Roger of Shrewsbury…

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… and his descendants

The Atcherleys descended from Roger of Shrewsbury were a diverse and fascinating lot. They included Royal Marines, merchants, clergymen, vets, artists, a bookkeeper, a doctor, an attorney, an engineer and a farmer who was also a singer!

Unless otherwise stated, all places named below are in Shropshire, England and those places outside Shropshire are in England or Wales.

1st generation

Roger Atcherley. Born about 1689 and baptised 26 Aug 1690 at Shrewsbury. A tanner. Lived at Frankwell in Shrewsbury. Will dated 17 Sep 1755. Buried 16 Dec 1755 at Shrewsbury. ^Parents

Spouse: Ann Thomas. Likely born around late 1690s at Condover. Married there 10 May 1724 and buried there 13 Mar 1783. Children:

  • John Atcherley. Born about 1725. 2nd generation, family 1 >>
  • Sarah Atcherley. Baptised 27 Nov 1726 at Shrewsbury. Buried there 25 Aug 1786.
  • Mary Atcherley. Baptised 14 Oct 1728 at Shrewsbury. Married Joseph Gittoes there on 22 Dec 1750. Joseph was buried 22 Apr 1789 at Condover, and Mary was buried there 4 Mar 1793. The couple had seven children, 3 of whom (Mary, Anne and Martha) lived into adulthood and married.
  • James Atcherley. Baptised 18 Nov 1730 at Shrewsbury. 2nd generation, family 2 >>
  • Anne Atcherley. Baptised 3 Jan 1732/3 at Shrewsbury. Married George Matthews there in 1757. Nothing further known.
  • Elizabeth Atcherley. Baptised 7 Apr 1735 at Shrewsbury. Living at Frankwell at the time of her death, aged 82. Buried 27 Dec 1817 at Shrewsbury.
  • Martha Atcherley. Born 12 Sep 1737 at Shrewsbury, and baptised there 27 Sep 1737. Living at Frankwell at the time of her death, aged about 59. Buried 3 Mar 1797 at Shrewsbury.
  • Hannah Atcherley. Born 27 Jun 1739 at Shrewsbury, and baptised there 19 Jul 1739. Likely living at Frankwell at the time of her death, aged 67. Buried 16 Mar 1807 at Shrewsbury.
  • Roger Atcherley. Born 9 Jun 1743 at Shrewsbury, and baptised there 16 Jun 1743. Branch 1a >>

[Top] 2nd generation, family 1

John Atcherley. Born about 1725. A tanner. Lived in Bristol, Gloucestershire. Will dated 5 Jan 1768. Died at Bristol, Gloucestershire, 11 Jul 1777 and buried there 13 Jul 1777. ^Parents

Spouse: Mary Dart. Baptised 8 Mar 1723/4 at Bristol, Gloucestershire. Married there 24 Sep 1754, and buried there 2 May 1780. Children:

  • John Atcherley. Born about 1755 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, and buried there 15 Dec 1756.
  • Ann Atcherley. Likely born late 1750s at Bristol, Gloucestershire. Buried there 27 Jan 1761.

[Top] 2nd generation, family 2

James Atcherley. Baptised 18 Nov 1730 at Shrewsbury. Educated at Cambridge (B.A. 1753; M.A. 1763). Third Master at Shrewsbury School from 25 Nov 1755. Second Master from 29 Nov 1763. Head master from 25 Dec 1770 to 1798. Died 3 Mar 1804 at Bridgnorth, and buried there 6 Mar 1804. ^Parents

Spouse: Eleanor Griffiths. Baptised 11 Feb 1737 at Shrewsbury. Married there 15 Dec 1766. Children:

