George Abbott

George Abbott (1562 - 1633)

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Categories: Archbishops of Canterbury, Church of England | Translators of the King James Version | Trinity College, Dublin | Guildford, Surrey.

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Archbishop of Canterbury George Abbott (1611-1633)
Birth: 19 October 1562, Guildford, Surrey, England
Death: 5 August 5, 1633, Guildford, Surrey, England
Father: Maurice Abbott
Mother: Alice Marsh
George Abbott was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1611 to 1633. He also served as the fourth Chancellor of Trinity College, Dublin, from 1612 to 1633.[1][2]
Archbisop Abbot was apparently celibate, per one of his biographers, and he also suffered with episodes of gout.[3]
Statue of George Abbott in High Street, 
Guildford, Surrey, England
Among his five brothers, Robert became Bishop of Salisbury, and Maurice (Morris) became Lord Mayor of London.[4]

It is said George’s mother, Alice, had a vivid dream while expecting him. She was told if she would eat a pike, her son would grow up to be a great man. With that, she went to a river and dipping a pail into its waters, drew out a pike, and ate it. So it was that George went on to attend Oxford and rose to the position of Archbishop of Canterbury, was one of the translators of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, published in 1611; and was with King James I when he died, and crowned the Kings' successor, Charles I.[5][6][7]

In his hometown of Guildford, Archbishop George Abbott is memorialized with his Hospital (, a statue in the High Street, a pub, and a secondary school (George Abbot School) is named after him. His tomb can be seen in Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, Surrey, England.[8]

Memorial, Holy Trinity Church,
Guildford, Surrey, England
Burial: Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, Guildford Borough, Surrey, England
Created by: Lynden Rodriguez
Record added: Apr 03, 2015 Find A Grave Memorial # 144549431[9]


  1. Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Mass. On Accessed: 7 Apr 2015.
  2. The Guildford Dragon: The online newspaper for Guildford. URL:
  3. King James Version (KJV or AV). Accessed: 3 Apr 2015. URL: Version
  4. Archbishop George Abbott. Find a Grave. Accessed: 3 April 2015. URL:
  5. George Abbott (Bishop). Accessed: 3 Apr 2015. URL:
  6. Image Citation #01: George Abbot (1562-1633), Archbishop of Canterbury, by unknown artist. Date: 1623, National Portrait Gallery: NPG 2160. Commons. Accessed: 3 April 2015. URL:
  7. Image Citation #02: Statue of Archbishop George Abbot in Guildford High Street, Guildford, Surrey, England, 10 February 2003 (Courtesy of en.wikipedia) Original uploader: SGBailey at en.wikipedia. Released under the GNU Free Documentation License. Commons. Accessed: 3 April 2015. URL:
  8. Image Citation #03: George Abbot Memorial, Holy Trinity Church, Guildford.JPG. Date: 24 July 2014. Photographer Gaius Cornelius. Commons. Accessed: 3 April 2015. URL:
  9. Image Citation: Pedigree of George Abbott. Accessed: 5 Apr 2015. Image URL: Main URL:


  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Guildford Dragon
  3. Introduction, xxiii. Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Mass. On
  4. The Guildford Dragon
  5. Wikipedia
  6. The Guildford Dragon
  7. King James Version
  8. The Guildford Dragon
  9. Archbishop George Abbott: Find a Grave
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George Abbot Memorial, Holy Trinity Church, Guildford
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