Alexander De Courcy Potterton1,2

b. 1819, d. 29 January 1907
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
Grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton2 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds2 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*1819Alexander De Courcy Potterton was born about 1819 in County Meath, Ireland. On the 1901 census, he reported his age as 82 which would indicate his year of birth to be around 1819. His memorial gravestone recorded his age at death in 1907 as 98 years, which was likely over stated as it would mean he was born about 1809, four years before his parents' marriage.1,3
Marriage*He married first Madeleine Tournelle.2
Marriage*24 July 1893He married second Eliza Mary Edith Nicholson, daughter of Dr. Edmond Cooke Nicholson and Anne Elizabeth Victoria Moffitt, on 24 July 1893 in St. Anne's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland. He was identified as a widower and was 50 years her senior.1,2
Census Ireland 1901*Eliza Mary Edith and Alexander De Courcy Potterton appeared on the 1901 census at 9 Merrion Road, Dublin. Alexander De Courcy Potterton was aged 82, an annuitant, married, and was born in County Meath. His wife Eliza Mary Edith Potterton was aged 32, married, and born in Dublin. Also living with them was a domestic servant.1
Death*29 January 1907He died on 29 January 1907, his memorial gravestone probably overstating his age as 981,2
Burial* and was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath.1

Family 2

Eliza Mary Edith Nicholson b. 10 Apr 1869

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Alexander De Courcy Potterton, Memorial# 153637869. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689; on 2687 FHL microfilms, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Anne Potterton1

Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1758, d. 12 Nov 1834
Mother*Ann Wilson1
Birth*Anne Potterton was born in County Meath.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Arthur Potterton1

b. 19 March 1828, d. 25 October 1890
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
Grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#1)
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#2)
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*19 March 1828Arthur Potterton was born on 19 March 1828 in County Meath, Ireland.2
Marriage*1 March 1862He married Eliza Jane Hinds, daughter of John Hinds and Jane Potterton, on 1 March 1862 in St. Mary's Church, Jervis Street, Dublin.2
Death*25 October 1890He died on 25 October 1890 in County Meath at age 622
Burial* and was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath.2

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Arthur Potterton, Memorial# 152908493. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Bridget Potterton1

Father*Henry Potterton1 d. 1782
Mother*Bridget Coates1
Birth*Bridget Potterton was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*1792She married Reverend Francis Davidson about 1792.1
Burial*She was buried at Killaconnigan, County Meath.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Charles Stuart Potterton1

b. 1825, d. 18 December 1911
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
Grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#1)
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#2)
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*1825Charles Stuart Potterton was born about 1825 in County Meath, Ireland.2,1
Marriage*22 November 1864He married Ellen Potterton Hinds, daughter of John Hinds and Jane Potterton, on 22 November 1864 in Trim, County Meath.1
Death*18 December 1911He died on 18 December 1911 in County Meath at age 863,4
Burial* and was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath.3

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Stuart Potterton, Memorial# 153637870, stating calculated year as 1826. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Stuart Potterton, Memorial# 153637870.
  4. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places, included in brief excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com, noting his date of death as 10 December 1911.

Eleanor Potterton1

Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1758, d. 12 Nov 1834
Mother*Ann Wilson1
Birth*Eleanor Potterton was born in County Meath.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Elizabeth Potterton1

b. 1818, d. 11 April 1883
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
Grandniece of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*1818Elizabeth Potterton was born about 1818 in County Meath, Ireland,2
Death*11 April 1883 and died there on 11 April 1883 at age 65.2
Burial*She was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath.2

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Potterton, Memorial# 152908491. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Elizabeth Potterton1

Father*John Potterton1 d. 25 Mar 1738
Birth*Elizabeth Potterton was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Probate5 April 1738Her father's will, naming his wife Ellinor, son Thomas, and daughters Elizabeth and Abigail, was proved on 5 April 1738.1
Marriage*1740She married Francis Walker by licence dated 1740 in County Meath.1
(Sister) Will22 September 1756Elizabeth was named in the will of her brother Thomas dated 22 September 1756.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Elizabeth Potterton1

Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1758, d. 12 Nov 1834
Mother*Ann Wilson1
Birth*Elizabeth Potterton was born in County Meath.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Frank Potterton1

b. between 1830 and 1831
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
Grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*between 1830 and 1831Frank Potterton was born between 1830 and 1831 in County Meath, Ireland.1
Education*January 1854He graduated in January 1854 from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, at age 23.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Frederic Potterton1

b. August 1826, d. 24 August 1912
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
Grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*August 1826Frederic Potterton was born in August 1826 in County Meath, Ireland.1
EducationFrederic was educated at Bannow Grammar School in County Wexford before matriculating to Trinity College in Dublin. He worked his way through Trinity by teaching at Bannow.2
Ordination*1856Reverend Frederic Potterton was ordained in 18562
Education*1864 and received his doctorate in law from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, in 1864.2
Marriage*7 May 1868He married Julia Switzer, daughter of John Wright Switzer, on 7 May 1868 in St. Stephens, Mount Street Crescent, Dublin.1
Occupation*1870He was listed in Crockford's Clerical Directory of 1870 as Frederic Potterton LLD, Curate of Templemichael, Ardagh, County Longford.3
(Husband) Death1899Frederic became a widower when Julia (Switzer) Potterton died in 1899.1
Death*24 August 1912He died on 24 August 1912 at age 861
Burial* was buried with his wife at Clonbrony, County Longford.1

Family

Julia Switzer b. 1836, d. 1899

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S1542] In Lunacy of Potterton, online at James Joyce Online Notes, http://www.jjon.org/jioyce-s-people/potterton. Hereinafter cited as In Lunacy of Potterton.
  3. [S1543] Church of Ireland, compiler, Crockford's Clerical Directory for 1870, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. Biographical and statistical book of reference for facts relating to the clergy and the church. (London, England: printed by Horace Cox, 1870), page 822. Hereinafter cited as Crockford's Clerical Directory for 1870.

Henry Potterton1

b. 1774, d. 29 October 1846
Father*Thomas Potterton2
Mother*Mary Wood3
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Henry Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Henry Potterton II.3
Birth*1774Henry Potterton was born about 1774 in County Meath, Ireland.2
Marriage*1812He married Emilia Adams, daughter of Samuel Adams, about 1812.3
(Groom's Relative) Marriage Settlement26 August 1813Henry was identified as a trustee in a marriage settlement agreement dated 26 August 1813 between his brother Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion, County Meath, Ireland, Esq., together with Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd who were described as the wives of ______ Donnelly and James Rynd of Portlester and Ryndville, both in the County of Meath, respectively, of the first part, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Trim, County Meath, widow, of the second part, Eleanora Anne Hinds, spinster, daughter of Sarah, of the third part, and Henry Potterton of the City of Dublin gentleman and Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds of Newtown Hill in the County of Kildare, widow, of the fourth part.4
Death*29 October 1846He died on 29 October 1846 at age 722
Burial* and was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath, in his brother Thomas' family plot.2

Family

Emilia Adams

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929: 1814; Film number 545070; Volume 672; Pages 321-323; Deed number 464033; on 2687 FHL microfilms, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Potterton, Memorial# 152908488, identifying Henry as his brother. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689; on 2687 FHL microfilms.

Henry Potterton1

b. between 1821 and 1822
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
Grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Henry Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Henry Potterton IV.1
Birth*between 1821 and 1822Henry Potterton may have been born between 1821 and 1822 in County Meath, Ireland.1
Biographical Info*26 February 1853 He was identified as the third son of his parents and was considered an adventurer because he didn't settle with his extended family in County Meath. Henry went to America and taught for a short while in a small school in New York state before heading west to seek his fortune in the California Gold Rush. On the eve of his departure through the Isthmus of Panama, Henry wrote a letter dated 26 February 1853 to his brother Frederic expressing his hopes and fears. That letter, which survives among the family's papers, is the last Henry was heard of -- or from. He just disappeared.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Henry Potterton1

d. 1782
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1701
Mother*______ Wilson1
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Henry Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Henry Potterton I.1
Birth*Henry Potterton was born in County Meath, Ireland, the eldest son of Thomas II.1
Inheritance*22 September 1756Henry inherited Moyrath, County Meath, by his father's will dated 22 September 1756.1
Marriage*1757He married Bridget Coates, daughter of Thomas Coates, in 1757.1
Death*1782He is believed to have died about 1782.1

Family

Bridget Coates
Children1.James Potterton1 d. 1 Apr 1807
2.Thomas Potterton+1 b. 1758, d. 12 Nov 1834
3.Bridget Potterton1
4.John Potterton1 b. 1772, d. 14 Feb 1828

