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Dave's Ancestors - Abbott Family

The Abbott Family

The known generations of the Abbott family, starting about 1810.
Occasionally, the name appears as Abbot, or even Habbot



Generation 1

Edward Abbott (born about 1810 ) [husband of Betty (Elizabeth?)(born about 1806)]

Generation 2

Children of Edward and Betty

John Abbott (1832)
Thomas Abbott (1836 - 1885)
[Husband of Sarah Webb (1837 - )]
William Abbott (1840)Link to Webb family
George Abbott (1844)

Generation 3 Abbott Family Tree 2


Children of Thomas and Sarah

Richard Edward Abbott (1858 - 1897)
[Husband of Mary Cherrington (1864 - 1919)]
Link to Cherrington family
Mary Elizabeth Abbott (1860 - )
[Born 19th September 1860, baptised 12th November 1860, Garston] [wife of Robert Campbell]
Link to Campbell family
Sarah Abbott (1864 - )
Thomas Abbott (1866 - )
Isaac Abbott (1869 - )
John Abbott (1872 - 1875)
[Baptism 30th January 1872, Garston]
Margaret Abbott (1874 - )
[Married Samuel Deakin Parker in August 1914]

Generation 4 Abbott Family Tree 2

Children of Richard and Mary

Sarah Cherrington Abbott (1882 - )
[Born 5th November 1882; Married 22nd July 1908 to John Twist (1879 - ), brother of Joseph Smith Deam Twist (1877 - ), son-in-law of Sarah's grandmother, Elizabeth, neƩ McGuinness. ]
Thomas Edward Abbott (1885 - 1918)
[ Thomas was killed in action on 27th September 1918 and is buried at Brie British Cemetery, Grave IV.B.3.]
Richard Abbott(1887 - 1941)
[Baptised 1st February 1887, Garston] [Husband of Ethel May Fitton (1891 - 1950)]
John Abbott (1889 - )
[Baptised 16th July 1889, Garston Parish Church] [John married Isabella (Bella) Humphreys on 3rd February 1913]
William Abbott (1892 - 1894)
[Baptised 23rd February 1892, Buried November 7th 1894, Garston Parish Church]
Elizabeth Abbott (1895 - 1896
[Baptised 9th April 1995, Buried 2nd June 1896, St Michael Garston]
Mary Elizabeth Abbott (1897 - 1898)
[Buried age 4 months 9th March 1898, St Michael, Garston]
Link to Fitton family Link to McGuinness family

Generation 5 Abbott Family Tree 3

Children of Richard and Ethel May

Thomas Edward Abbott (1913 - 1985)
[husband of Edna Whiteside (1920 - 2009)]
William Ronald Abbott (1915 - 1981)
[Married Letitia Parry in 1938]
Ethel May Abbott (1920 - 2004)
[Married Eric T Curtis in 1941]
Irene Abbott (1925 - 1996)
[Married William Traynor in 1945]

Link to Whiteside family



Further details of Dave's direct Abbott ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



Edward Abbott


So far I know little about Edward. He was born sometime between 1810 and 1820 and lived in Helsby, Cheshire.
His son Thomas Abbott (1836 - ) was born in Helsby, but I have not found his baptism record.
Baptisms for sons William and George are recorded in the register for the Parish of Frodsham on 14th February 1841 and 6th March 1844 respectively.

This entry for the "Habbot" family in the 1841 census seems to match with Thomas's birthdate, and birthplace, Helsby. Edward is not present.

1841 census
Helsby, Cheshire

Link to Helsby on an 1870s OS map at nls.uk
Link to Helsby on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Helsby, birthplace of Thomas Abbott
Betty Habbot age 35, labourer, born Cheshire
John Habbot age 9, born Cheshire
Thomas Habbot Age 5, born Cheshire
William Habbot age 9 months, born Cheshire


Thomas Abbott



In Brief:


In detail:

Birth
From census details we know that Thomas was born in Helsby, Cheshire about 1836, but so far have not found a record of the birth.

