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Constant companions? The Misses Mary Cureton Atcherley

I have not found a baptism record for Mary Cureton Atcherley, daughter of William Atcherley and his wife Mary (Cureton). However the ages given for Mary on census returns and on her death all indicate that she was born in … Continue reading

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Sugar, slaves and the dry bellyache: Edward Atcherley in Jamaica

Sometime in the early 1670s Edward Atcherley, a young man in his twenties and a native of Shrewsbury, gave up his career as a merchant in London and set sail for the West Indies. There, as a plantation manager in … Continue reading

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