William Herbert Potts

William Herbert Potts[1]

Male 1874 - 1963  (88 years)

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  • Name William Herbert Potts 
    Born 8 Aug 1874  "Havilah" Station Near Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jul 1963  Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Roman Catholic Cemetary, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    William Herbert Potts - Headstone
    William Herbert Potts - Headstone
    William Herbert Potts is burried at Wellington Roman Catholic Holy Family Cemetery
    Notes 
    • William Herbert Potts, Known as "Herb", was the first child of John William Potts and Harriett Milton. He was born on the 8th August 1874 at "Havilah" Station, near Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. He grew up in this district.
      At the age of 12 he began work at "Havilah" Station and eventually became the head Groom. His duties included looking after the horses and when required, driving the family carriage.
      At the age of 19, He married Clara Ellen Smith, in 1894 at Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. [1]
    Person ID I0029  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2012 

    Father John William Potts,   b. 01 Apr 1850, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1931, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Harriet Milton,   b. 31 Jan 1855, Wilbertree, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1936, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1873  Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F1983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara Ellen Smith,   b. 18 Aug 1870, Stoney Creek, Cooyal, near Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1950, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [8
    Married 25th Jul 1894  St John The Baptist Church, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Marriage Certificate of William Herbert Potts and Clara Smith
    Marriage Certificate of William Herbert Potts and Clara Smith
    William Herbert Potts married Clara Smith 25th July 1894 st St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Registration No. 5054/1894
    Children 
    +1. Hilda May Potts,   b. 31 May 1893, "Pipeclay" Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1973, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Calvary Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Irene Rella Potts,   b. 2 Feb 1895, "Pipeclay" Mudgee NSW Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1972, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Harvey Oliver Potts,   b. 30 May 1896, "Pipeclay", Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1988, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +4. William Herbert Potts,   b. 23 Jul 1897, "Pipeclay" , Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1975, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. O.M. Potts
    +6. F.G. Potts
     7. A.C. Potts
     8. Unnamed Potts,   b. 1908, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +9. Caroline Harriet Potts,   b. 30 Jun 1909, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1962, Calvary Hospital, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     10. A.M. Potts
    +11. C.S. Potts
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    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) and William Herbert Potts
    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) and William Herbert Potts
    William Herbert Potts and his wife Clara Ellen Potts (n. Smith)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F0003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Aug 1874 - "Havilah" Station Near Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jul 1963 - Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roman Catholic Cemetary, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Herbert Potts
    William Herbert Potts
    William Herbert Potts Son of John William Potts and Harriett Milton
    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) and William Herbert Potts
    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) and William Herbert Potts
    William Herbert Potts and his wife Clara Ellen Potts (n. Smith)

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts, 38 (Reliability: 2).
      William Herbert Potts was born at "Havilah" Station Near Mudgee on 8 August, 1873

    3. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 2), 1874.
      Event Birth, Surname Potts, Given Names William, Index year 1874, Father William, Mother Harriet, Place of Registration Mudgee, Registration year 1874, Registration Number 14451

    4. [S103] The Ryerson Index (Reliability: 2), 25 Jul 1963.
      Potts William Herbert, Death Notice, 14 Jul 1963 Death, Late of Wellington, NSW, Published in Sydney Morning herald 25 Jul 1963

    5. [S101] Headstone Inscription (Reliability: 3), 14 Jul 1963.
      Memory of our dear father William Herbert Potts, Died 14th July 1963, Aged 88 Years. May his soul rest in peace.

    6. [S60] Australian Cemeteries Index, http://www.australiancemeteries.com/ (Reliability: 2), 14 Jul 1963.
      Cemetery: Wellington Roman Catholic Holy Family Cemetery, Family Name Potts, Given Names William Herbert, Death Date 14 Jul 1963, Age 88years, Remarks Husband Clara Ellen; Father.

    7. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1873.
      Surname Potts, Given Name William, Sex Male, Index Year 1873, Spouse Surname Milton, Spouse Given Name Harriet, Spouse Sex Female, Place of registration Mudgee, Registration Year 1873, Registration number 3109.

    8. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts (Reliability: 2), Mar 1989.
      William Herbert Potts and Clara Ellen Potts lived at "Havilah" Station after they married, they then had a dairy farm at "Pipeclay" near Mudgee. they left there and went into a general store at Cudgegone (a small town near Mudgee which is now submerged in the Windemeer Dam). They left Cudgegong and managed a property at Nevertire (west of Dubbo) around 1901 and another at Ponto (near Arthurville, Wellington). William then went share farming at Apsley, just outside Wellington and later moved to Curra Creek about 2 Kilometers over the Bell River from Wellington (on the left hand side of the road, just past the Roman Catholic Cemetery). In 1915,he purchased a house and about 10 hectares of land at the top end of Pierce St, Wellington. The inheritance received by Clara Ellen Potts from her father was used to buy this property. The property was called "Hillview". In 1925 they purchased more property, 2 kilometres from "Hillview" where they ran sheep and cattle. This property was later sold.
      In 1938 the original house was pulled down. There was enough left over to build another house in Wellington.

    9. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government, 5054/1894 (Reliability: 2), 25 Jul 1894.
      See attached Marriage Certificate 5054/1894 William Herbert Potts and Clara Smith.


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