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From: "Joyce Franke" <>
Subject: Re: [POTTS-L] Potts Arm,Ire>Ont,Can>US
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 15:57:05 -0700
I have been looking for a POTTS family in Port Hope, thinking it might be
related to my family in Ontario. My ancestor, William Lovat POTTS, came from
County Cavan, Ireland, about 1850. His father's brother may have been a
William POTTS, also. I have found a William POTTS in the Ontario census
during the first half or so of the 1800's. Have you run across that William?
It is not your William, obviously, as he was born too late to be in the
census that early.
I would be happy to share information with you or anyone else who might have
information on Ontario POTTS families.
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Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 5:06 AM
Subject: [POTTS-L] Potts Arm,Ire>Ont,Can>US
> My Potts line comes from Thomas & Mary Potts thru their son Robert J.
> (abt 1795-1848) and his wife Elizabeth (Watson) Potts. Robert J. &
> Potts had two (surviving) sons: William J. Potts (1844-1934) and Joseph W.
> Potts (1845-1908).
> The family migrated from County Armagh, (Northern) Ireland, resided
> in or near Port Hope, Ontario, the relocated to Streetsville, now part of
> Mississauga, near Toronto, before the grandsons migrated into the United
> States at the time of the Civil War.
> We think Robert had a brother David who may have stayed in Canada.