Reginald Abbot

Reginald Arthur Brame Abbot (1860 - 1951)

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Reginald Arthur Brame Abbot
Born in Chelsea, Londonmap
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Husband of — married 9 Nov 1907 in St Stephen, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdommap
Died in Rochfort, Essex, England, United Kingdommap
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Curragh Post Office, where Reginald was the Postmaster.

Reginald Arthur Brame Abbot was born in the September quarter of 1860 at Chelsea, London, England. He was the son of William Brame Abbot and Emma Church.[1]

Reginald was the only 'son' from his parents marriage, he had three sisters; Ada, Lily and Mildred. Reginald however, did have a half brother, Stanley from his Father's second marriage to Emily Barton.

In 1907, Reginald joined the Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland at Newbridge. His occupation was listed as a Postmaster and his lodge number 215. [2]

Reginald married Sarah Ethel Hyatt on 9 November 1907 at St Stephen Church, Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith and Fulham. He was 47. [3]

Marriage Entry

Details from his marriage entry reveal that Reginald was the Postmaster at Curragh Camp, in the County of Kildare, Ireland. The birth of their first child, Dermot Charles Hyatt Abbot was registered at Naas, Ireland in 1909.

According to the 1911 Ireland Census, a 50-year-old Reginald Abbot was still residing at Curragh Military Camp on 2 Apr 1911. He was the head of the household, his wife Sarah was present as well as his two children, Dermot Charles Hyatt Abbot aged 2 and Reginald Herbert Anderson Abbot [4] aged 1. [5]
In 1912, another son Lawrence was born and in 1913, their family was completed when a daughter Molly arrived.[6]

On 1 September 1920, Reginald was initiated into the Dieu-la-Cresse Lodge, at Leek Stafford, the United Grand Lodge of England Freemasonry. The Lodge Number was 4169.[7]

The 1939 Register found Reginald and his family living at Southend-on-Sea in the County of Essex. By this time, Reginald had retired. His occupation was recorded as,"Civil Servant Retired". His wife Sarah was present as were all of his children. His sons, Dermot C H Abbot, Reginald H A Abbot and Lawrence J I Abbot. Also his daughter, now Mrs Molly Ada Brame Caton, and her husband, William A. Caton.

In the later part of his life, Reginald lived at Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Reginald passed away on 2 September 1951 at the Rochfort General Hospital, Essex. He was 91 years old.

Probate Notice


  1. UK birth registration: Chelsea, 1A, 144, September quarter 1860, mother’s maiden name CHURCH, see also
  2. Freemasons - The Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Collection: Freemasons of Ireland Membership Registers; Volume Number: Volume II, Link to
  3. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p80/ste/017; London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  4. Reginald Herbert Anderson Abbot, Ireland Birth Registration June quarter, 1910, Naas, Ireland, Registration District: Naas Volume Number: 2
  5. Ireland Census 1911
  6. Molly Ada Brame Abbot, Ireland Birth Registration Index, September quarter, 1913, Naas, Ireland, Registration District: Naas, Volume Number: 2. see also
  7. Library and Museum of Freemasonry; London, England; Freemasonry Membership Registers; Description: Membership Registers: Country KK 3866-4028 to Country LL 4029-4356; Reel Number: 59

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