James Potter of St Elizabeth and Heavitree

???? - 1828


Slave-owner in Jamaica, apparently selling out of his interests there and returning or moving to Britain. The two estates he owned in different parishes are linked by the presence of the same attorney, Rhodes E. Evans, for both.

  1. Death "Yesterday sennight, at Stafford Terrace, Heavitree, James Potter, Esq. formerly of the island of Jamaica ; whose kind and affectionate manners will long endear his memory to his sorrowing family and friends."

  2. Will of James Potter of Heavitree Devon [formerly of St Elizabeth Jamaica] [made in 1824] proved 22/01/1829. He left his personalty and real estate for his wife Rebecca Cresse Potter (q.v.) and his daughters. The will is silent on property in Jamaica.


  1. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette 03/01/1829.

  2. PROB 11/1750/366.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Rebecca Cresse

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1815 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (2)

Deceased Husband → Widow

Addresses (1)

Stafford Terrace, Heavitree, Devon, South-east England , England