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|English to French translations [Non-PRO]|
|English term or phrase: potential|
|London factory workers without farming experience made up the majority of those who responded, but the undaunted Reverend Barr proceeded with his plan and sailed from Britain with 2,000 potential colonists.|
I think, potentiel still fits, as these settlers where possible settlers at the time of leaving, but have turned out to be doing something different when they landed.
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