The following are copies from the Stanley Rooks Nest Road Asylum starting or the 27th day of June 1854
PRIVATE FEMALE ASYLUM
ROOKS NEST ASYLUM
In the township of Stanley cum Wrenthorpe and Parish of Wakefield in the West Riding County of York.
Proceedings relative to tthe pursuant to the Act of Parliament.
A licence, of which the following is a copy, was granted to George Atkinson of Rooks Nest Road aforesaid physician and aparthecarv at the midsummer general quarter of the peace for the West Riding of the County of York held by appointment at Bradford in and for the said Riding on the 27th day of June 1854 before Henry William Wickham Esquire, Chairman, John Plumb Tempest Esquire and other Fellow Justices of the Peace.
Know all men that the undersigned Justice of the Peace, acting in and for the West Riding of the County of York, hereby certify that Janes George Atkinson of Rooks Nest Road in the township of Stanley cum Wrenthorpe in the said West Riding, Physician and Apothecary, hath delivered to the Clerk of the Peace of the said Riding a plan and description of a house and premises to be proposed to be licensed for the reception of lunatics, idiots or persons of unsound mind at Rooks Nest Road in the township of Stanley cum Wrenthorpe aforesaid, and we having considered and approved the same so hereby authorise and empower the said James George Atkinson, he intending to reside therein, to use the said house and premises for female lunatics, idiots and persons unsound mind as a private dwelling for the space of twelve calendar months from the date given under our hands and seats this 27th day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four.
Deputy Clerk of the Peace
October 11th 1854
and seven others.
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