This entry for the "Habbot" family in the 1841 census seems to match with Thomas's birthdate, and birthplace. His father, Edward, is not at home.

1841 census
Helsby, Cheshire

Link to Helsby on an 1870s OS map at nls.uk
Link to Helsby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Helsby, birthplace of Thomas Abbott
Betty Habbot age 35, labourer, born Cheshire
John Habbot age 9, born Cheshire
Thomas Habbot Age 5, born Cheshire
William Habbot age 9 months, born Cheshire

Thomas' marriage (from certificate)


Link to St Nicholas, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to St Nicholas, Liverpool atOld-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing St Nicholas Church, Liverpool
Thomas married Sarah Webb on 13th December 1857 at St Nicholas Church, Liverpool.
Thomas is described on the marriage certificate as a labourer from Hardy St, son of Edward Abbott, labourer.
Sarah lived in Gt George Square and was daughter of Richard Webb, labourer.
Witnesses were William Jones and ?? Jones (Most likely Ann, Sarah's sister, wife of William Jones)
Link to Hardy Street and Gt George Square at nls.uk
Link to Hardy Street and Gt George Square at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Hardy Street and Gt George Square, Liverpool
Gt George Square was one of Liverpool's finest, and Hardy Street effectively forms one side of the square. It is most likely that she and Thomas were both living in lodgings in order to qualify as living in the parish of St Nicholas. They were possibly in the same lodging house or hotel, both quoting the address slightly differently to avoid suspicion of co-habiting.
Link to Webb family

1861 census
Church Road Garston

Link to Church Road, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Church Road, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Church Road, Garston

Lodging with the Webb family

Thomas Abbott Age 24 Ag Labourer born Cheshire, Helsby
Mary Abbott (Wife) Age 22 born Lancashire Garston (!! see note below)
Richard Abbott aged 2
Mary Abbot aged 6 months
!! There is a transcription, or other error here. I have the marriage certificate showing Thomas marrying Sarah Webb in 1857. Later censuses all show his wife to be Sarah.

1871 census
20 Chapel Road, Garston

Link to Chapel Road, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Chapel Road, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Chapel Road, Garston
Thomas Abbott, age 34, Paviour's labourer, born Cheshire, Helsby
Sarah Abbott (wife) age 34 born Lancashire, Garston.
Children, all born Garston:
Richard Abbott age 14
Mary Abbott age 11
Sarah Abbott age 8
Thomas Abbott age 5
Isaac Abbott age 2
Also, Isaac Webb, Sarah's brother, age 35, also a paviour's labourer.


1881 census
26 Raglan Street, Garston

Link to Raglan Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Raglan Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Raglan Street, Garston
Thomas Abbott, aged 45, born Helsby, Cheshire, was a "Pavor"
Sarah Abbott, aged 44, born Garston
Their children, all born in Garston:
Richard Edward Abbott, aged 24, general labourer
Sarah Abbott (1864), aged 17, charwoman
Thomas Abbott (1866), aged 15, general labourer
Isaac Abbott (1869), aged 12, scholar
Margaret Abbott (1874), aged 7, scholar
Also at the same address, Sarah's brother, Isaac Webb, aged 45, born Garston, Labourer Township (RD)

Thomas Abbott's Death

From certificate: Thomas died, aged 49, on 18th April 1885 at the smallpox hospital, Garston, Liverpool
Cause of death was smallpox, about 8 or 9 days. Certified by E. Hyler Graves.
Informant was Thomas Broughton, Nuisance Inspector, of 1, Granville Road, Garston, who caused the body to be buried.
The death was registered on 24th April 1885

Thomas's widow Sarah after his death:

1891 census
Sarah is now a widow and living with their eldest daughter, Mary.
14 Durden Street, West Derby


