George ABBOTT

Male Abt 1550 - 1619/20  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name George ABBOTT 
    Born Abt 1550  Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1619/20 
    Buried 11 Jan 1619/20  Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23861  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2009 

    Father William ABBOTT,   b. Abt 1525, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1569, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Margaret ELLIOT,   b. 1529, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1569, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married Abt 1550 
    Family ID F7933  Group Sheet

    Family Bridget,   d. 1625 
    Married Abt 1576 
    Children 
     1. George ABBOTT,   b. Abt 1577, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1577  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. John ABBOTT,   b. Abt 1579, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1589  (Age ~ 10 years)
     3. Anne ABBOTT,   b. Abt 1581,   d. Aft 1619  (Age ~ 39 years)
     4. Johanne ABBOTT,   b. Abt 1584
     5. Grace ABBOTT,   b. Abt 1585, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1585/6  (Age ~ 1 years)
     6. George ABBOTT,   b. 1587,   d. Aft 1628  (Age > 42 years)
     7. Johane ABBOTT,   b. Abt 1590, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1619  (Age ~ 30 years)
     8. Edward ABBOTT,   b. Abt 1591,   d. Aft 1619  (Age ~ 29 years)
    Family ID F7931  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1550 - Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Jan 1619/20 - Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From "English Origins of New England Families, Vol. II": George Abbott, of Bishops-Stortford, co. Herts, yeoman, born at Bishops-Stortford about 1550, was buried 11 Jan. 1619/20. He married, about 1576, Bridget -----, who was buried 13 Aug. 1625. George Abbott succeeded to the homestead of his father according to the latter's will. His name appears several times on the court rolls of the manor of Bishops-Stortford. On 13 Apr. 1577 he was amerced 3d. for default of suit of court; on 6 Apr. 1583, 30 Mar. 1585, and 27 Sept. 1585, he was one of the chief pledges; and on 1 Oct. 1604 he was ordered to make two easy stiles in his croft out of Napton Field into London Lane before Hallowtyde [All Saint's Day, 1 November] next, and so to keep them, upon pain of forfeiting 10s. (Court Rolls 205/21, 206/2, 206/3, and 189/30.) In 1596 he sold some property in Bishops-Stortford by the following fine: John Gace and ThomasMyller, querents, v. George Abbott and his wife Bridget and Edward Hake, gentleman, and his wife Margaret, deforciants, for two messuages, with lands, in Stortford. (P.C.C. Montague, 61), and in 1608 he was churchwarden. An abstract of his will follows.

      The Will of George Abbott the Elder of Stortford, co. Herts, yeoman, dated 12 Oct. 1619. To my eldest son, George Abbott, my table and frame, stools, benchboard, and cupboard in the hall of the messuage in Stortford where I dwell, and also the bedstead in the chamber over said room. To my wife Bridgitt all my other household stuff, maintenance for life in my said messuage, meet for an aged woman, and an annuity of 40s. out of my said messuage, with lands of eighteen acres, to be paid at the four quarterly feasts, and these bequests are to be in lieu of dower; but, if she prefer to remove from said messuage and to live elsewhere, then she is to have an annuity of L6 out of my said messuage, in lieu of dower. To my said son George Abbott and his heirs my said messuage and lands at my decease, he paying to my wife as aforesaid and also paying to my son Edward Abbott, within one year of my decease, L30, so as ----- Marshe of Chrissing, co. Essex, yeoman (father-in-law to my said son Edward) shall deliver, within six months of my decease, to my said son George an obligation wherein said Marshe shall be bound in L60 to my said son George to pay within one year to my son Edward Abbott L40 of the L50 which he promised on the marriage of his daughter to my son Edward; and if said Marshe fail to pay, then my gift to my son Edward is to be void. If my son George fail to pay the L30 to my son Edward, the latter is to have my croft of three acres, in two parcels, next the commons, called Chalnerscroft or Chalkcroft. To my daughter Joane (if she happens to be a widow before her two children be of age) L10. To the two daughters of my daughter Anne (now wife of Mathewe Reeve) 20s. each at twenty-one or marriage. All the residue to my son George Abbott, who is to be sole executor. Witnesses: Thomas Miller, Thomas Barnarde, Sr., scr. [Signed] Georg Abbott. Proved 8 Feb 1619/20 by the executor. (Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts, original will, 1619, no. 133.)