William Smith Atkinson
born April 1817–April 1821
in Lumley, Co. Durham
died very roughly 1889
1819: the LDS have a record of the baptism of a William Smith Atkinson on 3 October 1819 in Chester-le-Street to parents James and Mary Atkinson.
1843: a coal miner and bachelor of 'full age', living at Sherburn Hill at the time of his marriage.
1849: on son James Smith's birth certificate, he is living at 39 Sherburn Hill, Sherburn, and profession is 'Pitman'.
1851 census: living at 39 Middle Row, Sherburn [Hill?], with wife and son. Age is 30, occupation is coal miner, and place of birth is Chester[-le-Street].
1861 census: (as Smith Atkinson, i.e. no 'William'!) living at New Winning, Sherburn, with wife and sons. Age is 43, occupation is coal miner, and place of birth is Lumley.
1871 census: living at Colliery Houses, Sherburn Station, with wife and sons. Age is 50? [difficult to read], place of birth is Lumley, and profession is Coal Miner.
1874: present at son James Smith's marriage, where profession is given as Coal Miner.
1881 census: living at Station Cottages, Sherburn, with wife and son. Age is 61, place of birth is Lumley, and profession is Coal Miner.