Lydia Harding

14 December 1701–15 May 1772 (Age 70)
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Harding was born on 14 December 1701, in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Abraham Harding Jr., was 46 and her mother, Sarah Merrifield, was 32. She married Ephraim Partridge on 22 March 1728, in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 15 May 1772, in her hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Medway, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Ephraim Partridge
Lydia Harding
Marriage: 22 March 1728
Lydia Partridge
Elizabeth Partridge
Sarah Partridge
Nathaniel Partridge
Elisha Partridge
Deborah Partridge
Olive Partridge

Spouse and Children

22 March 1728
Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


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Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern England and South Wales) and Irish: from the Old English personal name Hearding, originally a patronymic from Hard 1. The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties.2 North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Lydia Harding, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lydia Harding, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lydia Harding, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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