John Pelly Atkins

???? - 29th Sep 1872

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

London West India merchant, claimed unsuccessfully with his father John Atkins (q.v.) for two awards; his father was successful in a number of other claims.

  1. Son of John Atkins (1760-1838), the Lord Mayor 1818-9. Memorial in Halstead Churchyard describes him as 'founder of this cemetery'.

  2. Born 19/3/1790, son of John and Sarah Atkins. His father later married Anna Maria née Burnaby. Partner with his father from about 1815.  Married 1825 Anna (1799-1871), daughter of John George Children; she is in the ODNB as 'botanist and photographic artist'. Died without issue: John Pelly Atkins' property passed to his wife's family, two of whom were his executors. Left £160,000.

Sources

T71/889 Bermuda claim no. 905; T71/865 St Andrew no. 58.

  1. http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MlsHalstead/01.htm [accessed 11/09/2010].

  2. William Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1872/1; London England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538-1912. Larry J. Schaaf, ‘Atkins , Anna (1799–1871)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004), http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/37132 [accessed 12/09/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Anna Children
Children
d.s.p.
Wealth at death
£160,000
Occupation
West India merchant
Rubinstein
1872/1

Associated Claims (2)

£37 10S 2D
Unsuccessful claimant
£5,489 5S 7D
Unsuccessful claimant

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
J & A Atkins
West India merchant  
 

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Halstead Place, Sevenoaks, Kent, South-east England, England