Edward Potter1

M, #5745, b. 12 July 1835, d. 7 April 1902
FatherPeter Potter1 b. 9 Jun 1793, d. 3 Nov 1864
MotherJane Sinden1 b. 26 Aug 1789, d. 21 Sep 1871
Relationship4th great-uncle of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited31 Aug 2018
Baptism*12 July 1835 St Thomas, Lewes, Sussex;
Edward Potter son of Peter & Jane Potter, Coach Smith, Cliffe1 
(Beneficiary) Will8 November 1855 Lyndoch Valley, SA, Australia;
This is the last Will and Testament of Mr Peter Potter of Lyndock Valley in the Province of South Australia Farmer All my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever I give devise and bequeath unto my dear wife Jane Potter for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease I give and bequeath the same unto and amongst my dear children as is hereinafter mentioned viz To my dear Son Samuel Potter I give and Devise All that piece or parcel of land containing Fifty eight Acres (more or less) being Section No 566 in the Lyndock Valley Survey in the Hundred of Barossa in the said Province To hold the same unto the said Samuel Potter his heirs and assigns for ever Together with a right of road for the said Samuel Potter over the Northern side of Section No 566A and numbered No 565 as is hereinafter more particularly mentioned To my dear Son George Potter I give and devise All that piece or parcel of land containing fifty one Acres (more or less) being Section No 566 with about ten acres of land adjoining on the Eastern side of Section No 565 in the Lyndock Valley Survey aforesaid Together with a right of Road over the remaining part of Section No 565 as is hereinafter more particularly mentioned To hold the same until the said George Potter his Heirs and assigns for ever Subject to a right of Road over the same for the said Samuel Potter his heirs and assigns as is hereinafter more particularly mentioned To my dear Son Edward Potter I give and Devise All the remaining part of the said Section No 565 containing Seventy Acres (be the same more or less) situate in the Lyndoch Valley Survey aforesaid To hold the same unto the said Edward Potter his Heirs and assigns for ever Subject to a right of Road over the same for the said Samuel Potter and George Potter their Heirs and assigns as is hereinafter more particularly mentioned And I do hereby declare that it is my Will and Mind that the said Samuel Potter and George Potter and their respective Heirs and assigns shall have liberty of ingress egress and regress at all times for themselves and their servants with or without all and all manner of Drays Carts Carriages Horses and Cattle in over and upon a certain Road of the width of Twenty feet inside and along the Northern fence of Sections N 566A and No 565 hereinafter given and devised to the said Samuel Potter and George Potter and their respective Heirs and assigns To my dear Sons the said Samuel Potter, George Potter and Edward Potter I give and Devise All that piece or parcel of Land containing Fifty seven acres and a half (be the same more or less) situate in the Hundred of Barossa aforesaid and being the Southern half of Section No 2710 And also all that piece or parcel of Land containing Thirty five acres (be the same more or less) being the Southern Half of Section No 636 in the Wiltshire Survey in the County of Light in the said Province To hold the same unto the said Samuel Potter, George Potter and Edward Potter their Heirs and assigns or tenants in common and not as joint tenants Subject nevertheless to the payment of the several Legacies hereinafter mentioned viz to my dear Son Caleb Potter I give and bequeath the Legacy or Sum of Twenty five pounds To my dear son James Potter I give and bequeath the legacy or sum of Twenty five pounds To my dear daughter Mercy Burfield I give and bequeath the legacy or Sum of Twenty five pounds To my dear daughter Jane McInytre I give and bequest the legacy or sum of twenty five pounds To my dear Son Thomas Potter I give and bequeath he legacy or Sum of Twenty five pounds To my dear daughter Hannah Martin I Give and bequeath the legacy or Sum of Twenty five pounds To James Potter Milgate I give and bequeath the Legacy or Sum of Twenty five pounds And to my dear daughter Mary Ann Allen I give and bequeath the Legacy or Sum of Twenty five pounds which said several Legacies I hereby direct shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my said Wifes decease All the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever from and after the decease of my said dear Wife Jane Potter I give and bequeath unto my dear Sons the said Samuel Potter George Potter and Edward Potter in equal Shares and proportions And Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Caleb Potter and Samuel Potter joint executors of this my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking and making void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made do declare this only to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this eighth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty five
Peter Potter
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Peter Potter as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
John Edwin Gameau
Solicitor Gawler Town
Frederick Codd;Principal=Peter Potter2 
(Witness) News-Arct15 May 1858 "The Adelaide Observer", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
THURSDAY, MAY 13.
[Before His Honor the Acting Judge.]
LARCENY IN A DWELLING-HOUSE.
Joseph Keen was charged with stealing from the dwelling-house of George Potter moneys, value £10, his property, at Lyndoch Valley, March 6.
The Crown Solicitor called
Stephen Hennity, who stated that he was barman to the prosecutor, at the Lord Lyndoch, Lyndoch Valley, on March 6th. In the evening he placed the money taken during the day, consisting of gold, silver, and notes, into a cash-box, which he put into the till. About an hour after he took the box out of the till again. It contained £10. The prisoner, Edward Potter, and two other men were in the bar. Left for a short time, and on returning the box was gone. Potter and the two other men were there, and the prisoner was just entering from the back of the premises. Enquired of Edward Potter what had become of the box, who stated that "Joe" (the prisoner) had taken it. A man named Milgate then came in from the back entrance, and said he saw "Joe" go into the back yard with something in his hand. Went out with him into the back yard and found the box produced amongst some wood. It was in the same state as before, with the money in it. Went back and saw the prisoner again. Said to him, "I am going to Gawler Town for a policeman." The prisoner made no answer.
By the prisoner—Did not ask you to feel the weight of the box; only handed it to Edward Potter for that purpose. Did not offer to bet you £1 that I could show £50 behind the bar. Was absent about three minutes, and was the first to miss the box.
Edward Potter, farmer—Was at the house of the prosecutor March 6ih, and saw the last witness put the box produced on the bar. After Hennity had left saw the prisoner take the box in his right hand and pass it behind him to his left hand, and then conceal it. Afterwards accompanied Hennity to the yard and found the box there. Asked the prisoner what he had done with it. He said he had never touched it. Sent Mr. Potter's barman to Gawler Town for a policeman.
By the prisoner—Tossed with you for two nobblers. Was not tossing when the barman missed the box. Did not speak when I saw you move the box, but went and informed the barman. Did not remember anything about a bet between you and the barman respecting the money. Did not see the box handed about to the men in the bar.
James Milgate, farmer, of the Dirty Light—Was lying under the verandah of prosecutor's house, and saw the prisoner go from the back part of the premises to a pile of wood, where he remained for a short time and then went back to the house. It was dark at the time. Went with Hennity and found the box produced amongst the wood.
By the prisoner—Was not drunk at the time. You did not stumble over me. The box was laid against the wood, but it was not covered over. Never heard the barman say that he planted the box amongst the wood. You passed close by me when I was under the verandah, and I saw you by a light from the kitchen. You were dressed as you are now.
The prisoner addressed the Jury in a somewhat rambling manner. He stated that he had been staying at the prosecutor's house several weeks, and spent a good deal of money there. A dispute arose between himself and the barman, who threatened to serve him out; and the placing of the box in his way was a trap laid for him by which they managed to get him into trouble. The Jury found the prisoner guilty, but recommended him to mercy on account of the carelessness of the barman.
The prisoner said he had no one to call as to character, except the witnesses who had given evidence against him. He then called Mr. Potter, who said he had known the prisoner three weeks. Had not known him guilty of any other act of dishonesty. Was informed by him that he came from Swan River.
Sentence deferred.;Principal=George Potter3 
Marriage*26 July 1860 Schoolroom, Rowland Flat, SA, Australia;
Edward Potter, 25, father Peter Potter
Jane White, 19, father John White;Bride=Jane White4 
Death of Father3 November 1864 Lyndoch, SA, Australia;
When Died: November 3rd 1864
Name and Surname: Peter Potter
Sex: Male
Age: 71 Years
Rank or Profession: Blacksmith
Usual Residence: Lyndoch
Cause of Death: Dysentry
Place where Death occurred: Lyndoch;Principal=Peter Potter5 
Death of Mother21 September 1871 Lyndoch Valley, SA, Australia;
When Died: Septr 21st 1871
Name and Surname: Jane Potter
Sex: Female
Age: 82 Years
Rank or Profession: Widow of late Peter Potter, Farmer of Lyndoch Valley
Usual Residence: Lyndoch Valley
Cause of Death: General Debility & Old Age
Place where Death occurred: Lyndoch Valley;Principal=Jane Potter6 
Death*7 April 1902 Portland, VIC, Australia;
WILLS AND BEQUESTS.
Edward Potter, late of Mount Pleasant, gentleman, who died on April 7, leaving a will dated March 18, 1896. He left real estate valued at £3,687, and personal at £345, to his widow and children.7,8 

