Gilbert:These folks are my GG Grandparents.They were born and lived in Cambridgeshire until 1849 when they emmigrated to the U.S., landing on March 9,1849 as cabin passengers with a servant; subsequently they went north of NYC to Burnt Hills and then Wisconsin;
William Abbs was born in Cambridge in 1818, at 6 Jesus Lane (near Kings College).His father (James Abbs - born in Longstanton, Cambs) was service as a groom we think. William was apprenticed to a whitesmith in Cambridge in 1830 and was appointed town crier of Ely in 1836.
Elizabeth was born in Ely and was the daughter of a publican/serjeant in the Cambridgeshire miltia.
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