POTTER, Hugh (1596-1662), of Lincoln's Inn and Petworth, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
Available from Boydell and Brewer



20 Nov. 1640
1661 - 12 Feb. 1662

Family and Education

bap. 1 Aug. 1596, 1st s. of Tobias Potter of Iddesleigh, Devon by Susan, da. of Hugh Osborne of Iddesleigh. educ. L. Inn 1615, called 1622. unm.2

Offices Held

Commr. for sewers, Suss. 1630, 1637, assessment, Northumb. Suss, and Yorks. (W. Riding) 1661-d.3

Registrar of Admiralty 1639-44, Sept. 1660-d.


Potter registered the pedigree of his minor Devonshire family with the heralds at their visitation. Three years later, ‘a marvellous honest, civil young man’, he entered the service of the Percy fam