About Rupert Potter
Rupert Potter, father of famous author Beatrix Potter, was born in 1833 at Manchester, Lancashire, England, the son of Edmund Potter and Jessie Crompton. He was a Unitarian, a practising barrister and an amateur photographer. He married Helen Leech, daughter of John Leech and Jane Ashton, in 1863 at Stockport, Cheshire, England. He died in 1914.
Children of Rupert Potter and Helen Leech:
- Helen Beatrix Potter b. 28 Jul 1866, d. 22 Dec 1943
- Walter Bertram Potter b. 1872, d. 1918
- Under English law, a solicitor prepares legal documents and cases and a barrister appears in court. In the U.S., an attorney can do both.