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Francis Pott

Member From: 1635 - 1635

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  • Death Date: ca. 1658
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  • Additional Info: ​*The Assembly apparently met on Feb. 20 and again on May 7, 1635, however no list of members exists.  The assembly of May 7, 1635 was composed of councillors who opposed Governor Harvey and "all the late Burgesses." Francis Pott, brother of Governor John Pott (q.v.), came to Virginia before 1628, was captain of Point Comfort in 1630, and removed from office in 1634 when Captain Francis Hooke was put in command.  Pott took part in a meeting at York in 1635 to protest against the tyranny of Sir John Harvey, subsequently sailed to England on the same ship with the deposed governor as one of the agents of the assembly, and was arrested on arrival and confined in Fleet Prison.  He was released and patented 2,000 acres in Northampton county.
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1635 Northampton

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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