John Abbott

(1587/1588 – c. 1650 / London, England)

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John Abbot was an English Roman Catholic clergyman and poet. His birthplace is uncertain, but may have been London or Leicester. Abbott is believed to be the nephew both of George Abbot, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Robert Abbot, the bishop of Salisbury. Abbot was thus from a strongly Protestant family. After being educated at Balliol College, Oxford, he travelled to the continent where he ... more »

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  • ''Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations, as all other causes combined.''
    John Abbott. The Mother at Home; or the Principles of Maternal Duty, John Abbott, Crocker and Brewster (1833). Worlds Apart, ch. 2 (1978).
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John Abbot (1587/1588 – c. 1650) was an English Roman Catholic clergyman and poet. His provenance is uncertain, he might have been from either London or Leicester, but he is believed to be the nephew both of ...

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