Walter/1 Edmunds

M, #58433, (circa 1595 - )
Father*John/a Edmunds1 b. btw 1560 - 1570, d. c 23 Sep 1632
Last Edited:23 Jul 2017

Children with Dorothy (–?–):

Walter/1 Edmunds, born circa 1595, probably near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire1, was among the earliest settlers of Concord, Massachusetts. His wife was Dorothy (–?–).2

Local Notes:

Elected2 Mar 1640/41, Concord, MAWalter Edmonds, being chosen cunstable of Concord, did take his oathe./3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1405] John Brooks Threlfall, Ancestry of my Children, 518, Walter Edmunds.
  2. [S1405] Threlfall, Ancestry of My Children, 258, Luke Potter.
  3. [S1590] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Records of the Massachusetts Bay, 1:314.
  4. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 2, John Edmunds b.
In response to rebellion in Ireland and the subsequent massacre of Protestants there, "In January 1642 there was launched a scheme to raise funds for a military expedition to Ireland and to provide relief for the victims. The plan was to raise £1 million by loans and gifts against the security of two and a half million acres of Irish land held by the rebels, or eight percent of the total land of Ireland. Among the contributors from Newport Pagnell" were eight named Potter, among these "widow Potter" (1s.) and "Mrs. Potter" (2s.6p.)1

Agnes (Anne) Beard

F, #58435, (say 1577 - between 1644 and May 1648)
Last Edited:28 Jul 2017

Children with Jeffrey/a Potter:

  • Katherine Potter1 b. 1 Jan 1600/1
  • John Potter1 b. 4 Mar 1601/2
  • Richard Potter1 b. 25 Mar 1603
  • Thomas Potter1 b. 5 Feb 1603/4
  • Anna Potter1 b. 24 Jul 1608
  • Nicholas Potter1 b. 10 Feb 1610/11
  • Jeffrey Potter1 b. 23 Apr 1613
  • Dea. Luke/1 Potter+1 b. 18 Oct 1615, d. 13 Oct 1697
Agnes (Anne) Beard married, 20 Nov 1599 at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, Jeffrey/a Potter, son of Thomas/b Potter and Isabell Sumner,1, and died between 1644 and May 1648.1 Both were buried at Newport Pagnell.1
     Widow Anne Potter made her will 20 Dec 1643, signing by mark. She left £12 to son John Potter, 40s. to son Richard, and all my customary copyhold & leasehold Messuage or tenement situate in the marsh end of Newport Pagnell wherein I now dwell to sons Thomas and Nicholas; to said son Nicholas the bedstead, bedding & furniture belonging unto the same whereon I now lie; to son Jeffrey Potter £5 within three years and the figured bedstead in the next room … with the bedding and furniture to the same belonging; to my son Luke Potter £5 within three years; and the residue to said sons Thomas Potter & Nicholas Potter whom she made executors. The will was proved 2 May 1648.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1405] John Brooks Threlfall, Ancestry of my Children, 516, Jeffrey Potter.

Jeffrey/a Potter1

M, #58436, (2 October 1575 - )
Father*Thomas/b Potter2 b. s 1540
Mother*Isabell Sumner2 b. s 1543
Last Edited:19 Aug 2017

Children with Agnes (Anne) Beard:

  • Katherine Potter1 b. 1 Jan 1600/1
  • John Potter1 b. 4 Mar 1601/2
  • Richard Potter1 b. 25 Mar 1603
  • Thomas Potter1 b. 5 Feb 1603/4
  • Anna Potter1 b. 24 Jul 1608
  • Nicholas Potter1 b. 10 Feb 1610/11
  • Jeffrey Potter1 b. 23 Apr 1613
  • Dea. Luke/1 Potter+1 b. 18 Oct 1615, d. 13 Oct 1697
Jeffrey/a Potter, baptised 2 Oct 1575 at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire1, there married, 20 Nov 1599, Agnes (Anne) Beard.1 He was buried 4 August 1638. Anne died between 1644 and May 1648. Both were buried at Newport Pagnell.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1405] John Brooks Threlfall, Ancestry of my Children, 516, Jeffrey Potter.
  2. [S1405] Threlfall, Ancestry of My Children, 1032, Thomas Potter.