George Homer Partridge, “William Partridge of Medfield, Mass., and His Descendants”; New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 63 (Jan 1909), p. 90.
WILLIAM PARTRIDGE OF MEDFIELD, MASS., AND HIS DESCENDANTS
By GEORGE HOMER PARTRIDGE, B.S., of New York
1. WILLIAM 1 PARTRIDG, brother of John 1 (see Partridge Genealogy, by the author of this paper, in the REGISTER, vol. 57, p. 50), came to Medfield from Dedham in 1653, in company with his brother John and sister Margery. He was granted a house lot in “The bachelors Roe,” now North street (Medfield Records), near the lot of his brother John and adjoining that of Thomas Mason, his brother-in-law. William served the town as selectman, and was otherwise a useful citizen. He married twice : first, Nov. 23, 1654, Sarah Price of Dedham, who died May 16, 1656 ; secondly, Nov. 19, 1656, Sarah, born in Dedham Apr. 15, 1640, daughter of Nathaniel and Priscilla (Clark) Colburn. In his will, made Aug. 14, 1692, he left one-half of his estate to his wife Sarah, and the remainder to his sons John and William. He states his age as ” about seventy years.” (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 13, p. 75.) He died later in the same year (1692). His widow died Aug. 24, 1716.
Child by first wife :
1. ELEAZER, 2 b. May 13, 1656 ; d. Aug. 5, 1658.