John Partridge was born in about 1650 of Crudwell, Wiltshire, the son of Thomas and Margaret Partridge. He married Mary. John was a husbandman in Crudwell, and was shown as a husbandman of Murcot in his son Thomas' christening.

John died and was buried 8 September 1682 in Crudwell.

John Partridge burial

Burial record for John Partridge in Crudwell:
"John Partrige of this parish husbandman was buried September the eighth, that hee was buried in woollen onely
accordinge to the Art: & was certified by John Hopkins vicar of Haukerton"

John and Mary had the following children:

1. Elizabeth, buried 24 September 1676 in Crudwell.

2. Thomas, christened 2 June 1678 in Crudwell.

*3. Mary, christened 10 July 1681 in Crudwell; married Richard Peere 24 December 1700 in Crudwell.

Mary Partridge

 Baptism record for Mary Partridge in Crudwell

4. John, christened 3 April 1683 in Crudwell (born seven months after his father's death); buried 27 July 1684 in Crudwell: "John Partridge of Estcourt ye son of widow Partridge".

SOURCES: Crudwell parish register;


Thomas Partridge was born in about 1620 of Eastcourt in Crudwell, most likely the son of John Partridge. He was a yeoman farmer. Thomas married Margaret.

Margaret died and was buried 18 September 1670 in Crudwell.

Margaret Partridge burial

Burial record for Margaret Partridge in Crudwell:
"Margaratta uxor Thomas Partridge sepulta eadem die"

Thomas married again to Mary, who is mentioned in his will. Thomas married Mary Adams, a widow 18 November 1670. Thomas is shown as a widow, and husbandman of Crudwell. Mary is shown as being of Driffield. (Gloucestershire Licence Allegation Bonds)

Thomas died and was buried 11 September 1675 in Crudwell.

                Partridge burial

Burial record for Thomas Partridge in Crudwell:
"Thomas Partridge seputus Septembris undecimo"

Thomas left a will dated 8 September 1675 and proven 26 April 1676:

                    Partridge will

Will of Thomas Partridge, 1676

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Partridge of Eastcotte in the parish of Crudwell in the County of Wilts, yeoman, though weake in body yet of perfect memory and understanding, praised be God, doe make and constitute my last will and testament on this eighth day of September in the yeer of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred seventy and five in manner and forme following:

Imprimis, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God trusting that of his mercy through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ he will forgive my sins and receive it to glory. My body to the earth to be buried with Christian burial according to the descretion of my executor hereunder mentioned.

Item, I give unto Mary Burghefer of Eastcotte aforesaid widow the summe of twenty shillings.

Item, I give unto Nicholas Humphrys of Oaksy in the County of Wilts, labourer, the summe of three shillings foure pence.

Item those household goods which Mary my wife brought unto mee at my marriage with her the said Mary, my will is that they be left to her disposal according to articles between us in that behalf.

Lastly, all other my goods and chattels I give unto my sonne John Partridge, whom I constitute and appoint sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wils and testaments whatsoever in witnesse whereof

I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed and sealed in presence of Norrys Jameson, Thomas Dicke

Thomas Partridge

Thomas Partridge signature

Thomas and Margaret had the following children:

*1. John, born in about 1650 of Crudwell; married Mary; buried 8 September 1682 in Crudwell.

SOURCES: Crudwell parish register; will of Thomas Partridge, 1676; Gloucestershire Licence Allegation Bonds,


John Pattridge was born in about 1580 of Crudwell. The Crudwell parish register began in 1605, but there are gaps in the early record. The Bishops Transcripts cover the years 1605 to 1609, 1619 to 1623, and 1631 to 1635. The parish registers survive from 1659 on. No record has been found for Thomas Partridge, but John Pattridge has children christened in the early 1600s, and may be Thomas' father.

John had the following children:

1. Daniell, christened 29 January 1606 in Crudwell.

2. Mary, christened 2 April 1607 in Crudwell.

* Thomas, born in about 1620 of Crudwell.

SOURCE: Crudwell Bishop's Transcripts.

Earlier Partridges in Crudwell are:

  • Thomas Partridge of Crudwell married Elizabeth Tubb 7 December 1635 in Salisbury Cathedral.