Thomas Potts (writer)

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Thomas Potts (1778–1842) was an English lawyer and writer, known as a compiler of reference works.



He was son of Edward Potts (1721–1819) of Glanton near Alnwick, Northumberland. He was a solicitor, and at one time was connected with Skinners' Hall. [1]

In 1803 Potts was residing in Camden Town. Subsequently, he seems to have lived at Chiswick and other places, and to have had chambers in Serjeants' Inn. He died at Upper Clapton on 8 November 1842. [1]


Potts published: [1]


  1. 1 2 3 Lee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Potts, Thomas (1778-1842)"  . Dictionary of National Biography . Vol. 46. London: Smith, Elder & Co.


Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain :  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Potts, Thomas (1778-1842)". Dictionary of National Biography . Vol. 46. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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