Jonathan Patterson

#13903, b. 7 August 1796, d. 19 April 1849

Individual's Timeline

Birth1796Jonathan Patterson
Christening7 August 1796Jonathan Patterson1
Marriage19 April 1813Jonathan Patterson2,3
Marriage of Son25 June 1837William Patterson4
Death1 May 1839Mary Patterson5
Marriage28 January 1844Jonathan Patterson6,7
Marriage of Daughter7 March 1847Amy Patterson8,1
Death19 April 1849Jonathan Patterson9

Primary events

  • Birth: Jonathan Patterson was born in 1796 in Norfolk, England, There was a John PATTERSON baptised in Yarmouth on 14th April 1799 who had a date of birth entered into the parish record as 4th November 1789. He was the son of James and Mary nee LONDON, but this would make his age at death 10 years too young, so I am NOT going to claim this couple as his parents. There is no other entry in the parish register for Jonathan's christening at a later date.
  • Christening: He was christened on 7 August 1796 in St Fabian and St Sebastian, Woodbastwick, Norfolk, England. He is confirmed as being from Woodbastwick in various prison records held in the Toll House in yarmouth.1
  • Marriage: He married Mary Waterton, daughter of John Waterton and Elizabeth Blunt, on Monday, 19 April 1813 in St Andrew's Church, Burlingham, Norfolk, England, when they were 16 years, 8 months and 12 days ~&~ 21 years, 7 months and 7 days old. As the parish record says 'with consent of parents' we can assume that at least one of them was not over 21. One odd thing is that even though the parents gave consent, neither were witnesses to the marriage. Neither bride not groom was literate.2,3
  • Marriage of Son: His child William Patterson was married on 25 June 1837 in Gorleston, Norfolk, England.4
  • (Widow) Death: In 1839, at the age of 42 years, 8 months and 24 days, Jonathan was left a widower by the death of Mary Patterson; certificate reads wife of Jonathan PATTERSON, labourer, aged 46 died of apoplexy. Witnessed by her son William.5
  • Marriage: Jonathan Patterson married Priscilla Partridge, daughter of Mark Partridge and Charlotte Rudd, on Sunday, 28 January 1844 in St Nicholas' Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, when they were 47 years, 5 months and 21 days ~&~ 36 years, 8 months and 11 days old. The ceremony was witnessed by Emma Patterson and James Burman. certificate reads - Jonathan PATTERSON full aged widower and Priscilla BEXFIELD full aged widow were married by banns. Matthew was a labourer and Priscilla worked in a factory. Jonathan's father was not listed, but Priscilla's was Mark PARTRIDGE, a sawyer. The witnesses were James BURMAN (unknown to me at this time) and Emma PATTERSON who was Jonathan's daughter. From the birth date of their first child it appears that Priscilla was in the early months of pregnancy when they married.6,7
  • Marriage of Daughter: His child Amy Patterson was married on 7 March 1847 in Great Yarmouth, England.8,1
  • Death: Jonathan died on 19 April 1849 in Row 127, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, Certificate reads Jonathan PATTERSON a coal heaver aged 52 died of cancer and haemorrhage. The death was witnessed by Frances SIMMONDS (Aged 52 years, 8 months and 12 days, worked back from recorded birth date).9
  • Burial: He was buried on 22 April 1849 in St Nicholas' Churchyard, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.1

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Some aspects of Jonathan Patterson's life. Jonathan had at least 11 children. One son Matthew had 19, his son Matthew had at least 10, and this younger Matthew's daughter Ellen had at least 11. So in a direct line, over 4 generations there were 51 children. Once I have fully researched all of Jonathan's line - no mean task I can see - we will have the total number of descendents of Jonathan and Mary.
*As at May 2013, I have found more than 300 direct descendents of Jonathan, in at least 3 continents.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Some researchers have the parents as James PATTERSON and Mary Maria LONDON, but the John who was christened in 1797 was born 10 years earlier, thereby making him the wrong age (and name!) for our Jonathan. There was a christening in Woodbastwick of a Jonathan 7th August 1796, parents John and Ann. This couple had other children christened in the same church - William 1790, Eliza 1792, Sarah 1793. John PATTERSON married Amy LOCK by banns on the 14th Dec 1789 (see exhibit). Neither party were literate, nor can I read the first witnesses signature. Second witness witnessed most marriages so is most likely the parish clerk. The fact that Jonathan and Mary named a daughter Amy makes me believe that this family is confirmed enough to be entered into the database as tentative, pending further confirmation..
  • Research note 02: Another possibility was supplied by a fellow researcher via email 22nd August 2011 - Christened 27 Dec 1795 at Ovingham, Northumberland, son of John Patterson and Betty. Discounted as there are many records indicating that he was from Woodbastwick..

