Peasants to Puddles
My Family History - By Nicky Rowberry

The Abels of Herefordshire

Eleanor Abel was was one of my 4xgreat grandmothers. She was born in 1775 in Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire, the seventh child of Thomas Abel & Elizabeth Gamons. I don't know anything about her early years, but in 1794, aged only 19 she married James Corbett. James & Eleanor continued to live in Stretton Grandison and had at least 10 children together. For more information on the Corbett family, please click on the following link:

Eleanor's father Thomas Abel died in 1809. He'd written a will in 1802, which descibes him as being from Eagleton in Bishops Frome. He left money to his surviving children John, Michael, James, William, Elizabeth, Joseph and Eleanor. He also left money to Eleanor's 3 children at the time Jane, Elizabeth and Eleanor and to his grandson William the son of William. He mentions 2 children for Elizabeth too - James & Thomas, although he doesn't say what their surnames are, hence the question marks on the tree below!

I think Thomas Abel's parents were probably another Thomas and Elizabeth Abel who lived in the Yarkhill/Weston Beggard area of Herefordshire. This Thomas also left a will in 1749 in which he left his things to amongst others his son Thomas and a daughter Eleanor.

The family tree below summarises what I know about the above generations of the Abel family. It is hopefully reasonably accurate, but if you spot any errors, or any relatives, please feel free to E-mail me

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