Monthly Archives: January 2011

An Atcherley at Trafalgar

When Captain James Atcherley of the Royal Marines set off from the Conqueror to take possession of a stricken enemy vessel during the Battle of Trafalgar, little did he know what awaited him aboard that ship. Amidst harrowing scenes and … Continue reading

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A good old Shropshire name

As I mentioned on this site’s Welcome page, Atcherley has been described as a “good old Shropshire name.” But exactly where and when did the name in fact originate? According to the Internet Surname Database [1], Atcherley is likely to … Continue reading

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