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)