(Abt 1609-After 1662)
- Born: Abt 1609, England 1
- Marriage: POTTER, William about 1634 in England 1
- Died: After 1662, New Haven, Connecticut 1 2
Noted events in her life were:
• She emigrated in 1635 from London, England. 3 Aboard the Abigal
Frances married William POTTER, son of John POTTER and Hannah, about 1634 in England.1 (William POTTER was born about 1608 and died in Jun 1662 4.)
Conflict with the LDS date of marriage (Aug. 1636) and birth of first child, Joseph (Nov. 1636). Both are no doubt wrong. Jacobus has no date for marriage, but c1635 for birth of Joseph. Shepard states that "Savage says of Watertown, Mass.,
probably came in the Abigal from London, in 1635, aged 27, with wife Francis, aged 26, and child Joseph, aged twenty weeks." The Abigal sailed in May of 1635. January or February of 1635 would seem reasonable for Joseph's birthdate.
Birth dates of the children are approximate and based on Jacobus. Hope was baptised in the First Congregational Society in October of 1641 following the baptisms in August of her sisters, Mary and Sarah. 1
Shepard, James, The New Haven (Conn.) Potters, 1639 (New England Historic Genealogy Register, (Boston, 1900)).
Shepard, James, The New Haven (Conn.) Potters, 1639 (New England Historic Genealogy Register, (Boston, 1900)), From Savage.
Jacobus, Donald Lines, Families of Ancient New Haven (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1974), Vol. VI, p1459.