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Martha Weeden (Unknown) Potter (1585 - 1646)

Martha Weeden Potter formerly [surname unknown]
Born in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1607 in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 May 2012
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Martha, wife of George Potter of the City of London, England.

... George Potter married Martha (last name unknown) in 1607 in England. She was born about 1585 in England... George arrived with the family and the followers of Anne Hutchinson...[1]

Of the christening records of his children two actually name the mother as Martha. Sons William 2 March 1616/7 at St Bride Fleet St City of London and Nathaniel 7 April 1622 at same location. [2]

George Potter Birth 1584, London, Middlesex, England, Death 1640 Sep, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; married Martha Weeden, Birth 1585, London, Middlesex, England, Death 1646, Newport, Rhode Island.


  1. Dorchester, Janice Potter. George Potter of Aquidneck, Rhode Island and Some of his Descendants (2011) pdf download here
  2. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P69/BRI/A/016/MS06545/001 Image 204 by subscription at: and London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P69/BRI/A/016/MS06545/001 Image 246


  • Thank you to Robert Harter for creating WikiTree profile Martha-161 through the import of nancy.ged on Sep 8, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Robert and others.

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Can anyone explain the "wee den" in her name?
posted by Jillaine Smith
The surname "Weeden" came with the import of this profile in 2012. The current profile mgr Scott Raymond hasn't been active on Wikitree since 2014 and his name doesn't show in the change log so I suppose a merge left him as profile mgr.

I've just added a passenger list to where there is a Martha emig 1638 but she is not on the family profile (as far as I could see) but perhaps a widowed sister-in-law or ???

posted by Beryl Meehan
Martha Marshall daughter of Thomas Mashal 1545-1618 and Mary Cotton 1553-1625 ???
posted by Mark Schneider
Potter-84 has no proven parents. Objections to disconnecting?
posted by Anne B
These marriage & parentage links mean that Martha married her nephew [son of her sister Elizabeth]!!
posted by Mona (Dickson) Jensen
I approved the merger, but was first to do so. Unable to change the merge order, I hoped the other person would do so. I noticed that Martha was still listed as unknown, but could not make the correction after merger, since it is pre-1700. The name does need to be changed. I cannot vouch for this being the correct name, however, since i do not have a surname in my database.
posted by Robert Harter
If we know that her parents were named Marshall, why is her name listed as "unknown"?
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Unknown-155192 and Marshall-5410 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same parents, same husband , death date needs to be reconciled
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Unknown-155192 and Martha-161 are not ready to be merged because: further research comparing children necessary
posted by Dawn Ellis
Unknown-155192 and Potter-3727 appear to represent the same person because: same dates
posted by Dawn Ellis
Several Ancestry trees show Martha's surname as Lome without citing sources.
posted by Jack Wise

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