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I started researching the Atcherleys in the Autumn of 2007 and since then I have accumulated lots of information about the people within the Atcherley family and how they are related to each other. I created Atcherley.org.uk in January 2011 in order to share some of that information, and to encourage others to join in so that we can find out even more. The site is therefore in its infancy and I am still experimenting with it!


Right now, the content of Atcherley.org.uk is fairly limited, but over time I hope to add more and more to it. The site is based on WordPress, which is designed for blogging and so not ideal for building a typical genealogical website. But since a typical genealogical website is not what I’m aiming to create, it may just work! Look out for family trees which show my current thinking regarding the various branches of the Atcherley family. Check out resources such as transcripts of historical records and other sources which provide the basis for the family trees. And watch out for a series of blog articles in which I will endeavour to tell the stories of the Atcherley family (and how those stories were pieced together). Just about everything that appears within this site will be subject to modification as new information comes to light, so don’t take anything you see here as the last word on the subject!


Nowadays many people are rightly concerned about privacy and the security of personal data. Although my research includes living members of the Atcherley family and their relatives, it is not my intention to include information about living people within this site. Exceptions to that rule may arise, for example where I need to credit someone by name as the contributor of a photo or of information used on the site, or if someone gives permission for information relating to them to appear here.


If there is one person who most definitely deserves to be named as a contributor of information it is Barbara Lang, who has been researching the Atcherley family for more than 20 years now and with whom I have been collaborating since the early days of my own studies. Thank you too to Malcolm White for permission to use a photo in which three members of the Atcherley family appear, one of whom – Ada Mabel Shakeshaft (nee Atcherley) – features in the ‘masthead’ which appears at the top of each page of this site.


In putting this site online I have been and will continue to be aware of copyright laws and hope that I haven’t (and won’t) infringe any. Sources and copyright owners of any information or images used on this site besides my own work will be identified wherever possible. Let me know if you spot any transgressions. As for my own photos and articles, I retain the copyright but I permit personal and educational, non-commercial use of them provided that an acknowledgement of the source is made and a link to this site given where they are used.


Finally, I can’t imagine how a website about family history could cause anyone to suffer any loss, damage or injury but in these litigious times I have to disclaim any responsibility for such events arising from anyone’s use of this website. The content of this site is provided in good faith and all efforts have been made to avoid the publication of inaccurate or misleading information, but I cannot guarantee that the material presented here is error-free. Your use of this website and its content is conditional on your acceptance of these disclaimers.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the site!

5 Responses to About…

  1. I happened upon this website while searching for my surname on geneabloggers. I had the pleasure to spend three months in Shrewsbury working at the archives for work experience a few years ago but I couldn’t find a sure connection to the Atchley/Atcherley family in Shropshire.

    My father’s family’s earliest ancestor we can trace is Thomas Atchley born about 1697 (in England or Scotland). He married Ruth Maples about 1720 and died 1775 in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

  2. Raymond Atchley says:

    I too am a grandson of James Thomas and Ruth Maples Atchley, living in Rio Rancho New Mexico, USA. I’d be interested in sharing whatever information I may have and trying to find more info on Rollins Atchley (Atcherley).

  3. Sam Atcherley-Key says:

    Dear Steve,

    I’ve just read your write up of my Aunt Lucy. Could you do me a wiring diagram of your Mother apropos Lucy, I’d be interested to get in touch.


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