The Pottle Tree

POTTLE, James
      Died: 1780, English Harbour, buried 11 January 1780
      Children:
           [1] Mary Pottle, born about 1738
           [2] William Pottle, born about 1739
           [3] Ann Pottle, born about 1740
           [4] Susannah Pottle, born about 1742
           [5] Catherine Pottle, born about 1743
           [6] Joanna Pottle, born about 1755
Note: There is a 12-year gap between the births of Catherine and Joanna, which is somewhat unusual. One possible explanation could be that Jamesí first wife died and Joanna could be the child of a second marriage. It is also possible that other children may have been born during those 12 years and died young.

POTTLE, Mary
      Born: about 1738
      Died: 18 January 1775, age 37, English Harbour
      Father: James Pottle
      Married: 02 June 1760
      Spouse: Richard Lockyer, Planter in English Harbour
      Children:
           [1] John Lockyer, baptized 29 August 1760; died 22 May 1761
           [2] Sarah Lockyer, baptized 10 March 1762
           [3] Male child Lockyer, baptized 16 October 1763
           [4] Sarah Lockyer, baptized 18 August 1765; died 31 March 1775, age 11 years
           [5] Mary Lockyer, baptized 18 August 1765
           [6] William Lockyer, baptized 17 October 1766
           [7] Richard Lockyer, baptized 10 December 1767
           [8] Elizabeth Lockyer, baptized 28 October 1770; died 23 September 1776
           [9] James Lockyer, baptized 24 October 1774

POTTLE, William
      Born: about 1739
      Died: 28 February 1816, Age 77, English Harbour
      Father: James Pottle
      Married: 12 January 1768, Trinity
      Spouse: Honora Besstone
      Father: Barnard Besstone
      Mother: Martha
      Children:
           [1] Martha Pottle, baptized 18 January 1769, Trinity; died 09 February 1769 at 4 weeks
           [2] Mary Besstone Pottle, christened 05 April 1770, Trinity
           [3] William Sweet Pottle, christened 04 October 1773, Trinity
           [4] John Pottle, died 12 April 1780, no age given
           [5] Elizabeth Pottle; married 19 November 1801 William Cook of Trinity
           [6] Sarah Pottle; married 12 October 1802 George Barnes, Jr.
           [7] Sweet Pottle
           [8] Barnard Pottle, born English Harbour; christened 14 December 1789 at 7 or 9 months, Trinity; died 03 December 1813, age 24
           [9] Ann Sweet Pottle, born English Harbour; christened 01 October 1791, Trinity

Note: James Pottle, son of Mr. William Pottle of English Harbour was buried 05 October 1782, no age given. This may have been another son of William and Honora. Honor Pottle Sr. of English Harbour, aged 69 years, was buried 27 February 1820. If this was the wife of William, she was much younger than her husband.

POTTLE, Ann
      Born: about 1740
      Father: James Pottle
      Married: 16 February 1761
      Spouse: Thomas Hencock
      Children:
           [1] Ann Hencock, baptized 30 March 1763, Trinity
           [2] Elizabeth Hencock, baptized 07 August 1764, Trinity; died 13 February 1765
           [3] Catherine Hancock, baptized 09 March 1768, Trinity; died 11 December 1768, aged about 10 months
           [4] James Hancock, baptized 21 December 1769, Trinity

POTTLE, Susannah
      Born: about 1742
      Father: James Pottle
      Married: 08 June 1766, Trinity
      Spouse: John Richmond
      Children:
           [1] Maria Richmond, baptized 22 September 1767

POTTLE, Catherine
      Born: about 1743, English Harbour
      Died: 14 November 1824, age 81, English Harbour
      Father: James Pottle
      Married: 22 August 1765, Trinity
      Spouse: Benjamin Higden
      Children:
           [1] George Higden, baptized 24 August 1765, Trinity; married 16 October 1802 Hannah Wells, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Jones) Wells
           [2] Benjamin Higden, baptized 01 October 1765, Trinity; married 25 January 1800 Judith Reed Jr. of Old Perlican
           [3] Joan Higden, baptized 06 May 1767, Trinity; married on 31 August 1793 to John Baston of the parish of Ashcombe near Teignemouth in the county of Devon
           [4] Catherine Higden, baptized 14 October 1771, Trinity
           [5] Honora Higden, baptized 14 October 1771, Trinity
           [6] William Higden, baptized 24 July 1774, Trinity
           [7] Mary Higden
           [8] Ann Higden; married Francis Long of English Harbour 16 October 1803
           [9] Elizabeth Higden, baptized 04 March 1786, Trinity

Note: It appears that Benjamin and Catherine had son George before they married and were expecting their second child at the time of their marriage.

POTTLE, Joanna
      Born: about 1755
      Died: 29 April 1828, age 73, English Harbour
      Father: James Pottle
      Spouse: James Ivamy
      Born: 22 January 1757
      Died: 25 February 1757, age 34 days, Trinity
      Father: George Ivamy
      Mother: Margaret
      Children:
           [1] Mary Ivamy, about 1784
           [2] Ann Ivamy, about 1786
           [3] Martha Ivamy, born English Harbour
           [4] James Pottle Ivamy, born English Harbour; baptized 12 September 1790
           [5] Elizabeth Ivamy, christened 14 June 1792, Trinity
           [6] Honor Ivamy, born English Harbour, baptized 09 August 1792
           [7] George Ivamy, born 25 May 1794, English Harbour; christened 19 October 1794

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