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John (Lord of Willesley) Abney[1]

Male - 1505


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  • Name John (Lord of Willesley) Abney 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1505 
    Buried Willesley Chapel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I159766  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2013 

    Family Mary,   bur. Willesley Chapel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George (Lord of Willesley) Abney,   d. 1 Mar 1577-1578
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F63318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From R. Robert Abney Jr. Centralized Abney Archives

      I will give you a brief sketch of the ABNEY-SANDYS family.

      1. John ABNEY, Lord of Willesley (d.01 Dec 1505) m. Mary (both bur. inWillesley Chapel, Co. Derby)
      2. George ABNEY, Lord of Willesley (d.01 Mar 1578) m. Ellen WOLSELEY(d.03 Dec 1571) (both bur. Willesley Chapel)
      3. Robert ABNEY of Newton-Burguland (will prob.1602 Co. Leic.). He was alegatee of his father. m1. Autheria HOWE
      4. Thomas ABNEY of Newton-Burguland (bapt.18 Aug 1585; d.ae.63 [ca.1648])m. Anne SMITH
      5. Thomas ABNEY of London (bapt.10 Jul 1632; bur.29 May 1714) m2. SusannaSWINDALE of Ashby-de-la-Zouche
      6. Robert ABNEY of London (bapt. 01 Mar 1672; bur.26 Apr 1785) m. MaryWEBB of Hamstal-Ridware
      7. William ABNEY (b.25 Nov 1713; bapt. 29 Dec 1713; purchased Mesham; d.1800 Mesham Field) m. Catherine WOOTTON
      8. Edward ABNEY of Mesham (b.1751; d.1827) - (of whom see next entry)
      Edward ABNEY of Mesham m1. Mary SHARP of Leicester (she was bur. 23 Aug1776) & had issue:
      1. Catharina-Martha ABNEY (bur.03 Sep 1776, died in infancy). Apparently,Mary died in childbirth, and the infant a couple of weeks later.
      Edward ABNEY of Measham m2. Hephzibah NEED (daughter of Lt. Gen. SamuelNEED, Esq. of Fountain Dale, Nottingham & had issue:
      2. Capt. William Wootton ABNEY, Royal Reg. of the Horse Guards (d.18 May1822) (of whom more below)
      3. Elizabeth ABNEY of whom nothing further
      4. Edward ABNEY m. Ellen Rose HOLDEN of Wednesbury & had issue.
      Capt. William Wootton ABNEY m. Elizabeth RICHARDSON of Fulford House, Co.York & had issue:
      1. William Wootton ABNEY of Mesham Hall, Co. Derby
      2. Rev. Edward Henry ABNEY of the Firs, Co. Derby (of whom more later)
      3. Catherine Elizabeth ABNEY (d.12 Jan 1887) m. Rev. William TravisSANDYS of Graythwaite & had issue:
      · Maj. Edwin William SANDYS
      · Capt. Henry Stair SANDYS m. Frances Beatrix (Beatrice) ABNEY (below)
      · Richard SANDYS
      · Maj. Arthur Abney SANDYS
      · Walter Del SANDYS
      · Alberda Elizabeth SANDYS
      · Catherine Margaret SANDYS
      · Harriett Isabel SANDYS
      · Frances Anne SANDYS
      Rev. Edward Henry ABNEY of the Firs, Co. Derby (22 Sep 1811-13 May 1892)m.31 Jan 1833 to Katherine STRUTT & had issue:
      1. Henry Wootton ABNEY
      2. Helen Elizabeth ABNEY
      3. Mary Catherine ABNEY
      4. Sir William de Wiveleslie ABNEY, KCB (a specialist in the chemistry ofphotography. In 1880 he discovered the photographic devellopingproperties of hydroquinone.
      5. Frances Beatrix ABNEY m. Capt. Henry Stair SANDYS (above)
      6. Charles Edward ABNEY
      7. Florence Susan Grace ABNEY
      A note on Charles Edward ABNEY (s/o Rev. ABNEY & Katherine STRUTT): Hewas the grandfather of the actor, William Edward Charles Wootton ABNEYwho appeared in movies (most notably "Curse of the Pink Panther" *1983)and stage theater. William claimed (and I believe his assertion) to bethe last male English-born ABNEY. The saddest part is he left no issue.With his decease, so ends the legacy of the ABNEY family, once soprominent in England.
      The genealogy of the name ABNEY is as follows:
      d'Aubigné, d'Aubigney, d'Abeney & de Abeney, d'Abney & de Abney,d'Albini, de Albini, & Albini (also: Abner, Abnee, Abna, & Dabney)

  • Sources 
    1. [S3540] Hamish Maclaren.