John Atkins

1760 - 26th Oct 1838

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

London West India merchant and significant slave-owner in Jamaica.

  1. John Atkins of the Parish of Charlton, Kent, married Anna Maria Burnaby on 01/10/1803 at Greenwich St Alphege. Five children born between 1805 and 1813 and baptised at St Stephen's Walbrook, London. He was however also father of John Pelly Atkins (q.v.), born c. 1790, whose mother is shown as Sarah in his 1790 baptism record.  

  2. Listed as Alderman John Atkins at 68 Wimpole St and at Halstead-place, Richmore-hill, Kent in 1835 and John Atkins & Sons, merchants, at 7 Walbrook in 1836.

  3. Lord Mayor of London, 1818-1819: "In 1818–19 Alderman John Atkins was host at the Mansion House. In early life he had been a Customs' tide-waiter, and was not remarkable for polished manners; but he was a shrewd and worthy man, filling the seat of justice with impartiality, and dispensing the hospitality of the City with an open hand."

  4. Died at Halstead Place, Kent, aged 78, in 1838.

Sources

T71/877 Antigua claim no. 430.

  1. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921; London, England Baptisms, Marriage and Burials, 1583-1812; London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906; Rubinstein 1872/1 John Pelly Atkins; London England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538-1812.

  2. Boyle's Directory (1835); Post Office Directory (1836).

  3. 'The Lord Mayors of London', Old and New London: Volume 1 (1878), pp. 396-416. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=45053&strquery=john+atkins [accessed 19/12/2011].

  4. Times 29/10/1838 p. 7.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
(1) Sarah (2) Anna Maria Burnaby
Children
With (1) John Pelly (1790-). With (2) Anna Maria (1805-), Andrew Burnaby John (1806-), Sarah Jane (1807-), Edwyn John Ibbetson (1809-), Mary Schwardt (1813-)
Occupation
West India merchant

Associated Claims (10)

£22 4S 2D
Awardee
£78 16S 11D
Awardee
£2,078 8S 10D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,260 5S 10D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,733 8S 11D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,885 12S 1D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,997 16S 4D
Awardee
£3,977 3S 7D
Awardee
£3,465 11S 6D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£21 15S 2D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
J & A Atkins
West India merchant  
 

Political (1)

MP
Tory 
election →
Arundel Sussex
1802 - 1806

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (2)

68 Wimpole Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Halstead Place, Richmore Hill, Kent, South-east England, England