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William Potter
« on: Thursday 25 February 21 17:48 GMT (UK) »
I have posted in the past regarding my 2nd GG uncle John Potter who was given a 14 year sentence in Van Diemen's land and I have lots of files and proof it was definitely him, I also think his brother William was sentenced and transported he got 7 years but I cant find much on him.

I found this file below could anyone help point me in the right direction for more files to prove he is Johns brother. he was born 1825 Liverpool.

Name:   William Potter
Marital status:   Single
Criminal Admission Age:   20
Record Type:   Register
Birth Date:   abt 1825
Birth Place:   Liverpool EC
Occupation:   Rope maker
Criminal Charge:   Stealing
Sentence:   7 Yrs
Criminal Admission Date:   8 Feb 1845
Source Description:   Hulks: Register of Prisoners on the Hulk Europa, At Gibraltar

Any help would be of great use.
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Tom

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Re: William Potter
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 February 21 20:39 GMT (UK) »
Do you have names of parents for either William or John?

Link to thread about the “maybe” brother, John Potter
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=844400.msg7112110#msg7112110
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Re: William Potter
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 February 21 21:52 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked the UK 1841 census, since he was transported in 1845 he could be on that with his parents? So if you know his parents names that would help to establish whether he is John's brother. All goes back to parish baptisms I think
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Re: William Potter
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 February 21 22:08 GMT (UK) »
From UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849 on Ancestry
No. 2757 William Potter 20y, stealing wearing apparel
Convicted Liverpool 21 Oct 1844, 7 years
Single, (read or write) Imp?, Rope Maker
2nd conviction, connections bad, no religious knowledge
Edit (how disposed of) Gibralter for per La Belle Alliance 14 Jan 1845

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Re: William Potter
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 February 21 22:57 GMT (UK) »

Have you checked the UK 1841 census, since he was transported in 1845 he could be on that with his parents?


This could be William Potter in Kirkdale Goal

William Potter Age:   15
Where born:   Lancashire, England
Occupation:   Prisoner Ropemaker
Registration District:   West Derby
1841c Piece:   519 Folio:   37 Page Number:   13

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Re: William Potter
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 25 February 21 23:09 GMT (UK) »
Could this be baptism of William & John their father has same occupation

2 Aug 1825 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire
William Potter parents John Potter, ropemaker  & Elizabeth
Abode: Garden Lane
also Joseph Potter bpt same day

30 Apr 1821 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire
John Potter parents John Potter, ropemaker & Elizabeth
Abode: Cheapside
Sarah Potter also baptised same day

Possible marriage

14 Oct 1816 St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire
John Potter occ.  Rope Maker, Parish of Liverpool
Elizabeth Gregory Parish of Liverpool
Married by Banns by Thos. Kidd Curate

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Re: William Potter
« Reply #6 on: Friday 26 February 21 02:05 GMT (UK) »
Do you have names of parents for either William or John?

Link to thread about the “maybe” brother, John Potter
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=844400.msg7112110#msg7112110
Thanks Neale yes that is John I know a lot about him but its William I am looking for.

Thanks Tom

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Re: William Potter
« Reply #7 on: Friday 26 February 21 02:11 GMT (UK) »

Have you checked the UK 1841 census, since he was transported in 1845 he could be on that with his parents?


This could be William Potter in Kirkdale Goal

William Potter Age:   15
Where born:   Lancashire, England
Occupation:   Prisoner Ropemaker
Registration District:   West Derby
1841c Piece:   519 Folio:   37 Page Number:   13

Yes I did look for him on the 1841 census but could not find him living with his parents John & Elizabeth I think this is a strong possibility it is him because he has offenses before he got his 7 year sentence, Thanks for the info.

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Tom

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Re: William Potter
« Reply #8 on: Friday 26 February 21 02:14 GMT (UK) »
Could this be baptism of William & John their father has same occupation

2 Aug 1825 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire
William Potter parents John Potter, ropemaker  & Elizabeth
Abode: Garden Lane
also Joseph Potter bpt same day

30 Apr 1821 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire
John Potter parents John Potter, ropemaker & Elizabeth
Abode: Cheapside
Sarah Potter also baptised same day

Possible marriage

14 Oct 1816 St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire
John Potter occ.  Rope Maker, Parish of Liverpool
Elizabeth Gregory Parish of Liverpool
Married by Banns by Thos. Kidd Curate

From Lancashire OPC
   




 

Yes I do have that info thanks for your help.

Kind Regards,
Tom