John Potter

1660–1746 (Age 86)

The Life of John

When John Potter was born in 1660, in Ireland, his father, Thomas Woodson Potter, was 26 and his mother, Adaline Coleman Bower, was 26. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Mary Marshall. He died from 10 August 1746 to 31 December 1747, in Killinchy, County Down, Ireland, at the age of 87.

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John Potter
Mary Marshall
James Potter
Thomas Potter
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World Events (4)


Age 12

Over 6,000 Irish boys and women sold as slaves since England gained control of Jamaica.

Age 30

William of Orange (William III) lands at Carrickfergus and defeats James II at Battle of the Boyne.

Age 32

Exclusion of Catholics from Parliament and all professions.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and 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.

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

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