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POTTER, William H. and WALLS, Elizabeth

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Re: POTTER, William H. and WALLS, Elizabeth

Posted: 18 Mar 2014 7:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
I noticed you had been messaging Eagle4378. I have tried emailing Eagle4378 but I have had no response. I note your message carried a similar story, about two boys stowing away and then jumping ship.

Recently I added William Henry Potter (b 1866) and John Wilfred Potter (b 1869), both Birkenhead, to my tree. This was a consequence of making contact with Sandra Potter from Australia, a descendant of John Wilfred who was looking for Johns Wilfred's parents.

Their father was John Potter (b 1843) in Liverpool. John was a brother of my great grandmother Annie Elizabeth Potter (b 1858) in Birkenhead.They had different fathers but the same mother, Ellen Cross (b 1820) in Liverpool to Henry Cross (b 1785) and Elizabeth Thornhill (b 1785).

I haven't been able to verify that our William Henry Potters as being one and the same, but it looks likely.
Eagle's story suggest he was "staying at a boy's school". His brother John Wilfred is recorded as being in an orphange. It appears their mother was widowed and hit hard times.

I would welcome your views
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
godschild0608... 15 Jan 2007 12:25PM GMT 
Eagle4378 15 Feb 2010 3:50AM GMT 
tcburnett 16 Feb 2010 6:45PM GMT 
Eagle4378 17 Feb 2010 1:35AM GMT 
tcburnett 17 Feb 2010 2:06AM GMT 
Sam Kendal 18 Mar 2014 1:16PM GMT 
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