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Abney, Sir Thomas (1639/40–1722), merchant and mayor of London

Gary S. De Krey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/52

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Abney, Sir Thomas (1639/40–1722), merchant and mayor of London, was born at Willesley, Derbyshire, the youngest of four sons of James Abney, landowner, and Jane Mainwaring (d. after 1640). The Abney family had owned land at Willesley for several centuries, and James Abney...

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction ; Political Institutions ; Public Administration

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