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Potter, Christopher (c. 1751–1817), ceramic manufacturer and contractor

J. G. Alger

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/22608

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Potter, Christopher (c. 1751–1817), ceramic manufacturer and contractor, was probably the son of George Potter of Bethnal Green, London. He was the owner in 1777 of the estate of New Barns, near Ely, Cambridgeshire, devoted to the culture of woad. At first his property was cultivated by itinerant woadmen, but afterwards by his own agricultural labourers—in his view, an innovation. He also manufactured orchel dyes at ...

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