Dame Lucy Park (née Atherton)

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

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. Her uncle John Atherton left her an annuity of £300 p.a. increased to £400 p.a.

Lucy Atherton married James Alan Park, a barrister and later judge, 01/01/1791 (he is in the ODNB). James Alan Park'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."


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

Maiden Name
James Alan Park
James Allan, Alexander Atherton

Relationships (16)

Niece → Uncle
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Daughter → Mother
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Niece → Uncle
Sister → Brother
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Bedford Row, London, Middlesex, London, England