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