Children of Jonathan Patterson and Mary Waterton

Children of Jonathan Patterson and Priscilla Partridge


  1. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, Downloaded.
  2. Free parish registers, online, County     Norfolk
    Place     Burlingham
    Church     St Andrew
    RegisterNumber     1
    MarriageDate     19 Apr 1813
    GroomForename     Jonathan
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomParish     St Andrew
    GroomAbode     Burlingham
    BrideForename     Mary
    BrideSurname     WATERTON
    BrideParish     St Andrew
    BrideAbode     Burlingham
    WitnessOneForename     Elizabeth
    WitnessOneSurname     WATERS
    WitnessTwoForename     Henry
    WitnessTwoSurname     BENSLY
    Notes     By Banns With Consent Of Parents.
  3. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, PATTERSON Jonathan 19 4 13 WATERTON Mary Burlingham St Andrew 105.
  4. International Genealogical Index (IGI), groom's name:      William Patterson
    groom's birth date:      
    groom's birthplace:      
    groom's age:      
    bride's name:      Mary Ann Land
    bride's birth date:      
    bride's birthplace:      
    bride's age:      
    marriage date:      25 Jun 1837
    marriage place:      Gorleston With Southtown,Suffolk,England
    groom's father's name:      
    groom's mother's name:      
    bride's father's name:      
    bride's mother's name:      
    groom's race:      
    groom's marital status:      
    groom's previous wife's name:      
    bride's race:      
    bride's marital status:      
    bride's previous husband's name:      
    indexing project (batch) number:      M10483-1
    system origin:      England-ODM
    source film number:      0952318-327, 0952979, 0952981-0952985
    reference number:      
    Citing this Record

    "England, Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 Jan 2013), William Patterson and Mary Ann Land, ; citing Gorleston With Southtown,Suffolk,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 0952318-327, 0952979, 0952981-0952985.
  5. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  6. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, Name:      Jonathan Patterson
    Gender:      Male
    Spouse's Name:      Priscilla Bexfield
    Spouse's Father's Name:      Mark Partrage
    Marriage Date:      28 Jan 1844
    Marriage Place:      Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
  7. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     243
    MarriageDate     28 Jan 1844
    GroomForename     Jonathan
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomCondition     Widower
    GroomOccupation     Labourer
    GroomAbode     South End
    BrideForename     Priscilla
    BrideSurname     BOXFIELD
    BrideCondition     Widow
    BrideOccupation     Works in Factory
    BrideAbode     South End
    GroomFatherForename     -
    GroomFatherSurname     -
    GroomFatherOccupation     -
    BrideFatherForename     Mark
    BrideFatherSurname     PARTRAGE
    BrideFatherOccupation     Sawyer
    WitnessOneForename     James
    WitnessOneSurname     BURMAN
    WitnessTwoForename     Emma
    WitnessTwoSurname     PATTERSON
    Notes     Bride & groom sign X
    FileNumber     25356.
  8. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, Name:      Emma Patterson
    Gender:      Female
    Father's Name:      Jonathan Patterson
    Spouse's Name:      Robert Masters
    Spouse's Father's Name:      Robert Masters
    Marriage Date:      7 Mar 1847
    Marriage Place:      Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
  9. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Name:      Jonathan Patterson
    Year of Registration:      1849
    Quarter of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    District:      Yarmouth (1837-1924)
    County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      13
    Page:      286.
  10. Free parish registers, online, County     Norfolk
    Place     Upton
    Church     St. Margarets
    RegisterNumber     13
    BaptismDate     19 Dec 1813
    Forename     John
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Jonathan
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     PATTERSON
    Abode     Upton
    FatherOccupation     Labourer.
  11. Free parish registers, online, County     Norfolk
    Place     Upton
    Church     St. Margarets
    RegisterNumber     75
    BaptismDate     25 Jan 1817
    Forename     James Waterton
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Jonathan
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     PATTERSON
    Abode     Upton
    FatherOccupation     Labourer.
  12. Free parish registers, online, County     Norfolk
    Place     Filby
    Church     All Saint's
    RegisterNumber     86
    BaptismDate     18 Apr 1819
    Forename     William
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Jonathan
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     PATTERSON
    Abode     Filby
    FatherOccupation     Labourer.
  13. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas Tr
    RegisterNumber     579
    DateOfBirth     06 Jun 1839
    BaptismDate     14 Jun 1839
    Forename     William John
    Sex     -
    FatherForename     William
    MotherForename     Mary Ann
    FatherSurname     PATTERSON
    FatherOccupation     Maltster
    FileNumber     8688.
  14. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas Tr
    RegisterNumber     1560
    DateOfBirth     15 May 1849
    BaptismDate     10 Jun 1849
    Forename     Ellen Caroline
    Sex     -
    FatherForename     Jonathan
    MotherForename     Priscilla
    FatherSurname     PATTERSON
    FatherOccupation     Labourer
    FileNumber     8688.