Abbot, Charles (d.1817) (DNB00)

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ABBOT, CHARLES (d. 1817) botanist, sometime fellow of New College, Oxford, took his M.A. degree in 1788, and those of B.D. and D.D. in 1802. He was vicar of Oakley Raynes and Goldington, Bedfordshire, and chaplain to the Marquis of Tweeddale. In 1798 he published a ‘Flora Bedfordiensis,’ and in 1807 a volume of sermons entitled, ‘Parochial Divinity.’ He also wrote a ‘Monody on the Death of Horatio, Lord Nelson,’ in 1805. His herbarium, prepared by his wife, is preserved at Turvey Abbey; it is contained in five folio volumes, but its value for critical purposes is but small. He became a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1793, and died at Bedford, October 1817.

[Gent. Mag. 1817, ii. 378; Journal of Botany, 1881, p. 40.]

J. B.