POTTER FAMILY HISTORY. who lived in South Arm.

Thomas Steadman Potter born in England son of Thomas and Elizabeth Potter a grocer living in the parish of ROTHERHITHE ST. MARYS LONDON...THOMAS arrived in VAN DIEMANS LAND on the BRIG "BERLINDA" at the age of 22 years he married MARY ANN LEACH an Aboriginal spinster from Flinders Island...Marys mother was a full blood aboriginal ne BROWN who was married to WILLIAM LEACH.

CHILDREN Thomas Steadman (b) 6 Sept 1837...John William (b) 8th Oct 1839 (m) Elizabeth Alomes...Mary Ann 25th Aug 1841...Elizabeth Ann 2nd Nov 1842 (m) Thomas Spencer...Michael David 25th Dec 1844 (m) Mary Edwards...Unnamed 28 dec 1845....Jane Adelaide 13th August 1847 (m) Charles Colman...Letitia 12 feb 1851 (m) William Knight...William John 12th Feb 1851...Louisa 4th july 1858 (m) William Lynch...Rose 7th Dec 1860..


JOHN WILLIAM from Above with his family farmed the land at South Arm Neck.

John William Potter married Elizabeth Alomes 23/9/1861.CHILDREN ...Thomas (b) 2/1/1866 (d) Nov 1926..Alice Elizabeth (b) 20/12/1869 (d) 5/7/1875...Edward William (b) 16/10/1871 (d) 11/5/1960...John Robert (b) 24/11/1872 (d) 3/3/1873...Walter Leslie (b) 8/7/1875 (d) 19/3/1958...John Edgar (b) 4/7/1876...Charles Steadman (b) 9/11/1878 (d) 14.10.1936..

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Edward from Above lived in the old home at the South Arm Neck...Grandfather to Lionel Maurice and Joyce...

Charles Steadman Married Beatrice Lillian Ainsworth...Mother and father to Jimmy Potter of Primrose Sands.later of Glenorchy.

Photo on the right. Grave for John & Elizabeth Potter at St. Barnabas South Arm


Thomas from above

THOMAS WILLIAM POTTER (m) Rachel Leach 20th Feb 1895

CHILDREN....Paul (Bicheno... Neil......Betty.......Ruby.


PAUL POTTER (m) Sadie ??

CHILDREN ....Basit Melbourne....Una Devonport.... Ina Melbourne..

When John Potter died his son Edward carried on farming at the South Arm Neck


EDWARD WILLIAM POTTER (m) Mirriam Madia Murphy 10/9/1895

CHILDREN....Alice,...Gladis,...Ruby,...Ina,..Gwen,...Beryl,...William,..Olive,..Stanley, ..and Phillis.

Edward carried on farming at the south Arm neck along with his brother Cahrles, They were known to swim cattle over to Betsey Island to graze...Fishing also was another way of supporting this lardge family..


FROM above..CHILDREN..Gladis (b)21/10/1896...William Edward (Bill) (b)8/1/1898..Olive (b) 4/4/1900...Alice (b) 29/7/1901...Ruby (b) 22/3/189...Ina (b) 8/4/1904..Gwen (b) 1906...Beryl (b) 16/7/1908...Vera Phillis (b)5/2/1914 Twin Stanley.


Beryl also called MAY married Mr.Tabart (1) second Mr.Eric Little...Gwen Married Owen Kemp Sorell...Ina married Les Williamson Hobart...Alice married Mr. Martin Rosebud Vistoria...Phillis never married died in Cairns..

EDWARD WILLIAM had three brothers JOHN Robert (b) 24/11/1872 (d) march 1873..WALTER leslie (b) 8/7/1875..JOHN Edgar (b) 3/7/1876....Walter never married

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The photo was taken at the Potter home at South Arm neck around 1930

It was in 1936 that Bills father Edward Potter sold the farm to Mr Eric Calvert and his father, they later later sold it to Mr George Males.


MICHAEL and MARY POTTER ne Edwards (Woodbridge)

Mary Edwards was the daughter of Thomas and Mary edwards from Woodbridge, he was a constable at the time their residence was known as FOREST HOME

Michael and Mary Potter...had 10 Children....Louisa Mary (b) 6/10/1869 (d) age 15 yrs....Arthur William (b) 27/6/1871.....Mabel Elizabeth (b) 10/11/1874 (d) age 5 yrs.....Elsie Isobel (b) 12/4/1876 never married.....Henry Edward (b)22/32/1878.....Thomas Wentworth (b) 19/1/1880 married Mary Pybus....Charles Benson (b)28/8/1882 married Lousia Lord......Mart Sarah (b) 4/2/1886.....Mary Hannah (b) 2/7/1887....Doris May (b) 31.8.1889 married Eric McVilly....

Most of this family lived in the Woodbridge area ....Thomas Edward from above married Ruby Tollard 21.Aug 1908 his first wife died 5 Oct 1904....



Mr William Edward POTTER  was born on 8 Jan 1898. He died on 13 Jun 1982. He married Miss Kathleen Hyland ALLOMES.

Miss Kathleen Hyland ALLOMES 

They had the following children:

  Lionel Dennis (b) 1927
  Maurice John (b) 1932
  Miss Thelma Joyce (b) 1936

Maurice married Pauline Anita Oakes 1954.....Joyce married Alan Thompson...... and Lionel married Beryl Royal