Pott, Joseph Holden

Pott, Joseph Holden an English divine, noted especially as a Biblical scholar, was born about 1759, and was educated at Eaton and at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1780, M.A. in 1783; was made prebendary of Lincoln in 1785; rector of St. Olave, Jewry, and St. Martin, Ironmongers Lane, in 1787; archdeacon of St. Alban's in 1789; rector of Little Burstead, Essex, in 1797; rector of Northall, Middlesex, in 1806; vicar of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in 1813; archdeacon of London in 1813; prebendary of London in 1822; vicar of Kensington in 1824, and chancellor of Exeter in 1826. He died in 1847. This exemplary divine published many separate sermons, collections of sermons, charges, theological treatises, and in early life some poems, etc., for a list of which we refer the reader to the Lond. Gent. Mag. Aug. 1847, p. 210-12, see also p. 659. We notice: Two Sermons for the Festivals and Fasts (Lond. 1790, 4to): — Elementary Discourses, etc., after Confirmation (1790, 16mo): — Three Sermons on the Festivals and Fasts (1794, 12mo): — Christian Covenants (1803, 8vo; 1807, 2nd ed.): — Controversies respecting Baptism (1810, 12mo): — Sermons for the Lord's Day (1817,2 vols. 8vo; 1818, 3rd ed.): -Course of Sermons for the Festivals and Fasts (1821, 8vo): Testimonies of St. Paul concerning Justification (1846, 8vo). (J. I. W.)

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