Sir Robert Abdy, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Robert Abdy, 3rd Baronet FSA (8 April 1688 – 27 August 1748)[1] was a British Tory politician.

He was the only son of Sir John Abdy, 2nd Baronet and his wife, Jane Nicholas, the daughter of Sir Edward Nicholas.[2] In 1691, aged only three, he succeeded his father as baronet.[1] Abdy was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1705.[3]

From 1727 to 1748, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Essex.[4] A committed Tory, he was to have been one of the leaders of the 1744 Jacobite rising in Essex, and was privy to the military details of the planned French invasion.[5] Abdy was further a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).[3]

On 5 July 1711, he married Theodosia Bramstone, only daughter of George Bramstone at St Christopher le Stocks in London.[3] They had two daughters and two sons.[2] Abdy died, aged 60 and was buried in Stapleford Abbots in Essex.[3] His oldest son John succeeded to the baronetcy.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Collins, Arthur (1741). Richard Johnson, ed. The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. III. London: Thomas Wotton. pp. 26–27. 
  3. ^ a b c d "ThePeerage - Sir John Abdy, 3rd Bt (wrong surname)". Retrieved 11 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Essex". 
  5. ^ Sedgwick, Romney (1970). The House of Commons 1715-1754. vol. I. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 405. 
  6. ^ Courthope, William (1835). Synopsis of the Extinct Baronetage of England. London: G. Woodfall. p. 1. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Honywood
William Harvey
Member of Parliament for Essex
With: The Viscount Castlemaine 1727–1734
Thomas Bramston 1727–1747
William Harvey 1747–1748
Succeeded by
William Harvey
Sir John Abdy, Bt
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Abdy
(of Albyns)
Succeeded by
John Abdy