POTTER George Mitchell

Name George Mitchell POTTER
Country Of Origin England
Born 1833
Died 1905
Birth/ Baptism Born 26 January 1833, Durham, England
Bapt. 14 April 1833, St Cuthbert, Darlington, Durham, England
Parents William and Caroline Phelps Potter (formerly Mitchell)
Apprenticeship Possibly with David Barclay
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Chronometer Maker, Engraver, Optician
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Elizabeth Street, Hobart
59 Collins Street, Hobart
129 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Campbell Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 27 April 1877, Hobart, to Anna Maria Tolland
Arrival 29 December 1839 from London on the ship Blake
(Mr & Mrs Potter and five children)
Other March 1855: Advertised at his father’s business premises opposite the Ship Inn in Collins Street, plus the recent arrival of assorted New Haven and Chauncey Jerome American clocks.

December 1880: Advertised for a clock and watch apprentice, 59 Collins Street.

1881: Advertised 30 years of experience with David Barclay, Liverpool and Elizabeth Streets.

March 1889: Advertised a clearing sale at 129 Liverpool Street for one month, of clocks, watches, spectacles, telescopes, sunshades, and other goods. George gave assurance that first-class workers undertook repairs and over the past nine years, had completed over 7,000 jobs.


Death 15 June 1905, at his residence, 162 Macquarie Street, Hobart
Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1890-1894.
TAHO: RGD37/1/37 no399 Marriage 1877, AF35/1/2 & AF70/1/29 (BU14417) 1905.
Web: Ancestry: England Births & Christenings 1833.
The Advertiser 31 December 1839; Tasmanian Colonist 26 March 1855; The Courier Hobart 30 April 1856; The Mercury (Hobart) 2 May 1877, 18 December 1880, 2 June 1882, 27 November 1886, 4 February 1888, 5 January 1889, 17 June 1905; The Hobart Herald 12 November 1881; Tasmanian News 10 May 1895.