Sir Thomas Abdy, 1st Baronet, of Albyns

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Sir Thomas Neville Abdy, 1st Baronet DL, JP (21 December 1810 – 20 July 1877)[1] was a British baronet and politician.


He was the only son of Captain Anthony Abdy, a maternal greatgrandson of Sir William Abdy, 4th Baronet, and his wife Grace Rich, daughter of Sir Thomas Rich, 5th Baronet.[2] Abdy was educated at Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire[3] and at St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1833.[4] He was then admitted to the Middle Temple.[3]


In 1841, Abdy contested Maldon unsuccessfully.[5] He gained the seat for Lyme Regis in 1847 and represented the constituency as Member of Parliament until 1852.[6] On 22 December 1849, Abdy was created a baronet, of Albyns, in the County of Essex,[7] and in 1875, he was appointed High Sheriff of Essex. Abdy was Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of Peace.[3]


On 19 October 1841, he married Hariot Alston, second daughter of Rowland Alston.[2] They had five children, a daughter and four sons.[3] Abdy died aged 66 and was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his sons William, Anthony and Henry.[3] His daughter Grace Abdy married Lord Albert, son of the 2nd Duke of Sutherland.


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Burke, John (1847). John Bernhard Burke, ed. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. vol. I. London: Henry Colburn. p. 1. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "ThePeerage - Sir Thomas Neville Abdy, 1st Bt". Retrieved 12 January 2007. 
  4. ^ "Abdy, Thomas Neville (ABDY829TN)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 79. 
  6. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Lyme Regis". Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21053. p. 3915. 25 December 1849. Retrieved 5 April 2009.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Hussey
Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis
Succeeded by
William Pinney
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Albyns)
1849 – 1877
Succeeded by
William Abdy