Samuel of High Ercall…

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… and his descendants

Samuel Atcherley founded a line of farmers who, after the marriage of his son John to Elizabeth Wood, occupied Moortown in the Shropshire parish of High Ercall for about 150 years, until the farm was lost in the 1880s.

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

[Top] 1st generation

Samuel Atcherley. Baptised 2 Sep 1687 at Shrewsbury. Was “of p. Staunton” (parish of Stanton upon Hine Heath) at the time of his death in 1731. Buried 11 Aug 1731 at Ercall Magna. ^Parents

Spouse: Elizabeth Roycroft. Married 30 Nov 1710 at Ercall Magna. Buried there 5 Sep 1729, the parish register describing her as the wife of Samuel Atcherly, of “Sowbich” (Sowbath, in the parish of Stanton upon Hine Heath). Son:

  • John Atcherley. Born at Roden in the parish of Ercall Magna. Baptised 15 Mar 1714/5 at Ercall Magna. 2nd generation >>

[Top] 2nd generation

John Atcherley. Born at Roden in the parish of Ercall Magna. Baptised 15 Mar 1714/5 at Ercall Magna. Buried 27 Dec 1750 at Ercall Magna. ^Parents

Spouse: Elizabeth Wood. Born about 1713 at The Cross Pavement, Rowton, in the parish of Ercall Magna. Married 20 Jul 1736 at Stoke Upon Tern. Was “of the Moor” (Moortown, in the parish of Ercall Magna) at the time of her death on 9 Nov 1777. Buried 13 Nov 1777 at Ercall Magna. Children:

  • Samuel Atcherley. Baptised 2 Sep 1737 at Ercall Magna. Buried there 13 Feb 1742, aged about 4.
  • John Atcherley. Baptised 4 Jan 1739 at Alberbury. 3rd generation >>
  • Thomas Atcherley. Baptised 28 Sep 1740 at Alberbury. Buried 22 May 1763 at Ercall Magna 22 May 1763, ages about 22.

[Top] 3rd generation

John Atcherley. Baptised 4 Jan 1739 at Alberbury. Buried 21 Feb 1803 at Ercall Magna, having died intestate; he was described as “late of the parish of High Ercall, ffarmer” when his widow Elizabeth was granted administration of his estate on 19 Oct 1803. ^Parents

Spouse: Elizabeth Beech. Born about 1731. Married 20 Apr 1763 at Westminster, Middlesex. Living at Moortown at the time of her death aged 89. Buried 15 Dec 1820 at Ercall Magna.

Children:

  • Samuel Atcherley. Born at Moortown in the parish of Ercall Magna, and baptised in that parish on 2 Mar 1764. 4th generation >>
  • John Atcherley, Born at Wesminster, Middlesex, 18 May 1766 and baptised there 6 Jun 1766. Branch 1a: John of Waters Upton >>
  • Robert Atcherley. Born at Moortown. Baptised 14 Apr 1769 at Ercall Magna. Monumental inscription at the Conventual Church of St Alban, Hertfordshire states “Robert Atcherley, late Lieutenant and Paymaster of the Rutland Fencibles, dyed 22nd of February 1795, aged 26.”

[Top] 4th generation

Samuel Atcherley. Born at Moortown in the parish of Ercall Magna, and baptised in that parish on 2 Mar 1764. Census: 1841 – Moortown, Ercall Magna. Buried at Ercall Magna on 16 Jul 1847. ^Parents

Spouse 1: Frances Bathamley. Married 9 May 1797 at Redbourn, Hertfordshire. Buried 4 May 1798 at Ercall Magna. Daughter:

  • Frances Elizabeth Atcherley. Baptised 4 Apr 1798 at Ercall Magna. Married Richard Juckes there on 24 Jul 1817. The couple had nine children at Stanton Lacey and Dinchope. Richard Juckes died 5 Mar 1866 at Condover, and Frances died 7 May 1879 at Cheetham, Lancashire.

