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John Partridge, Jr. was born 15 March 1620 in Navestock, Essex, England to John Partridge (1578-1647) and Jane Hogge (1580-) and died 28 May 1706 Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Magdalene Bullard (1635-1676) 15 December 1655 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

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 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)


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. - See more at: http://www.wellswooster.co

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  • 1634 Immigration : Boston Harbor, Sullfolk, Mass. - "The 'Visitation of Essex,' made in the year 1634, gives (xiii part, page 465) the children of Captain John Partridge of Navestock as: John, aged about 14 years; William, Jane and Margare

John Partridge House

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The John Partridge House is a historic house at 315 Exchange Street in Millis, Massachusetts. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame house, five bays wide, with a side gable roof, large central chimney, a front entry with Greek Revival surround. It was built in the second half of the 17th century (the exact date being disputed), and is among the oldest buildings in the town. John Partridge, Sr. or his son John, Jr. was its likely builder, the former having been granted the land in 1659.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Partridge_House (see photo).




Children



Offspring of John Partridge, Jr. and Magdalene Bullard (1635-1676)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Partridge (1656-1706)
John Partridge (1656-1743) 21 September 1656 Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 9 December 1743 Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Elizabeth Rockwood (1657-1688) Elizabeth Adams (1666-1719) Elizabeth Rockwood (1657-1688) Elizabeth Adams (1666-1719) Hannah Sheffield (1663-1759)
Helen Partridge (1658-1680)
Hannah Partridge (1658-1680)
Deborah Partridge (1662-1695) 16 August 1662 Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 1 March 1695 Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts John Adams (1657-1751)
Eleazar Partridge (1664-1736)
Abiel Partridge (1667-1667)
Experience Partridge (1667-1667)
Rachel Partridge (1669-1717)
Samuel Partridge (1671-1752)
Zachariah Partridge (1674-1716)
Mary Partridge (1676-1676)











Siblings


Residences

Vital Records

Will of John Partridge Jr

Proved 25 Jun 1706. Mention is made of his sons John, Eleazer,Samuel, and Zachariah; daughters mentioned were Rachel, wife ofTheophilus Clark; and three of his grandchildren: Eleazer Adams, AbadiahAdams, and Hannah Rockwood.**- Suffolk County Prob. Rec. Vol. xvi pp 158-159**John PARTRIDGE came to Medfield, MA from Dedham in 1653, and wasaccompanied by his brother William and sister Margery. He was in Dedhamat least a year earlier than that, for on "ye 1 Mo. 1652" he shared withothers in the division of 500 acres of land. (Dedham Town Rec.'s, vol.iii., p. 211). John took up a house lot on Bachelor's Roe, later NorthStreet. His place was near his brother William, and Thomas Mason, laterhusband of Margery Partridge. John signed the proprietors agreement ofMedfield (History of Medfield, Tilden, p. 429). John was chosen clerk ofthe 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 grainand several head of cattle (History of Medfield, Tilden, p.*95). !WILL Proved 25 Jun 1706. Mention is made of his sons John, Eleazer,Samuel, and Zachariah; daughters mentioned were Rachel, wife ofTheophilus Clark; and three of his grandchildren: Eleazer Adams, AbadiahAdams, and Hannah Rockwood.**- Suffolk County Prob. Rec. Vol. xvi pp 158-159**John PARTRIDGE came to Medfield, MA from Dedham in 1653, and wasaccompanied by his brother William and sister Margery. He was in Dedhamat least a year earlier than that, for on "ye 1 Mo. 1652" he shared withothers in the division of 500 acres of land. (Dedham Town Rec.'s, vol.iii., p. 211). John took up a house lot on Bachelor's Roe, later NorthStreet. His place was near his brother William, and Thomas Mason, laterhusband of Margery Partridge. John signed the proprietors agreement ofMedfield (History of Medfield, Tilden, p. 429). John was chosen clerk ofthe market in 1672. In 1676, at the burning of Medfield by the Indians,John's house and barn were destroyed, on 25 Jun 1706.

Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Suffolk Gravestone

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See Also

  • John Partridge
  • Partridge Family
  • Partridge in Essex
  • Partridge in Suffolk County, Massachusetts



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