George Potter, of Portsmouth

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George Potter, of Portsmouth

Birthdate: (21)
Birthplace: England
Death: September 1640 (17-25)
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Husband of Frances Niles
Father of Abel Potter

Occupation: (Immigrant)
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

About George Potter, of Portsmouth

George POTTER was born Bef 9 Dec 1618, perhaps in London, Middlesex, England, and died Sep 1640 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. He was buried Sep 1640 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

family

As of Dec 2017 we don't know who his parents were. His wife was perhaps called Frances, and she married Nicholas Niles 2nd

Only known child of George POTTER is:

  1. Abel POTTER was born 1638 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, and died 14 Jan 1692 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He married Rachel WARNER 16 Nov 1669 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. She was born 1651-1652 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, and died 8 Nov 1724 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

biography

George was admitted as an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck in 1638. He had been driven out of Massachusetts along with Ann Hutchinson, Samuel Gorton, and William Coddington, as well as members of the Baulston, Hazard, Tripp, and Warner families.

In 1638 George Potter was admitted an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck, RI, on 4/30/1639 he and 28 others signed the following compact: "We, whose names are under-written do acknowledge ourselves the legal subjects of His Majesty, King Charles, and in his name do hereby bind ourselves into a civil body politicke, unto his laws according to matters of justice." This George Potter is our 1st ancestor in America of the Hiram Potter line.

disputed origins

Probably not the son of George Potter, of London. Relationship with other Potters in Rhode Island unknown (Nathaniel Potter, of Portsmouth)

From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~streeter/POTTER.TXT

George Potter of Portsmouth, Rhode Island

The two greatest sources of information for this chapter were John O. Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island and the Potter Family Genealogies, Part 2: George Potter of Portsmouth, R.I., and His Descendants. From these sources, it was obvious that there were numerous immigrants to colonial Rhode Island named Potter and that there were probably close ties of kinship between some of these individuals. This theory appeared to be confirmed by some correspondence with Vernon and Nola (Steed) Valantine of La Crescenta, California. Their research and analysis, which appears in the Ancestral File of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, seemed to solve the puzzle of the Potter immigrants of Rhode Island, linking them as children of George-A and Martha (_____) Potter of London. However, in 1999, another researcher, Paul Gifford, informed me that he had reviewed the parish registers and discovered that most of the birth records thought to pertain to the immigrant siblings had corresponding death records! The English origins of George-1 Potter and his kinship, if any, to the other Potter immigrants of Rhode Island remain unknown.

George-1 Potter died at Portsmouth, Rhode Island during September of 1640. He was probably married around 1639 to (some researchers say 'Francis Coale'); she married second Nicholas Niles and probably died before 4 February 1646.

George was admitted as an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck in 1638.

He had been driven out of Massachusetts along with Ann Hutchinson, Samuel Gorton, and William Coddington, as well as members of the Baulston, Hazard, Tripp, and Warner families. On 30 April 1639, he signed a compact with twenty-eight others: "We whose names are underwritten do acknowledge ourselves the legal subjects of his Majesty King Charles, and in his name do hereby bind ourselves into a civil body politicke, unto his laws according to matters of Justice." The compiler's direct ancestor, Thomas-1 Hazard, was among those appointed to investigate George's death in 1640.


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George Potter, of Portsmouth's Timeline

1618
December 9, 1618
London,St. Bride,Middlesex,England
December 9, 1618
London, Stbride, Fleet St, Middlesex, England
December 9, 1618
London, Stbride, Fleet St, Middlesex
December 9, 1618
London, Stbride, Fleet St, Middlesex, England
1619
1619
England
1638
1638
Age 19
Portsmouth Colony, Aquidneck Island
1640
September 1640
Age 21
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
September 1640
Age 21
1953
September 16, 1953
Age 21