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Robert Potter (1566 - 1631)

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Robert Potter
Born in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Potter-37 created 6 Aug 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 28 Aug 2017
23:56: Sara Mosher edited the Biography for Robert Potter. [Thank Sara for this]
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Biography

Robert Potter and Elizabeth Marshall were married on Nov 4, 1591 in Newport Pagnell, BuckInghamshire.[1]

Their children, baptized in Newport Pagnell, were:

  1. Thomas Potter, b. 10 Sep 1592*
  2. Thomas Potter, 25 Feb 1595*
  3. Thomas Potter, b. 25 Apr 1600*
  4. John Potter, b. 18 Apr 1602
  5. + Nycholas Potter, b. 1 Apr 1604 — went to Lynn, MA in 1634/35, then moved to Salem, MA in 1660
  6. Robert Potter, b. 15 Sep 1606, d. 1655 at Lynn, Essex Co., MA[2] was in Massachusetts by 1634 — not to be confused with Robert Potter, son of George Potter, b. 1608 at Clerkenwell, London, England; d.1655/56 in Rhode Island; went from Coventry, England to Roxbury, MA in 1630; lived at Warwick, Rhode Island, an adherent of Samuell Gorton
  7. Mary Potter, b. 11 Dec 1608
  8. Ann Potter, b. 2 Feb 1610
  9. Susann Potter, b. 18 Apr 1619[3]

Note: Two sons named Thomas must have died young. There is a burial record for one Thomas Potter, 9 Aug 1595

+ Nycholas Potter m. Eme Carter, 22 Apr 1628.[4] Their children, baptized in Newport Pagnell, were:

  1. Robert Potter, b. 9 Feb 1629
  2. Samuell Potter, b. 26 Dec 1632, d. 4 Feb 1632 (must be 1633)
  3. Elizabeth Potter, b. 8 Apr 1634[5]

Source: Potter, Frank Elwood, comp. Descendants of Nicholas Potter of Lynn, Massachusetts: Supplement to Part 9, entitled "Nicholas Potter of Lynn, Massachusetts and Descendants," From Charles Edward Potter's POTTER GENEALOGIES (1888). Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, MD. 1991.

This family is also on Find a Grave as follows:

Robert Potter and Elizabeth Marshall were married on November 4, 1591 in Newport Pagnell, Buck.

Their children, baptized in Newport Pagnell, were:

Thomas Potter baptized September 10, 1592
Thomas Potter baptized February 25, 1595
Joan Potter baptized March 16, 1595
Elizabeth Potter baptized October 26, 1597
Thomas Potter baptized April 25, 1600
John Potter baptized April 18, 1602
Nicholas Potter baptized April 1, 1604
Robert Potter baptized June 15, 1606
Mary Potter baptized December 11, 1608
Ann Potter baptized February 2, 1610
Susan Potter baptized April 18, 1619

Source: https://new.findagrave.com/memorial/124241105/Potter[6]

  1. Buckinghamshire - Registrations of Marriage, 1558-1837. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records.
  2. Find a Grave: Robert Potter (1696-1655); https://new.findagrave.com/memorial/124227492/Robert-Potter;
  3. Potter Baptisms, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records. Description A collection of parish records in England and Wales, from the 1500s to the 1800s.
  4. Buckinghamshire - Registrations of Marriage, 1558-1837. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records.
  5. Potter Baptisms, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records. Description A collection of parish records in England and Wales, from the 1500s to the 1800s.
  6. Entered by Sara V Mosher, Aug 25, 2017

Sources

S1. Potter, p.5 Descendants of Nicholas Potter of Lynn, Massachusetts : supplement to Part 9,

S2. Potter Register Report Robert Potter is the son of Nicholas Potter (born in 1577 in Newport-Pagnell, Buckinghamshire). Robert married Elizabeth Marshal in Newport-Pagnell on 4Nov1591 . They had 9 listed children, Thomas 1, Thomas 2, Thomas 3 (twin), John (twin), Nicholas, Robert, Mary, Ann, Susann.

S3. Ancestry Tree Ancestry Family Trees Publication:

S4. Geni. Robert Potter of Newport Pagnell, born ca 1558 in Newport Pagnell, died 2May1627 in Newport Pagnell. Husband of Elizabeth Marshall (born ca. 1574). "It is probable that Thomas and Isabel are the parents of Robert, but it can't really be proven." This source has considerable discussion and references.

S5. Ancestry-Vtdawn31. Robert Potter, born 1566 in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England. Died 16Mar1631 in Newport Pagnell. Son of Thomas Potter and Isabel Sumner. Husband of Elizabeth Marshall. Father of George Potter.

Acknowledgements

1. This person was created on 08 April 2011 through the import of Grant R. Phillips, Jr..ged.
2. Potter-2794 was created by Rich Howard through the import of Rich Howard Ancestors.ged on Jan 9, 2014.

Notes

1. This profile has Robert the son of Thomas and Isabel. Source S2 has him the son of Nicholas and Unknown. Source S4 has him the son of Thomas and Isabel.
2. OurFamilyHistories does not show this Robert Potter.
3. FamilySearch. A query for "Robert Potter, England, 1560-1570" returns 4 primary sources. These seem to be from 3 distinct Robert Potters, none with father = Thomas or Nicholas. 250 Trees contain Robert Potter. FamilySearch


  1. Buckinghamshire - Registrations of Marriage, 1558-1837. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records.
  2. Find a Grave: Robert Potter (1696-1655); https://new.findagrave.com/memorial/124227492/Robert-Potter;
  3. Potter Baptisms, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records. Description A collection of parish records in England and Wales, from the 1500s to the 1800s.
  4. Buckinghamshire - Registrations of Marriage, 1558-1837. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records.
  5. Potter Baptisms, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records. Description A collection of parish records in England and Wales, from the 1500s to the 1800s.
  6. Entered by Sara V Mosher, Aug 25, 2017
  • CITING THIS RECORD

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:SBPK-LY3 : accessed 2017-02-06), entry for Robert /Potter/. PEDIGREE RESOURCE FILE Person Count 19,325 Submission ID MMWC-2T1



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On 28 May 2017 at 21:01 GMT Jack Wise wrote:

Potter-37 and Potter-5925 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate information other than date of death.

On 10 May 2016 at 17:44 GMT Steve Selbrede wrote:

I added sources S2 and S4 and the Notes. There seems to be some doubt about Robert's parents.



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