Atkins of Waterpark
ATKINS, ROBERT, Esq. of Waterpark, co. Cork, late capt. 60th rifles, b. March, 1802; m. 3 Dec. 1840, Sarah-Elizabeth, dau. of James Penrose, Esq. of Woodhill, co. Cork, and has issue,
I. ROBERT-ST. LEGER, b. 12 Nov. 1842.
I. Louisa-Petitot-St. Leger.
II. Mary-Elizabeth-St. Leger.
III. Henrietta-Geraldine-St. Leger.
Lineage.-MARGARET ATKINS, heiress of Waterpark (elder dau. of Robert Atkins, Esq. of Highfield, who puchased Carrigaline, now Waterpark, and granddau. of Robert Atkins (son of Augustine Atkins, a gentleman of English ancestry), who obtained various grants of land at the commencement of the 18th century), m. in 1742, Heyward St. Leger, Esq. of Heyward's Hill, and had several children (see family of ST. LEGER). The 2nd son,
ROBERT-ATKINS ST. LEGER, Esq. succeeding to Waterpark assumed the surname of ATKINS, in compliance with his grandfather's will. He m. Jane, dau. and co-heir of Philip Lavallin, Esq. of Waterstown, co. Cork, and had (with two daus., Sarah m. to Robert Berkeley, Esq., great grandson of the celebrated Bishop Berkeley; and Jane, m. to Michael-Bustead Westropp, Esq.) six sons; of whom the eldest
ROBERT ST. LEGER-ATKINS, Esq. of Waterpark, was killed by a fall from his horse. He d. unm. and was s. by his brother,
WARHAM ATKINS, Esq. of Waterpark, who m. Mary, dau. of Dennis McCarthy, Esq. of Macksgrove, co. Cork, and had an only son, the present ROBERT ATKINS, Esq. of Waterpark.
Arms-Arg., two bars, gu.; on a chief, of the first, three roundles, of the second.
Crest-A pelican wounding herself, ppr.
Motto-Be just, and fear not.
Seat-Waterpark, co. Cork.
a.k.a. Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862