William Ames Atkins

Male, (1818 - 1889)
FatherJohn Atkins (circa 1774 - circa 1855)
MotherElizabeth Farmar (1796 - 1852)
RelationshipGrandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthWilliam Ames Atkins was born 13 July 1818 in Deal, Kent, England. 
INFO BAPTISM RECORD. St. Leonard Deal. 5 August 1818. William Amos, son of John & Elizabeth Atkins, Lower St., Lower Deal, Mariner. (DealSLPRBt LDS 1786327 #834). 
INFO SEAMAN REGISTER (1835-36). Willm Atkins #5940. age 18 b. Deal. Quality Grd7[?] Seaman. Gt Peak??? [ship name] of London 5 Sept. (SeaRegSer1 LDS1483219 #5940). 
INFO SEAMAN REGISTER (1835-1844). William Atkins age 24 b.Deal. #5940. Voyage as S [seaman?] 64.4965 7.43 [voyage in 1843] Prince Regent. (SeaRegSer2 LDS1502079 p.44). 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. 1844. Marriage at Parish Church of Saint George, Middlesex. #126. 23 June. William Amos Atkins, full age, bachelor, mariner of 5 Johnson St., Father John Atkins, mariner. Elizabeth Tate, full age, spinster, of 5 Johnson St., father Henry Tate, Collier. Marr by Licens. Witnesses John Davidson, S. Scates. (GBCertMarONS). 
MarriageHe married Elizabeth Tate, daughter of Henry Tate, 23 June 1844 in Middlesex, England. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Marriage. Atkins William Amos. 1844 JunQ St Geo East 2:57. (GBCivRegInd LDS6102526). 
Note NOTE. 23 Dec 1844, when unemployed lives at East Smithfield. 
INFO SEAMAN REGISTER. William Amos Atkins #4419 age in 1845 27, age when ticketed 26, can write yes. Born Deal, 13 July 1818. Capacity Seaman. Height 5 ft 1-3/4, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, marks none. First to sea as apprentice in 1832. Not in Navy or Foreign serv. When unemployed resides at E. Smithfield. Ticket issued London 23 Dec 1844. 4 voyages: 1846 column [VERY difficult to read] S [meaning seaman] 19211-7? 12.46. S 1573-75 6.46. 1573-75 12.46. S 3159-64 6.45. 3159-64 12.45. S 3683-64 6.44. (SeaReg1845 LDS1482503 #4419). 
INFO CENSUS 1851 (30 Mar 1851). St. Georges East. 4 Johnson St. William A. Atkins, head, mar, 32, Custom House Waterman, b. Kent Deal. Wife Elizabeth, 35, b. Northumberland Hartley. Children b. Mdx St Georges: Son William 9, scholar. Son John Henry, 4, scholar. Daur Fanny C. Atkins, 2. Son Joseph P. Atkins, 1. (GBCens1851 LDS174778 HO107/1548 25:42). 
INFO CENSUS 1861 (7 Apr 1861). Shadwell. 8 St. James Terrace. William Atkins, head, mar, 43, Officer of H.M. Customs, b. Kent Deal. Wife Elisabeth, 45, b. Northumberland Hartley. 3 children b. Mdx St. Geo in East -- Son John 14, sadler [sic] apprentice. Dau Fanny 12, scholar. Son Joseph, 11, scholar. Sister and Boarder, Elisabeth Atkins, 44, milliner, b. Kent Deal. Boarder James Cooper, 24, Officer of H.M.Customs. (GBCens1861 LDS 542606 RG9/282 87:26- 88:27). 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. 1867 at Parish Church of St. Mary in the New Parish of St Mary, St. George in the East, Mdx. #145. Dec 25. William Amos Atkins, of full age, widower, custom house officer, res. 8 St. James's Terrace, father John Atkins, mariner. Lucy Kingsford Jones, of full age, widow, res 8 St. James's terrace, father John Jones mariner. Marr acc to rites of estab church by Banns. Witnesses Stephen Henery [sic] Atkins and Susannah Atkins. (GBCertMarrrONS). 
MarriageWilliam Ames Atkins married Lucy Kingsford Jones 25 December 1867 in St. George in the East, Middlesex, England. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Marriage 1867 DecQ Atkins, William Amos Jones. St.Geo East 1c,949. (FreeBMD). 
Note WILL SIGNED 15 Sep 1868 mentions only two children, Joseph and Fanny. Perhaps William and John Henry are dead. 
INFO CENSUS 1871 (2 Apr 1871). Shadwell. 438 Cable St. William Atkins, head, mar, 53, customs officer (water guard), b. Kent Deal. Wife Lucy, 54, b. Kent Deal. (GBCens1871 LDS823391 RG10/544 140:25). 
INFO CENSUS 1881 (3 Apr 1881). London St Paul Shadwell. 438 Cable St. William Atkins, head, mar, 62, Superanuated Customs Officer, b. Kent Deal. Wife Lucy, 64, b. Kent Deal. Boarder Rebecca Lyons, widow, 60, "kept by friends," b. Middsex. Wapping. (GBCens1881 RG11/461 16:25). 
DeathWilliam Ames Atkins died 13 November 1889 in Stepney, London, England, at age 71. 
INFO DEATH CERTIFICATE. 1889, Distr of Poplar, subdist Bromley, London. #187?. Death 13 Nov 1889 at Stepney Union Workhouse, St. Leonard's St. William Amos Atkins, male, 70 years, Custom House officer of 438 Cable Street, Shadwell. Cause: sudden serious effusion on the brain, caused by softening of the brain and accelerated by removal from one Workhouse to another. Natural. Informant. cert recd from Wynne E. Baxter, Coroner for County of London. Inquest held 18 Nov and 27th 1889. Reg. 30 Nov 1889. (GBCertDeaONS). 
INFO PROBATE. 9 Dec 1889. Will of William Amess Atkins, late of 438 Cable st Shadwell in County of London (Mdx) who d. 13 Nov 1889 at Stepney Workhouse in the parish of Bromley in said County was proved at the Principal Registry by Lucy Kingsford Atkins of 438 Cable-st, widow, surviving executor. Personal estate £149 10s. (PPRCalen LDS251332). 
INFO PROBATE OF WILL. 9 Dec 1889. Will - William Amess Atkins of 438 Cable Street, Shadwell, Mdx, Officer in Her Majesty's Customs. Desires decent burial. All property to present wife Lucy Kingsford Atkins until her death. Then sell assets and divide the proceeds "equally between my two children Joseph Peter Atkins and Fanny Crofts Atkins" on their attaining age 21. If they die leaving no issue, then all to wife. Executors and trustees: wife, brother Stephen Henry Atkins of London Licensed Victualler, and Henry Gardner of Deal Boatbuilder. Signed 15 Sept 1868. Witnesses solicitor in Deal and his clerk. Probate granted 9 Dec 1889 to widow, the surviving executor. (PPRWills) LDS1867188). 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Death. Wm Ames Atkins 1889 DecQ Poplar 1c,431. 

Family

Elizabeth Tate (circa 1816 - )
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