(Willesley, co. Derby).
This was the true coat of the family, and was borne by Sir Thomas Abney, Knt., Lord Mayor of London, 1694 (Harleian MSS. 6076), but in consequence of the marriage, circa 1400, of John de Abeney, with the co-heiress of Ingwardby of Willesley, most of the Abneys, descendants thereof, adopted for their hereditary arms the coat of Ingwardby, viz., or, on chief gu. a lion passant ar. Le Neve's "Knights," gives as the arms of Sir Edward Abney, of Willesley, knighted at Whitehall, 2 Aug. 1673, this latter coat.
(Measham Hall, co. Derby).