Spouse 2: Margaret Wase. Baptised 16 May 1770 at Waters Upton, and married there on 15 Mar 1802. Buried at Ercall Magna on 18 Apr 1820. Children:

  • Mary Atcherley. Baptised 6 Mar 1804 at Ercall Magna. 5th generation, family 1 >>
  • Robert Atcherley. Baptised 12 Jul 1805 at Ercall Magna. 5th generation, family 2 >>
  • Sarah Atcherley. Baptised 20 Oct 1806 at Ercall Magna, and buried there 14 Feb 1812, aged about 5.
  • Margaret Atcherley. Baptised 6 Dec 1807 at Ercall Magna. Nothing further known.
  • Ann Atcherley. Baptised 27 Feb 1809 at Ercall Magna, and buried there 12 Aug 1812, aged about 3.
  • Emma Charlotte Atcherley. Baptised 12 Aug 1812 at Ercall Magna. Married Joseph Shakeshaft there on 5 Nov 1839. The couple lived at Cold Hatton and had one child, Samuel Atcherley Shakeshaft, before Emma died. She was buried 3 Feb 1845 at Ercall Magna. Joseph then married Martha Wright on 13 Nov 1846 at High Ercall. This couple had five children, one of whom had a son named Joseph Baxter Shakeshaft, who married Ada Mabel Atcherley – a grand-niece of Emma Charlotte Atcherley.

Spouse 3: Ann Tunnington. Born about 1755. Married at Ercall Magna on 16 Apr 1823, and buried there 10 Nov 1830. No children.


[Top] 5th generation, family 1

Mary Atcherley. Baptised 6 Mar 1804 at Ercall Magna. No burial record found. ^Parents

Spouse 1: Unknown. Son (born out of wedlock):

Spouse 2: John Titley. Born about 1796 at Waters Upton. Married there on 23 Mar 1826. Died 1856 in Shropshire. John and Mary had three sons at Waters Upton: Thomas, John and Samuel.


[Top] 5th generation, family 2

Robert Atcherley. Baptised 12 Jul 1805 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1841, 1851, 1861 – Moortown, Ercall Magna. Died 16 Sep 1861 at Moortown. Buried 19 Sep 1861 at Ercall Magna. ^Parents

Spouse: Elizabeth Icke. Born at Cold Hatton in the parish of Ercall Magna. Baptised 13 May 1810 at Waters Upton. Married 1 Aug 1837 at Waters Upton. Census: 1841, 1851 – with husband; 1861 – High Offley, Staffordshire; 1871 – Osbaston, Ercall Magna; 1881 – Ercall Magna; 1891 – Osbaston, Ercall Magna. Buried 27 Mar 1896 at Ercall Magna. Children:

  • John Atcherley. Baptised 9 Feb 1838 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1841, 1851 – with parents; 1861 – with father; 1871 – Moortown, Ercall Magna; 1881, 1891 – not on census, living in New Zealand; 1901 – Wednesfield, Staffordshire; 1911 – Arthog, Merionethshire. Married Charlotte Elizabeth Ethell (who was baptised 25 May 1845 at Norton Canes, Staffordshire) in at High Offley, Staffordshire. The couple had no children. John died 1914 in Wales, and Charlotte died there in 1916.
  • Margaret Jemima Atcherley. Baptised 22 Mar 1839 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1841 – with parents; 1851 – unknown; 1861 – with father; 1871 – Moortown, Ercall Magna; 1881 – Ercall Magna. Went to South Africa and married Edward Ryley there on 3 Sep 1883 at Pinetown, Natal, following the death of Edward’s first wife – Margaret’s younger sister Mary Ellen Atcherley (see below). Edward and Margaret had no children. Edward died at Dundee, Natal, South Africa on 9 Jun 1912. Margaret died there on 10 Feb 1935.
  • Mary Ellen Atcherley. Baptised 13 Jul 1840 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1841, 1851 – with parents; 1861 – with father. Married Edward Ryley on 14 May 1862 at Ercall Magna and emigrated with him and their six children to South Africa. Mary died 16 Oct 1879 at Durban, Natal, South Africa, after which Edward married Mary’s older sister Margaret Jemima Atcherley (see above).
  • Samuel Atcherley. Baptised 8 Jul 1842 at Ercall Magna. 6th generation, family 1 >>
  • Elizabeth Atcherley. Baptised 1 Sep 1844 at Ercall Magna, and buried there six moths later on 1 Mar 1845.
  • Robert Atcherley. Baptised 10 Jul 1846 at Ercall Magna, and buried there 18 Dec 1848, aged about 2.
  • Fanny Atcherley. Born towards the end of 1847, baptised 5 Jun 1848 at Ercall Magna, and buried there just over six months later on 11 Dec 1848.
  • William Henry Atcherley. Born 31 May 1849 at Moortown. 6th generation, family 2 >>
  • Charlotte Emma Atcherley. Born about January 1851 at Moortown. Census: 1851 – with parents; 1861 – Wellington. Married John Brookes on 2 Oct 1867 at Ercall Magna and lived with him at Osbaston in that parish. The couple had five children, one of whom (Gertrude Elizabeth) married her first cousin Robert Atcherley (son of Charlotte Emma’s brother Robert, see below), while another (Thomas Brookes) also married a first cousin, Elizabeth Maud Ryley (daughter of Charlotte Emma’s sister Mary Ellen, see above), in South Africa. John Brookes died 13 Jan 1893 and was buried 17 Jan 1893 at Ercall Magna. Charlotte was buried there on 14 Oct 1912.

