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Burke's Landed Gentry, 1879

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ABNEY, HELEN-JOHN-SINCLAIR, now of Measham Hall, co. Derby, dau. of James Buchanan, Esq. of Craigend Castle, co. Dumbarton, and widow of WILLIAM-WOTTON ABNEY, Esq., of Measham Hall, who d. without surviving issue, 1866.


ABNEY, REV. EDWARD-HENRY, of the Firs, co. Derby, Vicar of St. Alkmunds, co. Derby, Prebendary of Lichfield and Rural Dean, m. 31 Jan. 1833, Katherine, dau. of Jedediah Strutt, Esq. of Belper, and has issue,

I. WILLIAM-DE-WIVELESLIE, Captain R.E., F.R.S., b. 24 July, 1843; m 4 Aug. 1864, Agnes-Matilda, youngest dau, of Edward-William Smith, Esq., of Tickton Hall, co. York. and has issue,


II. Charles-Edward, b. 26 March, 1850.
I. Helen-Elizabeth, m. 1858, Joseph Paget, Esq.
II. Catherine-Mary, m. 1861, Rev. T.-W. Bury.
III. Frances-Beatrix, m. 1866, Capt. H.-S. Sandys, R.N.
IV. Florence-Susan-Grace.

Lineage.-The Abneys were seated at Abney in the Peak about the time of the Conquest; and Willesley was in the possession of this ancient family for upwards of five hundred years (see ABNEY-HASTINGS).

WILLIAM ABNEY, Esq. of the Inner Temple (fourth in descent from Robert Abney, of Newton Burguland, 2nd son of George de Abney, of Willesley), purchased the estate of Measham, co. Derby, and erected the family mansion there. He was b. 25 Nov. 1713, and d. 1800. He m. Catherine, dau. and heir of Thomas Wotton, Esq., of Little Cannons, Herts, and had (with two daus., Mary, wife of John Swinfen, Esq. of Swinfen, and Catherine, wife of Rev. Thomas Burnaby) four sons; the two youngest d. unm., the eldest, Robert, of Measham, b. 1748, High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1777, m. Anne, dau. of the Rev, Philip Bracebridge, and left an only dau. and heir, Anne, wife of the Rev. Samuel-B. Heming. The 2nd son,

EDWARD ABNEY, Esq. of Measham, b. 1751, m. Hephzibah, his 2nd wife, dau. of Samuel Need, Esq., of Nottingham, and had two sons and a dau.,

I. WILLIAM-WOTTON, Capt. Royal Horse Guards Blue; m. Elizabeth, dau. of W. Richardson, Esq. of Fulford House, co. York; and dying v.p. 1821, left issue,

1 WILLIAM-WOTTON, late representative.
2 EDWARD-HENRY, Vicar of St. Alkmunds, co. Derby, present representative.
1 Catherine, m. 1835, Rev. William-T. Sandys,

II. Edward, m. 1822, Ellen, dau. of Hyla Holden, Esq. of Wednesbury, and left issue, Hephzibah-Constance; Ellen-Clarke m. to P. Eustace Barron, Esq., and Albreda, m. to Major R.-P. Smith.
I. Elizabeth, m. to Henry Walker, Esq. of Blythe Hall, Notts.

Mr. Abney d. 1827, and was s. by his grandson,

WILLIAM-WOTTON ABNEY, Esq. of Measham Hall, co. Derby, J.P. and D.L., b. 5 Jan. 1807; m. 6 May, 1828, Helen-John-Sinclair, eldest dau. of James Buchanan, Esq. of Craigend Castle, co. Stirling, by the Lady Janet Sinclair his wife, dau, of James, 12th Earl of Caithness, and had one son, who d. in early infancy, Dec. 1829. Mr. Abney, High Sheriff for Leicestershire in 1847, d. 22 July, 1866, when Measham Hall devolved on his widow for life.

Arms-Or, on a chief, gu., a lion, passant, arg.
Crest-A demi-lion, rampant, or, a pellet between the paws.
Motto-Fortiter et honeste.
Family Seat-Measham Hall, Ashby de la Zouche, Derbyshire.


The late GEORGE-HOLLAND ACKERS, Esq. of Moreton Hall, Chester, at one time in the Royal Horse Guards Blue, High Sheriff of Cheshire 1852, late Lieut.-Col. Queen's Own Royal Staffordshire Yeomanry, and formerly Commodore of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club; m. 23 Jan. 1838, Harriott-Susan, now of Moreton Hall, 2nd dau. of Henry-William Hutton, Esq. of Beverley, co. York, and d. 20 Jan. 1872, leaving issue,

I. GEORGIANA-HARRIOTT, m. 14 July, 1858, Sir Charles-Watkin Shakerley, Bart. of Somerford Park, co. Chester.
II. Constance-Marianne, m. 17 Jan. 1872, Fitzroy-Donald Maclean, late Lieut.-Col. of the 13th Hussars, only son of Sir Charles-Fitzroy Maclean, 9th Bart. of Morvaren.

Lineage.-GEORGE ACKERS, Esq. of Moreton Hall, b. 19 Aug. 1788; m. 8 Nov. 1811, Harriett-Dell, 2nd dau. of Henry Hutton, Esq. of Lincoln, and by her (who m. 2ndly, 1841, the late William-Edward Powell, of Nanteos, Esq., M.P. for Cardiganshire) left at his decease, 22 Nov. 1836, an only child, the late

GEORGE-HOLLAND ACKERS, Esq. of Moreton Hall.

Arms-Arg., on a bend, sa., three acorns, or, husked, vert.
Crest-A dove, rising, in the beak an olive branch, all ppr.
Motto-La liberté.
Seat-Moreton Hall, Congleton.
Family Residence-15, Hyde Park Terrace, London.