I believe I am a very distant descendant of Archbishop George Abbott (1562 - 1633), the unwanted Archbishop.
I know that the line was essentially maternal:starting with Hadow.
In particular, I am interested to know if anyone knows anything about a John (or James) Abbott "IA" or "AI" who was in Constantinople in 1751 as a "diplomat" (perhaps a soldier or businessman instead).
My Great Uncle once showed me a signet ring called the Abbott Ring that had descended along that line.I would be interested to know if anyone knew anything of it.It was inscribed in arabic script (? persian).