Person:John Partridge (9)

John Partridge
b.Abt 1620 Essex, England
m. 11 May 1619
  1. John PartridgeAbt 1620 - 1706
  2. William PartridgeAbt 1622 - Aft 1692
  3. Jane PartridgeEst 1625 -
  4. Margaret PartridgeAbt 1628 - 1710/11
m. 18 Dec 1655
  1. Deacon John Partridge1656 - 1743
  2. Hannah Partridge1658 - 1679/80
  3. Deborah Partridge1662 - 1694/95
  4. Eleazer Partridge1664/65 - 1736
  5. Abiell Partridge1667 - 1667
  6. Experience Partridge1667 - 1667
  7. Rachel Partridge1669 - 1717
  8. Deacon Samuel Partridge1671 - 1752
  9. Zachariah Partridge1674 - 1716
Facts and Events
Name John Partridge
Gender Male
Birth[4] Abt 1620 Essex, England
Marriage 18 Dec 1655 Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Magdalene Bullard
Death[2] 28 May 1706 Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 25 Jun 1706 Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

"John Partridge, with William, his brother, and sister Margery (Margaret), came to Medfield, Massachusetts, from Dedham, in 1653. He was in Dedham at least a year earlier, for, on 'ye 7 ye 1 month, 1652,' he shared, with others, in the division of 500 acres of land (see Dedham town records, vol. iii, p 211). John and William took up their house lots in Medfield, in 'Bachelors Roe,' now North street. Their lots were near each other, and another near neighbor was Thomas Mason, who married Margery Partridge, April 23, 1653, the first recorded marriage in Medfield. John and William both signed the 'proprietors agreement'...they appear to have been good and useful citizens, both serving a term as selectman, and John being chosen clerk of the market in 1672. In 1676, when Medfield was burned by the Indians, John's house and barn were destroyed, with a quantity of grain and several head of cattle."[4]

  1. Massachusetts. Probate Court (Suffolk County). Probate records, 1636-1899. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969-1971).

    Suffolk Co. Probate Vol. 16, p. 158-9. Proved June 25, 1706. Names sons: John, Eleazer, Samuel & Zachariah; daughter Rachel wife of Theophilus Clark; grandchildren: Eleazer & Obadiah Adams, & Hannah Rockwood.

  2. Deaths, in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903)
    page 226.

    'PARTREDGE ...
    John Sr., May 28, 170[6].'

  3.   Partridge, George Homer. Partridge genealogy : descendants of John Partridge of Medfield, Massachusetts. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp and Son, 1904).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and family history of western New York: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation. (New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1912)
    page 46.
  5.   Tilden, William S. 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. (Boston, Mass.: Geo. H. Ellis, 1887)
    page 451.

    "John Partridge is first mentioned here [Medfield] in 1653. He took up his house on the corner, embracing land on both sides of the way. He married in 1655 Magdalen Bullard. Her father specified a legacy to his son-in-law, John Partridge."

  6.   Partridge, George Homer. Partridge genealogy : descendants of John Partridge of Medfield, Massachusetts. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp and Son, 1904)
    page 3.

    '... in the Visitation of Essex (Harl. Soc. Pub., xiii., part 1, p. 465), which was made in the year 1634, the children of Captain John Partridge, of Navestock, were John, aged about fourteen years, William, Jane and Margerett. From information obtained from the vicar of the parish of Navestock, in 1899, by Mr. Frank Harvey Partridge, of New York, it appears that, of the foregoing children, William was born in 1622, and Margerett in 1628.' The author links this information to the ages that William and Margaret (Margery) give in their wills, to suggest that '[t]hese coincidences, while they prove nothing, should ... be given consideration in clearing up the mystery of the English origin of the Medfield Partridges.'