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  • ID: I18528
  • Title: Sir 1
  • Name: William ABDY of Chobham Place, Surrey; 7th Baronet 1
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 17 MAY 2015
  • Birth: 1779 1
  • Note: Sir William Abdy had introduced his wife to his friend, Lord Charles Bentinck, and at some point Anne and Lord Charles became lovers. They eloped on 5 September 1815, following which Abdy brought a suit for criminal conversation (crim.con. in Regency parlance) for 30,000 pounds, but won only 7,000 pounds in damages. During the discussion of the divorce bill, the customary provision against remarriage was struck out in the House of Lords. Sir William was granted a divorce on 25 June 1816. Anne and Lord William were married on 23 July 1816, enabling their first child, which she was expecting, to be born legitimate three weeks later. 2
  • Death: 16 APR 1868
  • Note: d.s.p. 1

    Marriage 1 Anne WELLESLEY 'Lady Abdy' b: ABT 1788
    • Married: 03 JUL 1806
    • Note: First marriage for both. Divorced by Act of Parliament, 25 June 1816. No issue. 1

    1. Title: The Complete Baronetage
      Abbrev: Complete Baronetage
      Author: Compiler: 'GEC', G E Cokayne
      Publication: William Pollard & Co Ltd, Exeter, 1904
      Page: Abdy (14 July 1641), Vol.2 pp.98-100
    2. Title: Website
      Abbrev: Website
      Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Charles_Bentinck
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