The Atkins Family

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Samuel Atkins and Jane Ayres were from the county of Norfolk in England. They arrived in Van Diemen's Land as indentured servants of the Van Diemen's Land Company on the Emu in 1841. The following research into the Atkins family has been ongoing for a number of years, but over that time, and particularly due to the diligence of researchers like Margaret Nichols, we now know the English origins of Samuel and Jane Atkins. Prior to that however there were tentative associations made with other families that have been promulgated via the internet that now need clarification