He was the only surviving son of Sir Robert Abdy, 3rd Baronet and his wife Theodosia Bramstone, only daughter of George Bramstone. Abdy was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1731 and was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1732. He succeeded his father as baronet in 1748, in which year he entered the British House of Commons, sitting as Member of Parliament (MP) for Essex until his death in 1759.
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|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir Robert Abdy
|Member of Parliament for Essex
1748 – 1759
With: William Harvey
Sir William Maynard
|Baronetage of England|
1748 – 1759
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