M, b. 1517, d. 1 March 1577
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George ABNEY was born in 1517 in Willesley, Derbyshire, England, son of John ABNEY and Margaret (?). He was Lord of Willesley.
George ABNEY purchased Newton and Swebebeston from William Devy of Littleton in Gloucestershire.
George married Ellen WOLSELEY, daughter of John Wolseley and Anne STANLEY, circa 1557 in Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of 21 children, 11 sons and 10 daughters.1,2
George ABNEY died on 1 March 1577 in Willesley, Derbyshire, England.3,4 He was buried in the chancel (beneath the floor), Willesley Chapel.
"On the floor of the chancel are two alabaster slabs, the figures and inscriptions of which are much worn. On the oldest one is incised the figure of a man in plate armour, with his wife by his side, and at their feet three girls and three boys. The following is the inscription - that part of it in brackets is supplied from notes taken in August, 1662, by Elias Ashmole: (Hic jacet Johis Abney . . . et Maria) uxor ejus quiquidem Johes obiit primo die mensis Decembris anno dni millimo (D quinto).
On the other one are the figures of a man in civilian's dress, his wife in a French cap and brocaded petticoat, and nine children belowthem, apparently three boys and six girls. The following is the inscription: Here lieth the bodies of (George) Abney esquier and Ellene his (wife which George) deceased the firste day of Marche in the year of our Lord God 157 (8 and the saide Ellene) deceased the iii day of Decembr in the year of our Lord God M°V°lxxi.
John Abney, of the first of these monuments, was the eldest son and heir of William Abney, by the co-heiress of Ingwardby; George Abney, of the second monument, was the eldest son and heir of John."5,4 His estate was probated on 27 January 1578 in Derbyshire, England. James, his eldest son, was left the Willesley estate; Robert, second, was left a house in Newton-Burgoland; Edmund was left 40 pounds; John was left 20 pounds; Thomas, the youngest, was left 40 pounds; Ann (Hawsey) was left 10 pounds; and provisions were made for various godchildren, servants, and villagers.6
Last Edited=12 Jul 2011
Children of George ABNEY and Ellen WOLSELEY
- [S783] William Camden, Visitation of Leicester, pg. 153 & 154, listed children: Jacob (James), Edmund, Robert, John, Thomas and Walter.
- [S785] William Dugdale, Visitation of Derbyshire, pg. 107, listed children: James, Robert & Edmund.
- [S148] R. Robert Abney, Editor, Abney Family Researcher ,Vol. VI, Issue I, December 2002. The year of death was listed as 1577/78.
- [S778] J. Charles Cox, Churches of Derbyshire, Willesley, pg. 521.
- [S730] Order of the Crown of Charlemagne (OCC), James Madison Dean, application 2069, through ancestor Dannett Abney, accessed 15 Feb 2009.
- [S148] R. Robert Abney, Editor, Abney Family Researcher ,Vol. VI, Issue I, December 2002.
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