Abbott, Thomas Eastoe (DNB00)
ABBOTT, THOMAS EASTOE (1779–1854), poetical writer, was descended from a Suffolk family, and resided for many years at Darlington, where he served many offices of local trust with great credit. For his services in connection with the Royal Free Grammar School, which he succeeded in placing in a satisfactory state, he was presented with a valuable testimonial by the inhabitants of that town. He died at Darlington 18 Feb. 1854, aged 76. His works are:
1. ‘Peace: a Lyric Poem.’ Hull, 1814. 2. ‘The Triumph of Christianity: a Missionary Poem, with Notes and other Poems.’ London, 1819. 3. ‘The Soldier's Friend; or, Memorials of Brunswick: a Poem sacred to the memory of his Royal Highness Frederick, Duke of York and Albany.’ Hull, 1828. 4. ‘Lines on Education and Religion.’ Darlington, 1839.
[Latimer's Local Records of Northumberland and Durham, 338; Gent. Mag. N.S., 1854, xli. 443; Brit. Mus. Cat.]