PARTRIDGE, Emily Annette

1860 - 1942

Born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 24 August 1860, daughter of Henry Richard Partridge, a saddler, and his wife Catherine née Maderson, who married at Bury St Edmund's in 1843. In 1861, a newly born living at 18 Cornhill, Bury St Edmund's with her parents, 40 year old Henry and 39 year old Catherine, with four siblings, Henry 13, Harriett 11, Susannah 8 and Arthur 4. In 1881, a 20 year old governess [teacher] living with her 34 year old governess sister Catherine at 9 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund's taking in seven young girl boarder pupils. In 1882, as Miss E. Partridge, she exhibited two oil paintings at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Society ‘View in Friars Lane’ and ‘Sunset’. Her sister Catherine married Robert Allen, a cabinet maker, and they all went to live at Northbury House, 7 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds where they were living 1891-1911 and where they also kept a school. In 1939 Emily was an assistant teacher, still living at 7 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmund's with her widowed brother-in-law Robert and his daughter Kate, and where Emily died in 1942, aged 81, she was unmarried.