Castle Camps: Families



James POTTER was born in Withersfield, Essex in 1799. He married Susan FREE (baptised 27th February 1803 at Shudy Camps) at Castle Camps 14th December 1822. He was probably the first Potter to live in Castle Camps.
James and Susan had at least two children :-

William married Emily IVES (born 1831 in Castle Camps) on April 6th 1851. William and Emily had at least 6 children :-

William stayed in Castle Camps and in 1901 He was a Horseman on a farm in the village.He was a widower with three daughters :-
Emily 16 years old, Carrie 10 years old and Emma 7 years old.

Sarah married Walter PAGE of Haverhill at Castle Camps on 25th December 1875. They lived in Haverhill in 1901 and had 5 children :-
Emily 23 yrs. Elizabeth 21 yrs. Kate 18 yrs. Walter W. 14 yrs. Edith Lily 11 yrs.

Mary married Alfred FREEMAN of Castle Camps on 16th June 1877 in Leicester when they were both 20 years old. It is , and probably always will be a mystery why they both left Camps to live in Leicester. They had four children and in 1901 were :-
Charles 22 yrs. Annie Eliza 20 yrs. Violet Blanche 13 yrs. Amy Constance Louise 8 yrs.

John married Sarah HARBISHER of Sheriff Hutton in Yorkshire at Sheriff Hutton on June 22nd 1879.He worked as a High Road Labourer and in 1901 they still lived in Sheriff Hutton and had six of their children living with them :-
John Potter 12yrs. Charlie Potter 10 yrs. Lizzie Potter 8 yrs. Jack Potter 6 yrs. Jessie Potter 4yrs. Elsie Potter 2yrs.

James stayed in Castle Camps and married Emily SORRELL of Helions Bumpstead on 4th June 1881 in Castle Camps. He was a Road Labourer and in 1901 they had six children living with them :-
Horace 18 yrs. William 15 yrs. Sophia 13 yrs. Julia 10 yrs. Thomas & Frederick (twins) 3 yrs.
At least one descendant of this branch of the family still lives in Castle Camps.(2003)

Charles moved to Plaistow in London and married Eunice. He was a Coal Trimmer at a power station and in 1901 they had two children :-
Eunice E. 3yrs. Edward 1 yr.

To hear more about this family please contact Stuart Brown who has kindly provided the information above.