Partridge Family Tree

Location: United Kingdom

Saturday, September 30, 2006

John Garlick & Ann Swingler

John Garlick was born in 1786.

Anne Swingler was born on 1st August 1780, daughter of William Swingler and Mary Swingler (nee Butler).

John and Ann Garlick were married in Market Harborough on 23rd October 1803.

John died in June 1860.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Charles Arthur Josiah (JIM) Partridge 1927 - 2001

Known to everyone as Jim. My Uncle Jim was born in Billesdon, Leicestershire on 12th April 1927, son of Charles William and Gladys (nee Ford), brother to Hilda and Norman.

His first employment was a gardener to Captain George ar Bushby. When he was called up for the Second World War he joined the Leicester regiment and was stationed in India. While there he gained promotion to Sergeant in the Military Police.

He married Mary (nee Bowditch) on Boxing Day 1949.

After demob he became a gamekeeper working for the Earl of Lanesbrough. Then on to Barkby in Leicestershire working for Sir Victor Poachin, this is where the boys, Richard, Steven and Malcolm were born.

A bigger estate tempted them to move to Wyville near Grantham, Lincs where Jim worked for Sir Dennis Le marchant earning a reputation for large shooting bags and setting some new records for the estate. A move to another local estate at Harlaxton Manor near Grantham came where Jim worked for the jesuits for approximately three years.

Still aiming to better his shooting bag records he was tempted to return to Wyville. Then an opportunity to be Head gamekeeper at Enville near Stourbridge, Worcestershire came along, by this time the boys had all left home; Steven and Malcolm following in their father's footsteps and becoming gamekeepers, and Richard a Retail Manager.

Jim and Mary moved to Pipewell near Kettering, where Jim worked for Sir Geoffrey Palmer for 18 years. On his retirement they moved to a house on Sir Geoffrey's estate at Tur Langton where Jim followed his hobbies of gardening (hanging baskets everywhere.. one poor apple tree lost its branch due to the weight of the baskets), following the hunt and filming wildlife. Jim and Mary then moved to Rothwell.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Henry James Harnett 1831 & Elizabeth Nightingale

Henry James Harnet(t) and Elizabeth were married December 1858 ( 6b 700) in Wolverhampton.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

John Bishop and Emma Gutteridge

John Bishop was born in Asfordby, Leicestershire in 1831. Emma was born in Leicester c1832. John and Emma married in Leicester in December 1854. (7a 398)

In the 1851 census John is living at 6 Melton Street, with father John (b1802), and Brother James and Thomas. The family occupation is frame work knitters, bar Thomas who is a scholar and working as a cotton winder. In the 1861 census they are still at the same address with daughter Ann Jane (1856). 1871 census still at Melton Street, with daughters Ann Jane, Emily (who later married Edwin Ryder Phillips) son John,Tom and an aunt living with them – Elizabeth Pearson age 88 , a former farmer from what appears to be Somerby, Leicestershire.

In the 1881 census John (a shoemaker) and Emma are living at 6 Melton Street, St Margaret’s, Leicester, with their daughter Emily a shoe fitter. Emma died in Dec 1908 aged 76.

5th Generation tree - click to enlarge

Monday, August 28, 2006

Robert Foss 1846

Robert Foss was born in Draycott, Derbyshire in 1846. Parents Robert and Elizabeth. Siblings:

  1. Hannah
  2. Mary A
  3. William
  4. Abner (b 1873)
  5. Elizabeth
  6. Frank (b 1877)
  7. Fred (b 1874)
He married Harriet Vine (born Alwalton, 1852) on 9th June 1870 at St Luke's, Leicester.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Johnathon Ford c1815 - 1890

Great Great Grandad Johnathon Ford born 1815 in Foleshill, Warwickshire. Mother and Father unknown as yet.

Married Mary Ford (nee Harding) at St. Laurence Church, Foleshill in 1835.

They had the following children:
  1. Francis (Fanny) Ford born 1837 Foleshil
  2. Thomas Ford born 1838 Foleshill
  3. John Ford born 1840 Foleshill
  4. Charles Ford born 1844 Foleshill
  5. Harriett Ford born 1847 Foleshill
  6. Eliza Ford born 1850 Foleshill
  7. Josiah Ford born 1852 Foleshill - Great Grandad, father of Gladys.
Johnathon was widowed in September 1854. In March 1858 at Foleshill Johnathon married Amelia Kimberley (born Bedford 1821/22).

They had further children:
  1. Amos born 1862 Foleshill
  2. Amelia born 1865 Foleshill (died aged 16 in March 1881)
In the 1881 census Johnathon is listed as a platelayer , living at Station Road, in the hamlet of Longford, Foleshill.

In the 1871 census he is listed as labourer and Amelia as a weaver.

In 1841 census he is listed as living at Oldbrooks, Foleshill, and an agricultural labourer.

Johnathon died on 8th May 1890 aged 72 at Foleshill. The death certicate lists the cuse of death as senile decay and the death was registered by his daughter Harriet.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Josiah Ford 1852 & Elizabeth Harnett 1862

I think this is correct but awaiting documentation

Father of grandma Gladys. Josiah was born Foleshill, Warwickshire in 1852. Parents listed as Johnathon Ford (Labourer) and mother Mary Ford (nee Harding).

He married Elizabeth Drewry in Foleshill on June 8th 1872 and was widowed by 1881 (census data)*.

He re-married in 1891 to Elizabeth Harnett on 28th October at the Parish Church of St Jame's, Wednesbury in the County of Staffordshire. He is listed as a WIDOWER on this marriage certificate

In the 1901 census he is an Iron Moulder, still married, living with children at 55 Napier Street, civil parish of Leicester:
  1. Amy Rose Ford (b c1875)
  2. Edith L Ford (b c1894)
  3. Gladys May Ford (GRANDMA) (b 1895)
  4. Maud H Ford (b c1889)
No record of his wife Elizabeth on this census, but we find Elizabeth on another 1901 census, married aged 39, married, at The General Infirmary in the civil parish of Leicester. I am not sure if Elizabeth was a patient or staff as she is listed as both! The census lists all those persns who " slept or abode in this institution on the night of Sunday march 31st 1901"

*In the 1881 census he is living at Darlington Street, Wednesbury, listed as a moulder, living with children Amy Rose and John James (b c1877).

In the 1871 census he is living with parents Johnathon and Amelia Ford (step-mother?) and brother Amos and sister Amelia in Foleshill.

In 1861 census he is living in Longford, Foleshill, with his father and step mother Amelia and siblings, he is 9 years old and working as a loom turner. I beleive his mother Mary died before 1861.