Edmund Potter, F.R.S.

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Edmund Potter, F.R.S.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Death: October 28, 1883 (80-81)
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of James Potter and Mary Moore
Husband of Jessie Potter
Father of Rupert Potter and Lucy Roscoe

Occupation: Calico printer (fabric mill owner), MP, FRS
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Immediate Family

About Edmund Potter, F.R.S.

Edmund Potter, FRS, MP was born in 1802 at Manchester, Lancashire, England, the son of James Potter and Mary Moore. He married Jessie Crompton, daughter of Abraham Crompton and Alice Hayhurst in 1829. A pioneer in the modern calico printing industry, he founded the Dinting Vale Printworks with his uncle, and later founded Edmund Potter & Co., which had 500 employees. Edmund served as President of the Manchester School of Art, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and as Liberal MP for Carlisle. Edmund died at Camfield Place, Hertfordshire in October 1883, leaving an estate valued over £441,000.

Children of Edmund Potter and Jessie Crompton:

  1. Edmund Crompton Potter b. c 1831
  2. Clara Potter b. c 1832
  3. Rupert Potter b. 1833, d. 1914
  4. Walter Potter b. 1834, d. 1871
  5. William H. Potter b. c 1835
  6. Mary Potter b. c 1838
  7. Lucy Potter b. 1840, d. 1910

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Edmund Potter, F.R.S.'s Timeline

1802
1802
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
1833
1833
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
1840
1840
1855
1855
Age 53
Manchester School of Art, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1856
1856
Age 54
Royal Society, London, England, United Kingdom
1861
1861
Age 59
Member, Parliment, United Kingdom
1883
October 28, 1883
Age 81
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Edmund Potter & Co.
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Dinting Vale Printworks