Mary Atherton

1767 - ????


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.

Mary was a spinster of Clifton, Bristol, when she wrote her will in 1838. She left everything to her sisters Catherine and Elizabeth, who were also her executrixes. Her will was proved in London in 1853.


See entries for Richard Atherton and Edward Atherton.

PROB 11/2166/179.

Further Information

died unmarried

PROB 11/2166/179.

Mary Atherton, spinster of Clifton in the borough of Bristol.

All my estate to my sisters Elizabeth Atherton and Catherine Atherton. Should either die in my lifetime then the whole to the survivor of them.

Sisters to be executors.

Signed 26/01/1838.

Proved in London by Elizabeth Atherton and Catherine Atherton 01/02/1853.

Associated Estates (2)

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  • 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 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Legatee

Relationships (15)

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Niece → Uncle
Daughter → Mother
Daughter → Father
Niece → Uncle
Sister → Brother
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Daughter → Father

Addresses (2)

Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Preston, Lancashire, North-west England, England