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.
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)
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)
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
Church Road Garston
Lodging with the Webb family
Age 24 Ag Labourer born Cheshire, Helsby
Mary Abbott (Wife) Age 22 born Lancashire Garston (!! see note below)
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.
20 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.
26 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:
Sarah is now a widow and living with their eldest daughter, Mary.
14 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
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)
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
Sarah with youngest daughter, Maggie (Margaret), boarding with the Graham family
77 Greenleaf Street, Toxteth Park (off Smithdown Road)
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
, 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
I have not yet seen a certificate for proof, but I believe that Sarah died in 1914.