts to William Partridge and Sarah Colburn. She died on 22 Jan 1748/49 in Medfield. She married Abraham Harding (son of John Harding and Elizabeth Adams) on 17 Dec 1706 in Medfield. He was born on 27 Dec 1683 in Medfield. He died on 04 May 1741 in Medfield.

Abraham inherited his father's estate on Green Street, Medfield. He served in town frequently; was a trustee of the loan in 1721, and a selectman for eight years. He was also prominent in affairs connected with the settlement of Sturbridge Massachusetts, though he never removed to there himself.[1]

Name Variants

These are the names by which Mary Partridge is also found in the records.

  • Marie Partridg
  • Mary Partredg
  • Mary Harding


Abraham Harding and Mary Partridge had the following children:

  1. Moses Harding was born on 23 Dec 1707 in Medfield, Massachusetts. He died on 24 Sep 1777 in Medfield. Moses married in 1735 Mary Bullard (son of John Bullard of Medway, Massachusetts). She died in 1799, aged eighty-three.
  2. Mary Harding was born on 12 Sep 1709 in Medfield. She died on 16 Sep 1709 in Medfield. No issue.
  3. Elisha Harding was born on 11 Apr 1711 in Medfield. He died 8 Dec 1784 in Walpole, New Hampshire.
  4. John Harding was born in 1713; settled at Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
  5. Caleb Harding was born on 26 Nov 1714 in Medfield; settled in Sturbridge.
  6. Stephen Harding was born on 26 May 1717 in Medfield. He died on 29 Jul 1717 in Medfield. No Issue.
  7. Simon Harding was born on 11 Apr 1719 in Medfield. He died on 27 Sep 1768 in Medfield. Simon married (1) Patience Sabin (daughter of Stephen Sabin and Elizabeth Mason) in 1741, who died in 1751. He married (2) Mary Gardner, probably of Sherborn, Massachusetts, who survived him and married Caleb Leland of Sherborn in 1775.
  8. Olive Harding was born on 04 Sep 1722 in Medfield. She died on 17 Mar 1746/47 in Medfield. She married Joshua Bullard (son of Ebenezer Bullard and Susanna Weston) on 28 Aug 1744 in Medfield. He was born on 25 Nov 1716 in Medfield. He died on 04 Sep 1792 in Medfield.
  9. Jabez Harding was born on 28 Jun 1726 in Medfield; settled in Sturbridge.


  1. Tilden, W. S. (1887). [History of the town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886] : with genealogies of the families that held real estate or made any considerable stay in the town during the first two centuries, p. 407. Boston: G. H. Ellis.