Author Topic: My ABBAY/ABBEY family went to Russia c.1838 !!  (Read 43468 times)

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Re: My ABBAY/ABBEY family went to Russia c.1838 !!
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 31 January 10 17:59 GMT (UK) »
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Re: My ABBAY/ABBEY family went to Russia c.1838 !!
« Reply #28 on: Monday 01 February 10 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Tiggertwo and you all
the old lady on the historical photograph is no one else than Eleanor Lee (1826-1916). She was married to William Abbey (1819-1880). My Great great great grandmother.

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Re: My ABBAY/ABBEY family went to Russia c.1838 !!
« Reply #29 on: Monday 01 February 10 21:27 GMT (UK) »

Gosh!  this is really getting exciting  :D

Tiggertwo ... thank's everso for posting the piccie.

Hessu ... which of William & Eleanor's children are you descended from?
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ABBAY/ABBEY Yorkshire to St.Petersburg Russia

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Re: My ABBAY/ABBEY family went to Russia c.1838 !!
« Reply #30 on: Monday 01 February 10 21:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi Hessu:
This is really great.  Which of the old ladies is Eleanor Lee?  How are you related to this family and do you know the name of my great grandfather?





















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Re: My ABBAY/ABBEY family went to Russia c.1838 !!
« Reply #31 on: Monday 01 February 10 23:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tiggertwo,

The young man (tall one) in the uniform apparently was an University student. The badge on the cap and on the collar says that he studied to be a mining engineer. But shoulder straps are not clear enough to define the name of University.

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Re: My ABBAY/ABBEY family went to Russia c.1838 !!
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 02 February 10 04:16 GMT (UK) »
Eleanor Lee is the grey haired old lady sitting next to the little boy holding a straw hat to the left in the photograph. I come from the line of Lily Abbey.

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Re: My ABBAY/ABBEY family went to Russia c.1838 !!
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 02 February 10 06:39 GMT (UK) »
Very interesting developments and great to see some new contributions.

On Mining Engineers, St Petersburg maintains to this day one of the largest Mining Institutes in the world and several museums and archives. Many Europeans came to St Petersburg especially in the pre-revolutionary period to take advantage of Russia's mineral wealth. Check out similar enquiries in RootsChat.

Browsing the web I found this intersting article in Russian:

"Citizen of Great Britain, Abbey is allowed to open the carriage route from Nikolsky Market along the Narvsky Road to country houses so the carriages can stop to take passengers at the square near the Krukov Channel and so Abbey precisely follows the rules for carriages set forth by the law as well as he should follow the police prescription. Order number 31 paragraph 6 of 10th May 1868"

Described is a south-westerly route from Nikolsky in the Admiraltisky district of St Petersburg towards Peterhoff and the Narva Road (Estonian border town).
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Re: My ABBAY/ABBEY family went to Russia c.1838 !!
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 02 February 10 17:57 GMT (UK) »
Myfi and Tiggertwo,

Hessu decends from William and Eleanor's daughter Lily (born 1854).

I don't know how you can reach Russian archives and give an order to make research on some person. Neither do I know what that will cost. I do know that any address where the person lived in Russia is of great importance. Address is the key.

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Re: My ABBAY/ABBEY family went to Russia c.1838 !!
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 03 February 10 22:50 GMT (UK) »
Mike:

The cap badge indicating an Engineering student would make sense, as we were always told that the young man was the Russian tutor to the family and my grandfather, the young lad in the cap, went on to become an Engineer as well. 

My first Abbey family member who went out to Russia, apparently took the first mechanical plough out there.  The family seem to have had a lot of Engineering types (to this day).

Lynne