Mary Bethune Abbott

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Mary Abbott
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada
In role
June 16, 1891 – November 24, 1892
Preceded byAgnes Macdonald
Succeeded byAnnie Thompson
Personal details
Mary Martha Bethune

(1823-10-17)October 17, 1823
DiedFebruary 25, 1898(1898-02-25) (aged 74)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
John Abbott
(m. 1849; died 1893)
ParentsJohn Bethune
Elizabeth Hallowell

Mary Abbott, Lady Abbott (née Bethune; October 17, 1823 – February 25, 1898) was the wife of Sir John Abbott, the third Prime Minister of Canada.[1]


Bethune was the daughter of Anglican clergyman and McGill acting president John Bethune. She and John Abbott married on July 26, 1849 and had four sons and four daughters. Mary and John Abbott are maternal great-grandparents of actor Christopher Plummer.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Heather Robertson, More Than a Rose. Doubleday Canada, 1992. ISBN 9780770425258. p. 106.
  2. ^ "ARCHIVED - Abbott-Biography-First Among Equals".