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Name: William Potts

Burial Number: 0388

Gender: Male

Occupation: Clerk; accountant.

Born: 00/00/1845

Died: 16/07/1902

Buried: 19/07/1902


William was born in Leaholm, Whitby, Yorkshire, the son of Anthony and Sarah. He was baptised at Glaisdale on 24th June 1845. William’s father was an Inland Revenue Officer and the family moved around the country with his job. William grew up in Norfolk before moving to London to work as a clerk in a woollen warehouse. In 1872, William married Elizabeth Ann Dobinson in Lewisham, Kent. Their son Frederick William was born in 1873 and a daughter Elsie Martha in 1878. The family moved to Greenwich and then back to Lewisham where William worked as an accountant. By 1901, William had retired and he and Elizabeth moved to Worthing, living in Rowlands Road. William died on 16th July 1901. Probate was granted to Elizabeth Ann Potts widow. Effects £452 8s 4d.

In 1903, Elizabeth auctioned the contents of the house and moved to Australia. She died in 1919.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 13 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): driven.alien.cubs

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving and tender memory of my dear husband William Potts died July 16th 1902 aged 57 "With Christ which is far better"

Further Information


Name: William Anthony Potts

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1845

Town: Whitby

County: Yorkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1872

Spouse First Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Dobinson

Town of Marriage: Lewisham

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/07/1902

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Aston House"

Address line 3: Rowlands Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £452 8 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £35365.00

Census Information


Stoke Ferry, Norfolk.

Anthony aged 36, Inland Revenue Officer. Sarah aged 39. Eliza aged 7. William aged 5. Catherine aged 4. Emma aged 2.


4 Lansdowne, Nelson Road, Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Anthony aged 46, Inland Revenue officer. Sarah aged 47. Eliza aged 17. William aged 15. Emma aged 12.Fanny aged 14. Margaret aged 8.


21 Sydenham Park, Lewisham, Kent.

William aged 25, clerk in Woollen Warehouse, boarder. Lodging with Elizabeth Fleetwood, fundholder.


14 Bolden Street, Greenwich.

William aged 35, commercial clerk. Elizabeth aged 27. Frederick aged 7. Elsie aged 2. Plus 1 servant.


62 Limes Grove, Lewisham, Kent.

William aged 45, accountant. Elizabeth aged 39. Frederick aged 17, clerk. Elsie aged 12. Plus 1 servant.


“Aston House” Rowlands Road, Worthing.

William aged 55, own means. Elizabeth aged 49. Plus 1 servant.

Miscellaneous Information

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