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A tragic fatality: the deaths of May and Amy Atcherley

The high rates of infant mortality in days gone by mean that most if not all family trees include a great number of children who died when they were very young. Many premature deaths were the result of infections or … Continue reading

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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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