Roger of Shrewsbury…

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… and his descendants

Reviewed and updated 14 Jun 2014

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. Probably born 1690s, possibly at Condover but no record of her baptism there. Married at Condover 10 May 1724 and buried there 13 Mar 1783. Children:

  • John Atcherley. Baptised 10 Mar 1724/5 at Shrewsbury. 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 (he was baptised 11 Sep 1720 at Atcham) on 22 Dec 1750. Joseph, a Gentleman, made his will on 9 Feb 1786 and was buried 22 Apr 1789 at Condover. Mary was buried there 4 Mar 1793. The couple had seven children at Condover, 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 21 Feb 1757. The couple had a son, James Matthews, baptised 9 Jul 1758 at Cardeston, who became a clergyman and who, in his will of 6 Feb 1830, made bequests to some of the children and a nephew of the Rev James Atcherley. Anne was most likely the Mrs Ann Matthews, age given as 68, buried at Shrewsbury St Chad on 22 Oct 1802.
  • Elizabeth Atcherley. Baptised 7 Apr 1735 at Shrewsbury. A resident of Frankwell, Shrewsbury 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. A resident of Frankwell, Shrewsbury at the time of her death, aged 59. Buried 3 Mar 1797 at Shrewsbury.
  • Hannah Atcherley. Born 27 Jun 1739 at Shrewsbury, and baptised there 19 Jul 1739. Probably, like her sisters Elizabeth and Martha, a resident of Frankwell, Shrewsbury 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. Baptised 10 Mar 1724/5 at Shrewsbury. A tanner. Lived in Bristol, Gloucestershire. Will dated 5 Jan 1768. Died at Bristol, Gloucestershire, 11 Jul 1777 (when he was described as “general surveyor of all the Bristol turnpike-roads”) and buried there 13 Jul 1777. ^Parents

Spouse: Mary Dart. Baptised 8 Mar 1723/4 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, daughter of Arthur Dart, a victualler, and his first wife Mary Check. Married there 24 Sep 1754, and buried there 2 May 1780. Will dated 1780. Children:

  • John Atcherley. Born about 1755 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, and buried there 15 Dec 1756.
  • Arthur Atcherley. Likely born about 1757 at Bristol, Gloucestershire. Buried there 3 Sep 1758.
  • Ann Atcherley. Likely born around 1760 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, aged about 73, and buried there 6 Mar 1804. ^Parents

Spouse: Eleanor Griffiths. Baptised 11 Feb 1737 at Shrewsbury, daughter of John Griffiths, Esquire, a Burgess of Shrewsbury, and his wife Jane (Eleanor was also a great granddaughter of Roger Griffiths and his wife Mary Atcherley, sister of Thomas Atcherley of Marton in the parish of Myddle). Married at Shrewsbury 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, Esquire (baptised 11 Sep 1738 at Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales; record of marriage not found) and lived with him at Llanfawr in the parish of Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales. William made a will on 1 Apr 1818 and died 23 Feb 1823 aged about 84; he was buried at Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales on 27 Feb 1823. Eleanor died 5 Feb 1853 on Anglesey, Wales, and was buried at Holyhead on that island, her age given as 84. 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, curate of Wednesbury, Staffordshire 1805-6, and curate of Market Drayton from 1807. Died at Market Drayton, aged about 44, and was buried there 23 Mar 1816.
  • Arabella Atcherley. Baptised 18 Jun 1771 at Shrewsbury. Married William Holt (baptised 4 Mar 1764 at Gloucester, Gloucestershire), a tea dealer, 2 May 1802 at Gloucester, Gloucestershire. William died 28 Jan 1822, age given as 58. Arabella died 11 Jan 1849 at Kingsholme, Gloucestershire. The couple had three children: 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 buried there the following year on 17 May 1775.
  • James Atcherley. Born about 1775, probably at Shrewsbury (no baptism record found). Branch 1b >>
  • Mary Atcherley. Born about 1781, probably at Shrewsbury (no baptism record found). Married Lawrence Frost (baptised 20 Nov 1783 at Macclesfield, Cheshire), a timber merchant, on 15 Nov 1804 at Liverpool. Mary died 22 Nov 1846 at Liverpool, aged about 65. Lawrence died 2 Sep 1861 at Claughton, Birkenhead, Cheshire, aged 77, and was buried 6 Sep 1861 at Toxteth Park, Lancashire. The couple had eight children, all born at Liverpool.
  • Ann Atcherley. Born about 1787, probably at Shrewsbury (no baptism record found). By Thomas Clarke, an agent, Ann had a son born out of wedlock named Alfred Valentine Clarke (on 13 Oct 1815 at Hampstead, Middlesex). Anne made her will on 10 Aug 1841 and was buried 29 Aug 1843 at Southwark, Surrey, aged 56.

