Percy John Atkins

Male, (1870 - 1920)
FatherPeter John Atkins (circa 1825 - 1877)
MotherFrances Wood (circa 1827 - 1903)
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthPercy John Atkins was born 2 July 1870 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Birth. 1870 SepQ Atkins, Percy John St. Olave 1d,202. (GBCivRegInd LDS6102046). 
INFO FIRST WENT TO SEA as apprentice on Ship Soudan 16 Mar 1885. Noted in documentation for 2nd Mate certificate. (UKMasCertAnc). 
INFO CERTIFICATE AS SECOND MATE. 30 Jan 1890. Board of Trade Certificate of Competency as Second Mate to Percy John Atkins. Certificate and supporting documents in database "UK and Ireland Masters and Mates Certificates" on Ancestry.com: Supporting documents: 1) Certificate #022022, Percy John Atkins, 57 Cranfield Road, Brockley, b. 1869 Bermondsey, "given upon an ordinary examination passed at London on the 28th day of January 1890," certificate issued 31 Jan 1890. 2) Application to be Examined #022022. Percy John Atkins, 57 Cranfield Road, Brockley, b. 2 July 1869 at Bermondsey, Middlesex. For certificate as 2nd mate for Square Rigged vessels to be sent to Mercantile Marine Office at Tower Hill. Previous examination failed on 13 Jan 1890 at London in subject longitude by chronometer. Application at London, 25 Jan 1890, signed P.J. Atkins. 3) Service at sea: Ship Soudan, 1699 tons, Liverpool registry, service as 3rd mate & app. from 16 March 1885 to 20 Dec 1889, 4 years 10 months in foreign trade. Certificate of Examiner 28 Jan 1890 at London - colour test passed, navigation passed, seamanship passed, for rank as 2nd mate, dated 28 Jan 1890. 4) Application to be examined. Percy John Atkins, 57 Cranfield Road Brockley, b. 2 Jul 1870, Bermondsey Middlesex. Certificate required as Second Mate for Square Rigged vessels, certificate to be sent to Ramsgate. Application at London, 10 Jan 1890. 5) Service at sea -- Full Rigged ship Soudan, 1699 tons, registry Liverpool, service as app & 3rd mate from 16 March1885 to 23 Dec 1889, 4 years, 10 days in Foreign trade. Examination: 14 Jan 1890 at Ldn, Colour test P, Navigation F, Seamanship Not Ed. Personal description of applicant: 5'-8" height, fair complexion, marks: left arm heart & wreath, right arm coat of arms, hair brown, eyes grey, dated 15 Jan 1890. (UKMasCertAnc). 
INFO CERTIFICATE AS FIRST MATE. 11 May 1893. Board of Trade Certificate of Competency as First Mate to Percy John Atkins. Certificate and supporting documents in database "UK and Ireland Masters and Mates Certificates" on Ancestry.com. Supporting documents: 1) Certificate #022022, Percy John Atkins [signature], Apsley Villa, Crescent road, Ramsgate, b. 1869 Bermondsey, Surrey, "given upon an ordinary examination passed at London on the 9th day of May1893," certificate issued 12 May 1893. 2) Application to be Examined Percy John Atkins, Apsley Villa, Crescent Road, Ramsgate, Kent, b. 2 July 1869 at Bermondsey, Surrey. Previous certificates: #022022, 2nd mate for square rigged vessels at London 31 Jan 1890. Certificate required as 1st mate for Square Rigged vessels to be sent to Mercantile Marine Office at Tower Hill. Previous examination failed on 2nd May 1893 at London in subject navigation. Application at London, 5 May 1893, signed Percy John Atkins, 13 St. Margaret's Road Brockley, S.E. 3) Certificate of Examiner: 9 May 1893 at London, Colour test Passed, Navigation passed, Seamanship passed, dated 9 May 1893. 4) Service at sea (all in Foreign service) -- Ship Soudan, 1699 tons, Liverpool registry 9 1182, service as apprentice from 17 March 1885 to 17 Mar 1889 - 4 years; service as 3rd mate from 17 Mar 1889 to 20 Dec 1889 - 9 months-3 days. Ship City of Benares, 1574 tons, Registry Glasgow 86.696, as 3rd mate, 12 Jun 1890 to 1 May 1891 - 10 months, 18 days. S/S George Fisher 821 tons, registered Cardiff 77206, service as 2nd mate from 2 Jul 1891 to 12 Sep 1891, from 16 Sep 1891 to 11 Feb 1892, from 22 Jun 1892 to 1 Oct 1892 and from 3 Nov 1892 to 7 Mar 1893. Total service at sea: 6 years, 10 months, 24 days. Certificate of Examiner 2 May 1893 at London - colour test passed, navigation failed. Personal description: 5'7", dark complexion, marks: bracelet and wreath on left fore-arm, coat of arms on right arm, hair dk brown, brown eyes. Dated 2 May 1893 (UKMasCertAnc). 
