Charles Abbot, Lord Colchester, from 1802 till 1817 speaker of the British house of commons, born Oct. 14, 1757, died May 8, 1829. He served through a long and useful career in parliament, occupying at different times offices of honor and emolument. He was the author of one or two treatises on juridical reform. In 1817 he retired from the speakership, and was raised to the peerage as Baron Colchester.