Thomas Bott

(1688—1754) Church of England clergyman

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Thomas Bott was born in Derby and died in Norwich on 19 September 1754. Though orignally educated for the dissenting ministry, instead he went to London and took orders. He became rector of Whinburgh and then additionally of Spixworth and Croftwick (1734) and of Edgefield (1737), all in Norfolk: this combination of benefices gave him an income of £200 a year. He was a follower of Hoadly and a friend of Samuel Clarke: his importance as a philosopher is slight.


From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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