John Partridge

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 27/01/2021

John Partridge


John was born in Newbury he was baptised on the 19th July 1829 at St Nicolas Church Newbury and was the son of John (born c1791 in Newbury) and Harriet Partridge (nee Miles born c1797 in Newbury). Both of John’s parents had been married before.

His mother Harriet Miles married Joseph Bradley on the 10th May 1819 in St Nicolas Church Newbury (Harriet’s surname was recorded as Miel).  Joseph Bradley died in 1827 he was buried on the 26th September at St Nicolas Newbury.

His father John Partridge (of Newbury) married Alice Willis on the 25th June 1810 in St Mary’s Church Thatcham. They had at least three children, Eliza born c1811, William born c1813 and Alice born c1815. In 1815 John (27), Alice (30) and their three children were living in Northcroft Lane Newbury. John’s wife Alice died aged 38 in 1821 she was buried on the 15th June at St Nicolas Newbury.

John Partridge married Harriet Bradley on the 28th December 1828 at St Nicolas Church Newbury.

John and Harriet also had the following children:

Hannah c1833

George c1838

Henry c1841

In 1841 the family were living in Old Newtown Road Newbury, John’s father was working as an Engineer’s Labourer.

The 1851 census records John (22), Agricultural Labourer, as a Prisoner in the Wakefield House of Correction Wakefield Yorkshire. His parents John (62) and Harriet (54) and his brothers, George (12) and Henry (10) were recorded living in Mayors Lane Quaker’s Building Ground Newbury. His father was recorded as a Pauper /Labourer.

John’s father died aged 72 in 1858 he was buried on the 23rd June in the Newtown Road Cemetery.

By 1861 John had returned to Newbury he was recorded in the census as a Bricklayer’s Labourer, living at Quaker’s Building Ground Newbury with his mother Harriet (66), a Laundress,

John died aged 33 in 1862 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 28th November. (GRO website has age at death recorded as 36)

John’s mother Harriet died aged 69 in 1869 she was buried in the Newtown Road Ceme

Sources:as above

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