Sir Thomas Abdy, 1st Baronet, of Albyns

Sir Thomas Abdy, 1st Baronet, of Albyns

Sir Thomas Neville Abdy, 1st Baronet DL, JP (21 December 1810 – 20 July 1877) was a British politician.

The son of Captain Anthony Abdy and Grace Rich, he was educated in Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire and St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1833. Having been admitted to the Middle Temple before, Abdy was Member of Parliament (MP) for Lyme Regis from 1847 to 1852. On 8 June 1850, he was created a Baronet, of Albyns in the County of Essex, and in 1875, he was High Sheriff of Essex. Abdy was Deputy Lieutenant and further Justice of Peace.


On 19 October 1841, he married Hariot Alston, daughter of Rowland Alston. They had five children:

*Grace Emma Townshend Abdy (d. 1923), married Albert Leveson-Gower, son of the 2nd Duke of Sutherland on 19 March 1872
*Sir William Abdy, 2nd Baronet (1844–1910)
*Captain Sir Anthony Abdy, 3rd Baronet (1848–19211
*Robert John Abdy (b. 1850)
*Sir Henry Abdy, 4th Baronet (1853–1921)


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