Suffolk Family Pedigrees Compiled By Charles Partridge
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- Held At: Suffolk Record Office
- Reference Number: HD4084
- Accession Number: IP/18553
- Date: 1891-1964
- Level: Collection
- Description: Each file, of varying size, represents work done on one family (and, often, other families with which it was inter-related) and consists of loose papers, in all shapes and sizes, often scrappy and probably not in their original order after the passage of time. They are Partridge's working papers, added to, and sometimes amended, over the years as additional information came to light.
Most are in his bold, distinctive handwriting, but many are the contributions of family, friends and professional researchers who he engaged to help him. There are lists of entries from parish registers, probate and taxation records, marriage licences, churchyard and monumental inscriptions, obituaries, newspaper cuttings and notes, each the result of a personal visit to a church, library or institution. From these, Partridge compiled detailed pedigree charts which are included in the files.
Partridge never threw a piece of paper away if it could be reused, with the result that his notes are usually written on the back of something else. There are letters and application forms from the Nigerian Dinner Club, the Society of Antiquities, the Eugenics Education Society, election posters, war bonds and shares and hotel bills. In 1919, an invoice from Everett & Sons, Ipswich, colonial outfitters, shows Lieut. Partridge had purchased 1 stiff felt, 1 tweed cap and gr cash name tapes.
One notebook, compiled when District Commissioner in Nigeria, and containing a list of goods in the market at Ikot and extracts from a diary, was later re-used for genealogical notes. For anyone interested in the character and interests of Charles Partridge, these scraps of ephemera can provide some clues.
- Access Status: Open
- Contact: Suffolk Record Office The Hold, Ipswich, IP4 1LN
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