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Jonathan Atkins

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Husband of Mary Atkins
Father of Jane Austen

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Atkins was commissioned Governor-in-Chief of Barbados 6 February 1674 receiving his instructions on 28 February 1674.[4] He arrived in Barbados late October or early November 1674.[5] The hurricane of 31 August 1675 was '... the worſt Enemy this Iſland ever knew, ...'.[6] Atkins was recalled and replaced by Sir Richard Dutton in 1680 who 'found the Iſland in a very flourſhing Condition'.[7]

Atkins married Mary Howard, the eldest daughter of Sir William Howard and Mary Eure of Naworth Castle, on 17 November 1642. She died on 9 April 1660. At the age of 51 on 8 October 1661, Atkins married the c. 24-year-old widow, Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of Sir John Baker of Sissinghurst in Kent.[8]

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