Name: Kenneth Abbott
Burial Number: 1886
Occupation: Wine and Spirit Merchant
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Kenneth was born in East Ham, the son of Jabez and Mary Ann. He was baptised at Barking on 30 Mar 1881. Kenneth was educated at a boy’s prep school in Brighton. He trained as a commercial clerk in the wine and spirits business.
In 1914, Kenneth was living at 25 Savage Gardens, London. Two years later in 1916, he enlisted in 28th Battalion London Regiment (Artists Rifles). He was sent to France in Feb 1917 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Army Ordinance Corps.
After the war, Kenneth lived at Enville Cottage, Addlestone, Surrey. In 1919, he married Marie Dawson in Stirling, Scotland. Their son Charles Kenneth Jock Dawson was born in 1924.
In 1929, the family moved to Worthing, living at “Dunblane” 3 Lansdowne Road. Marie died in a local nursing home on 13 Mar 1934. The following year, Kenneth married Edith May Richards.
In 1956, the couple separated and Edith moved to New Parade. Kenneth moved to “Teesgate” in The Boulevard. He died in Worthing Hospital on 3 May 1959. Probate was granted on 6 Nov to Charles Kenneth Jock Abbott company director.
Effects £353 1s 1d (approx. £7K in 2020).
Researcher: Carol Sullivan
Location in Cemetery
Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 49
Exact Location (what3words): police.silly.urban
Ashes or Urn: Unknown
No description of the headstone has been added.
"Jesu Mercy" In loving memory of Marie dearly beloved wife of Kenneth Abbott died 13th March 1934 aged 34 yrs. And Kenneth Abbott died 3rd May 1959 aged 78 years
Name: Kenneth Donald Abbott
Town: East Ham
Occupation:Wine and Spirit Merchant
Maiden Name: Not applicable
Marriage Date: //
Spouse First Name: Edith
Spouse Second Name: May
Spouse Last Name: Richards
Town of Marriage: Unknown
County of Marriage: Unknown
Country of Marriage: Unknown
Information at Death
Date of Death: 03/05/1959
Cause of death: Unknown
Address line 1: Worthing Hospital
Address line 3: Lyndhurst Road
No obituary has been entered.
Money left to others: £353 1 s 1 d
Value of effects in 2020: Not calculated
Living at Abbott’s Farm, Wall End, Essex – Jabez C aged 34, farmer. Minnie (Mary) aged 33. Kenneth D aged 1 month. 1 visitor, 1 nurse and 2 servants
Boarding at Boy’s Prep School, 19 Compton Avenue, Brighton – Kenneth aged 10, pupil at school run by Frances Maud and her sisters.
Living at Oakwood, Chigwell, Essex – Jabez C aged 54, own means. Minnie aged 53. Kenneth D aged 20, commercial clerk. Violet aged 18. Plus 2 servants
Living at 3 Lansdowne Road. Occupation: wine merchant
Kenneth Donald Abbott
Worthing Herald 1 Mar 1957
“£7 a week for wife, excessive, court rules”
The Court of Appeal held last Wednesday that an order directing Mr Kenneth Donald Abbott 76 year old director of a firm of wine merchants, of Lansdowne Road, Worthing, to pay £7 a week maintenance free of tax to his wife, was excessive. The order was reduced to £400 per year gross, which said Lord Justice Hodson would with the wife’s small income, give her about £7 a week.
Mrs Edith May Abbott, now of New Parade, Worthing was granted the order by Mr Commissioner Law at Brighton. She contended that she was entitled to it because she had been told to leave the matrimonial home in Lansdowne Road in January 1956.
For Mr Abbott who appealed, Mr M P Picard argued that no order should have been made because he was already making an allowance of £5 a week, free of tax and that the wife also had an income of £63 per annum as a part-time teacher.
Mr Abbott suffered a stroke in July 1955, preventing him from taking an active part in his business and his remuneration was reduced. The judge’s order meant a payment of £632 a year.
In his judgement, Lord Justice Hodson said that Mr Abbott’s advisers seemed to have taken the view that the amount of the maintenance should by fixed by a court order. As to its amount, he thought the Commissioner intended the wife, who was much younger than her husband, to have a total income of £7 a week, but failed to take her own income into account.
Lord Justice Ormerod and Mr Justice Vaisey agreed.