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Abiah Darby (fl.1800)

Abiah Darby was the daughter of Samuel Maude, a gentleman of Sunderland. She was married to a man called Sinclair and after his death, married the famous iron master Abraham Darby of Coalbrookdale.

Resident at the family estate of Sunniside, Abiah was a correspondent of John and Mary Fletcher and was an early supporter of Sunday Schools in the parish of Madeley.

Source: Burke's Landed Gentry (1853) and Fletcher-Tooth collection (MARC)

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