Harriet Potter

about 1846–15 May 1931 (Age 85)
Icklesham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Harriet

When Harriet Potter was born about 1846, in Icklesham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Potter, was 21 and her mother, Harriet Sargent, was 31. 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 85.

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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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1874Icklesham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 8
    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
    Age 34
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    Age 38
    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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    Sources (10)

    • Harriet Eldridge in entry for Harriet Eldridge, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Harriett Potter in household of James Potter, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Harriet Poter in entry for John Eldridge, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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