The Lit & Phil Card Index


Forenames: Joseph

Last name: ATKINSON

Titles and Honours:

Date of Election: 1784-01-14

Honorary Member? No


Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? No


Place of Residence:


Hat Manufacturer.

Atkinson Street (off Deansgate) named after him.

Treasurer of the Manchester Soup Charity in 1809.

Agent for Hardshaw Estates 1800-1815.

"The day school opened for the children of Friends was in the care of J. Atkinson, clerk to the Society."

On the first committee of the Manchester Group of the Anti-Slavery League.

Property or land in Atkinson St. was owned by the Atkinson family throughout the 19th C, or at least from 1865 when the name changed from Cupid's Alley.

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