[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. Baptised 13 Oct 1770 at Dacca, Bengal, India, daughter of the geographer Captain (later Major) James Rennell, prior to his marriage to Jane Thackeray. Married 1 Dec 1799 at Holborn, Middlesex. Census: 1841 – Bridgnorth. Died at Bridgnorth aged about 71, and buried there 11 Feb 1842 (age given as 67). Children:

  • James Rennell Atcherley. Born at Llanfair, Montgomeryshire and baptised there 31 Oct 1800. 4th generation, family 1 >>
  • Joseph Atcherley. Born and baptised 4 Feb 1802 at Bridgnorth. Died there, aged two months, 17 Apr 1802, and buried there 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, Montgomeryshire and baptised there 31 Oct 1800. A veterinary surgeon and publican. Census: 1841, 1851 – Bridgnorth. Died 16 Mar 1852 at Bridgnorth and buried there 19 Mar 1852, aged 51. ^Parents

Spouse: Emma Broadfield. Born 18 Mar 1809 at Bridgnorth, and baptised there 7 Apr 1809, daughter of William Broadfield and his wife Frances Wharton. Married 12 Jan 1830 at Manchester, Lancashire. Census: 1841, 1851 – with husband. 1861 – Bridgnorth. 1871, 1881 – Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire. Died about 1889 in Lancashire. Children:

  • Roger Atcherley. Born 15 Mar 1831 at Bridgnorth, and baptised there 27 Mar 1831. 5th generation >>
  • James Atcherley. Baptised 2 Dec 1833 at Bridgnorth. A veterinary surgeon. Census: 1841, 1851 – with parents; 1861 – with mother; 1871 – not found (likely in Ireland); 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 – Harrogate, Yorkshire. Married Emma Horton (born about 1837 at Tipton, Staffordshire, daughter of boilermaker Thomas Horton and his wife Elizabeth) 18 Nov 1880 at Trysull, Staffordshire. Emma died 10 Jul 1892 at Harrogate, Yorkshire, age given as 56. James then married Marian Lowe (born at Abberley in the parish of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and baptised in that parish 1 Sep 1850, daughter of William Lowe and his wife Sarah) on 12 Dec 1893 at Didsbury, Lancashire. James died 10 Dec 1915 at Harrogate, Yorkshire, aged 82. Marian died 13 Jul 1944 at Edgbaston, Warwickshire, aged 93. James had no children by either of his wives.
  • Mary Frances Atcherley. Born about 1836 at Bridgnorth. Census: 1841, 1851 – with parents; 1861 – Manchester. Married Alfred Over (born 1839 at Rugby, Warwickshire, and baptised there 17 Jan 1840), a veterinary surgeon, 25 Feb 1869 at Eccles, Lancashire, and lived with him in Rugby, Warwickshire. Alfred died 18 May 1922 in Warwickshire, aged 82. Mary died 28 Jul 1934 in Shropshire, aged 98. 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, Manchester; 1871, 1881 – with mother; 1891 – Lytham, Lancashire; 1901 – Llandrillo, Carnarvonshire. Died about 1909 in Northamptonshire, aged 68.
  • Lucy Atcherley. Born 1842 at Bridgnorth. Baptised there 7 Oct 1845. Census: 1851 – with parents; 1861 – Salford, Lancashire; 1871 – with mother. Married James Pugh (baptised 20 Jul 1845 at Sidbury), a fancy dry goods merchant, 13 Sep 1875 at Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire. Lucy died 28 Jan 1927 in Shropshire, aged 84. James died there 14 Oct 1930, aged 85. 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. Born 11 Mar 1844 at Bridgnorth, and baptised there 31 Mar 1844. Census: 1851 – with parents; 1861 – Salford, Lancashire; 1871 – with mother; 1881 – Rugby, Warwickshire; 1891 – Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire; 1901 – Llandrillo, Carnarvonshire; 1911 – Shrewsbury. Died 8 Mar 1938 in Shropshire, aged 93.
  • John Atcherley. Born about 1846 at Bridgnorth and baptised there 6 Aug 1846. A yarn salesman. Census: 1851 – with parents; 1861 – Manchester, Lancashire; 1871 – with mother. Died 27 Nov 1871 in Lancashire, aged 25.
  • Eleanor Atcherley. Born 1849 at Bridgnorth and baptised there 8 Jan 1851. Census: 1851 – with parents; 1861, 1871, 1881 – with mother; 1891 – Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire; 1901 – Llandrillo, Carnarvonshire; 1911 – Shrewsbury. Died 1912 in Shropshire, aged 63.
  • Joseph Rennell Atcherley. Baptised 5 Jul 1852 at Bridgnorth (having been born after his father’s death) 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 a surgeon (L.R.C.P. and M.R.C.S.) at Liverpool, Lancashire. Census: 1841, 1851, 1861 – Liverpool, Lancashire; 1871, 1881 – Toxteth Park, Lancashire. Died 24 Apr 1890 in Lancashire and buried 28 Apr 1890 at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Lancashire, aged 80. ^Parents

