Some believe William's father was Thomas Adkins, Jr. of Henrico County, VA. Others believe his father is John Adkins of New Kent County. The original spelling of his name is Atkinson.
Marriage records: Henrico Co VA., St Johns Church.
According to Grace Gregory's Book of Rememberance: "William ADKINS, Sr. may have been married to Sarah PAULEY, 24 Jul 1734, Philadelphia, PA. If so, he would be the son of John or Thomas [ADKINS] who was the son of James, the immigrant - they were Quakers. If so, Sarah would be 2nd wife, and Elizabeth PARKER [the] 1st. A William ATKINSON md Elizabeth PARKER, 17 Jan 1716 in St. Johns church, Henrico Co., VA. Elizabeth's father names as Richard PARKER. William (sign is a 'WA') ended up in Pittsylvania Co., VA, making deeds and wife Sarah signing with him.
1715, 29 Aug - a William ATKINSON of Lunenburg Co., VA let son Henry have 50 acresin Goochland Co., VA. 1748, 2 Aug - a William ATKINSON of Goochland Co., VA sold to Jeremiah Parker REACH 50 acres, being in Goochland Co., VA (no wife signed). 1750, 29 May - William ATKINSON of Lunenburg Co., VA sold to Francis CONLEY 100 acres in Goochland Co. No wife signed. 1624 - John ADKINS died, James City Co. A brother, William ATKINS who in 1624 lived near either Bear or Rear in Bassinghall, London, England. 1636 - John ADKINS, in VA. Henry ATKINS in ship "HOPEWELL" who took the oath of allegience in 1634. Henry ATKYNS, age 22, to Barbados from part of London, later to VA. The ADKINS name is spelled several different ways, including ATKYNS, ATKINS, ATKINSON, ADKINSON, and ADKINS.
WILLS AND ADMININSTRATIONS OF ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY VIRGINIA, 1647-1800, extracted by Betty Hanks: Enc #899. p. 81. "RODWELL, John: Leg. sister Elizabeth ATKINS, wife of Christopher ATKINS; to Lucy ATKINS, daughter of aforesaid; to their third child, Christopher ATKINS. D. Jan 20 1719. R. April 25 1720. Wit: John SIMPSON, frances COCKE. Page 28."
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