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Nicholas Potter

M, b. April 1, 1604, d. October 18, 1677

Parents

Family: Emma Cotter (b. 1608, d. January 26, 1658)

Biography

  • Birth: Nicholas Potter was born on April 1, 1604 in Pagnell, Newport, Buckingham, England.
  • Marriage: He and Emma Cotter were married on April 22, 1628 in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.
  • Death: Nicholas Potter died on October 18, 1677, at age 73, in Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Note: Nicholas POTTER was born on 1 Apr 1604 in Newport-Pagnell,Buckinghamshire, England. (2607) Ba ptismal date! He was living in 1651 inLynn, MA.(2608) ADAMS: "b. Lynn, 1651, settled at Salem ; bricklayer; m.Emma _____; (2) Alice Weeks, widow of Thomas of Salem, and (3) MaryGedney o f Salem. In Hurd's History of Essex, he refers to Robert, theson, saying he was son of Nichol as, the first settler. He died on 18 Aug1677 in Salem, MA. (2609)(2610) There is a discrepanc y in the date of hisdeath, August, and his will, said in this volume to have been dated inOct ober of 1677, proved September 29, 1677. Inventory was taken inOctober 1677, but allowed on S ept 29th, 1677. Nonetheless, he obviouslydied in the latter part of 1677.

    The entire will is included in the Potter genealogy, wherein he makesbequests his son Robert , dau. Elizabeth Newall , Samuell & Benjamin,Sarah & Mary, Daughter Bethiah, Hannah. No menti on is made of a wife, soshe was probably deceased. Interestingly, he revokes a "former will"c onveyance of land to his daughter Elizabeth Newall in favor of Samuell &Benjamin, sons by hi s "last wife."

    His inventory included his dwelling house in Salem, about 4 acres of"ground" called Pigden' s Poynt, acreage in "north field", and varioushousehold items. Due from Isaack Williams to b e pd in 4 years, is onehouse and Land at Boston, besides the house and land at Lynn formerlyg iven to his son Robert Potter. Potter Genealogy excerpts:

    This first American generation Potter came to New England in the 1630'sand settled first in L ynn, MA, and later moved to Salem. Farmer in hisbook "First Settlers of New England," says th at Nicholas Potter came toLynn, MA in 1634." He was a mason and was granted 60 acres of land . Lewisand Newhall (History of Lynn) give his arrival date as 1635. His shipname is said to b e unknown. Savage adds he was in Lynn in 1651 and wasengaged in iron works. He moved to Salem , MA in 1660 and there was calleda bricklayer.

    He is frequently seen as a witness to a will, serving on jury andperforming other legal dutie s. He was licensed to draw wine. In "Recordsof Massachusetts," II:163, it states: "Nicholas Potter being chosen by ye town of Linn to draw wine there, isgrantd so to do. Octob er 7, 1646." He died 18 August, 1677 in Salem, MAwhere his will is filed with the Salem Quart erly court, pp379-81.

    A Nathaniel is mentioned in Hurd's History of Essex on p. 283 : In 1726the Salem Court awarde d Nathaniel Potter, of Lynn, money for themanufacture of three pieces of linen, and may hav e been a grandson ofNicholas.

    Children born to Nicholas and Eme were Robert, Samuel and Elizabeth, allborn in his home pari sh, and found there in the parish records. Children born to Nicholas and Alice Weeks: None Children born to Nicholas & Mary Gedney: Mary, Hannah, Sarah, Mary,Samuel, Hannah, Lydia, Bet hiah, Samuel, Lydia (Lidea), Benjamin, Joseph.This volume says Mary and Hannah were born in L ynn, and the rest of thefamily in Salem, MA.

    Source: http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/cooke/d36.htm

    From the genealogical research of Bill Semeyn Shelbyville, Michigan.

Emma Cotter

F, b. 1608, d. January 26, 1658

Family: Nicholas Potter (b. April 1, 1604, d. October 18, 1677)

Biography

  • Birth: Emma Cotter was born in 1608 in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.
  • Marriage: She and Nicholas Potter were married on April 22, 1628 in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.
  • Death: Emma Cotter died on January 26, 1658, at age ~50, in Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

Robert Potter

M, b. 1570

Parents

Family: Elizabeth Marshall (b. 1573, d. 1631)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Potter was born in 1570 in Pagnell, Newport, Buckingham, England.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Marshall were married on November 4, 1591 in England.

Elizabeth Marshall

F, b. 1573, d. 1631

Parents

Family: Robert Potter (b. 1570)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Marshall was born in 1573 in Abbotts Ann, Hampshire, England.
  • Marriage: She and Robert Potter were married on November 4, 1591 in England.
  • Death: Elizabeth Marshall died in 1631, at age ~58, in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.