  • Roger Atcherley. Baptised 23 Feb 1768 at Shrewsbury. 3rd generation >>
  • Eleanor Atcherley. Baptised 12 May 1769 at Shrewsbury. Married William Vickers and lived with him at Llanfawr in the parish of Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales. William made a will on 1 Apr 1818 and died about 1823. Eleanor died about 1853 on Anglesey, Wales. The couple had no children.
  • John Atcherley. Baptised 1 Apr 1771 at Shrewsbury. Educated at Cambridge (B.A. 1793). Curate of Grinshill from 1794, signed the Stapleford parish registers from 1796 to 1798, a Navy Chaplain from 1798, succeeded his father as curate of Astley in 1804, a post he held until his death in 1816. Buried 23 Mar 1816 at Market Drayton.
  • Arabella Atcherley. Baptised 18 Jun 1771 at Shrewsbury. Married William Holt, a tea dealer, in May 1802 at Gloucester, Gloucestershire. William died 28 Jan 1822. Arabella died about 1849 in Gloucestershire. The couple had three children at Gloucester: Arabella Holt, Elizabeth Atcherley Holt (who married and became Elizabeth Atcherley Symes), and William James Holt.
  • Dorothy Atcherley. Baptised 29 Jul 1774 at Shrewsbury, and was buried there the following year on 17 May 1775.
  • James Atcherley. Born about 1775, probably at Shrewsbury. Branch 1b >>
  • Mary Atcherley. Born about 1781, probably at Shrewsbury. Married Lawrence Frost, a timber merchant, on 15 Nov 1804 at Liverpool. Mary died 22 Nov 1846 at Liverpool. Lawrence died 2 Sep 1861 at Claughton, Birkenhead, Cheshire. The couple had seven children, all born at Liverpool.
  • Ann Atcherley. Born about 1787, probably at Shrewsbury. By Thomas Clarke, an agent, Ann had a son out of wedlock named Alfred Valentine Clarke (on 13 Oct 1815 at Hampstead, Middlesex). Anne was buried 29 Aug 1843 at Southwark, Surrey.

[Top] 3rd generation

Roger Atcherley. Baptised 23 Feb 1768 at Shrewsbury. Educated at Cambridge and Oxford. Curate of Lydbury North from 1791. A clerk, of St Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex at the time of his marriage in 1799. Curate of Sheinton 1817-24 and of Hughley 1818-21. Died 27 Aug 1821 at Much Wenlock and was buried there 30 Aug 1821. ^Parents

Spouse: Mary Rennell. Born about 1775, daughter of the geographer Major James Rennell. Married 1 Dec 1799 at Holborn, Middlesex. Census: 1841 – Bridgnorth. Died 1842 at Bridgnorth. Children:

  • James Rennell Atcherley. Born at Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire and baptised there 31 Oct 1800. 4th generation, family 1 >>
  • Joseph Atcherley. Born and baptised 4 Feb 1802 at Bridgnorth. Buried there, aged two months, on 19 Apr 1802.
  • John Atcherley. Born about 1804 at Bridgnorth. 4th generation, family 2 >>

[Top] 4th generation, family 1

James Rennell Atcherley. Born at Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire and baptised there 31 Oct 1800. A veterinary surgeon. Census: 1841, 1851 – Bridgnorth. Died about 1852 in Shropshire. ^Parents

Spouse: Emma Broadfield. Born 18 Mar 1809 at Bridgnorth, and baptised there 7 Apr 1809. Married 12 Jan 1830 at Manchester, Lancashire. Census: 1841, 1851 – with husband. 1861 – Bridgnorth. 1871 – not known; 1881 – Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire. Died about 1889 in Lancashire. Children:

