Thomas Kingsmill Abbott was born circa 1848 to John Kingsmill Abbott (1805-1847) and Frances Amanda Brady (1821-1902) and died 2 August 1891 in Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Marion Lydiard (1862-1935) 24 January 1883 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from Ireland.


Offspring of Thomas Kingsmill Abbott and Marion Lydiard (1862-1935)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Dorothy Frances Louise Abbott (c1884-c1954)
Charles Lydiard Aubrey Abbott (1886-1975)
Thomas Kingsmill Abbott (1891-1933)


Mr. J. P. Abbott (Speaker of the Legislative Assembly) yesterday evening informed the Water Police-authorities that his brother, Mr Thomas Kingsmill Abbott, one of the stipendiary magistrates connected with the Water Police Court, had died on that afternoon. It appears that Mr W. E. Abbott had visited his brother, Mr T. K. Abbott, at the latter's residence, Hunter's Hill, yesterday morning, and then had left to catch a certain boat, but missing the boat he returned to his brother's house just as his brother was breathing his last. The death was very sudden, and was a great shock to his family. Mr T. K. Abbott had presided at the Balmain Police Court on Friday last after which, it is said, he walked rather quickly from Woolwich, and it is supposed be afterwards caught a chill, which ended in congestion of the lungs.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 August 1891, page 4

Death of Mr. T. K. Abbott, S.M.

Mr. Thomas Kingsmill Abbott, the well-known stipendiary magistrate, died suddenly at his residence, at Hunter's Hill, on Saturday.

It appears that Mr. Abbott had been unwell for some time past, but not to such an ex- tent, as to cause his friends any uneasiness. On Friday, June 30, he was unable to leave his house, although the illness appeared only temporary. On Saturday Mr. W. E. Abbott was visiting his brother, who while in conversa- tion gave a gasp, fell back on the bed, and expired. The cause of death is said to be congestion of the lungs accelerated by fatty degeneration of the heart. The deceased gentleman was 46 years of age and had been in the public service since 1867, when he was appointed clerk of petty sessions and Crown lands agent at Gunnedah; in 1874 he was made police magistrate at the same place, and occupied a similar position at West Maitland eight years later. In 1884 he was appointed a stipendiary magistrate in Sydney, with a salary of £860 per annum, and remained in that office until his death.

The deceased gentleman was a brother of the Hon. Joseph Palmer Abbott, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, and had a large circle of friends both in Sydney and the country. Feeling reference was made to the death of the deceased at the Sydney Police Courts over which he had presided. The remains were interred at St. Thomas's Church of England Cemetery, North Sydney, on Tuesday last, and there was a large attendance at the funeral.

Australian Town and Country Journal, 8 August 1891, page 14

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₪ Wedding
  • ABBOTT—LYDIARD.—Jan. 24, Bathurst, by Right Rev. Bishop Marsden, Thomas Kingsmill Abbott to Marion Lydiard.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 February 1883, page 13
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