1. JAMES POTTINGER (m.1817 Detling, Margaret Morrison, d.1836)
The National Archives have a record of a James Pottinger as a Clerk for the period 30 September 1797-31 August 1803.
The Navy List of 1814 shows James Pottinger as the purser onboard HMS Newcastle (50 guns) under the command of Captain Lord George Stuart. The author Frederick Marryat was one of the Lieutenants.
HMS Newcastle took part in the capture of the American privateers IDA (10guns) and PRINCE DE NEUFCHATEL (18 guns).
In 1826 the Navy List has him 196th out of 682 Pursers. His seniority date of his first Warrant was 29th August 1803. In 1826 this would entitle him to a “half pay” of 4 shillings a day.
1.1. ROBERT POTTINGER RN Inspector-General of Hospital and Fleet (b.1818 Lerwick, m.(1stly)1853 Catherine Duncan Yorston [d.1854] m.(2ndly)1859 Jane Dobson Robertson [b.1838. d.1894] d. 16 November 1903, Moffat)