  • Roger Atcherley. Baptised 27 Mar 1831 at Bridgnorth. 5th generation >>
  • James Atcherley. Baptised 2 Dec 1833 at Bridgnorth. A veterinary surgeon. Census: 1841, 1851 – with parents; 1861 – with mother; 1871; not known; 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 – Harrogate, Yorkshire. Married Emma Horton (born about 1837 at Tipton, Staffordshire) in 1880 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. She died 10 Jul 1892 at Harrogate, Yorkshire. James then married Marian Lowe (born 1850 at Abberley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire) on 12 Dec 1893 in Cheshire. James died 10 DEc 1915 at Harrogate, Yorkshire. Marian died 1944 at Birmingham, Warwickshire. James had no children by either of his wives.
  • Mary Frances Atcherley. Born about 1836 at Bridgnorth. Census: 1841, 1851 – with parents; 1861 – not known. Married Alfred Over, a vet, about 1869 in Lancashire, and lived with him in Rugby, Warwickshire. Alfred died 18 May 1922 in Warwickshire. Mary died 28 Jul 1934 in Shropshire. Both were buried at Rugby, Warwickshire. The couple did not have any children.
  • Isabella Atcherley. Baptised 27 Jan 1841 at Bridgnorth. Census: 1841, 1851 – with parents; 1861, 1871 – not known; 1881 – with mother; 1891 – Lytham, Lancashire; 1901 – Llandrillo, Carnarvonshire. Died about 1909 in Northamptonshire.
  • Lucy Atcherley. Born 1842 at Bridgnorth. Baptised there 7 Oct 1845. Census: 1851 – with parents; 1861 – Salford, Lancashire; 1871 – not known. Married James Pugh (a fancy dry goods merchant, born about 1846 at Sidbury) in 1875 at Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire. The couple had three children, all born at Eccles, Lancashire: Bessie Atcherley Pugh, Tom Atcherley Pugh (a casualty of World War 1) and Rennell Atcherley Pugh.
  • Emma Atcherley. Baptised 31 Mar 1844 at Bridgnorth. Census: 1851 – with parents; 1861 – Salford, Lancashire; 1871 – not known; 1881 – Rugby, Warwickshire; 1891 – Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire; 1901 – Llandrillo, Carnarvonshire; 1911 – Shrewsbury. Died 8 Mar 1938 in Shropshire.
  • John Atcherley. Born about 1846 at Bridgnorth and baptised there 6 Aug 1846. Census: 1851 – with parents; 1861, 1871 – not known. Died 1871 in Lancashire.
  • Eleanor Atcherley. Born about 1849 at Bridgnorth and baptised there 8 Jan 1851. Census: 1851 – with parents; 1861 – with mother; 1871 – not known; 1881 – with mother; 1891 – Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire; 1901 – Llandrillo, Carnarvonshire; 1911 – Shrewsbury. Died 1912 in Shropshire.
  • Joseph Rennell Atcherley. Baptised 5 Jul 1852 at Bridgnorth and buried there less than six months later on 28 Jan 1853.

[Top] 4th generation, family 2

John Atcherley. Born about 1804 at Bridgnorth. Baptised 12 Jan 1810 at Tasley. A chemist and druggist, and later surgeon (L.R.C.P. and M.R.C.S.) at Liverpool, Lancashire. Census: 1841 – Liverpool, Lancashire; 1851 – not known; 1861 – Liverpool, Lancashire; 1871, 1881 – Toxteth Park, Lancashire. Died 1890 in Lancashire and was buried 28 Apr that year at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Lancashire. ^Parents

Spouse: Mary Morris. Baptised 14 Mar 1803 at Bridgnorth. Married there 3 Jan 1833. Census: 1841 – with husband; 1851 – not known; 1861 – with husband. Buried 6 Apr 1870 at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Lancashire. Children:

  • Eleanor Vickers Atcherley. Baptised 30 Dec 1833 at Liverpool, Lancashire. Census: 1841 – with parents; 1851 – not known; 1861, with parents; 1871, 1881 – with father; 1891 – not known; 1901 – Toxteth Park, Lancashire. Died 26 Sep 1907 at Liverpool, Lancashire. Buried 30 Sep 1907 at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Lancashire.
  • John Atcherley. Baptised 9 Aug 1838 at Liverpool, Lancashire and buried there aged under one year on 4 Feb 1839.

