Sir William Aby

Sir William Abdy (6th Baronet of Felix Hall, Essex)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1732CSORN
First Known Service1748CSORN
FatherSir William Abdy, 4th Bt. (1689-1750)PEER
MotherMary Stotherd (d. 1743)PEER
WifeMary Brebner-Gordon (d.1829) - Married 1776PEER
DaughterCatherine Mary [Fellowes] (1776-1817)PEER
Son-in-Law Thomas Fellowes (1778-1853)PEER
SonWilliam, 7th bt. (1779–1868)PEER
DaughterCharlotte Anne [Caldwell] (1783-?)PEER
DaughterHarriet [Caldwell] (1786-?)PEER
SisterCharlotte Elizabeth [Rutherforth] (1715-1733)PEER
BrotherSir Anthony Thomas, 5th Bt. (1720-1775)PEER
BrotherRev. Stotherd (c.1728-1773)PEER
SisterAnn Hester (1734-?)PEER
Last Known Service20.6.1775CSORN
Date of Death21.7.1803 - Chobham, Surrey CSORN
Burial28.7.1803 - St Laurence, Chobham, Surrey ref:719
Will Probated4.8.1803, PROB 11/1397/64

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17531754True Briton (22), Midshipmanref:707
175412.1755Stafford (26), Mate (Merchant)CAL
1755 Entered the navyref:849
2.1.1758 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/25RNLPC
1.2.1758 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/480CSORN
26.4.175819.5.1761Venus (36), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/18/505ADM 106
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
19.5.1761 Commander ADM 6/19/316CSORN
19.5.176124.6.1766Beaver (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/316BWAS-1714
24.6.1766 Captain ADM 6/20/125CSORN
24.6.176621.7.1766Actaeon (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/125BWAS-1714
23.4.177320.6.1775Milford (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/490ADM 6/20
16.4.1775 Succeeded as 6th Baronet of Felix Hall, EssexEWIKI
1.7.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
PEERThe Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site Family History
ref:707Royal Museums Greenwich Web Site
CALCaldwell family papers Digital Book
ref:849A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document

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