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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(t)



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 to 1885).
[Husband of Sarah Webb, (1837 to 1914?)].
Link to the Webb family page.
William Abbott, (1840).
George Abbott, (1844).

Generation 3.

Abbott family tree diagram Generations 1 to 3.
Abbott family tree diagram Generations 1 to 3.

Children of Thomas and Sarah.

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

 

Generation 4.

Abbott family tree diagram Generation 4.
Abbott family tree diagram Generation 4.

Child of Mary Cherrington before her marriage to Richard Abbott

Sarah Cherrington, (1882 - 1944),
[Married, on 22nd July 1908, as Sarah Cherrington Abbott, to her cousin, John Twist (1897 - ),(brother of Joseph Smith Deam Twist (1877 - ), son-in-law of Sarah's grandmother, Elizabeth, neƩ McGuinness). Died on 6th July 1944 at 27 Seddon Road, Garston.].

Children of Richard and Mary.

Thomas Edward Abbott, (1885 to 1918).
[ Thomas was killed in action on 27th September 1918 and is buried at Brie British Cemetery, Grave IV.B.3.].
Richard Abbott,(1887 to 1941).
[Baptised 1st February 1887, Garston], [Husband of Ethel May Fitton, (1891 to 1950)].
Link to the Fitton family page.
John Abbott, (1889 - ).
[Baptised 16th July 1889, Garston Parish Church], [John married Isabella (Bella) Humphreys on 3rd February 1913].
William Abbott, (1892 to 1894).
[Baptised 23rd February 1892, Buried November 7th 1894, at Garston Parish Church.]
Elizabeth Abbott, (1895 to 1896).
[Baptised 9th April 1995, Buried 2nd June 1896, St Michael, Garston.]
Mary Elizabeth Abbott, (1897 to 1898).
[Buried age 4 months 9th March 1898, St Michael, Garston.]

 

Generation 5.

Abbott Family Tree 3
Abbott family tree diagram Generation 5.

Children of Richard and Ethel May.

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

Link to the Whiteside family page.



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 - 1885), was born in Helsby, but I have not found his baptism record.
Baptisms for his 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 at NLS Link to Helsby at NLS
Link to Helsby at Old Maps Link to Helsby at Old Maps
Link to Helsby at Google Maps Link to Helsby at Google Maps
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 at NLS. Link to Helsby at NLS
Link to Helsby at Old-Maps. Link to Helsby at Old-Maps
Link to Helsby at Google Maps. Link to Helsby at Google Maps
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 maps. Link to St Nicholas, Liverpool at NLS
Link to St Nicholas, Liverpool atOld-Maps.co.uk. Link to St Nicholas, Liverpool at Old-Maps
Google map showing St Nicholas Church, Liverpool. Link to St Nicholas, Liverpool at Google Maps
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 Street, 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. Link to Hardy Street and Gt George Square at NLS
Link to Hardy Street and Gt George Square at Old-Maps. Link to Hardy Street and Gt George Square at Old-Maps
Link to Hardy Street and Gt George Square at Google Maps. Link to Hardy Street and Gt George Square at Google Maps
Gt. George Square was one of Liverpool's finest, and Hardy Street effectively forms one side of the square. It is most likely that Sarah 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 the Webb family page.

1861 census.
Church Road, Garston.

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

1871 census.
20 Chapel Road, Garston.

Link to Chapel Road, Garston at nls maps. Link to Chapel Road, Garston at nls maps
Link to Chapel Road, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Chapel Road, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Chapel Road, Garston. 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 maps. Link to Raglan Street, Garston at nls maps
Link to Raglan Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Raglan Street, Garston Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Raglan Street, Garston. 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.


Richard Edward Abbott, (1858 to 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 the spelling, with one t), 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 maps. Link to Smithy Bank, Garston at nls maps
Link to Smithy Bank at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Smithy Bank at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google Map showing Smithy Bank, Garston. Google map showing showing Smithy Bank, Garston

Baptism.

Richard was baptised on 20th June 1858, in Garston, (Chapelry of Garston, Parish of Childwall.)
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 maps. Link to Church Road, Garston at nls maps
Link to Church Road at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Church Road at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Church Road, Garston. Google map showing Church Road, Garston
Link to Webb family
Richard Webb, age 54, Ag Labourer, born Garston.
Mary Webb, age 58, born Garston.
Isaac Webb, age 24, Ag Labourer, born Garston.
Sarah Ann Jones (Granddaughter), age 3, born Garston, (daughter of Anne and William Jones).