INFO CERTIFICATE AS MASTER. 20 Feb 1896. Board of Trade Certificate of Competency as Master of a foreign-goingship to Percy John Atkins. Certificate and supporting document in database "UK and Ireland Masters and Mates Certificates" on Ancestry.com. Supporting document: Certificate #022022, P. J. Atkins [signature], Apsley Villa, Crescent road, Ramsgate, b. 1869 Bermondsey, "given upon an ordinary examination passed at London on the 19th day of February 1896," certificate issued 21 Mar 1896. (UKMasCertAnc). 
INFO APPOINTMENT as Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve. Admiralty notice, 29th May 1900. Percy John Atkins (and nine other men), Appointment dated 26th May 1900. Published in London Gazette, 1 June 1900, p.3498. (LonGazetteAr 1Jun 1900: 3498). 
INFO Possible -- CENSUS 1901 (31 Mar 1901). London St. Paul Deptford. 135 Brockley Rd. Percy J. Aitkins [sic], boarder, single, 30, merchant service, seaman, b. London. One of 2 boarders with Robert Carlton and wife Lizzy. (GBCens1901 RG13/535 112:42) PROBLEM: Lloyd's reg says Percy was on a voyage to Jaffa 1897/1902. 
INFO NAVY LIST. Royal Naval Reserve. Atkins, Percy J., Sub-lieutenant, seniority 26 May 00. (NavyList May 1907). 
INFO RETIREMENT from Royal Naval Reserve. Sub-lieutenant Percy John Atkins, dated 2nd July 1910. Reported in London Gazette, 29 July 1910: 5505. (LonGazetteAr 29 Jul 1910: 5505). 
MarriageHe married Jessie Hume 1917. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Marriage 1917 SepQ Atkins Percy J. spouse: Hume Sculcoates 9d:319. (FreeBMD). 
INFO LLOYD'S CAPTAINS REG. Percy John Atkins, #022022, b. Bermondsey 1869. Passed cert London 1896. Sub-Lieutenant R.N.R. 26 May 1900. 2 voyages as mate: Austria [sic] 1896/97 and Jaffa 1897/02. 14 voyages as master: Oxford, Pera, Argyle, Essex, Lorne, Argyle, Lorne, Romeo, Livorno, Castro, Romeo (slight collision in Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, also grounded in canal 17 Jan 1913), Salmo, Juno (collision in Dieppe Roads 22 Oct 18), Domino (death 28 May 20) -voyages mostly to Baltic. (LloydCapReg LDS1482913 #022022). 
DeathPercy John Atkins died 28 May 1920 in at sea at age 49. 
INFO PROBATE CALENDAR. Atkins, Percy John of 5 Victoria-ave Kingston-upon-Hull died 28 May 1920 at sea. Probate London 28 July to Haggitt Colbeck solicitor. Effects £1284 5s 10d. (PPRCalen LDS251430). 
INFO PROBATE of WILL. Percy John Atkins of 5 Victoria Ave, Kingston upon Hull, master mariner. Friend Haggitt Colbeck Solicitor to be executor and trustee -- to receive £20. Holdings to be converted to money per judgment of executor for benefit of wife Jessie. If wife is not alive, then for sister Jeannie Richardson Atkins. If not alive,then to children of brother Frederick Peter Atkins. Will signed 4 Nov 1917. Probate 28 July 1920. (PPRWills LDS1911731). 
INFO NEWSPAPER NOTICE WILL. Daily Mail [Hull, East Riding Yorkshire]. Thurs, 26 Aug 1920, p.4. Local Wills. M. Percy John Atkins, of 5, Victoria Avenue, Hull who died on 28th May last, left gross estate of the value of £1284, with net personalty £1198. (DailyMailFMP). 
INFO MARINE DEATHS Index 1920 Atkins, Percy J. age 50. (MarDeaInd LDS6137240).