Mary Potter

5 January 1784–
Darley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Potter was born on 5 January 1784, her father, Joseph Potter, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Potter, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Potter
1750–
Elizabeth Potter
1758–
Ann Potter
1777–1783
Charles Potter
1779–1783
Joseph Potter
1782–1783
Mary Potter
1784–
Jacob Potter
1786–
Hannah Potter
1787–
James Potter
1792–1793

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Female1777–1783Female

    Charles Potter

    Male1779–1783Male

    Joseph Potter

    Male1782–1783Male

    Female1784–Female

    Jacob Potter

    Male1786–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 17

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 24

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 31

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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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Sources (1)

  • Mary Potter, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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