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Harriet Marsh Potter

Harriet Marsh Potter

Female 1846 - 1937  (90 years)

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  • Name Harriet Marsh Potter  [1
    Alt. Birth Abt 1845  Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alt. Birth Abt 1845  Linton, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born 8 Mar 1846  West Wratting, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Census 1851  West Wratting, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1861  15 St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    She was a house servant in the house of Morice B. Deane, a chemist and druggist. 
    Occupation Abt 1861  15 St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    House servant 
    Census 1871  Common Road, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1881  Weston Green, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1891  Mill Hill, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation Preacher in the Methodist chapel 
    Died 1937  [6
    Buried 20 Nov 1937  Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I1197  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Mother Hannah Potter,   b. Abt 1827, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Linton Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Josiah William Potter,   b. Abt 1865, Balsham, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1953  (Age ~ 88 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charles M Newman,   b. Abt 1829, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, Linton Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1868  Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Their marriage was witnessed by Charles's siblings, Thomas and Lydia Newman.
    Children 
    +1. Henry Charles Newman,   b. Abt 1869, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. Mary Jane Newman,   b. 1870, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +3. Alice Amelia Newman,   b. Abt 1872, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 5 Aug 1949, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)  [natural]
    +4. Ethel Susan Newman,   b. 30 Apr 1875, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1943, Cambridge Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     5. Thomas Newman,   b. Abt 1878, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 18 Mar 1950, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)  [natural]
     6. Lydia Newman,   b. 1883, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +7. Miriam Priscilla Newman,   b. 1886, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     8. Vera Ellen Newman,   b. Abt Nov 1889, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 6 Jun 1891, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - Abt 1845 - Linton, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Harriet Newman
    Harriet Newman

  • Notes 
    • As an illegitimate child, no father was listed on Harriet's birth certificate. However, the middle name "Marsh" which was never utilised in subsequent documents, is a strong indication of her father's surname. The name appears very frequently in south-east Cambridgeshire so a positive identification is unlikely.

      Despite having an illegitimate child in her late teens, in later life Harriet was apparently harsh upon village girls who underwent the same experience. She contributed to, and may even have led, the "tin-kettling" of girls who had become pregnant outside wedlock. [As told by Fred Smith]

  • Sources 
    1. [S102] 1851 Census Returns of England and Wales, Home Office, (30 March 1851;), HO 107/1761 f.448 p.22 (Reliability: 3).
      West Wratting
      Joseph Potter, Head, Mar, 51, Ag Lab, Suffolk Withersfield
      Hanh Potter, Wife, Mar, 51, Cambs Horseheath
      Hannah Potter, Daur, U, 25, Home, Cambs Horseheath
      Wm Potter, Son, U, 21, Ag Lab, Cambs Horseheath
      Josiah Potter, Son, U, 19, Ag Lab, Cambs Horseheath
      Joseph Potter, Son, U, 15, Ag Lab, Cambs Horseheath
      Chrysr Potter, Son, 10, Ag Lab, Cambs Westwratting
      James Potter, G Son, 11, Ag Lab, Cambs Westwratting
      Harriet Potter, G Daur, 5, Cambs Westwratting
      Albert Potter, G Son, 11 mo, Cambs Westwratting


    2. [S104] 1871 Census Returns of England and Wales, General Register Office, (2 April 1871;), RG 10/1593 f.67 p.10 (Reliability: 3).
      Common Road, Weston Colville
      Charles Newman, Head, Mar, 42, Agr Labr, Cambs Weston Colville
      Harriet Newman, Wife, Mar, 25, Cambs Weston Colville
      Josiah Newman, Son, 5, Scholar, Cambs Balsham
      Henry Charles Newman, Son, 1, Cambs Weston Colville
      Mary Jane Newman, Dau, 5 months, Cambs Weston Colville


    3. [S103] 1861 Census Returns of England and Wales, General Register Office, (7 April 1861;), RG 9., RG 9/1026, f.23 pp.39-40.
      15 St Andrews St, Cambridge
      Morice B Deane, Head, Mar, 29, Chemist & Druggist, Wix Essex
      Sarah A Deane, Wife, Mar, 28, Gt Holland Essex
      Morice B Deane, Son, Un, 4, Cambridge
      Charles I Deane, Son, 1[?], Cambridge
      Harriett Potter, Servt, Un, 15, House Servant, Linton Cambs

    4. [S105] 1881 Census Returns of England and Wales, General Register Office, (3 April 1881;), RG 11., RG 11/1673 f.64 p.13 (Reliability: 3).
      Weston Green, Weston Colville
      Charles Newman, Head, Mar, 50, Ag Laborer, Cambs Weston Colville
      Harriet Newman, Wife, Mar, 35, Cambs West Wratting
      Josiah Potter, Step-son, Unm, 15, Ag Laborer, Cambs Weston Colville
      Henry Newman, Son, 11, Ag Laborer, Cambs Weston Colville
      Mary Newman, Daur, 10, Scholar, Cambs Weston Colville
      Alice Newman, Daur, 9, Scholar, Cambs Weston Colville
      Ethel Newman, Daur, 6, Scholar, Cambs Weston Colville
      Thomas Newman, Son, 2, Cambs Weston Colville


    5. [S107] 1891 Census Returns of England and Wales, General Register Office, (5 April 1891;), RG 12/1291 f.52 p.9 (Reliability: 3).
      Mill Hill, Weston Colville, Cambridge
      Charles Newman, Head, M, 63, Agricultural Laborer, Employed, Cambs Weston Colville
      Harriet Newman, Wife, M, 45, Cambs West Wratting
      Henry C. Newman, Son, S, 21, Agricultural Laborer, Employed, Cambs Weston Colville
      Ethel S. Newman, Daur, S, 16, Cambs Weston Colville
      Thomas Newman, Son, 12, Agricultural Laborer, Employed, Cambs Weston Colville
      Lydia Newman, Daur, 7, Cambs Weston Colville
      Vera E. Newman, Daur, 1, Cambs Weston Colville


    6. [S240] Information from Doreen Kirby, 16 August 2002 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S93] Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire - Transcript of Parish Register, (Cambridgeshire Family History Society, CD-ROM;), burial of Harriet Newman otp 91, 20 Nov 1937 (Reliability: 3).