Thomas Potter

M, b. 1540, d. May 15, 1576

Parents

Family 1: Elizabeth Barne (b. 1527)

Family 2: Isabel Sumner (b. 1544, d. 1613)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Potter was born in 1540 in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Barne were married in 1557.
  • Marriage: Thomas Potter and Isabel Sumner were married on October 19, 1563 in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.
  • Death: Thomas Potter died on May 15, 1576, at age ~36.

Isabel Sumner

F, b. 1544, d. 1613

Family: Thomas Potter (b. 1540, d. May 15, 1576)

Biography

  • Birth: Isabel Sumner was born in 1544 in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Potter were married on October 19, 1563 in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.
  • Death: Isabel Sumner died in 1613, at age ~69.

Thomas Potter

M, b. 1510, d. 1553

Parents

Family: Margaret Atwood (b. 1505, d. October 17, 1559)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Potter was born in 1510 in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Atwood were married in 1524.
  • Death: Thomas Potter died in 1553, at age ~43, in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.

Nicholas Potter

M, b. 1470, d. May 1, 1522

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Nicholas Potter was born in 1470 in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.
  • Death: He died on May 1, 1522, at age ~52, in Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England.

Mary Cotton

F, b. 1552

Parents

Family: Thomas Marshall (b. 1545, d. March 19, 1617)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Cotton was born in 1552 in Abbotts Ann, Hampshire, England.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Marshall were married in 1569.

Thomas Marshall

M, b. 1545, d. March 19, 1617

Parents

Family: Mary Cotton (b. 1552)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Marshall was born in 1545 in Abbotts Ann, Hampshire, England.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Cotton were married in 1569.
  • Death: Thomas Marshall died on March 19, 1617, at age ~72, in Downton, Wiltshire, England.

Thomas Marshall

M, b. 1516

Parents

Family: Ellen Doane (b. 1522)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Marshall was born in 1516 in Abbotts Ann, Hampshire, England.

Ellen Doane

F, b. 1522

Family: Thomas Marshall (b. 1516)

Biography

  • Birth: Ellen Doane was born in 1522.

Nicholas Marshall

M, b. 1490

Family: Anne Donne (b. 1495)

Biography

  • Birth: Nicholas Marshall was born in 1490 in Abbotts Ann, Hampshire, England.

Anne Donne

F, b. 1495

Parents

Family: Nicholas Marshall (b. 1490)

Biography

  • Birth: Anne Donne was born in 1495 in Tydd Saint Mary, Lincolnshire, England.

Thomas Donne

M, b. 1467

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Donne was born in 1467 in Tydd Saint Mary, Lincolnshire, England.

Henry Cotton

M, b. 1520

Family: Margaret Ann Marshall (b. 1523, d. February 5, 1622)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Cotton was born in 1520 in Abbotts Ann, Hampshire, England.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Ann Marshall were married in 1552 in London, Middlesex, England.

Margaret Ann Marshall

F, b. 1523, d. February 5, 1622

Parents

Family: Henry Cotton (b. 1520)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Ann Marshall was born in 1523.
  • Marriage: She and Henry Cotton were married in 1552 in London, Middlesex, England.
  • Death: Margaret Ann Marshall died on February 5, 1622, at age ~99.

Phebe Maplesden

F, b. circa 1610

Family: Robert Driver (b. circa 1610)

Biography

  • Birth: Phebe Maplesden was born circa 1610.

Robert Driver

M, b. circa 1610

Family: Phebe Maplesden (b. circa 1610)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Driver was born circa 1610.

Edward Hall

M, b. circa 1630

Family: Sarah (b. circa 1630)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Hall was born circa 1630.

Sarah

F, b. circa 1630

Family: Edward Hall (b. circa 1630)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah was born circa 1630.

John Witt

M, b. 1655

Parents

Family: Elizabeth Baker (b. August 9, 1657)

Biography

  • Birth: John Witt was born in 1655 in Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Baker were married on January 14, 1676 in Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Baker

F, b. August 9, 1657

Parents

Family: John Witt (b. 1655)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Baker was born on August 9, 1657 in Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and John Witt were married on January 14, 1676 in Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

John Witt

M, b. 1617, d. 1675

Family: Sarah Ivory (b. circa 1617)

Biography

  • Birth: John Witt was born in 1617 in England.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Ivory were married on October 16, 1634 in Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: John Witt died in 1675, at age ~58, in Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

Sarah Ivory

F, b. circa 1617

Family: John Witt (b. 1617, d. 1675)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah Ivory was born circa 1617.
  • Marriage: She and John Witt were married on October 16, 1634 in Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts.