Edward of Wolverhampton…

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… and his descendants

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

[Top] 1st generation

Edward Atcherley. Born at Birch Park in the parish of Baschurch, Shropshire, and baptised 26 Jun 1813 at Baschurch. Census: 1841 – Sedgley, Staffordshire; 1851, 1861, 1871 – Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Died 9 Dec 1877 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and was buried there 16 Dec 1877. ^Parents

Spouse: Martha Shaw. Born about 1816 at Newport, Shropshire, and baptised there 27 Jul 1817. Married 15 Apr 1839 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Census: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 – with husband; 1881, 1891 – Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Died 1893 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and was buried there 6 Apr 1893. Children:

  • Edward Richard Atcherley. Born 4 Mar 1840 at Bilston, Staffordshire, and baptised there 22 Mar 1840. 2nd generation, family 1 >>
  • John Atcherley. Born 17 Feb 1845 at Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Branch 1 >>
  • Margaret Atcherley. Born 1846 at Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Census: 1851, 1861, 1871 – with parents. Married her brother-in-law George Gibbons (born 1848 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and baptised there 31 May 1848) on 7 Apr 1874 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. The couple had a son, Frank Gibbons, about 1875. After George’s death (about 1885 in Staffordshire) Margaret married Bethel Lindop Iliffe (born 1862 at Salford, Lancashire) on 25 Dec 1887 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Margaret died 1922 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and was buried there 11 Nov 1922. Bethel married Laura E Jones the following year at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, and died there about 1942.
  • Jane Atcherley. Born 1848 at Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Census: 1851, 1861 – with parents. Married George Jones (born about 1841 at Pimlico, Middlesex) on 29 Aug 1869 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. The couple had three children: Amy Dove Jones, William Dove Jones (whose youngest daughter was named Regina Atcherley Jones) and Arthur Edward Jones. Following George’s death, Jane married Edwin Shearman (born about 1831 at Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire) on 9 Jan 1893 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Edwin died at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire on 7 Oct 1912, and Jane died there about 1925.
  • William Atcherley. Born about Dec 1850 at Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Census: 1851 – with parents. Died 1853 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, and buried there 20 Dec 1853.
  • Mary Atcherley. Born 26 Jan 1843 at Sedgley, Staffordshire and baptised there 19 Feb 1843. Census: 1851 – with parents; 1861 – Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Married William Gibbons (born 1841 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and baptised there 10 Aug 1841) 21 Apr 1870 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, and emigrated with him to the USA about May 1870. By the census of 1891, Mary had been widowed, lost one of her two children (leaving her with daughter Dorothea Grey Gibbons) and had returned to England (the events not necessarily being in the order just given). Mary was alive in 1911 and probably lived to see her daughter marry James M Spark and have three children of her own, including a son named James Atcherley Spark.
  • Martha Atcherley. Born 1853 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, baptised there 4 Jan 1855, and buried there ten days later on 14 Jan 1855, having died aged 20 months.
  • Anne Bennett Atcherley. Born 1855 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, and baptised there 25 Nov 1855. Census: 1861, 1871 – with parents; 1881 – with mother. Married John Woodnoth (born 1859 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire) on 25 Dec 1883 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. John died 29 Mar 1895 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, leaving Anne with two daughters, Annie and Emily. Emily emigrated to the USA in 1911, where she soon married. Anne and Annie then followed Emily to the USA, arriving 13 Apr 1913 at New York. Anne died 1935 at New Dorp, Richmond, New York, USA.
  • Sarah Ann Atcherley. Born 1858 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, baptised there 11 Sep 1859, and buried 17 Feb 1861, having died aged 2.

