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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Albena Partridge (nee Langton)

Albena Partridge nee Langton (my Great-Great Aunt) born in June 1870 in Creaton (according to the census) in the district of Brixworth, Northamptonshire. Father James and mother Martha.

The small village of Creaton lies about 6 miles north-west of Northampton, straddling the old A50 Northampton to Leicester road (now the A5199).

Albena had brothers:
  1. James E born c1875
  2. Sydney born c1881
Albena married Thomas Partridge (b1869) in December 1890, Thomas being brother to Great Grandad Arthur.

They had 4 children
  1. Reginald L born 1890- d 1891
  2. Charles R born 1891
  3. Ellen born 1895
  4. Tom born 1898
it is at this stage you wish they hadn't used old family names as it can get confusing! How many Charles's have we now? At least Albena was not so common a name and easier to find info on.

In the 1891 cenus Albena and Tom are listed as living in Mowsley, Tom listed as a farm labourer. In the 1901 census we have Albena and Thomas living on Chapel Lane, Mowsley, Tom's occupation listed as a bricklayer.

I have visited Mowsley churchyard and found the gravestone of Thomas and Albena...

"In Loving memory of my dear husband Tom who crossed the border on his 71st birthday, November 13th 1939. His ways were of pleasantness and his paths were peace...and of his wife Albena who died 24th January 1960 aged 89 years.

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