The will of John Potter dated 1759:
- I will that I shall be buried in the North aisle of the Church on my demise. I bequeath £10 for the use of plastering or rough cast on the south side of the Church. I leave my house called Lingwoods to my Daughter Sarah Wright together with my wheelwright shop next to the lime kiln. I leave two pounds for two boys to be educated in the Wivenhoe charity school, I also leave £10 for bread for the poor of Wivenhoe who do not take the collection. If my Daughter Sarah leaves no issue then my house called Lingwoods then goes to my Kinsman William Creak of Lt. Horkesley .
- I leave my sister in law £ 2, Ann Mason.
Note: There is nothing in St Mary’s Church to mark where he was actually buried.