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Does anyone know anything about Jane Potter or about the Potter family from Dover? Or maybe where I could find info

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Jane Potter is my 3rd Great Grandmother from the Dover area. She married Andrew Edward Claw. She was born roughly 1853,4,5.

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by noggin on 2013-10-19 14:26:53

1891 England Census
Name: Andrew E Claw
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jean Claw
Gender: Male
Where born: Dover, Kent, England
Civil Parish: St James
Ecclesiastical parish: St James
Town: Dover

Andrew E Claw 36
Jean Claw 36 b 1855 Dover**
William H Claw 16
Andrew E Claw 14
Sydney T Claw 16
Walter E Claw 8
Douglas J Claw 2

** The 1901 and 1911 census also states b 1855.

by noggin on 2013-10-19 14:36:54

According to the 1911 census they had been married 39 years (1872).
They had 9 children 5 still living in 1911.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name: Andrew Edward Claw
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1872
Registration District: Dover
Inferred County: Kent
Volume Number: 2a
Page Number: 1055

Spouse's Name: Jane Potter

1881 England Census
Name: Andrew Claw
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relationship to Head: Head
Spouse: Jeam Claw
Gender: Male
Where born: Dover St Marys Parish
Civil Parish: Hougham
County/Island: Kent
Country: England
Street Address: 8 Folkstone Rd
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Mariner
Registration District: Dover
Sub-registration District: Hougham
ED, institution, or vessel: 12

Andrew Claw 27
Jeam Claw 27
William H. Claw 4
Andrew E. Claw 6
Ann Potter 55 Jean's aunt

by noggin on 2013-10-19 14:53:04

This looks like Jane her mother Ruth is unmarried according to the census

1861 England Census r
Name: Jane Potter
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relation: Daughter
Mother's Name: Ruth Potter
Gender: Female
Where born: Dover, Kent, England
Civil Parish: Dover St Mary
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
Town: Dover

Ruth Potter 33
Jane Potter 7

This is the nearest match I could find for a birth. The cert would give the parents names
(note this might not be her). The marriage cert should show fathers names if any.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Jane Potter
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1854
Registration District: Dover
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 2a
Page: 658

by noggin on 2013-10-19 18:29:27

Baptism Record
7 Mar 1828
Forename(s): Ruth
Surname: Potter
Father's Forename(s): Thomas
Mother's Forename(s): Rose
Place: Dover, St Mary the Virgin
County: Kent
Archive Reference: U3/30/1/9
Year Range: 1827-1836
Record source: Canterbury Baptisms - Transcripts
Data provider: Canterbury Cathedral Archives

1841 England Census
Name: Ann Potter
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Gender: Female
Where born: Kent, England
Civil Parish: St John The Baptist Margate
Hundred: Ringslow
County/Island: Kent
Country: England

Thos Potter 50
Rose Potter 45
Ann Potter 15 This looks like Jane's aunt who appears in the 1881census
Ruth Potter 13 Jane's mother
Charlotte Potter 11
Grace Potter 9

by noggin on 2013-10-19 18:37:56

It looks like Ruth Potter went on to marry Thomas Stockwell

29 Sep 1861
Groom's Forename(s): Thomas
Groom's Surname: Stockwell
Groom's Age: 42
Bride's Forename(s): Ruth
Bride's Surname: Potter
Bride's Age: 33
Groom's Father's Forename(s): Thomas
Groom's Father's Surname: Stockwell
Bride's Father's Forename(s): Thomas
Bride's Father's Surname: Potter
Page: 145
Place: Charlton by Dover, SS Peter & Paul
County: Kent
Archive Reference: U3/188
Year Range: 1853-1866
Record source: Canterbury Marriages - Transcripts
Data provider: Canterbury Cathedral Archives

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