[Top] 5th generation

Roger Atcherley. Baptised 27 Mar 1831 at Bridgnorth. A grocer and produce merchant. Census: 1841 – with parents; 1851 – not known; 1861 – Salford, Lancashire; 1871 – not known; 1881, 1891, 1901 – Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire. Died 12 Jun 1909 at Church Stretton. Buried there 15 Jun 1909. ^Parents

Spouse: Mary Ann Heath. Born about 1832 at Birmingham, Warwickshire. Married 15 Jun 1858 at Childwall, Liverpool, Lancashire. Census: 1861 – with husband; 1871 – not known; 1881, 1891, 1901 – with husband; 1911 – Church Stretton. Lived at Hathersage, Derbyshire prior to her death on 5 Dec 1920 at Tideswell, Derbyshire. Buried 9 Dec 1920 at Church Stretton. Children:

  • James Rennell Atcherley. Born 1859 at Salford, Lancashire. Baptised 21 Aug 1859 at Manchester. Died 1860 at Salford, Lancashire.
  • Marian Atcherley. Born 1860 at Salford, Lancashire. Baptised 4 Nov 1860 at Manchester. Census: 1861 – with parents; 1871 – not known; 1881 – with parents; 1891 – Harrogate, Yorkshire; 1901 – with parents; 1911 – with mother. Died about 1943 in Hertfordshire.
  • Walter Heath Atcherley. Born 23 Mar 1862 at Salford, Lancashire. Baptised 27 Apr 1862 at Manchester. 6th generation, family 1 >>
  • Ethel Atcherley. Born 30 Jan 1864 at Eccles, Lancashire. Baptised 13 Mar 1864 at Pendleton, Lancashire. An artist. Census: 1871 – not known; 1881, 1891 – with parents; 1901 – not known. Died 25 Oct 1905 in Shropshire. Buried 28 Oct 1905 at Church Stretton.
  • Roger Atcherley. Born 1865 at Eccles, Lancashire. 6th generation, family 2 >>
  • Kate Mary Atcherley. Born 1867 at Eccles, Lancashire. Census: 1871 – not known; 1881 – Hackney, Middlesex; 1891, 1901 – with parents; 1911 – with mother. Died 13 Jan 1949 at Carlisle, Cumbria.
  • John Atcherley. Born 1871 at Eccles, Lancashire. Census: 1881, 1891 – with parents; 1901, 1911 – not known. Died 1946 in Hertfordshire.
  • Olive Maude Atcherley. Born 25 May 1873 at Eccles, Lancashire. Baptised 25 Sep 1873 at Manchester, Lancashire. Census: 1881, with parents; 1891 – not known; 1901 – with parents; 1911 – with mother. Died 2 Nov 1938 in Hertfordshire.

[Top] 6th generation, family 1

Walter Heath Atcherley. Born 1862 at Salford, Lancashire. Baptised 27 Apr 1862 at Manchester. A farmer, and a professional singer. Census: 1871 – not known; 1881 – with parents; 1891 – in Canada; 1901 – with parents; 1911 – Ilfracombe, Devon. Died 23 Jan 1941 in Hertfordshire. ^Parents

Spouse: Alice Marion Buckley. Born 1867 in Lancashire. Married 29 Mar 1905 at Kilburn, Hampstead, London. Census: 1911 – with husband. Died 1935 in Hertfordshire. Daughter:

  • Ethel Mary Atcherley. Born 22 Jul 1910 in Brentford, Middlesex. Census: 1911 – with parents. Died 1989 in Hertfordshire.

