John William Potts[1]

Male 1850 - 1931  (80 years)


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  • Name John William Potts 
    Nickname William 
    Christened 1850  Church of England, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born 01 Apr 1850  Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 1931  Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Death Certificate of John William Potts
    Death Certificate of John William Potts
    Buried 11 Mar 1931  Mudgee General Cemetery, Ulan Rd Mudgee New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Head Stone of John William Potts and Harriet Potts (n. Milton)
    Head Stone of John William Potts and Harriet Potts (n. Milton)
    John Went by the his middle name William and he and harriet are buried at the Mudgee General Cemetery in the Anglican section in row L
    Plot: Anglican Section Row L
    Notes 
    • For some reason, which is unknown, John William Potts did not use his first Christian name of John and before his marriage, was known as William Potts. So I will use the brackets (John) to distinguish him from the first William in the family.
      (John) William Potts was born at Richmond New South Wales on 1 April 1850. He lived with his family in New South Wales at Richmond, Bathurst and the Mudgee District.
      On 10th June 1873, at the age of 23 he married Harriet Milton and they had a total of 13 children.
      (John) William Potts had a property at Gordon's Gully, Botobolar, near Mudgee and lived there his entire life. The property joined "Havilah", which was owned by a man call Hunter White. Gordon's Gully had beautiful natural spring water.
      (John) William Potts died at Mudgee on 10 March 1931 aged 81 years, a copy of his death certificate, in the name of William John Potts is attached.
      One could say that (John) William and Harriet Potts were part of establishing the Potts name in the Mudgee district. Properties at Botobolar, Hayes Gap and Gora, all near Mudgee were in the Potts name for over 100 years. A report in the Mudgee newspaper, reported that a gravestone dated 1888 had been found in a paddock at Botobolar with the name Potts on it.

    Person ID I6390  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2013 

    Father William Potts,   b. 09 Oct 1830, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1905, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Kennedy,   b. 11 May 1830, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1918, Lue, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 02 Oct 1850  St Peters Church of England, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Wedding Certificate of William Potts and Mary Ann Kennedy
    Wedding Certificate of William Potts and Mary Ann Kennedy
    Family ID F0035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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
    Children 
    +1. William Herbert Potts,   b. 8 Aug 1874, "Havilah" Station Near Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1963, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Nora Laura Potts,   b. 1875, Pipeclay Creek, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Frederick George Potts,   b. 1877, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1962, Mudgee District Hospital,Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Arthur Potts,   b. 1879, Pipeclay Creek, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul1953, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +5. Anna Lavinia Potts,   b. 1880, Pipeclay Creek, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1971, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +6. Sloper Thomas Potts,   b. 1882, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1947, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +7. Robert Potts,   b. 1884, Pipeclay Creek, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1958, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Rosina Potts,   b. 1886
     9. Roseine Potts,   b. 1889
     10. Roy Potts,   b. 1892, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1944  (Age 52 years)
    +11. Warren Potts,   b. 1894, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1964, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +12. Valantine Bede Potts,   b. 19 Feb 1897, Pipeclay Creek, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1933, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    +13. Harold Leslie Potts,   b. 1899, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 12 May 2008 
    Family ID F1983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 1850 - Church of England, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Apr 1850 - Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1873 - Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Mar 1931 - Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Mar 1931 - Mudgee General Cemetery, Ulan Rd Mudgee New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Map showing location of Mudge New South Wales
    Map showing location of Mudge New South Wales

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

    2. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1850.
      Surname Potts, Given Names John W, Index year 1850,
      Father William, Mother Mary A, Denomination Church of England, Parish Richmond, Volume Reference V18501556 35, Registration year 1850, Registration number 0

    3. [S101] Headstone Inscription (Reliability: 3), 10 Mar 1931.
      In Loving memory of our dear father William Potts died 10th March 1931, Aged 82 Years, rest in Peace.

    4. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 11 Mar 1931.
      See Death Certificate " 11th March 1931 Church of England Cemetery Mudgee"

    5. [S60] Australian Cemeteries Index, http://www.australiancemeteries.com/ (Reliability: 2), 11 Mar 1931.
      Inscription for William Potts,
      Cemetery Mudgee General, Family Name Potts, Given Names William, Death date 10 mar 1931, Age 82Years, Remarks Husband of Harriet, Father, Section Anglican, Row L

    6. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts, 87 (Reliability: 2), 9 Oct 1830.

    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.


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