Captain Sir William Abdy, Bt (circa 1735-1803)
Abdy entered the service of the Hon. East India Company as a midshipman in the 'True Briton' on her voyage of 1750-1752. From 1753-1755, he was fourth mate of the 'Stafford'. He then transferred to the Royal Navy and commanded the 'Beaver', 14 guns, both in home waters and in the West Indies, 1761-66. He was made a post captain in 1766 but did not serve again. In 1775, he succeeded his brother to the family baronetcy.
- Image reference: BHC2504
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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