[Top] 2nd generation, family 1

Edward Richard Atcherley. Born 4 Mar 1840 at Bilston, Staffordshire, and baptised there 22 Mar 1840. Census: 1841 – Sedgley, Staffordshire; 1851, 1861 – Wolverhampton, Staffordshire; 1871 – New Swindon; 1881 – Swindon. Died 1887 at Swindon. ^Parents

Spouse: Elizabeth Weeks. Born 1847 at Lydiard Millicent. Married 13 Oct 1866 at Swindon. Census: 1871, 1881 – with husband; 1891, 1901, 1911 – Swindon. Died about 1924 at Swindon. Children:

  • Edward John Atcherley. Born 16 Oct 1867 at Swindon. Baptised 25 Dec 1867 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. 3rd generation, family 1 >>
  • William John Atcherley. Born 31 Jul 1869 at Swindon, baptised there 13 Dec 1869, and died before the end of 1869.
  • George Atcherley. Born 30 Oct 1870 at Swindon. 3rd generation, family 2 >>
  • Walter Richard Atcherley. Born 18 Nov 1872 at Swindon. Baptised 28 Dec 1873 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. 3rd generation, family 3 >>
  • Elizabeth Martha Atcherley. Born 4 Apr 1875 at Swindon. 3rd generation, family 4 >>
  • Martha Ann Atcherley. Born 1877 at Swindon. Baptised 7 Jul 1878 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Census: 1881 – with parents; 1891 – not known. Married George Richard Wheeler (born about 1868 at Slough, Upton cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire) about 1900 at Swindon. The couple had no children.
  • Thomas Atcherley. Born 1879 at Swindon. Census: 1881 – with parents; 1891 – with mother; 1901 – not included (with the military in South Africa); 1911 – Swindon (a prisoner in the police station). Married Agnes Maria Springford (born about 1880 at Swindon) 4 Oct 1913 at Swindon. Thomas served as a private in the Hampshire Regiment, the Wiltshire Regiment and the Royal Engineers during World War 1. He died 1958 in Wiltshire. Agnes died about 1962 at Swindon. The couple had no children.
  • William Atcherley. Born 1880 at Swindon. 3rd generation, family 5 >>
  • John Atcherley. Born 1882 at Swindon. Census: 1891, 1901 – with mother; 1911 – Swindon. Married Ada Amelia Everitt (born 1882 at Swindon) 18 Apr 1908 at Swindon. John died 22 Apr 1940 at Trowbridge. Ada died 1967 at Swindon. The couple had no children.
  • Amy Beatrice Atcherley. Born about 1886 at Swindon. 3rd generation, family 6 >>

[Top] 3rd generation, family 1

Edward John Atcherley. Born 16 Oct 1867 at Swindon. Baptised 25 Dec 1867 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Census: 1871 – New Swindon; 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 – Swindon. Died 8 Aug 1941 at Swindon. ^Parents

Spouse: Jane Dobbie Keane. Born in Cork, Ireland and baptised there 29 Feb 1868. Married 17 Oct 1891 at Swindon. Census: 1891, 1901, 1911 – with husband. Died 1951 at Uxbridge, Middlesex. Daughter:

  • Eva Millicent Atcherley. Also known as Evelyn. Born 24 Nov 1895 at Swindon. Census: 1901, 1911 – with parents. Married Frank Mason about 1920 in Middlesex. Eva died 1981 in Suffolk. The couple had two sons.

[Top] 3rd generation, family 2

George Atcherley. Born 30 Oct 1870 at Swindon. Baptised 28 Dec 1873 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Census: 1871 – New Swindon; 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 – Swindon. Died 1945 in Wiltshire. Buried 8 Feb 1945 at Swindon. ^Parents

Spouse: Elizabeth Jane Poynter. Born 1865 at Longcot, Berkshire. Married 10 May 1890 at Swindon. Census: 1891, 1901, 1911 – with husband. Died about 1952 at Swindon. Children:

