Sir Maurice first married Joanna (Joan) Austen of Shalford --George Austen,esq. of Shalford.This gentelman represented the borouh of Guidford, in the first parliament of King James I having been previously member for Haslemere.To him the town of Guildford is indebted for the knowledge, and consequent preservation of many of its estates and rights. Part of the plate of the corporation, and still in use on their festival days, was presented by Mr. Austen.He m first Anne, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Mellersh, of Nore, in Bramlely, and had issue - Samuel - Joanna, who m. Sir Mauirice Abbot, lord mayor of London in 1637, and one of its representative in 1625, brother of Doctor George Abbot, archbishop of Canterbury, and of Doctor Robert Abbot, Bishop of Salisbury, by whom she had issue, Bartholomew Abbot- George Abbot - Matthew Abbott - Edward Abbott - Margaret Abbot. A GENELOGICAL AND HERALDIC HISTORY OF THE COMMONERS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND -- LONDON: Published for Henery Colburn, by R. Bentley, NewBurlington Street.July 15 1833.
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Abbot married, firstly, Joan Auisten, daughter of Geroge Austen, of Shalford, near Guildford, by whom he had fve children.Morris, one of his sons, wass called to the bar as a member of the Inner Temple and was one of the exectors of the will of his uncle, the archbishop, wholeft him several legacies.George Abbot, another of his sons, became a probationer fellow of Merton College, Oxford, in 1622, and was admittedbachelor of civil law in 1630(Wood, Athen.Oxon. (ed.Bliss),ii. 564). He carried the great banner at the funeral of his unmcle, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1633, and sat in both the Short and Long Parliaments as M>P> for Guildford until his death in 1645.A third son, Edward, was, it appears from petitions to the House of Lords in 1641, in continual pecuniary difficulties (House of Lords MSS.,Hist.MSS.Com.Rep. iv.62,72,73,80,102). After the death of his first wife in 1597, Abbot married, for the second time, Margaret, daughter ofBartholomew Barnes, an alderman of London, and she died on 5 Sept. 1630.
LONDON MARRIGE LICENCES1521 - 1869:ABBOTT, Maurice, of St. Michael, Bassishaw, draper, aged 30 or more, a widower about eight months past, and Margaret Barnes, maiden, of Widdford, co. Herts, daughter of Bartholomew Barnes, of same gent., and with his consent, age about 18 - at Widford Church, where she dwells. 27, May, 1598.
I am decended from their son George born about 1600. Sir Maurice Abbot had living sons that were named George, one by his first wife who stayed in London, and one by his second marriage who moved to America in about 1640.
I hope this can be of some help to you.Alice