Hugh Potter

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Hugh Potter (1596 – 12 February 1662) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1662.

Potter was the son of Tobias Potter of Iddesleigh, Devon and his wife Susan Osborne, daughter of Hugh Osborne of Iddesleigh. He was baptised on 1 August 1596. He entered Lincoln's Inn in on 10 June 1615 and was called to the bar in 1622.[1] He became secretary to Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland and was responsible for the Earl's estates.

In April 1640, Potter was elected Member of Parliament for Berwick upon Tweed in the Short Parliament. He was elected MP Plympton Erle for the Long Parliament in November 1640.[2] He sat until 1648 when he was excluded under Pride's Purge.

In 1661, Potter was elected MP for Cockermouth in the Cavalier Parliament and sat until his death in 1662.[2]

Potter died at the age of 65

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Berwick upon Tweed
1640
With: Sir Thomas Widdrington
Succeeded by
Sir John Fenwick
Henry Percy
Preceded by
Sir Richard Strode
Sir Nicholas Slanning
Sir Thomas Hele, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle
1640–1648
With: Sir Thomas Hele, 1st Baronet 1640–1644
Christopher Martyn 1646–1648
Succeeded by
Christopher Martyn
Preceded by
Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 1st Baronet, of Isell
Richard Tolson
Member of Parliament for Cockermouth
1661–1679
With: Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 1st Baronet, of Isell
Succeeded by
Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 1st Baronet, of Isell
Robert Scawen