I have record of a John Abbott b. 1495 in Bishop Strotsford, England.(He had a son William b. 1525, d. 1568/69 at Bishop...)The father of John was William Abbott b. 1470 in Bishop Strotsford England.This is as far back as I have been able to trace the Abbott line.As you know, dates often become approximate this far back so I would imagine that the John Abbott you ask about and this one are one in the same.