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Ralph Partrich

Male 1579 - 1658  (79 years)


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  • Name Ralph Partrich 
    Born 12 Apr 1579  Sutton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 May 1658  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Information from Family Group Record obtained from Yates Publishing. According to this source, Ralph Partridge was the 1st minister of Duxbury, Mass. According to records from Susan C. Johanson in herfile, Ancestors of Raymond Webster Metcalf(www.familytreemaker. com/j/o/h/Susan-C-Johanson/GENE8-0011.html), Ralph Partridge died in 1658 rather than 1655 as reported in other internet files. From the above source, it states: "Ralph sailed from London to Boston with his wife and family, arriving in Nov. 1636, after an 18 week passage. He had been well instructed and was for many years a preacher in Sutton, England. They (the family) settled in Duxbury, Mass. where he was the first minister. His will listed an inventory of his library containing over 400 volumes, which for that time in the new country, was very respectable." According to "Ancestors of Raymond Webster Metcalf, "www.familytreemaker.com/plweb-cgi..., both George and Elizabeth Partridge were children of Ralph and Patience. See the Autobiography of W S Tyler, DD, LLD for the following: life, was a man of superior education and was for "many years a preacher at Sutton, County Kent, near Dove, as is learned," says Savage, "from a bond and conveyance of land therewith by John Marshall of Lenham, November 1631, made in consideration of marriage by him intended with Mary, daughter of Partridge, who with Jervase Partridge (probably his brother), citizen and cordwainer of London were made trustees." Mr.Partridge came to Boston with Nathaniel Rogers, arriving November, 1636, eighteen weeks out from London. He became the first ministerat Duxbury. Mather, in his Magnalia, Book III, Chap. 22, gives an account of him, which Savage says could be reduced into two lines. His will dated September 29, 1655, proved May 4, 1658, a few days after his death, named Elizabeth, wife of Rev. Thomas Thacher and her sons, among them Peter. His wife, Patience,was dead. The inventory includes a library of 400 volumes, very large for this side of the sea at that time. Biog. VI 197. See also Partridge Genealogy, printed privately in 1915 by The Plimpton Press, Norwood, Mass. and from Winsor's" History of Duxbury." According to this source, the Rev. Ralph Partridge had been a minister of the Established Church in Sutton-near-Dover in Kent, England. But he had been driven out through the severity of Bishop Laud and had come to America after as tor my passage of 18 weeks, arriving in Boston in 1635 or 1636. See also GENEALOGICAL REGISTER of PLYMOUTH FAMILIE Sat page 259 providing: "THATCHER, or THACHER. . .RODOLPHUS, or RALPH, Duxbury, Chilmark, Lebanon, and Groton, Conn., son of a Thomas, m., 1770, Ruth, d.of George Partridge of Duxbury, and had Thomas," and "THATCHER, or THACHER. ..THOMAS, son of Peter, Rector of St. Edmunds, Salisbury, England, and Anne, his wife, came, with his Uncle Anthony, 1635. He 1st went to Scituate, m., 1643, Elizabeth, d. of Ralph Partridge of Duxbury, and afterwards settled in Weymouth and Boston. His children were Thomas, Ralph; Peter, 1651; Patience, m. William Kemp; Elizabeth.m. Nathaniel Davenport and Samuel Davis. He m., 2d, about 1665, Margaret, widow of Jacob Sheale, and d. of Henry Webb of Boston." But see the following questioning that George Partridge is the son of Ralph Partridge: THE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS: "PARTRICH, PARTRIDGE, George, tailor, Duxbury, juror 2 March, 1635-6; house lot of 30 acres granted him Oct. 6, 1636; mar. Sarah Tracy in Nov. 1638; bought land XV Aug. 1639; had grant of land with meadow "by his father's" 2 Nov. 1640; grant recorded previous was to Steven Tracy. N.B. this entry led the compiler to suppose that George was the son of the minister, Rev. Ralph Partrich; but later researches, made at the instance of Mrs. Edward C.Chatfield, lead to the conclusion that such was not the case, and leave the origin of George unknown."
    Person ID I3524498  7_families
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 

    Father Thomas Partrich,   b. Abt 1563, Sutton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mrs. Partrich,   b. Abt 1567, Sutton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1163368  Group Sheet

    Family Mrs. Patience Partridge,   b. Abt 1600, Lenham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1658, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Children 
    +1. George Partridge,   b. Abt 1619, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1695, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     2. Elizabeth Partridge,   b. Abt 1621, Sutton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1664  (Age ~ 43 years)
     3. Mary Partridge,   b. 1617, Sutton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F1162764  Group Sheet

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