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Jane Austin (Potts)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Llangurig, Montgomery, Wales
Death: September 14, 1734 (66)
Of, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Maxwell Potts, Jr and Elizabeth Bennett Potts
Wife of John Austin
Mother of Elizabeth Chanel; Mary Channel; Ann Robbins; John Potts and Samuel Austen
Sister of John Potts; Thomas Potts, Sr.; Jonas Potts, Sr.; Margaret Shoemaker; George Potts and 2 others

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About Jane Austin

Jonas & Thomas Potts were witnesses on her marriage certificate.

Ezekiel Potts was a witness to Jane's will. Jacob Shoemaker was one of her executors.

Source: The book, 'The Potts Family In America'

Jane Austin, being “weak in body but sound mind and memory,” made her will December 26, 1733, and died September 14, 1734. The will is recorded in Will-Book E, page 309, at Philadelphia. She mentions so Samual Austin; daughters Ann Robins, Elizabeth Chanel and Mary; grandchildren Juhn Robbins, Mary Robins, John Austin, John Wood. The executors were George Fitzwater, Anthony Morris, and Jacob Shoemaker. Witnesses, Ezekiel Potts and John White. 307

Elizabeth Potts and Jane Potts, her daughter, came to Pennsylvania in 1683, as shown by a deed recorded in the Recorder’s Office of Philadelphia, in Deed-Book E3, Volumn 6, page 42. They were the first of the name known to have settled in that state. Elizabeth Potts seems to been a widow when she came to Pennsylvania, and it is believed that others of the family, besides her daughter Jane, came with her. They were Friends and in 1685 were under the care of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. In 1684 they obtained a grant of one hundred acres of land, which was supposed to be laid out in Philadelphia County, but a subsiquent resurvey showed it to be in Chester County. 159

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From "Jonathan Potts 1714-1785: His ancestors and descendants" complied by Joseph J. Reichel, rev. ed. 2004 . They weere married at the home of her mother and stepfather. Among those signing the marriage certificate (recorded by the Middleetown Monthly Meeting) were her brothers Thomas and Jonas and her sister Elizabeth Potts. Jane made her will 26 Dec 1773 (Will book E, Philadelphia) and passed away 14 Sept 1774.

I really question the death of 1774 if she was born 1668  - Problem.  What is Correct.   Her will has 1734

Will:    Jane Austin, being “weak in body but sound mind and memory,” made her will December 26, 1733, and died September 14, 1734. The will is recorded in Will-Book E, page 309, at Philadelphia. She mentions so Samual Austin; daughters Ann Robins, Elizabeth Chanel and Mary; grandchildren Juhn Robbins, Mary Robins, John Austin, John Wood. The executors were George Fitzwater, Anthony Morris, and Jacob Shoemaker. Witnesses, Ezekiel Potts and John White. 307
MichelleNillMatthews added this on 6 Apr 2008 to Ancestry.com family trees

Jane had to have been born abt 1662-63

claudiasul added this on 23 Jun 2013 as a comment

Jane and her mother, widow Elizabeth Potts, received 100 acres as their "headright" per deed dated 7th mo [Sept] 12, 1684, and recorded at Philadelphia in Deed Book E, Vol. 6, p42, they "having come as servants in the year 1683". She had to have been at least 21 years of age to receive this tract of land. :>) Claudia


They married on 9th month [Nov] 1686

claudiasul added this on 23 Jun 2013 as a comment

Jane Potts married John Austin of Bucks County on 9 mo. 11, 1686 at the home of her mother and stepfather, Edmund and Elizabeth (Basset-Potts) Bennett and is recorded by the Middletown Monthly Meeting. Among those signing the marriage certificate were her brothers Thomas and Jonas and her sister Elizabeth Potts, her mother and step-father Edmund and Elizabeth Bennett; Samuel Spencer, James Spencer; John Otter, John Closa, Michel Huff, Willm Sanford; Ffrances Sanford; F R; Samuel Wilton. [Their son, Samuel, married Mary Jarman, dau of Edward Jarman of Wales - Potts & Jarman families were associated in Wales and persecuted for religious beliefs.] :>) Claudia


Their children were all born at Middletown Twp, Bucks Cnty, PA. and were members of Middletown Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. claudiasul added this on 23 Jun 2013 as a comment Jane Potts-Austin died on September 14, 1734. Her will was dated December 26, 1733 and proven Oct. 28, 1734, (Will Book E, recorded at Philadelphia): Jane Austin, being “weak in body but sound mind and memory,” made her will December 26, 1733, and died September 14, 1734. The will is recorded in Will-Book E, page 309, at Philadelphia. She mentions son Samuel Austin; daughters Ann Robins, Elizabeth Chanel and Mary; grandchildren John Robbins, Mary Robins, John Austin, John Wood. The executors were George Fitzwater (step-cousin), Anthony Morris, and Jacob Shoemaker (nephew). Witnesses, Ezekiel Potts (1st cousin) and John White. :>) Claudia

Notes from Source 41:Barbara Hathaway dexterh@swbell.net from www.rootsweb.com updated 2006-04-03 "Elizabeth Potts and Jane Potts, her daughter, came to Pennsylvania in 1683, as shown by a deed recorded in the Recorder's Office of Philadelphia, in Deed-Book E3, Volumn 6, page 42. They were the first of the name known to have settled in that state. Elizabeth Potts seems to been a widow when she came to Pennsylvania, and it is believed that others of the family, besides her daughter Jane, came with her. They were Friends and in 1685 were under the care of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. In 1684 they obtained a grant of one hundred acres of land, which was supposed to be laid out in Philadelphia County, but a subsequent resurvey showed it to be in Chester County."

Historical Collections Relating to The Potts Family in Great Britian and America, Published by the Compiler, Canonsburg, PA, 1901, Thomas Maxwell Potts, p.195. -Richard A. Clark II Laura’s Note: Elizabeth appears to have married again to Edmund Bennett. Notes from Source 40: Marshall Benz marshallbenz@msn.com from www.rootsweb.com updated 2006-07-10

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http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Potts/Pottsth.htm Thomas POTT was born about 1632 in Llangirrig, Montgomeryshire, Wales. He was married to Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born about 1636 in Llangirrig, Montgomeryshire, Wales. She died on Jan 8 1707 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. Thomas POTT and Elizabeth had the following children:

+21 i. John POTTS.

+22 ii. Thomas POTTS.

+23 iii. Jonas POTTS.

+24 iv. Margaret POTTS.

25 v. Elizabeth POTTS was born about 1666 in Llangirrig, Montgomeryshire, Wales. She died in 1690 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.

+26 vi. Jane POTTS.

+27 vii. David POTTS.

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Jane Austin's Timeline

1668
1668
Llangurig, Montgomery, Wales
1734
September 14, 1734
Age 66
Of, Pennsylvania, United States
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