Family

Jane White
Children

Citations

  1. [S1528] Sussex Family History Group, online http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, baptism Edward Potter 1835.
  2. [S201] Will.
  3. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Adelaide Observer, Saturday, May 15, 1858.
  4. [S1655] Findmypast South Australia Marriages 1842-1937 Transcription, online http://www.findmypast.com/, Edward Potter & Jane White 1860.
  5. [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), Peter Potter 1864.
  6. [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), Jane Potter 1871.
  7. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Argus, Saturday, August 23, 1902.
  8. [S1600] Australia Death Index 1787-1985.
  9. [S1696] Findmypast South Australia Births 1842-1928 Transcription, online http://www.findmypast.com/, Ephraim Potter 1861.
  10. [S1696] Findmypast South Australia Births 1842-1928 Transcription, online http://www.findmypast.com/, Mary Jane Potter 1863.
  11. [S1696] Findmypast South Australia Births 1842-1928 Transcription, online http://www.findmypast.com/, Mercy Potter 1865.
  12. [S1696] Findmypast South Australia Births 1842-1928 Transcription, online http://www.findmypast.com/, Emily Alice Potter 1867.
  13. [S1696] Findmypast South Australia Births 1842-1928 Transcription, online http://www.findmypast.com/, William Charles Potter 1869.
  14. [S1696] Findmypast South Australia Births 1842-1928 Transcription, online http://www.findmypast.com/, George Allen Potter 1871.