Dame Lucy Park (née Atherton)

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Biography

Daughter of Richard Atherton (d. 1804) and his wife Mary. No baptism has been found for her. The obituary of her

Bequeathed an annuity of £400 pa in the will of her uncle John Atherton, secured on Green Park and Spring Vale Pen in Jamaica. In addition, her father bequeathed her £3,000, secured on his own Jamaican estates and £8,000 secured on Green Park and Spring Vale Pen, which he expected to inherit on the death of his brother John. In fact, Richard predeceased John and the Jamaican estates were passed to Lucy's brother Edward. Edward died in 1821; Lucy is not mentioned in his will.

Lucy Atherton married James Alan Park, a barrister and later judge, 01/01/1791 (he is in the ODNB). James Allan Parke's obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine gives Lucy as "daughter of Mr. Richard Atherton, who was for many years a respectable woollen-draper at Preston, and one of the original partners in the Old Bank, when opened under the firm of Messrs. Atherton, Greaves, and Denison."

Sources

Will of William Atherton, PROB 11/1403/224. Will of John Atherton, PROB 11/1636/408. Will of Richard Atherton PROB 11/1654/174. Will of Edward Atherton PROB 11/1638/348.

J. A. Hamilton, ‘Park, Sir James Alan (1763–1838)’, rev. Jonathan Harris, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online edition (Oxford University Press, 2004). Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 11 (February 1839) p. 211.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Maiden Name
Atherton
Spouse
James Alan Park
Children
James Allan, Alexander Atherton

Relationships (15)

Niece → Uncle
Niece → Uncle
Daughter → Mother
Daughter → Father
Niece → Uncle
Sister → Brother
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Addresses (1)

Bedford Row, London, Middlesex, London, England