Harriet Potter

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Potter was born about 1846, in Icklesham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Potter, was 22 and her mother, Harriet Sargent, was 32. She married John Eldridge on 23 November 1874, in Icklesham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 15 May 1931, in Rye, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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John Eldridge
Harriet Potter
Marriage: 23 November 1874
Harriet Eldridge
Mary Eldridge
Sarah Eldridge
Annie Eldridge
Elizabeth Eldridge
John Eldridge
William Eldridge
Ellen Eldridge
Thomas Eldridge

Sources (11)

  • Harriot Potter in household of James Potter, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Harriet Potter, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Harriet Potter, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English and Dutch; North German (Pötter): occupational name for a maker of drinking and storage vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Low German pot. In the Middle Ages the term covered workers in metal as well as earthenware and clay.

In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Lončar ‘potter’ (see Loncar ), and probably also of cognates from some other languages, e.g. Czech Hrnčíř (see Hrncir ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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