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Henry Potterton1

d. March 1862
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1758, d. 12 Nov 1834
Mother*Ann Wilson1
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Henry Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Henry Potterton III.1
Birth*Henry was described in his father's will as his eldest son.1
Marriage*before 4 May 1840He married Susan Tarrant, daughter of James Tarrant, in Mallow, County Cork, on or before 4 May 1840, the date their marriage was reported n the Limerick Standard.1
Will*4 February 1862He wrote his will dated 4 February 18621
Death*March 1862 and died in March 1862.1
Burial*He was buried at Ballivor, County Meath.1

Family

Susan Tarrant b. 1814, d. 6 Mar 1864

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

James Potterton1

d. 1 April 1807
Father*Henry Potterton1 d. 1782
Mother*Bridget Coates1
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this James Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was James Potterton I.1
Inheritance*James inherited Clarkstown, County Meath, from his maternal grandfather, Thomas Coates.1
Marriage*28 August 1797He married Dorothea Johnston of Hodgestown, Celbridge, County Kildare on 28 August 1797 in the Church of St. Marie, Dublin.1
Death*1 April 1807He died on 1 April 1807.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Jane Potterton1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton2 b. 1758, d. 12 Nov 1834
Mother*Ann Wilson2
Marriage License1828A marriage license bond was issued to Jane Potterton and John Hinds in Diocese of Meath, County Meath, Ireland, on 1828.3
Marriage*1828She married John Hinds, son of Richard John Hinds and Sarah Ann Wilson.1

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Family Tree prepared by Marguerite Clayton dated Dec 1997 and including the notation that the information is subject to change. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  3. [S1500] Ireland. Public Record Office, Index to Church of Ireland diocesan marriage licenses. Microfilm of original records at the Dublin Public Record Office. Although these licenses were issued by the established Church of Ireland, they were issued to Catholics as well as Protestants who chose to be married by license. Most of the actual licenses were destroyed in the 1922 fire at the Public Record Office; only the indexes survived: Film# 100869, Volume 5, Meath Diocese 1655, 1702-1845; on15 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Index to Church of Ireland diocesan marriage licenses.

John Potterton1

Father*Thomas Potterton2
Mother*Mary Wood2
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this John Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was John Potterton IV.2
Marriage*He married Peggy Mac______.2
(Potterton Heir) Marriage Settlement26 August 1813John was named as a potential heir to the lands mentioned in the marriage settlement agreement dated 26 August 1813 between his brother Thomas and Eleanora Anne Hinds.1
Biographical Info* The source reported that an old family tree indicated that John was musical, that his wife's name was "Peggy Mac ally" and that they had three children, Anne, John and Harry.2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689; on 2687 FHL microfilms, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

John Potterton1

d. 1773
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1701
Mother*______ Wilson1
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this John Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was John Potterton II.1
Birth*John Potterton was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*He married his first cousin Abigail Walker, daughter of Francis Walker and Elizabeth Potterton, in County Meath.1
Inheritance*22 September 1756John inherited Rathcormick, County Meath, by his father's will dated 22 September 1756.1
Residence*1770In a deed dated 1770, John Potterton II was described as of Rathcormick.1
Death*1773He died in 17731
Will* and his will was proved that same year.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

John Potterton1

d. 25 March 1738
Father*Thomas Potterton1
Birth*John Potterton was probably born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*The name of John's first wife, the mother of his three children, is not known.1
Land Records*28 July 1710The townland of Rathcormick, County Meath, in the Parish of kildalkey and Barony of Lune, was the first property to be occupied by the Potterton family in Ireland. The Pottertons were tenants, however, and didn't own the land. John I leased Rathcormick, for three lifetimes, on 28 July 1710 from Thomas Bligh of Rathmore, Esq., the Member of Parliament for County Meath. The property was among the lands purchased by Bligh after King James II was deposed and fled to France around 1689, forfeiting his holdings, and the Parliament of England passed the Purchasers of Forfeited Estates Act for Ireland in 1702. The act, implemented for the relief of the Protestant purchasers of the forfeited estates in Ireland, was repealed in 1871.1,2,3,4
Marriage*1 November 1729He married, as his second wife, Ellinor Lamb on 1 November 1729 in St. Werburgh's, Athboy, County Meath.1
Death*25 March 1738He died on 25 March 1738 in County Meath.1
Probate*5 April 1738His will, naming his wife Ellinor, son Thomas, and daughters Elizabeth and Abigail, was proved on 5 April 1738. Thomas, his only son, inherited Rathcormick.1

