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]

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Alnwick market town in north Northumberland, England

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Northumberland County of England

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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]

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Chiswick Riverside district of west London, England

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Upper Clapton district in east London, England

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Potts published: [1]

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


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