|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly|
|Member of Parliament|
for West Sydney
January 16, 1840|
July 23, 1921 (aged 81)|
Ashfield, New South Wales
|Spouse(s)||Mary Ann Wenner (married 1861)|
Francis Abigail was the son of William Abigail. In 1860, he immigrated to Sydney and was married the following year.
He served as a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for West Sydney from 1880 to June 1891. He later served as Minister of Mines in Sir Henry Parkes' Administration from 20 January 1887, to 10 January 1889.
Abigail was a member of the New South Wales Commission for the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition of 1888. In 1890, he was a member of the Exhibition of Mining and Metallurgy, held at the Crystal Palace. That same year, he visited England and the various Orange bodies in England and the north of Ireland. While in London, he gave evidence before the Royal Commission on Mines.
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