|Sir Abraham Roberts|
Sir Abraham Roberts
11 April 1784|
|Died||28 December 1873(aged 89)|
|Service/branch||British East India Company|
|Unit||1st Bengal European Regiment|
|Commands held||1st Bengal European Regiment
|Battles/wars||First Afghan War|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
|Relations||Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (son)
Frederick Hugh Roberts (grandson)
Roberts had two sons, both who obtained the highest ranks in the British Army. One son and a grandson would win the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for bravery in the face of the enemy in the British Army.
Abraham Roberts was a member of a famous Waterford city family that contributed greatly to the city. He was the son of Anne Sandys and The Reverend John Roberts, a magistrate in County Waterford and a rector of Passage East.
General Sir Abraham Roberts gained the rank of colonel in the service of the Honourable East India Company and was the commander of the 1st Bengal European Regiment and the Lahore Division. He fought in the First Afghan War.
Roberts was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB). He left India in 1853 to live in Ireland with his second wife, who outlived him. He also had a house in Bristol, which is now open to the public, 23 Royal York Crescent, Bristol, Somerset BS8 – England.
He married Frances Isabella Ricketts, daughter of George Poyntz Ricketts, on 20 July 1820.
On the death of his first wife he married Isabella Bunbury, daughter of Abraham Bunbury, on 2 August 1830.
Children with Frances Isabella Ricketts
Children with Isabella Bunbury
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