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Rupert Potter

Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Death: May 08, 1914 (80-81)
Place of Burial: Hyde, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund Potter, F.R.S. and Jessie Potter
Husband of Helen Leech Potter
Father of Beatrix Potter and Walter Bertram Potter
Brother of Lucy Roscoe

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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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:

  1. Helen Beatrix Potter b. 28 Jul 1866, d. 22 Dec 1943
  2. 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.


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Rupert Potter's Timeline

Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
July 28, 1866
2 Bolton Gardens, South Kensington, England, London, United Kingdom
March 14, 1872
2 Bolton Gardens, Kensington, London, England, UK
May 8, 1914
Age 81
Hyde Chapel, Gee Cross, Hyde, Greater Manchester, England, UK