CFHS code : CL31

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH POTTS d April 10 1894 aged 66 ELIZA the beloved wife of WILLIAM POTTS d Dec 30 1864 aged 58 also WILLIAM POTTS d August 15 1877 aged 71 In Affectionate Remembrance of JOHN POTTS d Oct 8 1864 aged 34 also HARRISON WILLIAM son of JOHN & ELIZABETH POTTS d Dec 22 1858 aged 3

Monument : Chest tomb with panelled sides

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20252, 0.13784756 – click here for location

Potts tomb 2015

Monument

Sadly broken since the CFHS survey, only one side of the tomb can now be seen.

Inscription

In Affectionate Remembrance of JOHN POTTS who died Oct. 8. 1864. Aged 34 years

Also HARRISON WILLIAM son of JOHN & ELIZABETH POTTS who died Dec. 22. 1858. Aged 3 years.

In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH POTTS d April 10 1894 aged 66

ELIZA the beloved wife of WILLIAM POTTS d Dec 30 1864 aged 58

Also WILLIAM POTTS d August 15 1877 aged 71

Also HARRISON WILLIAM son of JOHN & ELIZABETH POTTS d Dec 22 1858 aged 3

Relationships Husband, 2 wives and 2 sons

Eliza Potts (née Cook) (d 1864)

Eliza was born in Cambridge and married William Potts. She is described on census records a publican’s wife and a brewer’s wife.  She died in December 1864 aged 58.

A painting of the Anchor Brewery from the Pott’s family archive..

William Potts (d 1877)

William was born in Ramsey near Huntingdon.  He married Eliza Cook on 3rd April 1829 when he was 22 and they had at least two children together John [1831 – 1864] and Emma [1835- ].  In 1841 he was working as a boatwright and living in Church Lane, Chesterton. By 1851 he was a publican at the Portland Arms, Ely Road.  In 1861 he was running the Anchor Brewery on Quayside.  When Eliza died in 1864, he married his widowed daughter-in-law Elizabeth. They went on to have a further two children together Harry Turner and Frank Harrison. He died in 1877 leaving effects of under £8,000.

Elizabeth Potts  (née Turner) (1828 – 10 April 1894)

Elizabeth was born in Thetford, where her father was a carpenter. She married John Potts and had at least 6 children Eliza (1853- ), Harrison William (1855-1858), Maria (1856-), Susan (1858-1933) Frederick William (1859-1940) and George Henry (1860-).  They lived at 30 Bridge Street where John was a brewer. When John died in 1864 Elizabeth married her father-in-law William Potts.  Elizabeth and William had a further two children together Harry Turner (1866 – ) and Frank Harrison (1868-1922). The family lived at 5 Quayside where William Potts had the Anchor Brewery.  Elizabeth ran it after her second husband died and if described on the 1891 census as a brewer, wine and spirit merchant.  She died in 1894 leaving effects of £4,391.

John Potts (d 1864)

John was the eldest son of William and Eliza Potts. He married Elizabeth Turner and they had at least six children together. They lived at 30 Bridge Street where he was a brewer.  He died in 1864, a few months before his mother leaving effects of under £600.  Probate described him as a Brewer’s assistant.

Harrison William Potts (1855 – 1858)

Harrison William was the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Potts. He was baptised in March 1857 in Chesterton, and died in December 1858 at the age of 3.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

By Claire Martinsen & Mary Naylor

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Eliza Potts; Elizabeth Potts; Harrison William Potts; John Potts; William Potts