Bott, Thomas a learned English divine, was born at Derby in 1688. He was educated among the Dissenters, and became minister to a Presbyterian congregation at Spalding in Lincolnshire. Becoming dissatisfied with his position, he removed to London, and soon after the accession of George I took orders in the Church of England, and was presented to the rectory of Winburg in Norfolk. About 1725 he was presented to the benefice of Reymerston; in 1734, to the rectory of Spixworth; and in 1747, to the rectory of Edgefield, all in Norfolk. He retired from public duty about 1750, and died at Norwich, Sept. 23, 1754. He published a number of sermons and other works, the chief of which is, Answer to the First Volume of Warburton's Divine Legation of Moses. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and. Amer. Authors, s.v.