Sir Thomas Abdy, 1st Baronet, of Albyns
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. Abdy was educated at Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire and at St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1833. He was then admitted to the Middle Temple.
In 1841, Abdy contested Maldon unsuccessfully. He gained the seat for Lyme Regis in 1847 and represented the constituency as Member of Parliament until 1852. On 22 December 1849, Abdy was created a baronet, of Albyns, in the County of Essex, and in 1875, he was appointed High Sheriff of Essex. Abdy was Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of Peace.
On 19 October 1841, he married Hariot Alston, second daughter of Rowland Alston. They had five children, a daughter and four sons. Abdy died aged 66 and was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his sons William, Anthony and Henry. His daughter Grace Abdy married Lord Albert, son of the 2nd Duke of Sutherland.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis
1847 – 1852
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
1849 – 1877