[Top] 6th generation, family 1

Samuel Atcherley. Baptised 8 Jul 1842 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1851 – Moortown, Ercall Magna; 1861 – Clerkenwell, Middlesex; 1871 – Walton on the Hill, Lancashire; 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 – Maghull, Lancashire. Died 16 Mar 1917 at Poynton in the parish of Ercall Magna. ^Parents

Spouse: Helen Brookes. Born at Osbaston in the parish of Ercall Magna and baptised in that parish on 19 Jun 1844. Married 2 Apr 1867 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 – with husband. Died 28 Jan 1914 in Shropshire, likely at Poynton. Children:

  • Robert Atcherley. Born in Liverpool, Lancashire. Baptised 16 Feb 1868 at Wavertree, Lancashire. Census: 1871, 1881 – with parents. 1891, 1901, 1911 – unknown. Married his first cousin, Gertrude Elizabeth Brookes (daughter of his paternal aunt Charlotte Emma Atcherley and of his maternal uncle John Brookes) on 20 Jun 1921 at Ercall Magna, at the age of 53. The couple had no children.
  • Helena Atcherley. Born 1870 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Baptised 11 Sep 1870 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 – with parents. Married Edward John Taylor (born about 1860 at Stourbridge, Worcestershire) on 22 Jan 1902 at Maghull, Lancashire. The couple had no children. Edward died 14 Jun 1929 at Wollescote Hall, near Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Helena died 4 Nov 1940 in Worcestershire.
  • Amy Elizabeth Atcherley. Born 5 May 1875, and baptised 13 Jun 1875, at Maghull, Lancashire. Buried there on 29 Dec 1876, aged 1.
  • Samuel Atcherley. Born 1 Jan 1878 at Maghull, Lancashire and baptised there 24 Feb 1878. 7th generation, family 1 >>

[Top] 6th generation, family 2

William Henry Atcherley. Born 31 May 1849 at Moortown. Baptised, aged 32, on 5 Apr 1882 at Ercall Magna, shortly before his marriage there on 11 Apr 1882 to Charlotte Emma Shakeshaft. Census: 1851, 1861 – Moortown, Ercall Magna; 1871 – Liverpool, Lancashire; 1881 – Ercall Magna; 1891 – Waters Upton; 1901 – Hadley, Wellington; 1911 – Moseley, Worcestershire. Died 1921 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. ^Parents

Spouse: Charlotte Emma Shakeshaft. Born about 1853 at Ercall Magna and married there on 11 Apr 1882. Census: 1891, 1901, 1911 – with husband. Died 1946 in Warwickshire. Children:

  • Charlotte Eva Atcherley. Born 25 Jan 1883 at Ercall Magna. Married Philip Montague Burton (born 1888 at Allington, Lincolnshire) in 1920. The couple had one child, Harold Burton, born 24 Mar 1924 in Lincolnshire. Philip died in 1960, Charlotte died in 1982, and Harold died in 1999, all in Lincolshire.
  • Ethel Mary Atcherley. Born 12 Feb 1884 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1891, 1901, 1911 – with parents. Died about 1971 in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.
  • William Clive Atcherley. Born 22 May 1885 at Ercall Magna. 7th generation, family 2 >>
  • Hilda Margaret Atcherley. Born 26 Aug 1886 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1891, 1901, 1911 – with parents. Married Seth Sadler (born 1887 at Smethwick, Staffordshire) on 27 Feb 1915 at Aston, Warwickshire. The couple had five children. Seth died 11 Jul 1941 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. Hilda died 1987 in Somerset, aged 101.
  • Ada Mabel Atcherley. Born 30 Mar 1888 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1891, 1901 – Ellerdine, Ercall Magna; 1911 – Kings Norton, Worcestershire. Married Joseph Baxter Shakeshaft (a second cousin) on 10 Jun 1912 at Solihull, Warwickshire. The couple had three children.
  • Robert Clifford Atcherley. Born 1890 at Ercall Magna. 7th generation, family 3 >>
  • Eric Graham Atcherley. Born 1891 at Waters Upton. Census: 1901 – with parents; 1911 – Poynton, Ercall Magna. Emigrated to Canada in 1922 and married Esther L Cowley there in February 1927. The couple had no children. Eric died 1984 in Ontario, Canada. Esther (born 1895 in Ontario) died there in 1981.
  • Major Cecil Atcherley. Born 1894 at Rodington, Ercall Magna. Census: 1901, 1911 – with parents. Married Annie Mary Dorothy Van Helden (born about 1900 at Aston, Warwickshire) about 1932 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. The couple had no children. Major died 1948 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. Annie died 1955 in Worcestershire.
  • Frank Ryley Atcherley. Born 1896 in Shropshire. Buried 14 Apr 1897 at Ercal Magna, aged under 1.