Link to Durden Street at nls.uk
Link to Durden Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Durden Street, West Derby
Robert Campbell, age 33, General Labourer, born West Derby
Mary E Campbell, age 30, born Garston
Edith Campbell, age 11, born West Derby
Elizabeth Campbell, age 9, born West Derby
Robert H Campbell, age 3, born West Derby
Albert Campbell, age 1 month, born West Derby
Sarah Abbott, age 51, (Robert Campbell's mother in law), widowed, living on her own means, born Garston

1901 census
Sarah with son Isaac and youngest daughter, Margaret, boarding with the Greene family
68 Claypole Street, West Derby (almost opposite Durden Street, off Earle Road)

Link to Claypole Street at nls.uk
Link to Claypole Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Claypole Street, West Derby
Frank Greene, age 34, Cab Driver, born Waterloo
Alice Greene, wife, age 34, born Liverpool
Sarah Abbotts, boarder, widow, age 67, born Garston
Isaac Abbotts, son, age 30, General Labourer, born Garston
Margaret Abbott, daughter, age 25, Domestic Servant, born Garston

1911 census
Sarah with youngest daughter, Maggie (Margaret), boarding with the Graham family
77 Greenleaf Street, Toxteth Park (off Smithdown Road)

Link to Greenleaf Street at nls.uk
Link to Greenleaf Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Greenleaf Street, Toxteth Park
David Graham, widower, age 34, Bassinette Maker, born Liverpool
[Although crossed out because the information was only supposed to be given for women, David states that his marriage had produced 5 children, three of whom were still living.]
David Henry Graham, son, age 11, born Liverpool
Arthur John Graham, son, age 8, born Liverpool
Harry Graham, son age 5, born Liverpool
Sarah Abbot, boarder, widow, age 74, born Garston
[Sarah states that her marriage lasted 30 years and produced 6 children, 4 of whom survived.]
Maggie Abbot, daughter, age 32, spinster, Nurse (domestic), born Garston
Samuel Parker, boarder, age 38, single, House Painter, born Liverpool

Sarah's death

I have not yet seen a certificate for proof, but I believe that Sarah died in 1914.


Richard Edward Abbott (1858 - 1897)



In Brief:


In detail:

Birth (from certificate)

Richard was born on 15th June 1858. His birth certificate shows his father as Thomas Abbot (note spelling) an agricultural labourer. His mother was Sarah Abbot. They lived at Smithy Bank, Garston. (Kettle Nook)
The birth was registered on 1st July 1858
Link to Smithy Bank, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Smithy Bank at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Smithy Bank, Garston

Baptism

Richard was baptised on 20th June 1858 in Garston (Chapelry of Garston, Parish of Children)
NB The same record is repeated on the same register page, but with the date 8th August 1858. Abbott is spelled as Abbotts in one case and Abberts in the other..



1861 census
Church Road Garston
Lodging with the Webb family

Link to Church Road, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Church Road at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Church Road, Garston
Link to Webb family
Thomas Abbott Age 24 Ag Labourer born Cheshire, Helsby
Mary Abbott (Wife) Age 22 born Lancashire Garston (!! see note in previous box)
Richard Abbott aged 2
Mary Abbott aged 6 months

1871 census
20 Chapel Road, Garston

Link to Chapel Road, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Chapel Road at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Chapel Road, Garston
Thomas Abbott, age 34, Paviour's labourer, born Cheshire, Helsby
Sarah Abbott (wife) age 34 born Lancashire, Garston.
Children, all born Garston:
Richard Abbott age 14
Mary Abbott age 11
Sarah Abbott age 8
Thomas Abbott age 5
Isaac Abbott age 2
Also, Isaac Webb, Sarah's brother, age 35, also a paviour's labourer.


1881 census
26 Raglan Street, Garston.

