James Partridge Masters was born in Yetminster, Dorset but grew up with his maternal grandfather, John Partridge on a farm in Beer Hackett. He came to Guernsey in 1894 with his wife and three young children.
There had been other butchers of this name in the island, but no link has yet been established. Matthew Masters was one of the original stall holders when the new meat market opened in 1822, and Edwin Masters was living in Guernsey in 1851.
Alfred MASTERS ( 1837 - ? ) m Theresa PARTRIDGE ( 1842 - 1897 )
- James Partridge MASTERS ( 1867 - 1925 ) m Mary Ellen SAUNDERS (1860 - ? )
- Bessie MASTERS (1890-?)
- Theresa Hannah MASTERS (1892-?)
- Alfred John MASTERS (1893-?)
- Dorothy Louisa Florence MASTERS (1896-?)
- Emily Ellen MASTERS (1898-?)
- Irene Kate MASTERS (1899-?)
- George MASTERS ( 1868 - ? )
- Charles MASTERS ( 1869 - ? )
(people in bold were butchers)
Earliest Mention in Guernsey
- In 1894, when James applied to the States Market Committee for a butcher's stall.
- In 1898, James Masters held stall 10 in the Town Market.
- Le Douit Farm, St Martins (1901 & 1911 census)