John Abdy

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Sir John ABDY
Died1 April 1759
OccupationBritish baronet

Sir John Abdy, 4th Baronet (c. 1714 – 1 April 1759)[1] was a British baronet and Tory politician.

He was the only surviving son of Sir Robert Abdy, 3rd Baronet and his wife Theodosia Bramstone, only daughter of George Bramstone.[2] Abdy was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1731 and was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1732.[3] He succeeded his father as baronet in 1748, in which year he entered the British House of Commons, sitting as a Tory Member of Parliament (MP) for Essex until his death in 1759.[4] From his father he inherited his country house of Albyns in Essex. He also owned a town house at Lincoln's Inn Fields in London.

Abdy died unmarried in 1759 and was buried in Stapleford Abbotts in Essex.[5] On his death the baronetcy became extinct.[2] His estates,including Albyns, were eventually inherited by his third cousin Sir Anthony Abdy, 5th Baronet.[3]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 16 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke (ed.). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 1.
  3. ^ a b Sir Lewis Namier, John Brooke, ed. (2002). The House of Commons, 1754-1790. vol. II. London: Secker & Warburg.
  4. ^ Sedgwick, Romney (1970). The House of Commons 1715-1754. vol. I. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 405.
  5. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir John Abdy, 4th Bt". Retrieved 10 March 2007.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Harvey
Sir Robert Abdy
Member of Parliament for Essex
With: William Harvey
Succeeded by
Sir William Maynard
William Harvey
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Robert Abdy
(of Albyns)