Books have listed Sydney and Braidwood, Australia as his birthplace.
Ancestry.com, http://records.ancestry.com/Percy_Abbott_records.ashx?pid=171105531, lists a Percy Abbott born on May 3, 1886 in Braidwood, Aust, New South Wales, Australia
- Parents: ♂Henry Armitage Abbott 1858-1910; ♀Emma Lavina Sandoe 1858-1900
- Spouse(s): ♀Rose S Messervy
A Lifetime In Magic 1886-1960 by Percy Abbott (1960)
- Mother died 1884, father 6 months later
- Name of his wife: Gladys Goodrich
- Had 4 children, 2 sons, 2 daughters