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  • ID: I16639
  • Name: John Abell 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 10 JAN 1524
  • Burial: Stoke-by-Nayland, Essex
  • Residence: Nayland, Suffolk
  • Occupation: Clothmaker
  • Note: 2 3 4

    I have assumed he is the one who died in 1524, mentioned here:
    Thomas Mountgomery sold the manor of Cook?s Hall, West Bergholt in 1507?8 to John Abell, a Nayland cloth-maker. John Abell (d. 1524) left the manor to his wife Anne for life with successive remainders to their five children, John the younger, John the elder, Edmund, Agnes Alabaster, and Mary. The manor then passed to another John Abell (d. 1558) who was succeeded by his son, a third John Abell (d. 1575). He left the manor to his son Waldegrave Abell (d. 1613) who was succeeded by his son William. He died in 1628.
    John Abell (d. 1524), of Cooks Hall in West Bergholt, left lands in Layer Breton to maintain Nayland bridge over the Stour.
    Bell bridge, Nayland, has on its downstream side a keystone carved with a handbell preceded by the letter "A" in commemoration of a 16th century benefactor John Abell. Abell's wooden bridge was replaced by a brick bridge in 1771 and this was replaced by the present bridge in the 195O's.
    Plummer's farm, Fordham, Essex, belonged to John Abell (d. 1524), clothmaker of Nayland, and a house was recorded there in 1559.
    9 October 1542: License granted to Sir Anthony Wyngfeld and John Wyngfeld, his son, in consideration of the sum of £12.13s.4d. paid to the Hanaper, to alienate to John LUCAS and JOHN ABELL, gentleman [relating to:]
    Manor of Fordhamhall alias Fordyngham Hall and Archentyne, and 30 messuage, 5 tofts, 2 mills, 3 dove cots, 5 gardens, 600a. of land, 200a. of gorse and heath, 60a of marsh, 20a. of alders and £30 rent in Fordham, W Bergholt, Lexden, Stanway, Copford, Aldham, Marks Tey, Mount Bures, Lt Horkesley and Peldon.
    There was a John Abell who was prominent member of the Haberdashers, who had gone on a government mission to Strasbourg in 1547. Could that be the one who died 1558?
    Reference to an earlier John Abel in Colchester, in a deed from 4 October 1449:
    Tenement called Droryestement outside the North Gate in the suburbs of Colchester between a messuage of the late Robert Payne on the south side and and messuage formerly of John Abel on the north side.
    The Abells of Fordham and West Bergholt, Essex, from the 14th to the 16th centuries, obtained their wealth in the cloth trade.
    John Abell of Nayland, one of the feeofees belonging to Jesus Mass in Colchester, church wardens of the church of East Mersea. "Jesus Mass" was the alternative name of the Guild of ... Here we leave John Abell buried at Stoke in 1523, ...
    (Essex recusant: Volume 9. 1967 )
  • _UID: D6174F427A7146B983BC7357A175693727C2
  • Change Date: 23 MAY 2011

    Marriage 1 Anne
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Mary Abell b: ABT 1508

    1. Type: Web Site
      Author: Patrick A. Payne
    2. Type: Web Site
      Title: Little Saxham Online
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: Victoria County History of Essex
      By H. W. KING
      (No. 2.)
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