Descendants of William Partridge - page 92

George Homer Partridge, “William Partridge of Medfield, Mass., and His Descendants”; New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 63 (Jan 1909), p. 92.

92 Descendants of William Partridge [Jan.

4. viii. EPHRAIM, b. Feb. 25, 1701-2 ; d. Feb. 7, 1770.

ix. RUTH, b. Aug. 8, 1704; m. May 27, 1730, Ens. Timothy Tingley of Attleborough.

x. JOSIAH, b. June 4, 1706. He received land in Medfield from his father, by deed dated Mar. 8, 1731 (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 51, p. 243). Located in Mendon before 1787-8, in which year he sold a farm there to Jasper Daniel for £700 and removed from the town. (See Ballou’s History of Milford.)

xi. ANNA, b. July 21, 1708 ; d. June 28, 1799 ; m. Dec. 2, 1735, Hinsdale, b. in Medfield Mar. 25, 1709-10, d. in Sturbridge Jan. 25, 1787, son of Nathaniel and Experience (Hinsdale) Clark. They resided in Sturbridge, where several of their children were born.

5. xii. EDWARD, b. Sept. 14, 1710.

xiii. NATHANIEL, b. Oct. 22, 1715; d. Jan. 24, 1719-20.

3. WILLIAM 2 PARTRIDGE. (William 1) was born in Medfield Jan. 22, 1669-70, and died there June 18, 1750. He married twice : first Hannah, born Dec. 28, 1674, died Sept. 11, 1726, daughter of John and Hannah (Adams) Fisher of Medfield ; secondly Meletiah, born Aug. 4, 1664, died Nov. 23, 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 Seth was administrator, he gave to his son William a tract of land consisting of 117 acres in the town of Walpole, described in the deed as lying at the “Neponset River and Great Cedar Swamp.” To his son Seth he bequeathed all his real estate in Medfield and Dedham, and to his daughters Mary and Hannah £50 each. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 44, pp. 144-145.)


1. WILLIAM, b. Oct. 17, 1695; d. 1782. Owned property in Walpole and Stoughton (See Suffolk Co. Deeds, vols. 89, p. 189; 91, p. 198 ; 96, p. 86; and 128, p. 268). In his will, drawn Feb. 4, 1782, and admitted to probate Apr. 2, 1782, he bequeathed his entire estate to his “beloved friend, Swift Payson of Foxboro,” and appointed him sole executor. In a deed dated Sept. 28, 1772, he is referred to as “William Partridge, laborer, of Walpole.” It is apparent that he never married or, if he did, that he left no issue.

ii. JOSEPH, b. Sept. 29, 1699 ; d. Apr. 11, 1705.

iii. HANNAH, b. Dec. 24, 1702 ; d. Sept. 2, 1780 ; m. Dec. 31, 1728, Samuel, b. in Medfield Sept. 11, 1701, d. Jan. 6, 1755, son of Timothy and Meletiah (Clark) Hamant. They resided in Medfield. Children.

6. iv. SETH, b. Dec. 2, 1706; d. May 16, 1768.

v. MARY, b. Nov. 27, 1709.

4. EPHRAIM 3 PARTRIDGE (Nathaniel 2, William 1) was born in Medfield Feb. 25, 1701-2, and died in Medway Feb. 7, 1770. He married, Mar. 22, 1727-8, in Medway, Lydia, born in Medfield Dec. 14, 1701, died in Medway May 15, 1772, daughter of Abraham and Sarah Harding. They resided in Medway, where their children were born. In his will, made Dec. 4, 1769, he mentions wife Lydia, daughters Lydia Whiting, Sarah Adams, Deborah Warren, Elizabeth Partridge, and Olive Partridge, and “only son” Nathaniel Partridge (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 68, pp. 522-524).

* Neither Williams Partridge of Medfield, nor his son William,• should be confused with William Partridge, mariner, of Boston, who married Rachel, daughter of Capt. Christopher and Elizabeth Goffe, and resided in Ann street, Boston, in 1716-17 (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 97, p. 12).