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Lancelot Abbotts

Birth
England
Death
11 Dec 1889 (aged 76–77)
Warwickshire, England
Burial
Warwick, Warwick District, Warwickshire, England
Memorial ID
50260388 View Source

An Englishman, Lancelot Abbotts arrived in Texas January 4, 1835 with his wife Elizabeth and two children. They were among many pioneers searching for a new life, but quickly realized they were in the middle of a civil uprising against Santa Anna and his government of Mexico. Mr. Abbotts served in the Texas Army, from February 20 to September 1, 1836. During this period, on April 21, 1836 the Texans won the final Battle of San Jacinto defeating the Mexicans and winning independence. General Sam Houston ordered several of his men to guard the Baggage Train, which housed the wounded and sick members of his army at Harrisburg. Lancelot Abbotts being one of these men, later received a Donation Certificate from the Republic of Texas for 640 acres of land. Another 640 acres of land was awarded for his tour of duty in the Army.

In March 1849 Abbotts had purchased a League of Land in what is now Fayette County, Texas. Lancelot was a Printer by trade, and printed the "Lagrange Texas Monument" newspaper until 1854. Mr. Abbotts built a large home on his league of land about 1857 and raised sheep. It was a profitable if unusual business and in 1860, his flock of sheep yielded 620 pounds of wool. Sometime between 1868 and 1870 the Abbotts returned to England. The reason for returning home is lost in time, but it was rumored he had inherited land and a title in England. In an 1874 letter to his old friend, Moses Austin Bryan, Abbotts stated that he "has not willingly left Texas." He told Bryan that he would have returned to Texas, had his wife not died. Record shows that Lancelot Abbotts married a second time at Plymouth on the 18th of October, 1888, to Mary Faulconer. Mr. Abbotts was a member of the Texas Veterans Association.


Quote: Visitation of England and Wales, Volume 4, 1896
"Abbotts Will dated 6 Oct 1887, proved at Worcester 26 Feb 1890, by Seth Abbotts of Thorton Heath, co. Surrey, and Joseph Abbotts, the brothers, and Anna Power of Arley, co. Warwick, the sister, the Exors."

An Englishman, Lancelot Abbotts arrived in Texas January 4, 1835 with his wife Elizabeth and two children. They were among many pioneers searching for a new life, but quickly realized they were in the middle of a civil uprising against Santa Anna and his government of Mexico. Mr. Abbotts served in the Texas Army, from February 20 to September 1, 1836. During this period, on April 21, 1836 the Texans won the final Battle of San Jacinto defeating the Mexicans and winning independence. General Sam Houston ordered several of his men to guard the Baggage Train, which housed the wounded and sick members of his army at Harrisburg. Lancelot Abbotts being one of these men, later received a Donation Certificate from the Republic of Texas for 640 acres of land. Another 640 acres of land was awarded for his tour of duty in the Army.

In March 1849 Abbotts had purchased a League of Land in what is now Fayette County, Texas. Lancelot was a Printer by trade, and printed the "Lagrange Texas Monument" newspaper until 1854. Mr. Abbotts built a large home on his league of land about 1857 and raised sheep. It was a profitable if unusual business and in 1860, his flock of sheep yielded 620 pounds of wool. Sometime between 1868 and 1870 the Abbotts returned to England. The reason for returning home is lost in time, but it was rumored he had inherited land and a title in England. In an 1874 letter to his old friend, Moses Austin Bryan, Abbotts stated that he "has not willingly left Texas." He told Bryan that he would have returned to Texas, had his wife not died. Record shows that Lancelot Abbotts married a second time at Plymouth on the 18th of October, 1888, to Mary Faulconer. Mr. Abbotts was a member of the Texas Veterans Association.


Quote: Visitation of England and Wales, Volume 4, 1896
"Abbotts Will dated 6 Oct 1887, proved at Worcester 26 Feb 1890, by Seth Abbotts of Thorton Heath, co. Surrey, and Joseph Abbotts, the brothers, and Anna Power of Arley, co. Warwick, the sister, the Exors."

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