Family 1

Children1.Thomas Potterton+1 b. 1701
2.Elizabeth Potterton+1
3.Abigail Potterton1

Family 2

Ellinor Lamb

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_II_of_England. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  3. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…,_Ireland_Act_1702.
  4. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamite_War_in_Ireland

John Potterton1

b. 1772, d. 14 February 1828
Father*Henry Potterton1 d. 1782
Mother*Bridget Coates1
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this John Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was John Potterton III.1
Birth*1772John Potterton was born about 1772 in County Meath, Ireland. His year of birth has been estimated from analysis of these facts. John III inherited Rathcormick either from his father or directly from his uncle John II who died in 1773 when John III would still have been very young. In 1793, probably when John III had reached the age of 21, the lease on the property was transferred to him.1
Marriage*after 9 January 1804He married Lydia Bell after 9 January 1804, the date of their marriage settlement agreement.1
Will*4 January 1828John Potterton wrote his will on 4 January 18281
Death*14 February 1828 and died on 14 February 1828.1
Burial*He was buried at Killaconnigan, County Meath.1

Family

Lydia Bell b. 10 Jul 1786, d. 6 Dec 1862

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

John Potterton1

b. 1817, d. 1862
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1758, d. 12 Nov 1834
Mother*Ann Wilson1
Baptism*1817John Potterton was baptized in 1817 at Athboy, County Meath, Ireland, and was described in his father's will as his second son.1
Death*1862He died in 18621
Burial* and was buried at Ballivor, County Meath.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Maria Potterton1

Father*Alexander Potterton1 d. b Sep 1826
Mother*Ellinor Coates1 d. 1807
Will*September 1826Maria wrote her will in September 18261
Death* and died a short time after.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Mark Potterton1

d. 1818
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1701
Mother*______ Wilson1
Birth*Mark Potterton was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Inheritance*22 September 1756Mark inherited Hardrestown and Pagetstown, County Meath, by his father's will dated 22 September 1756.1
Marriage*14 April 1768He married Ellinor Jones on 14 April 1768 at St. Nicholas Without, Dublin.1
Will*22 March 1816He wrote his will dated 22 March 18161
Death*1818 and is thought to have died in 1818.1

Family

Ellinor Jones d. 1825

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Mary Potterton1

b. 1820, d. 17 March 1887
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
Grandniece of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*1820Mary Potterton was born about 1820 in County Meath, Ireland,2
Death*17 March 1887 and died on 17 March 1887 in County Dublin at age 67.2
Burial*She was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath.2

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Potterton, Memorial# 152908492. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Robert Potterton1

b. 10 July 1823, d. 13 March 1901
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
Grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*10 July 1823Robert Potterton was born on 10 July 1823 in County Meath, Ireland,2
Baptism and was baptized in Athboy, County Meath.2
Education*Robert was educated at Bannow Grammar School in County Wexford. He matriculated to Trinity College in Dublin at the age of nineteen, in May of 1842, but did not graduate BA until Spring of 1853. Like his brother Frederic, he probably worked his way through Trinity by teaching at Bannow which, according to the Joyce source, would account for his long period as an undergraduate.2
Occupation*1854Immediately after his graduation, Robert became a school inspector and was in temporary charge at Trim, County Meath, in 1854. Later that same year, he was briefly appointed District Inspector in Dunmanway, County Cork.2
Marriage*22 August 1855He married Mary Kelly Waldron, daughter of Hubert Kelly Waldron, on 22 August 1855 in St. Mary's Church, Jervis Street, Dublin.3,4,2
Marriage Settlement*Mary's dowry was a farm, two hundred and sixty eight English acres at Annaduff, County Leitrim.2
No Issue*Robert and Mary (Waldron) Potterton had no children.3,2
Education Robert was studious by nature and, after his marriage, with his brother Frederic, he studied law at Trinity and graduated with a doctorate in 1864. He was also of a literary bent and wrote rhymes and would boast that "given a dictionary and a grammar, he could write a letter in any language". His Inspector’s Reports were sometimes over-the-top elaborate, "I may just observe that in no instance did the intimation of official displeasure exceed a mere reprimand for the past and admonition for the future."2
Occupation1873 He was District Inspector in Loughrea in County Galway, Sligo in County Sligo, Tipperary in County Tipperary, Ennis in County Clare, Limerick in County Limerick and finally, from 1873, in Armagh, County Armagh.2
Illness*7 March 1880Robert's over-achieving brain became mentally ill over time. According to Joyce, Robert's mental decline began to show in 1871 when he was only forty-eight. That year, he was absent for illness for seven months from his post as District Inspector in Limerick. Then, from 1874 until 1876, when he became District Inspector in Armagh, he was absent altogether. Further evidence that he may have had problems was provided by a deed of 1877. It recorded that his brother, William, acting as a trustee of Robert and Mary’s marriage settlement, took over the lease of the farm at Annaduff. In April 1880, Robert was listed on a deed as "of Armagh", although by that time he was actually in a mental hospital in Dublin. His wife Mary, on 7 March 1880, had had him committed to Hampstead, Drumcondra, a private mental hospital in the Dublin suburb, while she took up residence nearby at Alpine Lodge, Glasnevin. Robert, aged fifty-seven at the time, remained at Hampstead until his death twenty-one years later.2
Death*13 March 1901He died of acute bronchitis on 13 March 1901 at Hampstead, Drumcondra, at age 77.2,1,4

