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 19/03/1790, 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 [database online]. 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 (4)

£37 10s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant
£5,489 5s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,281 10s 11d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Judgement creditor)
£2,240 14s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Judgement creditor)

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  

Physical (1)

Halstead Church 
description →
Memorial in Halstead Churchyard describes him as 'founder of this cemetery'. 'He rebuilt the church at Halstead on a new site across the road from, and a little further north than, its...

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Halstead Place, Sevenoaks, Kent, South-east England, England