Richard Partridge

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Life

Born: 1769

Died: 25 May 1839

Biography
Richard Partridge was baptised on 15 September 1769 in Kennerleigh (a village some 7km north of Crediton), the eldest son of Richard Partridge and Elizabeth (née Gibbons). He is described in various sources as a gentleman, and received an income from a leased farm called Leycots in Kennerleigh. He was resident in Kennerleigh at the time of the publication of his book, Sacred Music, in 1835, and comments in the preface of the book that he had 'laboured under the loss of sight for thirty years'. By 1837, when he made his will (copy in Devon Record Office: 1078/IRW/P/290), he had moved to the neighbouring parish of Sandford, and he died in Sandford on 25 May 1839.

Richard Partridge's Sacred Music consists, in the words of the title page, of 'Five Anthems, (The two first may be used at Evening Service, as a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) with Introductions to the Morning & Evening Services, Sanctus, Kyrie Eleeson, Doxology, and Gloria Patri; also, Thirty Psalm Tunes with Symphonies'.


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