Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameMary _____ 30
Death Date8 Apr 1644
Bapt Date18 Oct 1615
Bapt PlaceNewport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England
Death Date13 Oct 1697
Death PlaceConcord, Massachusetts
Burial PlaceConcord, Massachusetts (Old Hill Burying Gound)
Immigr Dateabt 1639
FatherJeffrey POTTER (bp. 1575-)
Misc. Notes
According to Threlfall’s GMC26626, “LUKE POTTER (Jeffrey, Thomas, Thomas, Nicholas) was baptized 18 October 1615 in the church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England. As a young single man of age 24, he left England for the New England colony and settled in Concord where he was among the earliest settlers. He took up land in the south quarter of the town. His house lot consisted of 6 1/2 acres on both sided of Haywood Street, then known as Potter Lane. He eventually acquired a total of 22 lots, consisting of 249 acres, in the south part of Concord.

“He was made a freeman on 13 March 1638/9 and he became a deacon of the church. His first wife, Mary, died 8 April 1644. On 19 October 1664 [must be my error for 1644; check in Threlfall —RJO] he remarried to Mary, the daughter of Walter and Dorothy Edmunds who were also of Concord.

“Luke Potter of Concord, tailor, took orphan Danyell Gaines, aged about 11, as apprentice in March 1649. [An abstract of Luke Potter’s will and an inventory of his estate follow.]

“[p. 229] A grave stone in the Hill Burying ground at Concord incorrectly says he was born in 1608. This monument is obviously of relatively recent vintage and has no historical validity.”
ChildrenEunice (1641-1708)
 Rebecca (1643-1643)
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