Abigail Potterton1

Father*John Potterton1 d. 25 Mar 1738
Birth*Abigail 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*She married first James Wilson.1
Residence*They lived in Robinstown, County Meath.1
(Wife) DeathAbigail became a widow when James Wilson died.1
(Sister) Will22 September 1756Abigail was named in the will of her brother Thomas dated 22 September 1756.1
Marriage*She married second David Wilkinson. They were married before 1768 when, in a deed, Abigail was identified as the widow of James Wilson of Robinstown and the wife of David Wilkinson, a silkweaver of Dublin.1

Family 1

James Wilson

Family 2

David Wilkinson

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.

Adelaide Potterton1

b. 1831, d. 13 September 1903
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
Grandniece of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*1831Adelaide Potterton was born about 1831 in County Meath, Ireland.2
Administration*11 February 1890 On 11 February 1890 Adelaide Potterton, a spinster of 45 Booterstown Avenue, County Dublin, was the second person to be granted letters of administration of the personal estate of her first cousin John Thomas Hinds, who had died 2 December 1887. John's widow Emma had first been granted the administration on 18 January 1888, but she died on 22 January 1890, leaving his estate unadministered. John's estate was valued at £45,308 16s 5d.3
Relationship Note*Adelaide was probably an aunt of Elissa Frances Potterton3,4
Death*13 September 1903 and died on 13 September 1903 in County Dublin at age 72.5,6
Burial*She was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath.2
Administration*12 April 1904Administration of the estate of Adelaide Potterton, spinster, late of 22 Albert Road, Kingstown, County Dublin, who died on 13 September 1903 was granted at Dublin to Elissa Frances Potterton, spinster on 12 April 1904. Adelaide's effects were valued at £444 7s 2d.4

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, Adelaide Potterton, Memorial# 153637868. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, John Thomas Hinds, 1890. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  4. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, Adelaide Potterton, 1904.
  5. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, Adelaide Potterton, 1904, reporting the date of her death as 13 September 1903.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Adelaide Potterton, Memorial# 153637868, noting her date of death as 11 September 1903.

Alexander Potterton1

d. before September 1826
Father*Thomas Potterton2
Mother*Mary Wood2
Marriage Settlement*3 November 1797The settlement agreement for the marriage of Alexander Potterton and Ellinor Coates was dated 3 November 1797.2
Marriage*He married Ellinor Coates.2
(Husband) Death1807Alexander became a widower when Ellinor (Coates) Potterton died in 1807.2
(Potterton Heir) Marriage Settlement26 August 1813Alexander 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
Death*before September 1826He probably died shortly before September 1826, when his daughter wrote her will naming her uncle Thomas as her sole executor.2

Family

Ellinor Coates d. 1807
Child1.Maria Potterton2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689. 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.

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
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
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; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689. 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)
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
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)
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
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.

Elissa Frances Potterton1

Relationship Note*Elissa was probably a niece of Adelaide Potterton.2,1
Administration*12 April 1904Elissa, spinster, was granted administration at Dublin of the estate of Adelaide Potterton, spinster, late of 22 Albert Road, Kingstown, County Dublin, who died on 13 September 1903. Adelaide's effects were valued at £444 7s 2d.1
Administration*25 April 1904 On 25 April 1904, Elissa was also granted administration of the twice unadministered estate of John Thomas Hinds who had died on 2 December 1887. His two previously appointed administrators were deceased. John's effects had reduced in value by 1904 to £2,072 1s 2d.3

Citations

  1. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, Adelaide Potterton, 1904. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  2. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, John Thomas Hinds, 1890.
  3. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, John Thomas Hinds, 1904.

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
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
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
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
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
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
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; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1814; Film number 545070; Volume 672; Pages 321-323; Deed number 464033. 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; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689.

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
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
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; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689. 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
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
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
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
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.