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William Partridge Sr (1615 - 1654)

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William Partridge Sr
Born in Olney, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Olney, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration.

The Puritan Great Migration.
William Partridge Sr migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). (See Great Migration Begins, by R. C. Anderson, Vol. III, p. 158)
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Per The Great Migration Begins[1]: William Partridge {1638, Lynn} was a member of a group of "several families which migrated from Olney, Buckinghamshire and vicinity, in association with their minister, William Worcester {1639, Salisbury}.

William married Ann Spicer in Olney, Buckinghamshire, on October 6, 1638.[2] On the actual record it apparently looks like her maiden name is Spigon.

Per Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, p. 279:

William was declared a freeman in 1639. He received land in the first division in 1641 and 1643. He also received land in 1654. His children received a legacy from John Partridge [probably William's father] of Olney, Buckinghamshire, Eng., in 1652. William died July 5, 1654 in Salisbury. His estate was inventoried Oct 3, 1654. His widow, Ann, married Anthony Stanyan in 1655-56.

William and Ann's children: (order may not be correct)

  1. John, born before 1639; married Dec 11, 1660 [Sv], Mary Fernald. "Seaman" in Boston 1660 and "cordwayner" in Portsmouth 1669 and 1672.
  2. Rachel, born _____; died April 19, 1650 in Salisbury.
  3. Hannah, born after 1639; living in 1660.
  4. Elizabeth, born Feb 14, 1642-3 in Salisbury; married June 26, 1661, Joseph Shaw of Hampton.
  5. Nehemiah, born May 5, 1645 in Salisbury; living in 1673; resided in Portsmouth. He was at the house of Robert pike in Salisbury, March 1680.
  6. Sarah, born August 24, 1647 in Salisbury; married November 14, 1666, in Haverhill, John Heath.
  7. Rachel, born June 19, 1650; married Jan 31, 1671-2, Joseph Chase. (Joseph Chase, born in 1645, was also of Hampton. He was taken prisoner at Dover, in the assault on Major Waldron's house, 27th of June, 1689. He married Dec 31, 1671, Rachel, daughter of William Partridge, of Salisbury. He died January 12, 1718.)[3]
  8. William (Hon. and Col.), born about 1654, married Dec 8, 1680, Mary Brown. He was councilor and Lt. Governor of the province of New Hampshire. Moved to Newbury and died there Jan 3, 1728-9.


Birth: 5 Jul 1620, at Olney, Buckinghamshire, England
Alternate birth: between 1610 and 1615, at Olney, Buckinghamshire, England.


Event: Freeman, 14 Mar 1638


Marriage: 5 Oct 1635 at Olney, Buckinghamshire, England[4]
Wife: Ann Spicer/Spigon or Ann Gerrish.


Residence: 1638, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
Residence: 1640, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts


Death: 5 Jul 1654, at Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Alt death: 5 July 1654, at Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts


Probate: 3 Oct 1654, Probate case #20681, Essex, Massachusetts
Inventory: Filed on 5 Sep 1654[5]


Note: Received a legacy of 43 pounds for his children from the estate of John Partridg of Olney, Buckingham, England, declared at Hampton Court.


  1. Great Migration 1634-1635, G-H. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003. Page 158
  2. #S89 Vol. 164, January 2010, page 16
  3. #S157 page 10
  4. Source: #S-2009482839
  5. #16 Case #20681

See also:

  • Source S16: Essex County, Massachusetts: Probate File Papers, 1638-1840. Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)
  • Source S88 Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.
  • Source S89 Title: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.)
  • Source S157: George Bigelow Chase. Genealogical Memoir of the Chase Family of Chesham, Bucks, in England, and of Hampton and Newbury in New England, with Notices of Some of Their Descendants. H. W. Dutton & Son; Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; 1869; Reprinted from the Heraldic Journal Repository.
  • Source: S245 Title: thorkil oppermann Web Site Text: family tree CONT Family site: thorkil oppermann Web Site Family tree: 52 Media: 157010011-72 Type: Smart Matching Record ID Number: MH:SC1357 Page: *William Partridge Event: Smart Matching Role: 72077064 Data: Date: 23 MAY 2013 Text: Added by confirming a Smart Match

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On 3 Dec 2013 at 06:39 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:

Remaining issues with this profile: (1) There are a lot of associated duplicates that require merging, including people related to Jasper Blake. I don't know how the Partridge and Blake families got mixed up together. (2) William's mother, Frances UNKNOWN, has at least three different names including Frances Partridge and Unknown Frances. They will also require some merging. (3) Given that this is a PGM person and his son, William Partridge, was at least Lt. governor, possibly governor, of the province of New Hampshire from 1699-1702, this profile could use some expert attention. Thanks!

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