[Top] 6th generation, family 2

Roger Atcherley. Born 1865 at Eccles, Lancashire. A dried fruit merchant. Census: 1881, 1891 – with parents; 1901 – Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire; 1911 – Southport, Lancashire. Died 23 Feb 1936 in Westmorland. ^Parents

Spouse: Margaret Millner Robinson. Born 1861 at Salford, Lancashire. Married 1894 at Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire. Census: 1901 – with husband; 1911 – Grange Over Sands, Lancashire. Died about 1928 at Knowsley, Lancashire. Children:

  • Kathleen Mary Atcherley. Born 17 May 1898 at Eccles, Lancashire. Census: 1901 – with parents; 1911 – with father. Died 1978 in Dorset.
  • Margaret Ellen Atcherley. Born 15 Dec 1899 at Eccles, Lancashire. Census: 1901 – with parents; 1911 – with mother. Married Alan Charles Cunnyngham Perdriau (born about 1906) on 1 Sep 1947 in Singapore. Margaret died about 1990 in Spain.
  • Roger Philip Atcherley. Born 1 May 1904 at Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire. A dried fruit merchant. Census: 1911 – with father. Died about 1978 in Spain.

[Top] Branch 1a: 1st generation

Roger Atcherley. Born 9 Jun 1743 at Shrewsbury, and baptised there 16 Jun 1743. A mercer and draper. Lived at Whitchurch. Died between 1784 and 1791. ^Parents

Spouse: Elizabeth Scripture. Baptised 7 Apr 1729 at Whitchurch. Married there 3 Jan 1768. Carried on the drapery business after Roger’s death. Buried 20 Feb 1800 at Whitchurch. Children:

  • John Atcherley. Baptised 22 Nov 1768 at Whitchurch. 2nd generation >>
  • Mary Atcherley. Baptised 16 Oct 1773 at Whitchurch. Nothing further known.

[Top] Branch 1a: 2nd generation

John Atcherley. Baptised 22 Nov 1768 at Whitchurch. A publican / victualler. Lived at Whitchurch, and was buried there 28 Jan 1837. ^Parents

Spouse: Martha Furmston. Born at St Martins. Baptised 6 Jan 1769 at Ellesmere. Married 20 Jan 1803 at Whitchurch. Census: 1841, 1851, 1861 – Whitchurch. Buried 14 Mar 1865 at Whitchurch. Children:

  • Elizabeth Atcherley. Baptised 25 Dec 1803 at Whitchurch. Married George Bradshaw (an innkeeper and watchmaker, born about 1798 at Whitchurch) on 20 Sep 1831 at Shrewsbury (George’s second wife; he had previously been married to Elizabeth Newnes, who was buried 15 Feb 1827 at Whitchurch). Elizabeth was buried 21 Aug 1858 at Whitchurch. George was buried there 11 Oct 1864. The couple had nine children, including John Atcherley Bradshaw and James Atcherley Bradshaw (both of whom died in infancy).
  • John Atcherley. Born 23 Jan 1806 at Whitchurch, baptised there 18 Feb 1806, and buried there 19 May 1808, aged 2.
  • James Atcherley. Baptised 2 Nov 1808 at Whitchurch. A publican / victualler. Married Hannah Powell (born about 1809 at Whixall) 12 May 1833 at Whitchurch. Census: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 – Whitchurch. Hannah was buried 29 Feb 1864 at Whitchurch, James was buried there 5 Jul 1871. The couple had no children.
  • John Atcherley. Baptised 7 Jul 1810 at Whitchurch and buried there, aged 1, on 4 Jul 1811.
  • Mary Atcherley. Baptised 11 Feb 1813 at Whitchurch and buried there, aged 3, on 23 Oct 1816.
  • Philip Roger Atcherley. Baptised 19 Sep 1815 at Whitchurch. 3rd generation >>

[Top] Branch 1a: 3rd generation

Philip Roger Atcherley. Baptised 19 Sep 1815 at Whitchurch. An auctioneer and merchant. Census: 1841 – Whitchurch; 1850 – Rome, Oneida, New York, USA; 1856 – Davenport, Scott, Iowa, USA; 1860, 1870 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA. Died between 1870 and 1880, presumably in Ohio, USA. ^Parents

