Hi Diane, Whilst browsing the FREE BMD site, I found the marriage of a JOB ABBOTT in the June Quarter 1878. This would seem to tie in with the dates you have given. Possible wife MARIA MOTT. The marriage was registered in Hartesmere, Suffolk where a number of my relatives can be traced from, but no direct connection to my tree as yet. Hope this helps. If you make further progress, please let me know.