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Lady Mary Gunston Abney
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Birth: 1676
Death: Jan. 12, 1750

She inherited the Manor of Stoke Newington in the early 18th century, which lies about five miles north of St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London. She had a great influence on the design and landscaping of Abney Park which inspired many of Dr Isaac Watts' poems and hymns. The Manor of Stoke Newington, a small farming community, had been owned and managed directly by St Paul's Cathedral until the early 17th century, after which they granted it to a succession of private Lords of the Manor. Her husband was Sir Thomas Abney (16401722) was a Lord Mayor of London for the first year of their marriage in 1700, and had business interests in the City of London. She was the the husband of Sir Thomas, who already leased a mansion on the magnificent Theobalds estate at Cheshunt in Hertfordshire. Following her death in 1750, at the age of 73, she was buried near her brother beneath the chancel of Old Stoke Newington Church, which overlooks today's Clissold Park.
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  Thomas Abney (1640 - 1722)
St Mary Churchyard
Stoke Newington
London Borough of Hackney
Greater London, England
Plot: Vault
Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Aug 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75407703
Lady Mary <i>Gunston</i> Abney
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