PARTRIDGE, Emily Annette

1860 - 1942

Emily Annette Partridge, was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 24 August 1860, daughter of Henry Richard Partridge (18 October 1820-18 July 1894), a saddler, and his wife Catherine née Maderson (1821-2 May 1889), 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 Richard 13, Harriett 11, Susannah 8 and Arthur Wilfred 4. In 1881, a 20 year old governess, 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 [q.v.] ‘View in Friars Lane’ and ‘Sunset’ and continued her art studies passing her examinations at Bury St Edmund's Government Science & Art Class in May 1885. Her sister Catherine married Robert Allen, a cabinet maker, and they all went to live at Northbury House, 7 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmund's 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 Allen and his daughter Kate, and where Emily died on 7 January 1942, aged 81, she was unmarried.