Sir John Potts, 1st Baronet was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1648 and in 1660.
Potts was the son of John Potts and his wife Ann Dodge, daughter of John Dodge.
He was knighted on 9 August 1641 and created baronet of Mannington in the County of Norfolk, on 14 August 1641. Nevertheless he supported the Parliamentarian side and sat until he was excluded under Pride"s Purge in 1648. In 1660, Potts was elected Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth in the Convention Parliament.
Potts died in 1673 and was buried at Mannington, Norfolk.
Potts "was obliged to marry a daughter of — Goodsill, esq. a favourite at court, with a small fortune", according to a writer in the time of the Court of Wards, and had three daughters.
In November 1640, Potts was elected Member of Parliament for Norfolk in the Long Parliament.