Spouse: Mary Howell. Born about 1812 in Shropshire. Married William Philip Phillips on 30 Dec 1834 at Liverpool, Lancashire; William was buried 23 May 1835 at Whitchurch. As Mary Phillips, she married Philip Roger Atcherley on 18 Jan 1836 at Whitchurch. Census: 1841, 1850, 1856, 1860, 1870 – with husband; 1880 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA. Died 13 Sep 1886 at Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA. Children:

  • Anna Atcherley. Born at Whitchurch and baptised there 7 Jun 1837. Census: 1841, 1850, 1856, 1860, 1870 – with parents; 1880 – with mother; 1890 US census destroyed; 1900 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA; 1910 – unknown; 1920 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA. Died 20 Jan 1921 at Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA and buried there 22 Jan 1921.
  • Mary Atcherley. Born at Whitchurch and baptised there 6 Feb 1839. Census: 1841, 1850, 1856 – with parents. Either died between 1856 and 1860, or married during that time.
  • James Roger Atcherley. Born about December 1840 at Whitchurch and baptised there 17 Feb 1841. 4th generation >>
  • Sarah Atcherley. Born 10 Sep 1842 at Whitchurch and baptised there 7 Oct 1842. Census: 1841, 1850, 1856, 1860 – with parents. Married Brandt George Smythe (born 21 Aug 1843 at Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA) 20 Dec 1865 in Licking, Ohio, USA. Sarah died 8 Feb 1917 at Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA and buried there 10 Feb 1917; Brandt died there 15 Apr 1931 and was buried there 17 Apr 1931. The couple had two children: Philip Bosworth Smythe and Lora Standish Smythe.

[Top] Branch 1a: 4th generation

James Roger Atcherley. Born about December 1840 at Whitchurch and baptised there 17 Feb 1841. An attorney. Census: 1841, 1850, 1856, 1860 – with parents; 1870, 1880 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA; 1890 US census destroyed; 1900 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA. Died about Apr 1907 at Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA. ^Parents

Spouse: Susan Elliott. Born about 1842 in Ohio, USA, married there 1865 and died there about 1866. Son:

  • Benjamin Roger Atcherley. Born 14 Jul 1866 at Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA and baptised there 7 Apr 1867. 5th generation >>

[Top] Branch 1a: 5th generation

Benjamin Roger Atcherley. Born 14 Jul 1866 at Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA and baptised there 7 Apr 1867. A bookkeeper for a railroad company. Census: 1870, 1880 – with parents; 1890 US census destroyed; 1900 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA; 1910, 1920 – Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. No death / burial record found. ^Parents

Spouse 1: Theresa H Walsh. Born about 1873. Married 2 Mar 1893 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. Son:

  • James B Atcherley. Born about 26 Feb 1895 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, and died there less than a month later on 24 Mar 1895.

Spouse 2: Martha A Houghton (a.k.a. Mattie Houghton). Born May 1871 at New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Married 19 Oct 1887 in Cook, Illinois, USA. Children:

  • Annie Mary Atcherley. Born 24 Feb 1888 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, and died in Cook, Illinois, USA on 16 Jul 1888, aged 4 months.
  • James Rodger Atcherley. Born 27 Mar 1889 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, and died there 16 Aug 1889, aged 4 months.
  • Hannah Margurite Atcherley (a.k.a. Hannah Margurite Taylor). Born 24 Mar 1891 in Illinois, USA. Census: 1900, 1910 – Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. Married Arthur Wesley (born 19 Oct 1887, District of Columbia, USA) on 30 Jul 1910 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. Arthur died Feb 1974 in Illinois, USA. Hannah died Nov 1985 in Michigan, USA. The couple had two children: George A Wesley and Robert Blackburn Wesley.

(Martha A Houghton married George E Taylor – presumably after a divorce from Benjamin Roger Atcherley – on 9 Sep 1893 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA.)