Family

Mary Kelly Waldron b. 1822, d. 5 May 1908

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S1542] In Lunacy of Potterton, online at James Joyce Online Notes, http://www.jjon.org/jioyce-s-people/potterton. Hereinafter cited as In Lunacy of Potterton.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Kelly (Waldron) Potterton, Memorial# 153637879. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Potterton, Memorial# 153637878.

Sarah Potterton1

b. 1814
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
Grandniece of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*1814Identified as her parents' eldest daughter, Sarah was probably born about 1814 in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*20 September 1838She married Reverend William Irwin on 20 September 1838 in Athboy, County Meath.1

Family

Reverend William Irwin d. 1864

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Sarah Potterton1

Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1701
Mother*Sarah Lamb1
Birth*Sarah Potterton was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Will22 September 1756Sarah was named in the will of her father dated 22 September 1756.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Thomas Potterton1

b. 1777, d. 8 November 1847
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton2
Mother*Mary Wood2
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Thomas Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Thomas Potterton V.2
Birth*1777Thomas Potterton was born about 1777, as calculated from his reported age at death, in County Meath, Ireland.2,3
Marriage Settlement*26 August 1813A marriage settlement and appointment agreement in the form of a Memorial of an indented deed was made on 26 August 1813 by Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion, County Meath, Ireland, Esq., together with Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd who were described as the wives of ______ Donnelly and James Rynd of Portlester and Ryndville, both in the County of Meath, respectively, of the first part, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Trim, County Meath, widow, of the second part, Eleanora Anne Hinds, spinster, daughter of Sarah, of the third part, and Henry Potterton of the City of Dublin gentleman and Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds of Newtown Hill in the County of Kildare, widow, of the fourth part. Note: We are still working to decipher some of the words and phrases in this deed. It begins: Reciting that a marriage was intended to be had between Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Hinds and that Thomas Potterton was seized and possessed of the lands and premises therein and herein after mentioned for the lives of Thomas Potterton, Alexander Potterton and John Potterton, and the lives of their heirs, under a legacy which contained a covenant for perpetual renewal and, on condition of the marriage and of the portion of Eleanora Anne Hinds, Thomas agreed to settle and convey the same upon the facts and for the uses and purposes therein, and to his wife afterward. Reciting also that Eleanora Anne Hinds was then possessed of a future payment of £600 sterling and that Eleanora Anne's grandfather, William Gerrard, late of Dormstown in the County of Meath, by his last will and testament devised and bequeathed to the trustees named therein, their executors and administrators and assigns, the sum of £1200 sterling in trust that they, his trustees, should pay the interest thereof to Eleanora Anne's mother Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds during her life and that after her death they should pay the principal sum of £1200 to such of her children she should, by her last will and testament or by any instrument in writing, appoint. And lastly reciting that Sarah Hinds, upon the fact of the marriage between Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Hinds, had agreed to approve £600, one-half of the sum of £1200, to Eleanora Anne Hinds, her daughter in order to execute the portion or portions of Eleanora Anne, the sum of £600 to be paid and payable immediately after the death of her mother, Sarah Hinds, whereby Thomas Potterton, Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd, on the condition of the intended marriage and after the sum of £500 was paid in hand to Thomas Potterton and the sum of £600 sterling was agreed to be appointed to Eleanora Anne Hinds and, for providing a completed jointure and maintenance for Eleanor Anne Hinds in case she should survive her intended husband and for the settling and assuming the lands and premises herein after mentioned unto such uses, hunts and purposes as therein after expressed and declared, and on condition of 5 shillings apiece to Thomas Potterton, Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd by Henry Potterton and Rebecca Hinds in hand paid to Thomas Potterton, Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd and each of them granted, recused and confirmed unto Henry Potterton and Rebecca Hinds, their heirs and assigns__________ actual__________ by virtue of the Bargain and Sale Lease and statute therein recited: All that and those that part of the manor of Moyrath in the County of Meath and commonly called and known by the name of Ballaghtalion and part of Pubblestown containing by estimate 250 acres, 1 rod and 39 hectares profitable land planted measure more or less bounded on the north and east by the lands of Clony Cogan and Moattown, on the south by Woodtown, on the east by Pubblestown and Moyrath as by map thereof to the original lease of the lands annexed might appear or now____________, the manor lands, tents and premises, or any of them, was or were theretofore situated, known, described or distinguished or located with the appurtenances thereto belonging. To hold unto Henry Potterton and Rebecca Hinds, their heirs, and after the natural life and lives of James Potterton, Alexander Potterton and Thomas Potterton and of the survivor and survivors of them and for the natural life and lives of every other person whose name shall be inscribed in any rent which might therefore after be obtained thereof by virtue of letters of excuse for such rent subject to the payment of the rent and performance of the covenants in the Tenure of Lease under which same __________ then held upon