|Notes for William POTTER|
|WILLIAM POTTER was born in 1609, came to New England in the Puritan migration, and probably stayed in Watertown until 1642. His|
name frequently appears in Stamford records. His homelot appears on record in 1650. In 1656, William Potter asked the New Haven General
Court to be relieved of military training and duty because of physical weaknesses. The court agreed but said if he got better he must resume his
service. He appeared as a court witness in 1684 and told justice Jonatha n Bell he was 75 years old. By that time, William Potter had become a
considerable landowner in Stamford and owned what is today Shippan Point. His will is dated March 9, 1684. He left the Stamford congregation
five pounds to "be improved for the use of the Lord's table...the silver cups now in the service of the table of the First Congregational Church are
still witnesses to this bequest." Willam also left bequents to the three sons of Mr. Bishop, the minister, and to each of his 11 grandchildren, the
children of his daughter Hannah.
William Potter had at least two children, including Hannah (#26).
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