In this book, the first ABELL in this line was a Robert ABELL, Esq., of Stapenhill, County of Derby, England was named in a deed of 1547, and in the will of his son George 1696, of Ticknall, England. Name of his wife isn't known.
Children: 1. Anthony 2. George *3. Robert 4. a daughter - name unknowned but she married ____ ROYLE. 5. Anne (unmarried)
Robert ABELL, of Stephenhill and Ticknall, Derby County, England. His will was dated 18 March 1587-88 and proved on 17 May 1588.
Children: 1. *George born 1561
George ABELL b.1561 resided in Stapenhill, Derby County, England and lived in Parish of Lockington, Leicester County, England. On 08 at the age of 17, he enrolled in Brasenose College, Oxford, England. He was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1581. He married Francis COTTON, daughter of Richard COTTON and Jane SEYLYARD. The genealogical line of Richard COTTON can be traced back to Charlemange (Charles I) King of the Franks and Roman Emperor.
Children of George ABELL and Francis COTTON: 1. George *2. Robert m. Joanna 3. Richard 4. Mary
Robert ABELL m. Joanna probably in England.She died in America after 1682 and was buried in Norwich. Robert came to this country sometime during 1630 probably in the Fleet with Governor Winthrop which arrived at Charleston, Mass.
Children: 1. Abraham 2. Mary 3. Lieut. Preserved 4. Srgt. Caleb 5. Joshua 6. Benjamin 7. Experience 8. child (possible died young)
Hope this info helps. I have a lot more info on the descendants of Mary ABELL and Joshua ABELL (both children of Robert). I also have a lot of info on the COTTON family.