Thomas Partridge

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Resident slave-owner, owner of Potosi and Flamstead in St James. Dead by 1760. Father-in-law of John Tharp IV (q.v.) who married Elizabeth Partridge (d. 1780) daughter of Thomas Partridge in 1765, and reportedly also of William Blake, speaker of the Assembly in Jamaica, who married another daughter of Thomas Partridge named Elizabeth Ann or Anne. Thomas Partridge's son Thomas Partridge jun. died c. 1764: the Potosi and Flamstead estates then passed to his sisters. Thomas Partridge I was also either brother-in-law or father-in-law of Richard James the elder (q.v.) who married Mary daughter of Thomas Partridge (Richard and Mary James' first child was born c. 1713 and Mary James died in 1756, implying she was closer to Thomas Partridge I in generation than to his other known children).

Thomas Partridge was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 900 acres of land in St James.


'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at; the will of Thomas Partridge junior 'date 11 October 1764' (it is not clear whether this was when the will was made or when it was proven) is in the Tharp Papers in Cambridge Archives (R/55/7/122/(m)/4).

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Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1760 [EA] - 1766 [LA] → Previous owner
1760 [EA] - 1766 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (4)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
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William Blake married Elizabeth Anne Partridge in 1768 (her father had died some 10 years before). ...
Other relatives
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Either brothers-in-law or conceivably father-in-law (Partridge) and son-in-law (James). Richard James's wife Mary was known to have been the daughter of a Thomas Partridge, but her first child was...
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
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John Tharp IV married Elizabeth Partridge c. 1765 after the deaths of Thomas Partridge and (probably) of Elizabeth's brother Thomas Partridge jun. ...
Father → Daughter