trust to the use and behalf of Thomas Potterton until the solemnizing of the intended marriage and from the solemnizing thereof, then to the use of Thomas Potterton for the term of his natural life and from the determination of that estate in the lifetime of Thomas Potterton to the use of Henry Potterton and Rebecca Hinds their heirs and assigns during the life of Thomas Potterton upon trust to preserve the contingent uses and estates therein and herein after mentioned land nevertheless to permit Thomas Potterton and his assigns during his life to raise the rents, issues and profits for his and their own use and immediately after the decease of Thomas Potterton in trust to the use instead____________ Eleanora Ann Hinds and her assigns in case she should survive her intended husband and that there should be no issue of the intended marriage living at his decease or in case there should be issue thereof living at such decease and that all such issue should die before they, or any of them, die before the age of 21, then she should and might, every year during her natural life from the decease of her intended husband or from the decease of such issue, and or years after as the case might be, take there out to her and their own use an annuity or yearly sum of £130 sterling, and in case Eleanor Anne Hinds should survive her intended husband and that there should be issue from the marriage, one or more children living at his decease, then upon trust Eleanor Anne Hinds thereof should receive an annuity or yearly sum of £100 sterling in lieu of the annuity of £130 sterling last mentioned. The annuity, however to be paid, in case such issue should die before they, or any of them, should attain the age of 21 years, the annuities of £130 or £100, as the case might be, should be free of all taxes, charges and deductions____________ and payable out of the lands and premises to Eleanora Anne Hinds and her assigns half yearly on every first of November and first of January in even portions, the first payment of £130 or £100, as the case might happen to be, to be the first such day after the decease of Thomas Potterton or of the decease of issue who die before they___________ should attain the age of 21 years and to her in full for the jointure of Eleanora Anne Hinds with the usual clauses of distress and reentry in case of nonpayment thereof and subject to the annuity of £130 or £100 as the case might be to_________ settle ____________ Thomas Potterton should die leaving issue of his intended marriage one child only, whether son or daughter, then to the use of such and to the heirs or heir of his or her body subject to the proviso and bond that at 21 should be lawful for Thomas Potterton if an only child should be a boy, by any deed taken by him executed to charges, lands and premises_________________________ sum and sums of money not exceeding £2500 sterling unto persons_______ as he, Thomas, should so direct and if it should also be lawful the heirs of such only child should be a__________ by any such__________ to appoint for such person or persons or _______________________ Thomas should think fit all or any______________ with such sum as he, Thomas, should think fit not less however than the sum of £1200 to be paid_________________________ in lieu of the lands in case Thomas should think fit by deed so to direct same in case he, Thomas Potterton, should die leaving issue of his intended marriage two or more children, sons or daughters or one son and one daughter or more, then to the use of such children for such estates and judgments and in such shares as Thomas Potterton should by any deed or by this last will and testament appoint and for want of such appointment then to the use of all such children to share and share alike as tenants in common not as joint tenants and of the several and for the respective heirs of the body or bodies of such child or children, and for default of such, then to the use of Thomas Potterton, his heirs and assigns forever and whereby Sarah Hinds, in consideration of the intended marriage and of the provision thereby made for her daughter, Eleanora Anne Hinds, in case of her surviving her intended husband and for the issue of the intended marriage by fact of the executed power to her in that the half given to her by virtue of the will by William Gerrard granted, declared and appointed the sum of £600 sterling being one half of the sum of £1200 so bequeathed as of to Eleanora Anne Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns to be paid and payable to Eleanora Anne Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns from and immediately after the death of her mother Sarah Hinds. The deed of settlement was signed and sealed by participants Thomas Potterton, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, and Eleanora Anne Hinds, and was witnessed by Sarah's younger daughter, Martha Hinds of the City of Dublin, spinster, and Luke Tracy Kelly, attorney at law on 27 August 1813 and registered the same day.4
Marriage*He married Eleanora Anne Hinds, daughter of Matthew Hinds and Sarah Gerrard.5
Deed Memorial*29 April 1814 On 29 April 1814, Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion, County Meath, Esq. and his wife Eleanora Anne Potterton, otherwise Hinds, of the first part, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Trim, County Meath, widow and mother of Eleanora Anne, Martha Hinds of Trim, spinster, daughter of Sarah, and John Hinds of the City of Dublin, gentleman and only son of Sarah of Trim of the second part, Anne (Gerrard) Gibney of Eccles Street in the City of Dublin, widow, John Small of Rutland Square in the City of Dublin, Esq. and Catherine (Gerrard) Small, his wife, and Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds, widow of the third part, the Reverend Mungo Henry Waller of Allenstown in the County of Meath, clerk of the fourth part, and Thomas Hinds of Newtown in County Kildare, Esq. of the fifth part, made a Memorial of an indentured deed agreement. The deed began with a review four other pertinent events: William Gerrard's 1788 will and subsequent 1790 probate, the death of Matthew Hinds, husband of William's daughter, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, before or in 1809, and the 1813 marriage settlement agreement for Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Potterton.

