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William H. POTTER - 1865-1869 Birkenhead, England

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William H. POTTER - 1865-1869 Birkenhead, England

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 7:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jan 2013 7:04AM GMT
Surnames: Potter ,Walls
My great grandfather, William H. Potter, lists Birkenhead England as his birth place on his marriage certificate to Elizabeth "Lizzie" H. Walls. I have the names of nine children who were born of this marriage. All I know of William H. Potter is that he was born between 1865-1869??? in Birkenhead, England. It is said he stowed away, with a class mate, from Birkenhead, England. The story goes that he was attending the School for Boys in Birkenhead, England. His mother was a teacher and an opera singer. William and his class mate, jumped ship before port in Pennsylvania or Delaware (USA), and swam to shore. I'm guessing it was Delaware because on their marriage certificate it shows Lizzie is from Milford, DE. I know this is a long shot, but never hurts to ask if any of this sounds familiar or for any suggestions you might have on finding anything on him.
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Eagle4378 26 Jan 2013 2:27AM GMT 
lulupat 26 Jan 2013 6:49AM GMT 
Eagle4378 26 Jan 2013 1:37PM GMT 
lulupat 26 Jan 2013 4:25PM GMT 
Eagle4378 27 Jan 2013 12:06AM GMT 
Sam Kendal 10 Feb 2014 12:53PM GMT 
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