Re: Vass-Abrahall K&Q, Essex Co. VA
The Thomas Abrahall who married Anne Cargill had a daughter called Hester. She married twice; firstly to Matthew Gibbon and secondly to Richard Acton, third son of Sir Walter Acton, 2nd Baronet.
Hester was Richard Acton's second wife, he had first married Anne Llewelyn and had 5 children. His youngest child was a daughter called Catherine. She was baptised at St Andrew Undershaft, London 29 January 1688 and married at St Paul’s Cathedral 9 May 1705 Captain Edward Gibbon who was the son of Matthew Gibbon and Hester Abrahall.
Edward and Catherine were the grandparents of the historian Edward Gibbon, who wrote The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.