Spouse 3: Estella Bell Bossinger. Born 7 Mar 1884 at Mosgrove, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA. Married 29 Aug 1908. Census: 1910, 1920 – with husband; 1930 – Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. Died March 1969 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA and buried at Pleasant Hills, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA.


[Top] Branch 1b: 1st generation

James Atcherley. Born about 1775, probably at Shrewsbury. A Captain in the Royal Marines. Died 30 Oct 1834 in Surrey. Buried 6 Nov 1834 at Walworth, Surrey. ^Parents

Spouse 1: Christiana Shairp. Born about 1769 in Scotland. Married 8 Nov 1802 at East Stonehouse, Devon. Died 6 Oct 1838 at East Stonehouse, Devon and buried there 12 Oct 1838. Children:

  • Emma Eustatia Atcherley. Born about 1804 in Devon. Buried 7 Jul 1819 at Barnstaple, Devon, aged 15.
  • William Langton Shairp Atcherley. Born about 1809 in Devon. 2nd generation, family 1 >>

Spouse 2: Sarah Perkins. Born about 1785 at Ashwick, Somerset. Did not marry James. Census: 1841 – unknown; 1851, 1861 – Newington, Surrey (as Sarah Atcherley). Died 1861 at Newington, Surrey. Children:

  • Eleanora Atcherley. Born 6 Jun 1811 at Southwark, Surrey. Baptised 2 Jan 1818 at Newington, Surrey. Married John Wallace on 27 Nov 1832 in London, Middlesex. This marriage annulled? Married James Wemyss on 12 May 1836 at Wells Next The Sea, Norfolk (as Eleanora Atcherley). After the death of James, married Robert Meares (born about 1807 at Bristol, Gloucestershire) 15 Apr 1852 in London, Middlesex. Eleanora died 1866 in Surrey. Robert died 3 Jan 1875 at Chelsea, Middlesex.
  • Ann Atcherley. Born 29 Aug 1813 at Southwark, Surrey and baptised there 26 Dec 1813. Married Henry Dennis on 25 Dec 1838 at Newington, Surrey. Ann died 1882 at Camberwell, Surrey. The couple had six children, and have living descendants.
  • James Atcherley. Born 26 Oct 1815 in Surrey. Baptised 2 Jan 1818 at Newington, Surrey. Nothing further known.
  • John Atcherley. Born 26 Oct 1817 in Surrey. An able seaman. Census: 1841 – Greenwich, Kent. Died at Greenwich and was buried 23 Oct 1841 at Walworth, Surrey.
  • George Atcherley. Born 9 Aug 1819 in Surrey. Baptised 1 Jan 1832 at Newington, Surrey. Nothing further known.
  • William Henry Atcherley (a.k.a. Henry Atcherley). Born 23 Apr 1824 Walworth, Surrey. 2nd generation, family 2 >>

[Top] Branch 1b: 2nd generation, family 1

William Langton Shairp Atcherley. Born about 1809 in Devon. Baptised 3 Nov 1819 at Barnstaple, Devon. A Lieutenant in the Royal Marines. Census: 1841 – East Stonehouse, Devon. Died 8 Aug 1842, “on board the Endymion, Chinese Expedition, from the effects of the climate and fatigue.” ^Parents

Spouse: Elizabeth Hester Isabella Loftie. Born about 1816 in Paris, France “with the army of occupation.” Married 15 Jul 1836 at Stoke Damerel, Devon. Census: 1841 – with husband; 1851 – Walcot, Somerset; 1861 – Hammersmith, Middlesex; 1871 – Canterbury, Kent; 1881 – Isleworth, Middlesex; 1891 – Chiswick, Middlesex. Died about 30 Oct 1899 in Middlesex. Buried 3 Nov 1899 at Chiswick, Middlesex. Son:

  • Henry Mount Langton Atcherley. Born 22 Jan 1836 at Canterbury, Kent. Baptised 30 Aug 1837 at St Marylebone, Middlesex. A Colour Sergeant in the Waikato Militia (1st Regiment), New Zealand; a Sergeant in the Opotiki volunteer rangers; New Zealand, an employee of a Survey Department in New Zealand; and an artist. Census: 1841 – with parents; 1851 – with mother; 1861 onwards – abroad. Married Mary Eliza Smith (born about 1851) in 1878 in New Zealand. Mary died 24 May 1900 in Wellington, New Zealand and was buried there 26 May 1900. Henry died after Oct 1901. The couple had no children.

