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Atkinson, Richard (1739-1785), merchant and director of the East India Company

James Parker

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/63499
Atkinson, Richard (1739-1785), merchant and director of the East India Company

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Atkinson, Richard (1739-1785), merchant and director of the East India Company, was born in Westmorland on 10 March 1739 and baptized on 5 April at St James's Church, Temple Sowerby, Westmorland. He was the third son of Matthew Atkinson of Temple Sowerby and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Richard Sutton ...

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