Link to Raglan Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Raglan Sreet at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Raglan Street, Garston
Thomas Abbott, aged 45, born Helsby, Cheshire, "Pavor"
Sarah Abbott, aged 44, born Garston
Their children, all born in Garston:
Richard Edward Abbott, aged 24, general labourer
Sarah Abbott (1864), aged 17, charwoman
Thomas Abbott (1866), aged 15, general labourer
Isaac Abbott (1869), aged 12, scholar
Margaret Abbott (1874), aged 7, scholar
Also at the same address, Sarah's brother, Isaac Webb, aged 45, born Garston, Labourer Township (RD)

Marriage (from certificate)

Link to Clarence Street at nls.uk
Link to Clarence Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Clarence Street, Liverpool
Married in the Parish Church, Liverpool on 3rd November 1884
Richard aged 27, bachelor, labourer, living in Clarence Street, father Thomas, labourer.
Mary Cherrington, spinster, also living in Clarence Street, father William, labourer.
Witnesses were Richard and Mary Ashton.
Link to Cherrington family

1891 census
21 Window Lane, Garston.

Link to Window Lane, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Window Lane at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Window Lane, Garston
Richard Abbott age 33 general labourer born Lancs, Garston.
Mary Abbott age 28 born Staffs, Dudley.
Sarah Abbott age 8, born Liverpool
Thomas E. Abbott age 6, born Garston
Richard Abbott age 4, born Garston
John Abbott age 2, born Garston
Also living with them in 1891, was Richard's brother Thomas, age 24, general labourer, born Garston.

Richard's death

Richard died in 1897 and was buried at St Michael's Church, Garston on 18th December 1897.
The burial record shows that the family was living at 13 Arthur Street

Mary held the family together at the same address, at least until 1916, when her son John was married and his certificate shows him living at the same address.

1901 census
13 Arthur Street, Garston

Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Arthur Street, Garston
Mary Abbott on her own as head of the household, age 38, born Sedgley, Staffs
Sarah Abbott, age 18, born Liverpool
Thomas E. Abbott age 16, a 'labourer mineral water', born Garston
Richard Abbott age 14, a cart lad, born Garston
John Abbott age 11, born Garston
Also, Edward Cherrington (Mary's brother) age 39, Marine Engineer, born Thirsk, Yorks

1911 census
13 Arthur Street, Garston

Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Arthur Street, Garston
Mary Abbott widow, age 47, born Dudley, Staffs
Mary has had 7 children, of whom 4 were still living.
Thomas E. Abbott age 26, a fitter at the gasworks, born Garston
Richard Abbott age 24, a hydraulic crane driver at Garston Docks, born Garston
John Abbott age 21, house painter, born Garston

Mary died in 1919 and was buried at St Michael's Church, Garston on December 12th 1919.
From the burial record, she had been living at 27, Seddon Road, home of her daughter, Sarah Cherrington Twist and husband John Twist.
(Sarah and John were still at this address on the 1939 Register)



Richard Abbott (1887 - 1941)



In Brief:


In detail:


Birth

I don't have Richard's birth certificate yet, but he was baptised as Richard Abbot (note spelling) on 1st February 1887 at St Michael's Church, Garston.

1891 census
21 Window Lane, Garston.

Link to Window Lane, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Window Lane at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Window Lane, Garston
Richard Abbott age 33 general labourer born Lancs, Garston.
Mary Abbott age 28 born Staffs, Dudley.
Sarah Abbott age 8, born Liverpool
Thomas E. Abbott age 6, born Garston
Richard Abbott age 4, born Garston
John Abbott age 2, born Garston

Also living with them in 1891, was Richard's brother Thomas, age 24, general labourer, born Garston.

1901 census
13 Arthur Street, Garston

Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Arthur Street, Garston
Mary Abbott on her own as head of the household, age 38, born Sedgley, Staffs
Sarah Abbott, age 18, born Liverpool
Thomas E. Abbott age 16, a 'labourer mineral water', born Garston
Richard Abbott age 14, a cart lad, born Garston
John Abbott age 11, born Garston
Also, Edward Cherrington (Mary's brother) age 39, Marine Engineer, born Thirsk, Yorks

