Hi John. It looks like we are both descendant from Thomas Partridge (b.1757) - you from his 2nd son Richard and me via his 8th. son Robert. Roberts next 2 generations were born in Riseley, Beds., until my grandad, another Thomas, was born in Whitwick, Leics, in 1900.
I'd like to find out info on the elusive Francis and his ancestors, but dont know where to look. Matthew