John Atkins (MP)

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John Atkins (c.1754-1838), of Halstead Place, near Sevenoaks, Kent, was an English politician.

He started his career at sea before setting up as a West India merchant with his brother. He was elected an Alderman of London in 1808, served as a Sheriff of London for 1809-10 and as Lord Mayor of London in 1818-19.

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Arundel 1802-1806 and 1826-1832, and for London 1832.[1]

He married twice: firstly Sarah Littell, a spinster with whom he had three sons and two daughters, and secondly Anna Maria, the daughter of the Venerable Andrew Burnaby of Baggrave Hall, Leicestershire, archdeacon of Leicester, with whom he had a further two sons and five daughters.

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"ATKINS, John (c.1760-1838), of Halstead Place, nr. Sevenoaks, Kent.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2012-08-10.