Abbot, Charles, 1798-1867

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Abbot, Charles, 1798-1867

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ABBOT, CHARLES, 2ND BARON COLCHESTER, elder son of Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester (qv); b. 12 Mar 1798; adm 16 Sep 1806; left 1811; entered Royal Navy as 1st class volunteer on board HMS Revenge 8 Apr 1811; Lieut. 15 Sep 1817; Cdr. 27 Jan 1821; Capt. 26 Jan 1826; half pay Jan 1833; Rear-Adm. 1 Apr 1854; Vice-Adm. 2 May 1860; Adm. 11 Jan 1864; succ. as 2nd Baron Colchester 8 May 1829; took Conservative whip in House of Lords; Vice-Pres. Board of Trade and Paymaster-General Feb-Dec 1852; Privy Councillor 27 Feb 1852; Postmaster-General Feb 1858-Jun 1859; DCL Oxford 7 Jun 1853; a Busby Trustee from 23 May 1840; editor of The Diary and Correspondence of Charles Abbot, Lord Colchester, 1861; m. 3 Feb 1836 Hon. Elizabeth Susan Law, second dau. of Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough PC, Lord Chief Justice of the King’s Bench; d. 18 Oct 1867.


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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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