O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'

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The following is the entry for William Luke Partridge in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

PARTRIDGE. (Lieutenant, 1844.)

William Luke Partridge is sixth son of Henry Sam. Partridge, Esq., of Hockham Hall, co. Norfolk, a Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant, by Mary Frances, daughter of the Venerable Luke Heslop, D.D., Rector of Marylebone, London, and Archdeacon of Buckinghamshire. His eldest brother, Henry Champion Partridge, Esq., of Snare Hill, likewise a Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant for Norfolk, married, in Aug. 1834, Etheldred Frances, the eldest daughter of Lieut.-General Birch Reynardson, of Holywell, co. Lincoln; and another brother, the Rev. Walter John Partridge, married, in Aug. 1842, Maria Agnes, fifth daughter of Sir Chas. Mansfield Clarke, Bart., of Dunham Lodge, co. Norfolk, M.D.
This officer entered the Navy 15 Sept. 1833; passed his examination 28 Oct. 1839; and was for several years employed on the Mediterranean and East India stations in the Dido 18, Capts. Lewis Davies and Hon. Henry Keppel. Under the latter he served at the capture of Woosung and Shanghae, and in the operations on the Yang-tse-Kiang in 1842; as also, we believe, in an attack made in Aug. 1844, on a piratical settlement in the island of Borneo. His promotion to the rank he now holds took place 1 July in the latter year; he joined, not long afterwards, in the capacity of Additional Lieutenaut, the Agincourt 72, flag-ship of Sir Thos. Jolm Cochrane; and since 11 March, 1846, he has been serving on the south-east coast of America in the Grecian sloop, Capts. Alex. Leslie Montgomery and Louis Symonds Tindal.

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