John Partridge, Sr.

Male - 1706


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  • Name  John Partridge, Sr. 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  15 Mar 1620  St. Dunstan's, Stepney, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  28 May 1706  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • John Partredge Sr.
    Probate  25 Jun 1706  Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Mention is made of his sons John, Eleazer, Samuel, and Zachariah; daughters mentioned were Rachel, wife of Theophilus Clark; and three of his grandchildren: Eleazer Adams, Abadiah Adams, and Hannah Rockwood.
    Notes 
    • John Partridge came to Medfield from Dedham in 1653, and was probably accompanied by his brother William and sister Margery. He was in Dedham at least a year earlier than that, for on "ye 7 of ye 1 Mo. 1652" he shared with others in the division of 500 acres of land. Prior to these dates, nothing concerning them can yet (1903) be stated with certainty.
      John and William Partridge took up their house lots in Medfield in "The bachelors Roe," now North street. John bought the place owned by Joseph Ellis on what is now the corner of North and Railroad Streets. Their places were near together, and one of their neighbors in the same street was Thomas Mason, whom Margery Partridge married, 23 Apr 1653. This is the first marriage recorded in Medfield.
      John and William both signed the proprietors' agreement drawn, it is supposed, by Ralph Wheelock, the founder of Medfield. They appear to have been useful citizens, each serving the town as selectman and John being chosen clerk of the market in 1672. In 1676, at the burning of Medfield by the Indians, John's house and barn were destroyed, together with a quantity of grain and several head of cattle and two horses. He married Magdelen Bullard, eldest daughter of John Bullard, one of the town's first settlers. They were married by Major Eleazer Lusher. John's will, written 20 June 1701, is at the Probate office in Boston; the signature is plain.
      Nearly every Partridge adult was the owner of a home. They did not live in hired houses. Many a young man owned a farm and house before he had a wife. There was an old saying "get your cage, before you catch your bird." Nearly all Partridges marrried. Most lived very plainly. There was a strong desire that homesteads might continue in the possession of a son from generation to generation. The "visitations of essex" record arouses speculation that Bartholomew Partridge of Navestock married Pernell, dau. of John Greene of the same place. Their son, Captain John Partridge was the father of John "about 14 yeres 1634", William, Jane and Margaret. Three of these children may have settled in Medfield though it cannot now be proved. p.19 Dedham Historical Register vol. 8 (1896)
    Person ID  I11816  Bryant
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2006 

    Father  John Partrydge, Captain,   b. 1578, probably, Navestock, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1663, Navestock, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jane Hogg,   b. Abt 1599, Beddenshall, Navestock, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Beddenshall, Navestock, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 May 1619  St. Gregory, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F745  Group Sheet

    Family  Magdalen Bullard,   b. 1635, probably St. Martin, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1676, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Dec 1655  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Partridge,   d. 15 Jan 1676/77, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Partridge,   b. 21 Sep 1656, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1743, Medway, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Hannah Partridge,   b. 15 Apr 1658, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1680, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Deborah Partridge,   b. 16 Aug 1662, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1695
     5. Eleazer Partridge,   b. 20 Feb 1665, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1736, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Abiel Partridge,   b. 13 Jun 1667, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1667, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Experience Partridge,   b. 13 Jun 1667, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jul 1667, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rachel Partridge,   b. 12 Jul 1669, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1717, Medfield (now Rockville), Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Samuel Partridge,   b. 22 Feb 1672, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1752, Medway, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Zachariah Partridge,   b. 02 Jul 1674, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1716
    Family ID  F624  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 15 Mar 1620 - St. Dunstan's, Stepney, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Dec 1655 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 May 1706 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 25 Jun 1706 - Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S261] Ancestry of Eva Kempton, Smith, Dean Crawford & Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1996), p.209.

    2. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Medfield: 226.

    3. [S15] Suffolk Co. MA, Probate Rec., Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. xvi pp 158-159.


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