Reciting that William Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, gentleman, deceased, made his will dated 24 December 1788 and thereby, amongst bequests to his other daughters, bequeathed unto the Reverend Singleton Harlowe, Robert Waller and James Gibney, his trustees, an amount of £1200 in trust that they and his survivors and the executors and administrators of such survivors, should place out the same at interest and permit his daughter Sarah Hinds to receive the yearly interest for her separate use. And further, that after the death of his daughter Sarah, the trustees, their executors and administrators, should transfer the £1200 to such of Sarah's children as should be then living, and that by her will she should approve and appoint his daughters Rebecca Hinds, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard executors. Reciting further that William Gerrard died without altering his will and that it was proved in the Court of Prerogative Probate granted to Elizabeth Gerrard, Catherine Gerrard, since married to John Small and Anne Gibney, three of the executors named and that the £1200 bequeathed by the will to Sarah was secured by the bond of Robert Waller, deceased, then of Ministown in the County of Meath, Esq. bearing date of 22 February 1790 with an attorney's warrant for confession of judgment in the final sum of £2400 conditioned for payment of the principal sum of £1200 under the will of William Gerrard upon which Anne Gibney, Rebecca Hinds, John Small and Catherine his wife did, around 1809, obtain a judgment in the Court of Common Pleas against Robert Waller stating that Matthew Hinds, husband of Sarah, was since dead leaving his widow Sarah and three children, namely Eleanora Anne, Martha and John Hinds, all of whom had attained their respective ages of 21 years. Next the deed explained that, by an indented deed of four parts dated 26 August 1813 and made between Thomas Potterton, Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd of the first part, Sarah Hinds of the second part, Eleanora Anne, then Hinds, of the third part, and Henry Potterton, gentleman, and Rebecca Hinds of the fourth part, the deed recited that a marriage was intended shortly to be had between Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Hinds, and reciting that £1200 was held in trust for Sarah, mother of Eleanora Anne, and that on the result of the marriage being accomplished, Sarah had agreed that £600 of the £1200 should be payable to Thomas Potterton immediately after Sarah's death; then the agreement witnessed that in consideration of the intended marriage and the £600, Thomas made a provision for Eleanora in case she should outlive him and her issue. The indenture further witnessed a deed in which Sarah, in consideration of the intended marriage, had made provisions for Eleanora Anne and did give, grant and appoint the £600, being one-half of the £1200, to Eleanora Anne, her executors, administrators and assigns to be payable to Eleanora Anne, her executors, administrators or assigns immediately after the death her mother, Sarah. Then it was witnessed that the marriage had taken effect and that Thomas Potterton, by virtue of his marriage settlement deed, was entitled to the £600 upon Sarah's decease and that Thomas desired to sell the £600 and had applied to Reverend Mungo Henry Waller who had agreed to the purchase. Thomas had agreed to accept £400, which Mungo had agreed to pay to him. The other parties to the deed had agreed to ratify and confirm the purchase and to relinquish to Mungo all their right, title and claim in default of an appointment by Sarah, or in case of the decease of any or all of her children in her lifetime, or in case Sarah should execute her power of appointment so as to otherwise disappoint Thomas and Eleanora Anne or their issue of the £600 or of any part thereof. The indenture witnessed that, upon execution of the agreement and in consideration of the £400 paid by Mungo to Thomas Potterton, and of £1 apiece paid to Eleanora Anne Potterton, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, Martha Hinds, John Hinds, Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds, John and Catherine (Gerrard) Small and Anne (Gerrard) Gibney, Thomas and Eleanora Potterton, Sarah, Martha and John Hinds, did grant, bargain and assign, and Rebecca Hinds, John and Catherine Small, and Anne Gibney confirmed unto Mungo H. Waller, his executors, administrators and assigns, the principal sum of £600, and reciting that by deed and Memorial, Rebecca Hinds, John and Catherine Small and Anne Gibney did assign to Thomas Hinds as trustee, his executors, administrators and assigns, a judgment. It was thereby declared that the £600 was invested with Thomas Hinds in trust as to £600 and the interest thereof from the death of Sarah Hinds for Mungo H. Waller and the interest due and to grow due on the fact of the judgment in trust for Sarah Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns for life. And after her decease, as to the monies secured by the judgment above, £600 for the person or persons whom Sarah should appoint. The deed and Memorial was signed and witnessed by each of the parties involved on various dates, and was registered on 4 May 1814.5
Death*8 November 1847He died on 8 November 1847 in his 71st year2,3
Burial* and was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath.2,3

