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 was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Lyme Regis in 1847 and represented the constituency 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. ^ "No. 21053". The London Gazette. 25 December 1849. p. 3915. 

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