Re: abbot family(westmorland)
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Your post caught my attention because of my Abbott-Burroughs connection - Long Island, NY to New Jersey.
There is a James Abbott 1665, Somersetshire, Eng to Long Island whose son Benjamin m. Hannah Burroughs, Long Islandin 1725, then grandson James m. Eliz. Burroughs
c. 1751 Long Island.
John Burroughs came from Barnstable, Devonshire after 1617.
His grandfather was Jeremiah.
I don't suppose this fits, but for what it is or isn't worth