Family

Eleanora Anne Hinds b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Children1.Sarah Potterton2 b. 1814
2.William Potterton2 b. 1816, d. 27 Aug 1896
3.Elizabeth Potterton2 b. 1818, d. 11 Apr 1883
4.Alexander De Courcy Potterton2 b. 1819, d. 29 Jan 1907
5.Mary Potterton2 b. 1820, d. 17 Mar 1887
6.Henry Potterton2 b. bt 1821 - 1822
7.Robert Potterton2 b. 10 Jul 1823, d. 13 Mar 1901
8.Charles Stuart Potterton2 b. 1825, d. 18 Dec 1911
9.Frederic Potterton2 b. Aug 1826, d. 24 Aug 1912
10.Arthur Potterton2 b. 19 Mar 1828, d. 25 Oct 1890
11.Frank Potterton2 b. bt 1830 - 1831
12.Adelaide Potterton2 b. 1831, d. 11 Sep 1903

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929: 1820, Deed# 509130, Film# 464731 volume 748, identifying page location# 395A and 395B; on 2687 FHL microfilms, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Potterton, Memorial# 152908488. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689; on 2687 FHL microfilms.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929: 1814; Film number 545070; Volume 672; Pages 321-323; Deed number 464033; on 2687 FHL microfilms.

Thomas Potterton1

Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1701
Mother*______ Wilson1
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Thomas Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Thomas Potterton III.1
Birth*Thomas Potterton was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Inheritance*22 September 1756Thomas inherited Ballaghtalion, County Meath, by his father's will dated 22 September 1756.1
Marriage*He married Mary Wood.1
Will*23 April 1781He wrote his will dated 23 April 17811
Probate*1782 and it was proved in 1782.1

Family

Mary Wood
Children1.John Potterton1
2.Henry Potterton2 b. 1774, d. 29 Oct 1846
3.Thomas Potterton+1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
4.Alexander Potterton+1 d. b Sep 1826

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Potterton, Memorial# 152908488, identifying Henry as his brother. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.