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Lady Mary Gunston Abney

  • Birth 1676
  • Death 12 Jan 1750
  • Burial Stoke Newington, London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, England
  • Plot Vault
  • Memorial ID 75407703

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 (1640–1722) 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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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 24 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75407703
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lady Mary Gunston Abney (1676–12 Jan 1750), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75407703, citing St Mary Churchyard, Stoke Newington, London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .