Thanks for your efforts so far. It's exciting to read your responses.
More info that might assist...Richard Atkinson was married to Elizabeth Horsefield and they had several children that we know of... John, frederick, Mary, Walter, Elizabeth, Thomas, Annie, and Albert.
Richards' father was John Atkinson (1826 - 1881) married to Sarah Goodison (1828- 1884). His father was Thomas Atkinson married to Mary Ann ????? and that's where it becomes quite foggy.
What are the chances that Atkisnon Road, Hunslett beside the old Hunslett Mill are connected to the Atkinson Family that I am chasing info on?
And does anyone know what an 'overlooker' in a flax mill might do...is that a term for foreman back in those days?
The Atkinson family migrated to Australia sposored thru an Emigration Scheme...how would the family have learned about that scheme and waht was involved for them to take up the offer? I think it may have been a scheme that many from Leeds may have taken up???
Looking forward to more.....
Thanks and Cheers