Spouse: Mary Morris. Baptised 14 Mar 1803 at Bridgnorth, daughter of the REv Joseph Morris and his wife Mary. Married there 3 Jan 1833. Census: 1841, 1851, 1861 – with husband. Died 3 Apr 1870 at Liverpool, Lancashire and buried 6 Apr 1870 at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Lancashire, aged about 67. Children:

  • Eleanor Vickers Atcherley. Baptised 30 Dec 1833 at Liverpool, Lancashire. Census: 1841, 1851, 1861, with parents; 1871, 1881 – with father; 1891 – not known; 1901 – Toxteth Park, Lancashire. Died 26 Sep 1907 at Liverpool, Lancashire and buried 30 Sep 1907 at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Lancashire, aged about 73.
  • John Atcherley. Baptised 9 Aug 1838 at Liverpool, Lancashire and buried there 4 Feb 1839 aged 7 months.

[Top] 5th generation

Roger Atcherley. Born 15 Mar 1831 at Bridgnorth, and baptised there 27 Mar 1831. A grocer and produce merchant. Census: 1841 – with parents; 1851 – not known; 1861 – Salford, Lancashire; 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 – Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire. Died 12 Jun 1909 at Church Stretton and buried there 15 Jun 1909 aged 78. ^Parents

Spouse: Mary Ann Heath. Born 7 Sep 1832 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, daughter of Thomas (a.k.a. Joseph) Heath, innkeeper and theatre proprietor, and his wife Catherine Rickards. Married 15 Jun 1858 at Childwall, Liverpool, Lancashire. Census: 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 – with husband; 1911 – Church Stretton. Lived at Hathersage, Derbyshire prior to her death on 5 Dec 1920 at Tideswell, Derbyshire, aged 88. 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, aged 1.
  • Marian Atcherley. Born 1860 at Salford, Lancashire. Baptised 4 Nov 1860 at Manchester. Census: 1861, 1871, 1881 – with parents; 1891 – Harrogate, Yorkshire; 1901 – with parents; 1911 – with mother. Died 11 Mar 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, 1881, 1891 – with parents; 1901 – not known (abroad?). Died 25 Oct 1905 at Church Stretton and buried there 28 Oct 1905, aged 41.
  • Roger Atcherley. Born 30 Oct 1865 at Eccles, Lancashire and baptised there 8 Feb 1866. 6th generation, family 2 >>
  • Kate Mary Atcherley. Born at Eccles, Lancashire and baptised there 4 Oct 1867. Census: 1871 – with parents; 1881 – Hackney, Middlesex; 1891, 1901 – with parents; 1911 – with mother. Died 13 Jan 1949 at Carlisle, Cumbria, aged 81.
  • John Atcherley. Born 30 Oct 1871 at Eccles, Lancashire and baptised there 7 Apr 1872. Census: 1881, 1891 – with parents; 1901, 1911 – not known. Died 1946 in Hertfordshire, aged 74.
  • 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, aged 65.

[Top] 6th generation, family 1

Walter Heath Atcherley. Born 23 Mar 1862 at Salford, Lancashire. Baptised 27 Apr 1862 at Manchester. A farmer, and a professional singer. Census: 1871, 1881 – with parents; 1891 – in Canada, not found on census; 1901 – with parents; 1911 – Ilfracombe, Devon. Died 23 Jan 1941 in Hertfordshire, aged 78. ^Parents

Spouse: Alice Marion Buckley. Born 21 Sep 1867 in Wavertree, Lancashire, daughter of Thomas Belshaw Buckley, a ship owner, and his wife Eleanor Caroline Marshall. Baptised 16 Oct 1867 at Liverpool, Lancashire. Married 29 Mar 1905 at Kilburn, Hampstead, London. Census: 1911 – with husband. Died 1935 in Hertfordshire, aged 68. Daughter:

  • Ethel Mary Atcherley. Born 22 Jul 1910 in Brentford, Middlesex. Census: 1911 – with parents. Died 1989 in Hertfordshire, aged 79.

[Top] 6th generation, family 2

Roger Atcherley. Born 30 Oct 1865 at Eccles, Lancashire and baptised there 8 Feb 1866. A dried fruit merchant. Census: 1881, 1891 – with parents; 1901 – Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Lancashire; 1911 – Southport, Lancashire. Died 23 Feb 1936 in Westmorland, aged 70. Buried 26 Feb 1936 at Knowsley, Lancashire. ^Parents

Spouse: Margaret Millner Robinson. Born 1861 at Salford, Lancashire and baptised 14 Aug 1861 at Manchester, Lancashire, daughter of James Robinson, a merchant, and his wife Ellen Millner. Married 10 Oct 1894 at Eccles, Lancashire. Census: 1901 – with husband; 1911 – Grange Over Sands, Lancashire. Died at Knowsley, Lancashire and buried there 31 Mar 1928, aged 66. 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. Buried there 27 Apr 1793, aged 49. ^Parents

Spouse: Elizabeth Scripture. Baptised 7 Apr 1729 at Whitchurch, daughter of John Scripture and Elizabeth his wife. Married there 3 Jan 1768. Carried on the drapery business after husband Roger’s death. Buried 20 Feb 1800 at Whitchurch, aged 71. Children:

  • John Atcherley. Baptised 22 Nov 1768 at Whitchurch. 2nd generation >>
  • Mary Atcherley. Baptised 16 Oct 1773 at Whitchurch. Buried there 30 Mar 1802, aged 28.

[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, aged 68. ^Parents

Spouse: Martha Furmston. Born at Lee in the parish of Ellesmere (though in later life she gave St Martins as her birthplace), daughter of Thomas Furmston and wife Elizabeth. Baptised 6 Jan 1769 at Ellesmere. Married 20 Jan 1803 at Whitchurch. Census: 1841, 1851, 1861 – Whitchurch. Buried 14 Mar 1865 at Whitchurch, aged 96 (age in burial register 91). 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, age given as 55. George was buried there 11 Oct 1864, aged given as 68. 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, and later a cabinet maker. 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, age given as 54, James was buried there 5 Jul 1871, age given as 63. 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. Born 29 Aug 1814 (or perhaps 1815) at Whitchurch, and baptised there 19 Sep 1815. 3rd generation >>

[Top] Branch 1a: 3rd generation

Philip Roger Atcherley. Born 29 Aug 1814 (or perhaps 1815) at Whitchurch, and baptised there 19 Sep 1815. 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 20 Aug 1871, aged around 56, and was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking County, Ohio, USA. ^Parents

Spouse: Mary Howell. Born 19 Aug 1812 in Whitchurch. Married William Philip Phillips, an auctioneer and upholsterer, on 30 Dec 1834 at Walton on the Hill, Lancashire; William was buried 23 May 1835 at Whitchurch, aged 28. The widowed Mary Phillips 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, aged 74 and buried at there (Cedar Hill Cemetery). Children:

  • Anna Atcherley. Born 10 May 1837 at Whitchurch and baptised there 7 Jun 1837. Census: 1841, 1850, 1856, 1860, 1870 – with parents; 1880 – with mother; 1890 US census destroyed; 1900, 1910, 1920 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA. Died 20 Jan 1921, aged 83, at Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA and buried there (Cedar Hill Cemetery) 22 Jan 1921.
  • Mary Atcherley. Born at Whitchurch and baptised there 6 Feb 1839. Census: 1841, 1850, 1856 – with parents. Nothing further known; presumably Mary died between 1856 and 1860, or married during that time, but no burial or marriage record found.
  • James Roger Atcherley. Born 22 Jan 1841 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), an attorney at law, 20 Dec 1865 in Licking, Ohio, USA. Sarah died 8 Feb 1917, aged 74, at Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA and was buried there (Cedar Hill Cemetery) 10 Feb 1917; Brandt died there 15 Apr 1931, aged 87, and was buried there (Cedar Hill Cemetery) 17 Apr 1931. The couple had three children: George Smythe (who died in infancy), Philip Bosworth Smythe and Lora Standish Smythe.