Link to Cherrington family

1911 census
13 Arthur Street, Garston

Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Arthur Street, Garston
Mary Abbott widow, age 47, born Dudley, Staffs
Mary has had 7 children, of whom 4 were still living.
Thomas E. Abbott age 26, a fitter at the gasworks, born Garston
Richard Abbott age 24, a hydraulic crane driver at Garston Docks, born Garston
John Abbott age 21, house painter, born Garston


Marriage (from certificate)
7th September 1912 at St John the Baptist Church, Toxteth

Link to Upper Essex Street, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to Upper Essex Street, Toxteth at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Upper Essex Street
Richard Abbot (note the spelling) age 25, bachelor, dock labourer, living at 112 Upper Essex Street. Father Richard, Dock labourer.
Ethel May Fitton, age 22, spinster, also at 112 Upper Essex Street. Father Charles, labourer.
Witnesses, Matthew and Catherine Poole.
Upper Essex Street was just behind St John the Baptist Church

Link to Fitton family

1939 Register
7 Garfourth Close, Liverpool

Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Garfourth Close, Garston
Richard Abbott b. 16 January 1887, Crane Driver Heavy Work.
Ethel M Abbott b. 16 September 1891, Unpaid domestic duties.
Thomas E Abbott b.27 January 1913, Dock labourer Heavy work.
Ethel M Abbott Curtis b. 7 November 1920, Dress maker gowns.
Irene Abbott Traynor b. 27 June 1925, Filler fancy leather goods.
NB Ethel May Abbott (1920) married Eric T. Curtis (1919-94) in 1941, Irene Abbott (1925) married William Traynor 1924-90) in 1945.

Richard's Death
4th August 1941

An announcement in the Liverpool Daily Post confirms Richards death on 4th August 1941 at 7 Garfourth Close.

Thomas Edward Abbott (1913 - 1985)


Birth

My father, Thomas Edward Abbott, was born on 27th January 1913.
His father, Richard Abbott, is described on the birth certificate as a dock labourer, his mother Ethel Abbott formerly Fitton.
The birth was registered on 7th March 1913.

Link to Victoria Terrace, Aigburth at nls.uk
Link to Victoria Terrace, Aigburth at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Victoria Terrace, Aigburth
Victoria Terrace, Aigburth
Link to Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston
Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston

The address given on his birth certificate was 11 Victoria Terrace, Garston, in the column "When and where born"

but in the column headed "Signature, description and residence of informant", it was written as 11 Victoria Terrace, Aigburth.


I can find no other family connection with the Aigburth address, but Victoria Terrace in Island Road, Garston seems most likely. Indeed, in 1939, my Uncle Ron, Thomas Edward's brother, William Ronald, and his wife Letitia (Parry) were living at number 8 Island Road, directly opposite number 11 Victoria Terrace.




Siblings

His siblings were:
William Ronald Abbott (1915 - 1981)
[Married Letitia Parry in 1938]
Ethel May Abbott (1920 - 2004)
[Married Eric T Curtis in 1941]
Irene Abbott (1925 - 1996)
[Married William Traynor in 1945]




1939 Register
7 Garfourth Close, Liverpool

Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Garfourth Close, Garston
Richard Abbott b. 16 January 1887, Crane Driver Heavy Work.
Ethel M Abbott b. 16 September 1891, Unpaid domestic duties.
Thomas E Abbott b. e27 January 1913, Dock labourer Heavy work.
Ethel M Abbott Curtis b. 7 November 1920, Dress maker gowns.
Irene Abbott Traynor b. 27 June 1925, Filler fancy leather goods.
NB Ethel May Abbott (1920) married Eric T. Curtis (1919-94) in 1941, Irene Abbott (1925) married William Traynor 1924-90) in 1945.



Marriage

Link to 4 Danefield Road, Allerton at nls.uk
Link to 4 Danefield Road, Allerton at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 4 Danefield Road, Allerton

Thomas Edward Abbott married my mother, Edna Whiteside (1920 - 2009) on 19th October 1940.
They eventually moved in with Edna's parents at 4, Danefield Road, Allerton and took over the house after they died.



Death

Thomas Edward Abbott died on 18th August 1985