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Potter, James

Male Abt 1787 - 1881


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  • Born  Abt 1787  Of West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1841-1881  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I03374  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Jun 2015 

    Family  Paris, Isabel,   c. 29 Feb 1788, Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841-1881, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  05 Jun 1810  Ecclesmachen, Linlithgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. Potter, John,   c. 25 Jun 1811, Ecclesmachen, Linlithgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1871
    >2. Potter, James,   c. 5 Dec 1813, Ecclesmachen, Linlithgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 12 Mar 1881, Dennstoun, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Potter, Walter,   c. 10 Mar 1816, Ecclesmachen, Linlithgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F01139  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Possibility?
      1. JAMES POTTER - International Genealogical Index
      Gender: Male Christening: 30 MAY 1784 Bo'Ness, West Lothian, Scotland

      2. JAMES POTTAR - International Genealogical Index
      Gender: Male Christening: 24 JUN 1786 Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland (James Pottar and Janet Mtichel)

      3. JAMES POTTER - International Genealogical Index
      Gender: Male Christening: 30 SEP 1787 Bo'Ness, West Lothian, Scotland

      4. JAMES POTTER - International Genealogical Index
      Gender: Male Birth: 26 NOV 1789 (William Potter and Margaret Brown)

      5. JAMES POTTER - International Genealogical Index
      Gender: Male Christening: 29 NOV 1789 Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland

      Leith and Edinburgh County Directory. Uphall 1842/43:
      Potter, James, Houston Mains
      Potter, John, farmer, Powflats
      Paris, Walter, farmer, Dichmont

      There is a death of a James Potter in 1873 aged 85 years. Linlithgow, West Lothian (668/00 0091)See above baptisms. Not correct James. Seems to be the Chelsea pensioner with children Isabella and grandson Donald Potter
      .eg: 1871 Census:
      Name: James Potter
      Age: 83
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1788
      Relationship: Head
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Boness, Linlithgowshire
      Registration Number: 668
      Registration district: Linlithgow
      Civil Parish: Linlithgow
      Town: Linlithgow
      County: West Lothian
      Address: 271 High St
      Occupation: Pensioner
      ED: 3
      Household schedule number: 75
      Line: 17
      Roll: CSSCT1871_153
      Household Members: Name Age
      Donald Potter 23
      Isabella Potter 50
      James Potter 83

      1841 Census:
      Piece: SCT1841/672 Place: Uphall -West Lothian Enumeration District: 2
      Civil Parish: Uphall Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
      Folio: 0 Page: 13
      Address: Houstoun
      Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks POTTER James M 54 Farmer West Lothian (Under Patter)
      POTTER Isabella F 50 West Lothian
      POTTER James M 25 West Lothian
      ROBERTSON James M 14 Agricultural Labourer Outside Census County (1841)
      BROWN Henrietta F 17 Female Servant West Lothian
      BIRD Mary F 20 Female Servant Outside Census County (1841)

      Check 1851 census:
      not found to date?? Not at Uphall. check Linlithgow??

      1851 Census Scotland Online James Potter aged 40-80 years West Lothian
      1851 POTTER JAMES M 63 LINLITHGOW /WEST LOTHIAN 668/00 005/00 001 VIEW (5 CREDITS) ORDER (This man a baker aged 63 years, wife and daughter Isabel Potter aged 26 born Linlithgow-
      may have remarried or different person. Next door is a son James Potter baker aged 25 years. Not correct family??)

      4 1851 POTTER JAMES M 44 LINLITHGOW /WEST LOTHIAN 668/00 010/00 019 VIEW (5 CREDITS) ORDER
      5 1851 POTTER JAMES M 70 LINLITHGOW /WEST LOTHIAN 668/00 001/00 002 (probably the Chelsea pensioner above??)

      Check Ecclesmachen?/

      Index of 1851 Census West Lothian James Potter
      POTTER JAMES 70 LINLITHGOW
      POTTER JAMES 14 LINLITHGOW
      POTTER JAMES 16 LINLITHGOW
      POTTER JAMES 25 LINLITHGOW
      POTTER JAMES 63 LINLITHGOW -check this one??
      POTTER JAMES 44 LINLITHGOW
      POTTER JAMES 32 LIVINGSTON
      POTTER JAMES 10 LIVINGSTON
      POTTER JAMES 35 QUEENSFERRY
      POTTER JAMES 6 UPHALL
      POTTER JAMES 39 UPHALL
      POTTER JAMES 13 UPHALL

  • Sources 
    1. [S00023] M116662 1794 - 1823 1066629 Film 6900370, IGI.