CFHS code : CL32

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of FRANK HARRISON POTTS b March 27th 1868 d March 17th 1922

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Potts kerb stones 2015

Lat Lon : 52.20251, 0.13789099 – click here for location

Monument

Inscription

In Ever Loving Memory of FRANK HARRISON POTTS b March 27th 1868 d March 17th 1922

Frank Harrison Potts (27 March 1868 – 17 March 1922)

Frank was the son of William and Elizabeth (née Turner) Potts.  Elizabeth had been married to brewer John Potts, and when he died in 1864 she married her father-in-law William (1806-1877) who was Frank’s father, but grandfather to his siblings.  His parents ran the Anchor Brewery at 5 Quayside and went to boarding school at John Thornton’s school in Braintree, Essex. He then studied to become a veterinary surgeon.  In 1887 he was awarded a silver medal by the Royal Veterinary College in London for the best essay on the subject of ‘Purgatives used in veterinary practice’.  The award was said to be highly prestigious  and the essay Frank wrote was of ‘a very meritorious character’.

He married Frances Eliza Dunscombe (1871-1964) in St Asaph,Denbighshire in 1896.  Frances had been born in Hertfordshire,  but had later moved to St Asaph where her father Charles ran an inn.  The couple settled in Newmarket, were Frank ran a veterinary surgery from Wallis House, High Street.  They had one daughter Winifred Ada (1901-1994)

Frank died in Newmarket aged 53 years old and was buried in Mill Road Cemetery in Cambridge.

Frances Potts moved to live in Norwich with her daughter Winifred and her husband Humphrey Plumb.  She died in Norwich aged 92 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Frank Harrison Potts