Elizabeth Atherton

1769 - ????


Biography

Daughter of Richard Atherton, a woollen draper from Preston, and his wife Mary. Inherited £3000 from her father Richard (d. 1804, secured on his Jamaica estates) and a further £2,000 from her brother Edward (d. 1821, secured on Green Park and Spring Vale in Jamaica).

Her father Richard had expected to inherit a half-share in Green Park and Spring Vale on the death of his brother John. In fact, Richard predeceased John so the £8,000 Richard bequeathed to each of his daughters, secured on Green Park and Spring Vale, was never passed to her.

Still alive and a spinster in 1856 when she was an executrix of the will of her sister Catherine.

Sources

See entries for Richard Atherton and Edward Atherton.

PROB 11/2239/375.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Associated Estates (2)

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
1820 [SY] - 1821 [EY] → Legatee
1820 [SY] - 1821 [EY] → Legatee

Relationships (15)

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Addresses (1)

Preston, Lancashire, North-west England, England