George Atkinson 1764-1814

1764 - 1814


Biography

Island Secretary of Jamaica, leaving £140,000 at death, father of George Atkinson (1795-1849, q.v.).

  1. Rubinstein shows George Atkinson (1764-1814) as 'Island Secretary for Jamaica and ADC to Lord Balcarres when Governor', then Agent-General for Jamaica in London, 'formerly of Kingston Jamaica, then Newcastle-upon-Tyne, also of Morland Hall, Penrith, Westmorland and of Lee in Kent, marrying 1794 Susan Mackenzie Dunkley (d. Feb 1830) of Clarendon Jamaica; son of George Atkinson (1730-1781 Receiver-General for Cumberland and Westmorland). David Geggus says 'The Island Secretary and Agent-General George Atkinson was to decline the post of Agent-General for the Saint-Domingue expedition, as he thought Martinique would be a richer plum.'

  2. Will of George Atkinson of Newcastle-upon-Tyne proved 31/01/1815.

Sources

  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1815/1. David Geggus, 'Jamaica and the Saint Domingue Slave Revolt 1791-1793', The Americas, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Oct. 1981), pp. 219-233 (sourced in footnote 37 to CO 137/50 Atkinson to Nepean 20th October 1793).

  2. PROB 11/1564/476


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
Susan Mackenzie Dunkley
Children
George (1795-1849)
Wealth at death
£140,000
Rubinstein
1815/1

Associated Estates (1)

1817 - 1829 → Previous owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Nephew → Uncle
Brothers
Brother-in-laws
Notes →
Nathaniel Clayton was also an executor of George Atkinson (1764-1814) whose sister Dorothy he had...