Lodgers:
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 Abbott, 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 maps. Link to Chapel Road, Garston at nls maps
Link to Chapel Road at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Chapel Road at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Chapel Road, Garston. 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 maps. Link to Raglan Street, Garston at nls maps
Link to Raglan Sreet at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Raglan Street at Old-Maps.co.uk"
Google map showing Raglan Street, Garston. 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 maps. Link to Clarence Street at nls maps
Link to Clarence Street at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Clarence Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Clarence Street, Liverpool. 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 the Cherrington family page.

1891 census.
21 Window Lane, Garston.

Link to Window Lane, Garston at nls maps. Link to Window Lane, Garston at nls maps
Link to Window Lane at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Window Lane at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Window Lane, Garston. 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 maps. Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls maps
Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Arthur Street, Garston. 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 maps. Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls maps
Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Arthur Street, Garston. 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 to 1941)



In Brief:


In detail:


Birth.

Richard was born in the March Quarter of 1887, in WEST DERBY (GRO Ref: Volume 08B Page 616).
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 maps. Link to Window Lane, Garston at nls maps
Link to Window Lane at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Window Lane at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Window Lane, Garston. 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 maps. Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls maps
Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Arthur Street, Garston. 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 the Cherrington family page.

1911 census.
13 Arthur Street, Garston.

Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls maps. Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls maps
Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Arthur Street, Garston. 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.


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

Link to Upper Essex Street, Toxteth at nls maps. Link to Upper Essex Street, Toxteth at nls maps
Link to Upper Essex Street, Toxteth at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Upper Essex Street, Toxteth at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Upper Essex Street. Google map showing Upper Essex Street, Toxteth.
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 the Fitton family page.

Electoral Register.

1914/15. Richard Abbott is registered to vote at 11, Victoria Terrace, Aigburth.
1925, 1929/30. Richard Abbott and Ethel May Abbott registered to vote at 9 Milnthorpe Street.
1934/35, Richard Abbott and Ethel May Abbott registered to vote at 7 Garfourth Close, Liverpool.
1939/40, Richard Abbott, Ethel May Abbott and Thomas Edward Abbott registered to vote at 7 Garfourth Close, Liverpool.

1939 Register.
7 Garfourth Close, Liverpool.

Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at nls maps. Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at nls maps
Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Garfourth Close, Garston.
Google map showing Garfourth Close, Garston
Richard Abbott, born 16 January 1887, Crane Driver Heavy Work.
Ethel M Abbott, born 16 September 1891, Unpaid domestic duties.
Thomas E Abbott born 27 January 1913, Dock labourer Heavy work.
Ethel M Abbott Curtis born 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 to 1990, in 1945.

Richard's Death.
4th August 1941.

An announcement in the Liverpool Daily Post, confirms Richard's death on 4th August 1941, at 7 Garfourth Close.

Thomas Edward Abbott, (1913 to 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 maps. Link to Victoria Terrace, Aigburth at nls maps
Link to Victoria Terrace, Aigburth at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Victoria Terrace, Aigburth at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Victoria Terrace, Aigburth. Google map showing Victoria Terrace, Aigburth
Victoria Terrace, Aigburth.
Link to Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston at nls maps. Link to Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston at nls maps
Link to Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston. Google map showing Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston
Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston.




Siblings.

Thomas Edward Abbott's siblings were:
William Ronald Abbott,(1915 to 1981).
[Married Letitia Parry in 1938].
Ethel May Abbott, (1920 to 2004).
[Married Eric T Curtis in 1941].
Irene Abbott, (1925 to 1996).
[Married William Traynor in 1945].




1939 Register.
7 Garfourth Close, Liverpool.

Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at nls maps. Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at nls maps
Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk. Link to Garfourth Close, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Garfourth Close, Garston.
Google map showing Garfourth Close, Garston
Richard Abbott, born 16 January 1887, Crane Driver, Heavy Work.
Ethel M Abbott, born 16 September 1891, Unpaid domestic duties.
Thomas E Abbott born, 27 January 1913, Dock labourer, Heavy work.
Ethel M. Abbott Curtis b. 7 November 1920, Dress maker gowns.
Irene Abbott Traynor born 27 June 1925, Filler, fancy leather goods.
NB. Ethel May Abbott, (1920), married Eric T. Curtis, (1919 to 1994), in 1941, Irene Abbott, (1925), married William Traynor, (1924 to 90), in 1945.



Marriage.

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

Thomas Edward Abbott, married my mother, Edna Whiteside, (1920 to 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.