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Potter, Thomaslocked

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Potter, Thomas (1718?–1759), wit and politician, was born at Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, probably in 1718, the second son of John Potter (1673/4–1747), bishop of Oxford and later archbishop of Canterbury, and his wife, the granddaughter of Thomas Venner. His older brother was disinherited after making an unsuitable marriage, and ...

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