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Mr Ann Abbat

Edward Nelson 1755-1800, Mr Ann Abbat, The Bull Inn, Aldgate

From Kendal, Westmoreland, he was sponsered by Thomas Dickens into admitance as London Freeman as an Innkeeper in 1792. Had married Ann in 1790 at St Leonard's Shoreditch in front of the curate.

There is little to be gained by attempting to link Edward to a family group in Kendall, because the old academic project Britishsurnames highlights that Nelson was a northern English name.

The available data suggests that Ann Abbat had London roots and connections, the analysis with regard to time would be; he benefitted from her socioeconomic circumstances, this means that Digital Genealogy is better applied to her and London, rather than to his patrileneality.

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