William Partridge, an ancestor, was born circa 1615 in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England. Olney is a market town on the Great
In 1633 King Charles I reissued his father's "Book of Sports" which encouraged games and play on Sunday. This was a hot button issue for "Non-Conformist" or Puritan ministers who deemed it a violation of the Sabbath. The King issued a letter that was to
coming to america
In 1630, with the sailing of the Winthrop Fleet, the Great Migration had begun. Many of the emigrants to the Colonies were parishioners who followed their Puritan leaders to establish a new order in a new world. By 1638 William Worcester had gathered those of his congregation
William was the son of John Partridge (1589-1647) of Olney. He married Ann Spicer on October 6, 1636 in the parish church, possibly by William Worcester. His sister Jane married fellow emigrant
The nuncupative Will of John Partridge.
After the long and exhausting sea voyage the Partridge and Gaines families did as many newcomers to the Colony, they stopped briefly in a coastal town to recuperate and got the lay of the land. The two families stayed in Lynn, Massachusetts for a short time on arrival. The Gaines family
The Reverend William Worcester was a prominent man in the new settlement of Salisbury, Puritan Ministers were the political
In 1643 there were 30 towns in the Bay Colony and
The townsmen quickly established
William died on 5 July 1654,
Anthony Stanyan was born in 1611 in England, he came to the colony in 1635 on the ship "The Planter". He lived in Boston and Exeter before finally settling down in Hampton. He was very active in the
William and Anne had the following children:
Sarah (ancestor) b. Salisbury 24 Aug 1647 d. Hampton July 1718 m. Haverhill 14 Nov 1666 John Heath
|plat map of Salisbury - Partridge is on the right|
If William Partridge, Sr. failed to make his mark on history, his son, William Jr. made up for it.
Commission of William Partridge, Esq., Lieut. Governor of the Province of New Hampshire.
William the Third by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France & Ireland, defender of the Fayth &c. to our trusty and well beloved William Partridge, Esq. Greeting. Wee Reposing
Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Gleanings in England," The New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Vol. 63 (July 1909) 283.
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