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The six sons of Sarah Atcherley

Following Sarah Atcherley’s life through her appearances in census records reveals a story which is fairly typical for a girl born into a family of farm labourers in the mid-1800s. After leaving school she went into service, later met and … Continue reading

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An Officer and a Gentleman: Roger (or Rowland) Atcherley

ATCHERLEY.—INFORMATION is requested concerning ROGER (otherwise ROWLAND) ATCHERLEY, an officer, first in the Marines and later in the Militia, who died about 1833. He is believed to have been born about 1775, and was educated at Shrewsbury, under Dr. J. … Continue reading

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