[Top] Branch 1a: 4th generation

James Roger Atcherley. Born 22 Jan 1841 at Whitchurch and baptised there 17 Feb 1841. An attorney at law and Justice of the Peace known as “Squire Atcherley”. Census: 1841, 1850, 1856, 1860 – with parents; 1870, 1880 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA; 1890 US census destroyed; 1900 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA. Died 7 Apr 1907 aged 66 at Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA. Buried 10 Apr 1907 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA. ^Parents

Spouse: Susan Elliott. Born 1843 at Newton, Licking County, Ohio, USA, married there 1865, died there 1866 aged about 23 (soon after giving birth to her only child), and buried there at Cedar Hill Cemetery. 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. Worked as a journalist, a stenographer, and finally as a bookkeeper for the B & O . Census: 1870, 1880 – with parents; 1890 US census destroyed; 1900 – Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA; 1910, 1920 – Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA; 1930 – unknown; 1940 – Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. Died 21 Nov 1948 aged 82. Buried at at Smithfield East End Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. ^Parents

Spouse 1: Theresa H Walsh. Born about 1873. Married 2 Mar 1893 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, aged 20. Nothing further known. Son:

  • James B Atcherley. Born about 26 Feb 1895 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, and died there 24 Mar 1895 at 26 days old.

Spouse 2: Martha 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, age 86, in Illinois, USA. Hannah died 1 Nov 1985, age 94, 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; she later appeared on the 1930 US census as Mattie A Palmer.)

Spouse 3: Estella Bell Bossinger. Born 7 Mar 1884 at Mosgrove, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA, daughter of John Martin Bossinger and his wife Clara J Roney. Married 29 Aug 1908 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. Census: 1910, 1920 – with husband; 1930, 1940 – Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. Died 20 March 1969 aged 85 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, aged 59. 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, aged 69, 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, aged about 76. Children:

  • Eleanora Atcherley. Born 6 Jun 1811 at Southwark, Surrey. Baptised 2 Jan 1818 at Newington, Surrey. Married John Wallace on 27 Nov 1832 at St Bride, 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 (date unknown), married Robert Meares (born about 1807 at Bristol, Gloucestershire) 15 Apr 1852 in London, Middlesex. Eleanora died 1866 in Surrey, age given as 54. Robert died 3 Jan 1875 at Chelsea, Middlesex, age given as 67.
  • Ann Atcherley. Born 29 Aug 1813 at Southwark, Surrey and baptised there 26 Dec 1813. Married Henry Dennis (born 28 Oct 1808 at Clerkenwell, Middlesex), a cabinet maker, on 25 Dec 1838 at Newington, Surrey. Henry died some time after the 1871 census. Ann was probably the 68-year-old Ann Dennis whose death was registered in 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, aged 23.
  • 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, aged about 33, “on board the Endymion, Chinese Expedition, from the effects of the climate and fatigue.” Buried at the Old Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong. ^Parents

Spouse: Elizabeth Hester Isabella Loftie. Born about 1816 in Paris, France “with the army of occupation”, daughter of Major William Loftie and his second wife, Elizabeth MacQueen. 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 30 Oct 1899 in Middlesex, age given as 84. Buried 3 Nov 1899 at Chiswick, Middlesex. Son:

  • Henry Mount Langton Atcherley. Born 22 Jan 1836 (or perhaps 1837, after his parents’ marriage) 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, aged 49. Henry died after Oct 1901 but no death or burial record has been found. The couple had no children.

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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, aged 75. ^Parents

Spouse 1: Arabella Dackombe (a.k.a. Arabella Atcherley, Arabella Atchley). Born 11 May 1826 at Newington, Surrey, daughter of Daniel Dackombe, a painter, and his wife Mary Ann Rook. Baptised 14 Jun 1829 at Walworth, Surrey. No marriage record found. Census: 1851, 1861 – Newington, Surrey; 1871 – not known; 1881 – Newington, Surrey. No death or 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), a labourer, on 26 Dec 1875 at Camberwell, Surrey. John died about 1878 in Surrey, aged 41. No record of a second marriage, death or burial found for Arabella.
  • Mary Ann Atcherley. Born about Oct 1846 at Newington, Surrey, and buried there 20 Nov 1846 aged 6 weeks.
  • 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 first cousin Aquila Dackombe (born 31 Jan 1848 at Walworth, Surrey), an undertaker, on 29 Mar 1869 at Newington, Surrey. Ellen died 1881 in Surrey, aged 34. Aquila died there in 1894, aged 46. The couple had six 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), a brewer and later and bricklayer’s labourer, on 3 Aug 1873 at Newington, Surrey. Mary died 1891 in Lambeth, London, age given as 39. Thomas died 1893 in London, aged 41. 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 or 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. I suspect that William made them up!)


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.