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William Potter, of Lewes

Also Known As: "William Powell"
Birthdate: (37)
Birthplace: of, Lewes, Kent , England
Death: 1619 (36)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Ann "Hannah" Beecher, widow Potter
Father of John Potter, of New Haven and William Potter, of New Haven

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Patricia Law Hatcher, "English Origin of the Potter and Beecher Families of New Haven, Connecticut," The American Genealogist 79 (2004):28-33. Hatcher has definitively settled a problem which was tentatively resolved nearly half a century ago by Donald Lines Jacobus. References to a widow Beecher and a widow Potter in early New Haven have been thought by some to refer to two women, while others (including Jacobus) have thought these records referred to one woman. Hatcher has found English records for this family in Lewes, Sussex, where William Potter married Ann Langford on 6 October 1607. This couple had four children, two of whom, sons William and John, survived and accompanied their mother to New England in the late 1630s. William Potter died in 1619 and his widow married John Beecher early in the following year. They had two children, one of whom, son Isaac, also made the migration to New England.

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Lewes, Kent , England

William Potter
Gender: Male
Christening: Aug 28 1608
 St. Thomas-In-The-Cliffs, Lewes, Sussex, England
Father: William Potter
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C14812-1
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1067241
Reference ID: item 1


U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Mrs Hannah Potter
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: William Potter
Spouse Birth Year: 1582
Year: 1607
Number Pages: 1
Source Citation: Source number: 56.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: RHR.
Source Information:
Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.

Age 24
Lewes, East Sussex, England
August 28, 1608
Age 26
Lewes, Sussex, England
Age 37

Deathdate of John Potter: p 80, although this is confusing from the entry in the Ancient Town Record volume and the added footnote: "It is Ordered that the Treasurer take care and see that widdow Potter the midwives house* be mended, and paid for out of the Treasury" The footnote*: "Elizabeth, widow of John Potter, who died in 1643. Her house was on the southwest corner of George and State streets." (Elizabeth?) (1)

(1) New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records (New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917).

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