Pedigree Index

Atkinson of Rampsbeck House and Morland

ATKINSON, FRANCIS-BARING, Esq. of Rampsbeck House, co. Cumberland, and Morland, co. Westmoreland, b. 30 Dec. 1805; m. 1st, in Dec. 1831, Mary-Anne, dau. of Sir John Stoddart, Knt., chief justice of Malta, which lady d. in Nov. the following year. He m. 2ndly, 3 Aug. 1837, Ellen-Frances, dau. of John Home, Esq. of Edgbaston (son of John, who was son of the last Home of Whitfield, in Berwickshire, of the same family as HOME (or HUME) of Ninewells), and by her has issue,

I. GEORGE, b. 24 Nov. 1838.
II. Francis-Home, b. 2 March, 1840.
III. Thomas, b. 2 Aug. 1841.
IV. William (twin), b. 18 Oct. 1844.
V. Richard-Clayton (twin), b. 18 Oct. 1844.
VI. Alexander-Henry, b. 16 Aug. 1846.
VII. Robert-Septimus, b. 15 Feb. 1848.
VIII. Edward, b. 19 July, 1850.
I. Ellen-Frances.
II. Mary-Jane.
III. Bridget-Harriet.

Mr. Atkinson is a magistrate of Cumberland and Westmoreland, and a deputy-lieutenant for Cumberland, for which shire he was high-sheriff in 1853.

Lineage.-This family inherited at Temple Sowerby, by direct descent, from William Atkinson, who with his mother is included in a lease for 999 years, granted in the 18th of ELIZABETH, by the then lords of the manor, on the compromise of suits at York, which had originated out of questions on the tenures of the landholders at Temple Sowerby, which manor had formerly belonged to the Knights of St. John and to the Templars. Mr. Atkinson's great-grandfather,

MATTHEW ATKINSON, of Temple Sowerby, was father (besides a younger son, Richard Atkinson, b. in 1738, a merchant of London, and admitted to the freedom of the goldsmiths' company, who sat in parliament for Romney, and was senior alderman present at the mansion-house during the attack on the Bank in Lord George Gordon's riots, after Kennet, the lord mayor, had absconded; and who d. unm. in May, 1785) of an elder son,

GEORGE ATKINSON, Esq. b. 16 Aug. 1730, who was receiver-general for Cumberland and Westmoreland. He m. 7 Jan. 1758, Bridget, dau. and heiress of Michael Maughan, Esq. of Wolsingham, and Dorothy his wife, co-heiress of the Rev. George Lowthian, of Staffold, and d. 12 Oct. 1781, having had, with other children who d. in infancy,

Michael, of Mount Mackal, Kent, and London, d. 1821.
GEORGE, of whom presently.
Richard, d. unm. 1793.
Matthew, of Carr Hill, near Newcastle-on-Tyne, d. 1829.
John, d. unm. 1798.
Dorothy, m. to N. Clayton, Esq. of Cheaters, Northumberland, and d. in 1827.
Bridget, m. to H. Tulip, Esq. of Brunton, Northumberland, and d. 1850.
Jane, of Temple Sowerby, d. unm. 1855.

The 2nd surviving son,

GEORGE ATKINSON, Esq. of Morland, called also of Lee, in Kent, b. 17 Sept. 1764, was island secretary of Jamaica, and A.D.C. to Lord Balcarres, when governor of that island, and was afterwards agent-general for that colony in England. He m. 30 July, 1794, Susan-Mackenzie Dunkley, of Clarendon, Jamaica, and by her (who d. Feb. 1830) had,

George, b. 6 June, 1795; d. unm. 1849.
Thomas, b. 14 Sept. 1800, capt. 13th light dragoons, d. unm.
FRANCIS-BARING, now of Rampsbeck Lodge and Morland.
William, in holy orders, rector of Gateshead Fell, Durham, and hon. canon of Durham; b. 13 June, 1809; m, Jane-Elizabeth, dau. of William Clarke, Esq. of Belford Hall, co. Northumberland, and has issue.
Richard, b. 6 Aug. 1813; m. Caroline, dau. of the Rev. J. Landon, of Aberford.
Bridget, m. to Robert Robertson, Esq. of Auchleeks, co. Perth, and Memblands, Devon.
Mary, m. to Alex. Turnbull, Esq., H.B.M. Consul at Marseilles.
Jane, m. to Edward Johnson, Esq. of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Harriet-Elisa, m. to Alex. Adair, Esq. of Heatherton Park, Somerset.

Mr. Atkinson d. 11 May, 1814.

Arms-Gu., an eagle, displayed, with two heads, arg.; on chief, of the second, three mullets, of the first.
Crest-A falcon, wings expanded.
Seats-Rampsbeck House, Cumberland; and Morland, co. Westmoreland.

Transcribed from A genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, fourth edition, 1862;
a.k.a. Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862