James Smith Atkinson
born 3 May 1849
in Sherburn Hill, Co. Durham
died very roughly 1921
1849: Born at 8.20 a.m. at 39 Sherburn Hill, Sherburn.
1851 census: living at 39 Middle Row, Sherburn [Hill?], with parents. Age is 1, and place of birth is Sherburn.
1861 census: living at New Winning, Sherburn, with parents and brother. Age is 11, and place of birth is Pittington.
1871 census: living at Colliery Houses, Sherburn Station, with parents and brother. Age is 21, place of birth is Shadforth, and profession is Coal Miner.
1874: on marriage certificate he is 25, a grocer, living in Sherburn.
1881 census: living at Shadforth High Lane, with wife, children, and a domestic servant (Annie Firth). Age is 31, place of birth is Shadforth, and profession is 'Grocer (Master)'.
1891 census: living at Adolphus Place, Giles Gate Moor, with wife and children. Age is 41, place of birth is Sherburn Hill, and profession is Insurance Agent.
1901 census has a James S. Atkinson (born Sherburn Hill) at 114 Witton Row, Witton Gilbert, Sacriston, living with son also James S., wife Maggie F., and various children. He is listed as a colliery cart joiner.
1911 census: living at 8 Witton Street, Sacriston (an abode of three rooms), with wife and children. Age is 61, place of birth is Sherburn Hill, and profession is colliery joiner. Able to write.