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1682 George Partridge wrote his will on June 26. [1]

On the 26 day of June in the Year of our Lord [torn]
I George Partridge Yeamon Living in Duxburrow being of sound minde & good & perfect remembrance (praised be the Lord for it) Make & Ordaine This my Last Will & Testament, In maner & form following ~~ First I commend my soule unto Almighty God my Maker & Redeemer & my Body, I will that it be desently buried & funerall charges paid together with all my just and lawfull Debts, out of my Estate. ~~~ I Give & Bequeath unto My beloved Wife Sarah Partridge all my houses & Lands in Duxburrow ~ to say uplandes & Medows and all my cattelles and all my houshould stufe, for her own proper use & behofe during Her naturall life, on this condition that My wife do as much for My Daughter Marcy as we have done for the rest of our daughters all redy Married. & that she give my GranDaughter Bethia Allen as much as shee in prudence shall think fit. and if any part of my moveables remaine at my Wife's deceas My Will is that it be desposed of by Her amongst my children as shee thinks meet or fit ~~~~~
I give to My Eldest Sonne John Partridge at my Deceas halfe my uplandes Medow landes Lying & being at Midlebery with the privelidges & appurtannences there unto [torn] to him & to his heirs for ever. Item I give Six pound starling to my sonne John Partridge at his mothers deceas to be paid in currant paye ~~~ Item I give to My Sonne James Partridge the other & remaining halfe both of my uplandes & Medow landes lying & being at Midlebery with the privelidges & appurtanences there unto belonging. to Him at my Deceas & to his heires for Ever Item I give to My Sonne James All my Houses & All my lands both uplands & medowlandes in Duxburrow, And also the Island at the glade with all the privelidges & apurtanences belonging to ye before said landes at his Mothers deceas, to him & his heires for Ever, if my Sonne James will live in house with his Mother quietly during her life. ~~~~~~~
I doe heare by Constitute & make my Beloved Wife Sarah Partridge Soule ~~~
Executrix & Administrator of this my Last Will & Testament as Witnes My hand & seal this twenty Ninth of June one thousand Six hundred & Eighty two
George his marke Partridge
In the presence of us Witnesses
Alexander Standishe
Josiah Standishe

1695 The "inventory of the estate of George Partridge deceased" was taken by John Partridge and James Partridge on the "15 of october: 1695" and recorded in Plymouth County, Massachusetts on October 16. [2]

Sarah Partridge Relict and widow of ye Above named George Partridge deceased & Executrix of his last will appeared and made oath before Wm Bradford Esqr Judge etc the 16th day of October 1695 that the above Written is a true Inventory of ye Goods & chattels of the sd Deceased so far as she yet knoweth & yt if more shall be discovered to her she will make it known.

Research Notes:

Sherman Tracy states, [3]

"George Partridge is said to have come from Kent, England on the 'James.' He died about 1695. Inventory of his estate was taken 16 Oct 1695. He was constable, juryman, surveyor of highways in Duxbury. Served in Captain Standish's company.

Mitchell states, [4]

George Partridge and the Rev. Ralph Partridge both of Duxbury were both original proprietors of Bridgewater. The latter was the first Minister of that place, and came over 1636, and George was there the same year: his D. Sarah m. Samuel Allen of Bridgewater about 1658, she was born 1639. Whether they were brothers or in any way connected we know not. The Rev. Mr. Partridge's share in Bridgewater was finally owned by Jonathan Hill of Bridgewater. The late Hon. George Partridge of Duxbury, High Sheriff of Plymouth Count, &c., was a descendant of the first George. There are not many of the name now in the County. ---Mary Partridge m. Jonathan Brewster, and was living in Conn. 1733.


Footnotes:

[1] Plymouth County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1881 (Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015), [AmericanAncestors].

[2] Plymouth County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1881 (Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015), [AmericanAncestors].

[3] Sherman Weld Tracy, The Tracy Genealogy (Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Co., 1936 (CS71.T76 1936)), 24, [HathiTrust], [FamilySearch Book].

[4] Nahum Mitchell, History of the early settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Boston: Kidder & Wright, 1840), 383, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].