John Pelly Atkins

???? - 29th Sep 1872

Claimant or beneficiary


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.


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

  1. [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), [accessed 12/09/2012].

Further Information

Anna Children
Wealth at death
West India merchant

Associated Claims (2)

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

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1839 [EA] - → Not known

May have been joint owner with his father at an earlier date.

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