'Atkins01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Atkyns of Hempsted, Atkyns of Hensington, Atkyns of Saperton

Commoners includes a note on various Atkins families, indicating that various of the Yorkshire & Gloucestershire branches descended from Thomas Atkins of Monmouthshire (d 1401). Commoners suggests that the Saperton branch descended from Richard who dvp under age in 1610 having had 3 sons - Richard (heir to his unnamed grandfather who "had large properties in Monmouthshure and Gloucestershire"), unnamed, and Sir Edward of Saperton Hall. Le Neve starts with that Richard's apparent grandfather but, unless a generation has been omitted, that Richard outlived his father by about 49 years. The following comes from Le Neve with some comments added from Commoners.
David Atkyns ("removed to Tuffley, com. Glouc.")
1. Thomas Atkyns of Hempsted, Gloucestershire (d 1551)
  m. Margaret Cooke (dau of John Cooke)
A. Richard Atkyns of Hempsted (bur 08.11.1610, Chief Justice of South Wales)
  m. Eleanor Marsh (dau of Thomas Marsh of Huntingdonshire)
  i. Sir Edward Atkyns of Hensington, Oxfordshire (a 07.1660, judge)
  Commoners identifies Sir Edward as "of Saperton-Hall, Gloucestershire, Baron of the Exchequer, a very loyal person".
  m1. Ursula Dacres (dau of Sir Thomas Dacres of Cheshunt)
  a. Sir Robert Atkyns of Saperton, Gloucestershire (Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
  Le Neve reports that it was Sir Robert who bought Saperton. Commoners, which gives his dates as 1621-1691, suggests that Sir Robert was also Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Various web sites report that he died 18.02.1709/10.
  m1. Mary Clark (dau of Sir George Clark, Sheriff of London)
  (1) Sir Robert Atkyns of Saperton
  m. Louisa Margaret Carteret (dau of Sir George Carteret of Hoynes)
  Le Neve reports that Sir Robert dsp but Commoners reports that he "had issue, only daughters". Commoners suggests that he d 1712 but various web sites, which identify him as a famous topographer, report his dates as 1647-1711.
  (A)+ daughters
(2) Edward Atkyns
  m. Annabella Atkyns (dau of Sir Richard Atkyns of Surrey)
  (A) Robert Atkyns
  (B) Annabella Atkyns
  m. _ Bridges
  (3) Thomas Atkyns
  m. Elizabeth Roberts (dau of Lewis Roberts of Horsfeid)
(A) son (dvp?)
  (4) daughter (d young)
  m2. Anne Dacres (dau of Sir Thomas Dacres of Cheshunt)
  (5) Anne Atkyns
  m. (John) Tracy of Gloucestershire (d 1735)
  (2)+ other issue - son (d infant?), Francis, Robert, William
  b. Sir Edward Atkyns of Hensington (d 11.1698, Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
  In his main section on this family, Le Neve identifies Edward's wife as dau of Francis Lucy of Charlecote. In a follow-up section, she is identified as dau of ?? of the Strand, brother of Sir Richard, Bart, which is supported by TCP (Torrington) which identifies her as ...
  m. Elizabeth Lucy (dau of Francis Lucy of the Strand, son of Sir Thomas of Charlecote)
  (1) Lucy Atkyns (d c1696) apparently of this generation
m. Thomas Newport, Lord Torrington (b 1654-5, dsp 27.05.1719)
  (2) Frances Atkyns (bur 17.03.1743) probably of this generation
  m1. John Boteler (b 02.01.1628-9, bur 01.05.1684-5)
  m2. _ Long
  (3)+ other issue - ?? in London, ?? of Ketteringham (Norfolk)
  c. Anne Atkyns
  m. John Fitzherbert of Oxfordshire
  d. Elizabeth Atkyns
  m. Francis Swift of Essex
  e. Frances Atkyns
  m. Sir Richard Browne of Essex
  m2. Frances Berry (d 1702, dau of _ Berry of Lydd)
  ii. Richard Atkyns
  m. _ Sands (dau of Lord Sands)
  a. Richard Atkyns (dsp, Colonel?)
  m. _ Atkinson
  iii. Elizabeth Atkyns
  m. William Hanmer of Fennes
  iv. Mary Atkyns
  m. Thomas Powell of Salop
  v.+ other issue (dsp) - Thomas, Francis
  B. Elizabeth Atkyns
  m1. _ Smith (physician to Queen Mary)
  m2. _ Wendy (physician to Queen Mary)
  C. Katherine Atkyns
  m. Sir William Worthington
  D. Margaret Atkyns
  m1. _ Hadnoll
  m2. _ Hughes
  m3. Sir Richard Lewknor
2. Alice Atkyns
  m. Edmond Madocks of Sydenham
3.+ other issue - Richard, William

Main source(s): Le Neve's 'Pedigrees of the Knights' (1696, edited by George Marshall 1873) with references to Commoners (vol 4, Atkins of Firville)
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