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An Atcherley and an almshouse

As I tracked my great grandfather Samuel Atcherley back through time via the England and Wales census records, I began to find out more about the family he had come from. Not just his parents – agricultural labourer Henry and … Continue reading

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John Atcherley, draper of Shrewsbury

In 1627 John Atcherley of Stanwardine in the Fields was apprenticed to a draper in the nearby town of Shrewsbury. There, as an aspiring merchant, he would establish connections with members of the Kynaston family. Some would became business partners … Continue reading

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