Richard Atkin

Richard Atkin was the youngest of the eight known children of John Atkin and his wife Hannah Merry of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Richard married Susan Stimson of Ely in 1845, and they settled down to become parents at least five times.

By the time that he married, Richard, like his father, was working as a Brickmaker. He remained in this job for at least 30 years, before later becoming a Labourer, a Farm Bailiff, and eventually a Publican of The Rifleman's Arms Tavern in Ely. It's not certain where this public house was, but it may have been the now demolished 'Rifleman' (also known as 'The Volunteer') on the corner of Broad Street and Back Hill.

Susan pre-deceased Richard in the summer of 1895, and he followed her to the grave in the February of 1902.

Life Events


  • circa 1825 at Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 11th February 1825, at Holy Trinity Church, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Susan Stimson (1824-1895) on 2nd August 1845, at St. Mary's Church, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Elizabeth Ann Atkin (1846-?) married William Ellingham (1844-18??)
  • Hannah Atkin (1848-?)
  • John Atkin (1850-1871)
  • Elizabeth Atkin (1858-?)
  • Richard Atkin (1862-1891)

Census and Residence

  • 1841: 15yrs, Near Page's Brick Kiln, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1851: 26yrs, New Town, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1861: Ely census destroyed.
  • 1871: 46yrs, Buggs Hill, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1881: 56yrs, Halls House on Common, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1891: 67yrs, Halls Farm on Common, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1901: 79yrs, The Rifleman's Arms Tavern, Little London, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 1841-1871: Brickmaker
  • 1881: Labourer
  • 1891: Farm Bailiff
  • 1901: Publican at The Rifleman's Arms Tavern


  • February 1902 at Littleport Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 79yrs.


  • 28th February 1902 in grave D335[C] at Ely City Cemetery, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • John Atkin (c.1781-18??)
  • Hannah Merry (c.1781-1862)


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