[Top] Branch 1b: 2nd generation, family 2

William Henry Atcherley (a.k.a. Henry Atcherley). Born 23 Apr 1824 Walworth, Surrey. Baptised 1 Jan 1832 at Newington, Surrey. An engineer. Census: 1841 – not known; 1851 – with mother; 1861 – not known; 1871 – Southwark, Surrey; 1881 – not known; 1891 – Southwark, Surrey. Died 15 Mar 1900 at Christchurch Workhouse, Southwark, Surrey. ^Parents

Spouse 1: Arabella Dackombe (a.k.a. Arabella Atcherley, Arabella Atchley). Born 11 May 1826 at Newington, Surrey. Baptised 14 Jun 1829 at Walworth, Surrey. No marriage record found. Census: 1851, 1861 – Newington, Surrey; 1871 – not known; 1881 – Newington, Surrey. No death / burial record found. Children:

  • Arabella Maria Atcherley (a.k.a. Arabella Maria Atchley). Born 19 May 1845 at Newington, Surrey and baptised there 7 Sep 1845. Census: 1851, 1861 – with mother; 1871 – not known. Married John George Hilder (born at Burwash, Sussex and baptised there 6 Nov 1836) on 26 Dec 1875 at Camberwell, Surrey. John died about 1878 in Surrey. No death / burial record found for Arabella.
  • Mary Ann Atcherley. Born about Oct 1846 at Newington, Surrey, and buried there 20 Nov 1846.
  • Ellen Sarah Atcherley (a.k.a. Ellen Sarah Atchley). Born 5 Oct 1847 at Newington, Surrey and baptised there 19 May 1850. Census: 1851, 1861 – with mother. Married Aquilla Dackombe (born 31 Jan 1848 at Walworth, Surrey) on 29 Mar 1869 at Newington, Surrey. Ellen died 1881 in Surrey. Aquilla died there in 1894. The couple had four children.
  • Mary Anne Atcherley (a.k.a. Mary Anne Atchley). Born about 1851 at Newington, Surrey. Census: 1861 – with mother; 1871 – not known. Married Thomas Gussin (born about 1852 at Lambeth, Surrey) on 3 Aug 1873 at Newington, Surrey. Mary died 1891 in Lambeth, London. The couple had no children.

Spouse 2: Angelina. Born about 1827 at Walworth, Surrey. No marriage record found. Census: only found on the 1871 census, with spouse. No death / burial record found. Children:

  • William Atcherley. Born about 1851 at Walworth, Surrey. Census: only found on the 1871 census, with parents. Nothing further known.
  • Henry Atcherley. Born about 1859 at Walworth, Surrey. Census: only found on the 1871 census, with parents. Nothing further known.

(Angelina and her children remain something of a mystery, being found only on the 1871 census as wife and children of William Henry Atcherley.)


2 Responses to Roger of Shrewsbury…

  1. Hello Steve,
    Congratulations for this very readable and enjoyable website. I think we have already been in contact. I am descended from the “Roger of Shrewsbury” branch. I have a silhouette and other material about Captain James Atcherly of the Royal Marines who fought at Trafalgar. His daughter, Ann, is my great great grandmother. I can forward these items to you if you are interested. My e-mail is margaret@numericable.fr.
    Regards, Margaret

    • Steve says:

      Hello Margaret, good to see you here. Yes, we have been in contact. It would be great to receive some of the material you have – I will be in touch.