Sir William Abdy, 7th Baronet
Born in Marylebone, he was the only son of Sir William Abdy, 6th Baronet, and his wife Mary Gordon, daughter of James Gordon. In 1803, he succeeded his father as baronet. Abdy was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1796.
He served in the British Army and was promoted to lieutenant of the South Essex Militia in 1798. Later he was second lieutenant of the Southwark Volunteers. In 1817, Abdy entered the British House of Commons as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Malmesbury until the following year.
On 3 July 1806, he married Anne Wellesley, eldest and illegitimate born, later legitimitated, daughter of Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley, at Hyde Park Corner. At some point during their marriage, she became lover of Lord Charles Bentinck and as result Abdy and his wife were divorced in 1816. He never remarried and died aged 89, without legitimate issue, at Hill Street, London. With his death the baronetcy became extinct.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir William Abdy, 7th Baronet
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
1817 – 1818
With: Peter Patten
Sir Charles Forbes
|Baronetage of England|
(of Felix Hall)
1803 – 1868