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In "Soe Longe...", Dr. Handcock states that James is from Christchurch, and that James died at the age of 80 (see page 202). As much is stated on James' headstone in Trinity (which states he died in Jan 1781, not Jan 1780 as the Church records state).
in a letter from Kathleen Lopez (May 1998), she says that she found a reference saying that James' wife was named Catherine, but doesn't recall the source of her discovery. She also sent me a copy of a settlement examination for a Robert Tarrant, conducted in 1739, in which RT says that he was hired to work in Newfoundland for 2 summers and 1 winter by James Pottle of Christchurch (his payment for this work was 12 pounds).
The Unitarian baptismal register from Poole has the following baptisms: Elizabeth and Mary, daughters of James & [blank] Pottle of Xchurch, 11 Feb 1732
There seems to be rampant speculation on the internet that James' wife was a daughter of George Tilley of Christchurch and Sopley.
Note that there is a marriage at Poole on 2 Feb 1696 for a John Pottle and Cicely Vallis
The "England & Wales Christening Index" at has an entry for: James Pottle, son of James Pottle baptised 30 Sep 1701 at Christchurch, Hampshire
There was a marriage at Corfe Mullen, Dorset on 5 Nov 1734 between: James Pottle of ys Parish Mary Randal of Sturminster Marshal
Note:   James is listed in the 1753 Census of Trinity Bay as not being married, but having 2 sons an is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.