Elizabeth Potter1

F, #5001, b. 9 February 1823, d. 29 August 1843
FatherPeter Potter2 b. 9 Jun 1793, d. 3 Nov 1864
MotherJane Sinden2 b. 26 Aug 1789, d. 21 Sep 1871
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Keith Graham Bassett
ChartsAncestors of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited23 Apr 2022
Baptism*9 February 1823 St Thomas, Lewes, Sussex;
When Baptied: Feby. 9 1823
Child's Christian Name: Elizabeth Daughter of
Parents names: Peter & Jane Potter
Abode: Cliffe
Quality, Trade or Profession: Blacksmith
By whom the Ceremony ws performed: J. Lupton Rector3 
Immigration*24 August 1839 "Somersetshire", Port Adelaide, SA, Australia;
Elizabeth Potter, 16, servant4 
News-Arct*31 August 1839 "The South Australian Register", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
August 24 - The barque Somersetshire, 600 tons, Jackson, Commander, from London, April 20, with passengers, emigrants, and British merchandise.5 
Marriage*25 December 1840 Holy Trinity Church, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia;
James Milgate, bachelor, of Light Square, Adelaide & late of the parish of Deal, Kent, England
and Elizabeth Potter, spinster, of Hindley St, Adelaide late of the parish of Lewes Sussex England
were married in this Church by banns this twenty fifth Day of December in the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty
By me Chas: B: Howard M: A: Col: Chap:
This Marriage was solemnized between us:
James Milgate his mark
Elizbeth Potter
In the Presence of:
John McIntyre
Jane McIntyre
;Groom=James Milgate6 
Married Name25 December 1840 Milgate7 
Death*29 August 1843 Hindmarsh, SA, Australia;
When Died: August 29 1843
Name and Surname: Elizabeth Melgate
Sex: Female
Age: Twenty Two Years
Cause of Death: Decline
Rank or Profession: Wife of James Melgate of Hindmarsh
Signature, Description and Residence of Informant: Thos Jones, Weymouth Street, Builder8 


James Milgate b. 6 Jul 1817, d. 27 Apr 1896


  1. [S1292] South Australia Pre-Civil Registration Births.
  2. [S1309] Family History South Australia.
  3. [S1528] Sussex Family History Group, online http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, baptism Elizabeth Potter 1823.
  4. [S1694] Findmypast Emigrants Seeking Free Passage to South Australia 1836-1841, online http://www.findmypast.com/, Elizabeth Potter 1839.
  5. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The South Australian Register, Saturday, August 31, 1839.
  6. [S1859] Family Search Adelaide Holy Trinity Parish Registers, online https://familysearch.org, James Milgate & Elizabeth Potter 1840.
  7. [S1410] James Milgate William Newell 1839-1893 Pioneers.
  8. [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), Elizabeth Melgate 1843.