POTTS, Sir John, 1st Bt. (c.1592-1673), of Mannington, Norf.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Nov. 1640
18 May 1660

Family and Education

b. c.1592, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of John Potts of Lincoln’s Inn by Anne, da. and coh. of John Dodge of Mannington. m. (1) 18 July 1608, Anne, da. of one Mebwoke, s.p.; (2) c.1617, Ursula (d.1647), da. and coh. of sir John Willoughby of Risley, Derbys., wid. of Sir Clement Spelman of Narborough, Norf., 3s. 1da. suc. fa. 1597; kntd. 9 Aug. 1641; cr. Bt. 14 Aug. 1641.2

Offices Held

J.p. Norf. 1620-48, 1656-d., capt. of militia ft. 1626, commr. for assessment, Norf. 1628, 1643-8, Aug. 1660-d., Mdx. Aug. 1660-1, Yarmouth Sept. 1660-d., sequestration, Norf. 1643, levying of money 1643, new model ordinance 1645, militia 1648, Mar. 1660; freeman, Yarmouth Mar. 1660.