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John Partridge
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1658
Duxbury
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1731
Duxbury
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Son of George Partridge & Sarah Tracy

John Partridge's will; Plymouth Co. Probate Records, Vol. 6, p. 16:

Know all men by these Presents that I John Partridge of Duxburough in ye County of Plymouth in New-England, Husbandman, being Aged & under great infirmity of Body, but of perfect mind & memory Thanks be given to Almighty God, Therefore Calling to mind ye Mortality of my Body & that it is appointed for all men once to Dye, Do upon serious Consideration make and ordain these Presents to be my last Will & Testament, in manner & Form following to be & Remain firm & inviolable forever.

Imprimis, I Recommend my Soul into ye hands of God Almighty the Father of Spirits who gave it, & my Body I Recommend to ye Earth to be Decently Interred in Christian manner at ye Discretion of my Executors herein after named, in hopes of a better Resurrection through my Lord & saviour who is ye Resurrection & ye Life, and that through ye merits Death and Passion of ye Lord Jesus Christ I shall obtain Everlasting Life, and as touching all such Worldly & Temporal Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life I give Demise & Dispose thereof in ye following manner & Form.

viz, First I will that my Just Debts and Funeral Charges be payd & Discharged within Conventient time after my Decease

Item, I give to my eldest Son Samuel Partridge my biggest Bible.

Item, I give & Bequeath to my son George Partridge his heirs & assigns forever, all my Right & Interest in that Farm of land in sd Duxborough with all ye Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging wheron he ye sd George Partridge now Dwelleth, viz, ye whole thereof excepting what parts or parcels thereof hath been heretofore by me disposed by Deeds to ye sd George Partridge my son Isaac Partridge or any other Persons, to be his ye sd George Partridges after ye Decease of my loving wife Mary & not before.

Item I give to my Daughter Mary ye wife of Jonathan Brewster ye sum of Twenty Pounds,

Item, I give and Bequeath to my dear and Loving wife Mary ye Bed whereon I now usually lye of lodge with all ye Beding Bedstead & Funiture thereunto belonging, also my second biggest Bible, also one quarter part of ye whole of my moveable Estate that shall Remain after my Debts Funeral Charges & all ye Legacies which are or may be hereafter mentioned in this my last will or Testament shall be payd or discharged, also one third of what is above willed to ye George Partridge during her life. Also, I give to my sd Wife Mary ye Command & improvement of ye newest & most southerly end or part of my now Dwelling-House, viz, ye lowest Room & chamber therein & ye Cellar under & belonging thereto during ye Term of her natural life.

Item, I bequeath to my son Isaac Partridge my Third Bible in bigness. And whereas I have by a Deed dated October ye 17th. 1730 under my hand & seal given & granted to ye sd Isaac Partridge all ye Farm of land whereon I now Dwell with all ye appurtenances thereto belonging with other land & meadow & c. as by sd Deed may appear, all to be his after my Decease & ye Decease of my sd wife Mary and not before, my Will is tha tmy sd Wife Mary shall have ye use & income of one Third part of ye sd Farm & whatsoever else is granted in sd Deed during ye whole Term of her natural life & that my sd son Isaac Partridge his Heirs and Assigns shall have ye use & income of ye other two Third parts thereof until by virtue of sd Deed ye Possession of ye whole come or fall into their hands, & also ye sd Isaac Partridge to have two thirds of what is above given to ye sd George Partridge during ye life of my sd wife

Item, I give to my GrandSon Samuel Partridge my Musquet.

Item, I Bequeth to my Grandson James Brewster my smallest Gun which his father Jonathan Brewster hath sometime used

Item, I give to my five Children my whole right & part in ye Forge or Iron Mill is sd Duxborough standing on ye South River with my right in ye Cole house & all other ye appurtenances thereunto belonging, viz, Samuel Partridge Goerge Partridge John Partridge Isaac Parttidge & Mary ye wife of Jonathan Brewster, to be equally Divided among them.

Item, & all ye Rest & Residue of my moveable or Personal Estate that is not disposed of now mentioned before in this my last Will & all ye abovesd Debts charges & Legacys being payd, my will is that it be equally Divided among all my abovesd five Children.

Finally, I do by these Presents Nominate Constitute & appoint my Dutiful sons George Partridge & Isaac Partridge & my loving Wife Mary Executors & Executrix of this my last will & Testament, & I do hereby Revoke disanul & make void all other & former Wills & Testaments by me heretofore made, Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my Last will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto se my hand & seal this Thirty-first day of December in ye year of our Lord God one Thousand seven Hundred & Thirty 1730

JOHN PARTRIDGE [Seal]
Signed Sealed Pronounced
& Declared by ye sd John
Partridge to be his last
Will and Testament, in ye
Presence of
BENJAMIN ALDEN
JOHN HANKS
JOHN WADSWORTH

Finally, I do by these Presents Nominate Constitute & appoint my Dutiful sons George Partridge & Isaac Partridge & my loving Wife Mary Executors & Executriz of this my last will & Testament

Note: John Partridge's gravestone inscription uses one of the common forms of the Latin term "Aetatis" to state his age at death. That is, on the day John died he was 72 years old, and Aetatis (, "Aged," in the XX year of his Age, etc.) 73. Thus, the missing digit in the Duxbury vital records for the year of his birth is Nov. 29, 165[8]. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Partridge (1617 - 1695)
  Sarah Tracy Partridge (1623 - 1708)
 
 Spouses:
  Hannah Seabury Partridge (1668 - ____)*
  Mary Partridge (1661 - 1742)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Partridge (1687 - 1774)*
  George Partridge (1690 - 1768)*
  Mary Partridge Brewster (1693 - 1743)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Partridge Allen (1639 - 1722)*
  Tryphosa Tracy Partridge West (1642 - 1701)*
  Elizabeth Partridge Allen (1643 - 1722)*
  Ruth Partridge Thacher (1645 - 1717)*
  Lydia Partridge Brewster (1650 - 1743)*
  Mary Partridge Skiff (1656 - ____)*
  John Partridge (1658 - 1731)
  James Partridge (1660 - 1744)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Here Lyes ye ____
of Mr John Partridge
died 5 April 1731
in his 73d year
 
Burial:
Myles Standish Burying Ground
Duxbury
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Carolyn Dennis Kress
Record added: Oct 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42930710
John Partridge
Added by: Caryn
 
John Partridge
Added by: Caryn
 
John Partridge
Added by: Carolyn Dennis Kress
 
 
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