Joseph Atkins & Elizabeth Musgrove

The 1851 census taken on 30th March shows Elizabeth Musgrove aged 29 as a visitor in York.
Her occupation is listed as Nurse. She is also shown as a widow.Also listed in the same premises is Joseph Atkins aged 44 who is also shown as a visitor

1851 19th April Marriage Joseph Atkins & Elizabeth Musgrove nee Aitchison

The couple married at York Registrar's Office 19th April 1851. Their address given is in
Layerthorpe, a district of the city of York.

The photo below shows Hallfield Place 100 years later. Hallfield Place is shown on the right on the junction
of Hallfield Road and Layerthorpe.

1852 Baptism of Charles Joseph Atkins.

Joseph and Elizabeth's first child Charles Joseph Atkins was born 25th July 1852 and Baptised
30th December 1852. The family had moved to the remote Yorkshire Village of Bishop Monkton.

1854 Baptism of Hannah Margaret Atkins.

Joseph and Elizabeth's second child Hannah Margaret Atkins was Baptised 3rd June 1854.
She died just three days later on 6th June.

1857 Baptism of Mary Ann Margaret Atkins.

Joseph and Elizabeth's third child Mary Ann Margaret Atkins was Baptised
22nd March 1857.
The family were still living in the remote Yorkshire Village of Bishop Monkton.

1858 Death and Burial of Joseph Atkins.

Joseph Atkins died aged 51 and was buried 20th March 1858


1851 - 1857 Where Joseph & Elizabeth Atkins lived in Bishop Monkton

Joseph and Elizabeth's home is not identified on any of the above documents except
for Joseph's death certificatewhich gives us a clue. The informant of his death was
Jane Scatchard who can be identified on the census as being the wife of Joseph Scatchard,
landlord of the Crown Inn Bishop Monkton.

The census shown above and below lists residents at the Crown Inn in 1851 and 1861.
The Scatchard's were living here during this period so it is easy to believe that the
Atkins family either lived with them or in an adjacent building.

The Crown Inn is shown above around 1900. It had closed as a public house by 1920.
The property is shown below present day. It is a private house named Crown Lodge.

The Crown Inn (now a private house) is shown below in this 1950's period photo.

Below this 1909 map shows the village which has changed little to this day.