[Top] 7th generation, family 1

Samuel Atcherley. Born 1 Jan 1878 at Maghull, Lancashire and baptised there 24 Feb 1878. Census: 1881, 1891, 1901 – Maghull, Lancashire. Died about 1903 in Lancashire. ^Parents

Spouse: Constance Katherine Shepherd. Born 1874 at Birkenhead, Cheshire. Married 1902 at Manchester, Lancashire. Daughter:

  • Josephine Helen Atcherley. Born 10 Dec 1901 at Maghull, Lancashire and baptised there on 15 Jan 1902. Married Sidney C Andrews 1930 in Surrey. No children. Died 2000, West Sussex.

(After the death of Samuel Atcherley, his widow Constance married John Hughes (born about 1875 at Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire) about 1910 at Kensington, London.)


[Top] 7th generation, family 2

William Clive Atcherley. Born 22 May 1885 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1891 – Waters Upton; 1901 – Ellerdine, Ercall Magna; 1911 – Moseley, Worcestershire. Died 1974 in Leicestershire. ^Parents

Spouse: Winifred Mary Randle. Born 1880 at Sheerness, Kent. Married 6 Aug 1916 at Sellindge, Kent. Died 1963 in Warwickshire, England. Children:


[Top] 7th generation, family 3

Robert Clifford Atcherley. Born 1890 at Ercall Magna. Census: 1891 – Waters Upton; 1901 – Hadley, Wellington; 1911 – Poynton, Ercall Magna. Died 1957 in Warwickshire. ^Parents

Spouse: Rose Agnes Neale. Born 27 Feb 1902 in Staffordshire. Married 1927 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. Son:

(After the death of Robert Clifford Atcherley, his widow Rose married William E Haworth about 1966 in Warwickshire. She died 1992 in Shropshire.)


[Top] 8th generation, family 1

Victor Clive Atcherley. Born 10 May 1918 in Kent. Died 1980 in Leicestershire. ^Parents

Spouse: Presumed living. Children:

  • Living.
  • Living.

[Top] 8th generation, family 2

Roger Clifford N Atcherley. Born 23 Dec 1930 in Birmingham. Died 1993 in Shropshire. ^Parents

Spouse: Monica Joy Pipe. Born about 1932 in Warwickshire. Married 1957 in Warwickshire. Died 10 Nov 2010 at Cleobury Mortimer. Children:

  • Living.
  • Living.

4 Responses to Samuel of High Ercall…

  1. David Atcherley says:

    8th Generation Family 2…Roger Atcherley & his wife monica had 2 children:
    Jane Clare Atcherley Born July 28 1959. Now living in Chester
    David Robert Atcherley (me) Born January 12 1962 in Bridgnorth Shropshire. Currently living in Pennsylvania, USA

  2. Kay Fisher says:

    Robert Atcherley (Farmer) is named as the father of Thomas Griffiths, on his marriage to Mary Growcott, 14 February, 1855. Thomas was born High Ercal 1826.

  3. Andy Dean says:

    Hi, I’m currently researching my maternal Grandmothers family the Sadler’s.
    Hilda Atcherley was my Great, great grandmother and married Seth in 1915. We know that they had at least one child, my great grandfather Ralph, but no one in the family knows of any other siblings. On your site it mentions Seth and Hilda having 5 children, do you have any information about them? It’s a grey area on our tree.
    Thank you,
    Andy

    • Steve says:

      Hi Andy. I have replied to you by email but have not received any response, hope you got my message OK.

      Steve