  • George Atcherley. Born 30 Jun 1890 at Swindon and died there later the same year.
  • Ada Elizabeth Atcherley. Born 1891 at Swindon. Census: 1901, 1911 – with parents. Married William Topple (born 1892 at St Leonards on Sea, Sussex) 27 Sep 1914 at St George the Martyr, Southwark, London. William served in France during World War 1. Ada died 1963 at Swindon. William died there in 1965. The couple had no children.
  • May Atcherley (twin). Born 1894 at Swindon. Died there 22 Jun 1896 from burns as a result of playing with matches, along with her twin sister.
  • Amy Atcherley (twin). Born 1894 at Swindon. Died there 23 Jun 1896, the day after her twin sister (see above).
  • Rose Atcherley. Born 8 Aug 1895 at Swindon and died there later the same year.
  • George William Atcherley. Born 1896 at Swindon. Census: 1901, 1911 – with parents. Died 1914 at Swindon, aged 17.
  • Alice May Atcherley. Born at Swindon. Census: 1901, 1911 – with parents. Married Irven Osborne (born 11 Jul 1896 at Bradford, Yorkshire) 21 Sep 1918 at Swindon. Alice and Irven may have met when Irven was receiving medical treatment at Hurdcott, near Fovant in Wiltshire during World War 1. Irven died 12 Oct 1965 at Swindon. Alice died there on 28 Dec 1975. The couple had four children.
  • Amy Beatrice Atcherley. Born 1899 at Swindon. Census: 1901, 1911 – with parents. Married Arthur James Burnett (born 3 Sep 1895) about 1923 at Swindon. Amy died about 1943 in Wiltshire. Arthur died there in 1979. The couple had three children.
  • Walter Samuel Atcherley. Born 12 Jun 1901 at Swindon. 4th generation, family 1 >>
  • John Frederick Atcherley. Born 6 Jul 1903 at Swindon. Census: 1911 – with parents. Died 1978 at Swindon.
  • Lily Atcherley. Born 18 Aug 1904 at Swindon. Census: 1911 – with parents. Died 11 Nov 1979 at Swindon.
  • Violet Atcherley. Born 19 May 1906 at Swindon. Census: 1911 – with parents. Married William George Chambers (born 17 Oct 1905 in Wiltshire) 1929 at Swindon. Violet died 1934 at Swindon, the same year in which her only child, Elizabeth Chambers, was born and died. William died 1984 in Wiltshire.
  • Sidney Edward Atcherley. Born 9 Sep 1909 at Swindon, and died there in 1910, aged 1.

[Top] 3rd generation, family 3

Walter Richard Atcherley. Born 18 Nov 1872 at Swindon. Baptised 28 Dec 1873 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Census: 1881, 1891 – Swindon. Died 1899 at SWindon. ^Parents

Spouse: Ellen Susannie Winchcomb. Born 1875 at Liddington. Married 1897 at Swindon, and died there in 1899. Daughter:

  • Lily Atcherley. Born 8 Jan 1898 at Swindon, and died there soon afterwards (before the end of March that year).

[Top] 3rd generation, family 4

Elizabeth Martha Atcherley (a.k.a. Shirley Elizabeth Atcherley). Born 4 Apr 1875 at Swindon. Baptised 4 Jul 1875 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Census: 1881 – Swindon; 1891 – Deptford, London; 1901 – Hove, Sussex. Emigrated to USA, arriving 4 Dec 1905 at New York. Died 8 Aug 1913 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. ^Parents

Spouse: unknown. Daughter:

  • Dorothy Atcherley. Born 1 Jun 1893 at Mile End, London. Census: 1901, 1911 – Swindon. Married Thomas Theophilus Dawson (born 1871 at Stantonbury, Buckinghamshire) 1913 in Wiltshire. This was Thomas’ second marriage, his first wife Clara Haworth (born about 1870 at Burnley, Lancashire) having died in 1905. Thomas died about 1945 in Wiltshire, and Dorothy died there in 1973. Thomas and Dorothy had one child, a son.

[Top] 3rd generation, family 5

William Atcherley. Born 1880 at Swindon. Census: 1881, 1891 – Swindon; 1901 – Stratton St Margaret; 1911 – Wroughton. Died 1924 in Wiltshire. ^Parents

Spouse: Mabel Elizabeth Pearce. Born 1883 at Wroughton. Married 1907 at Swindon. Census: 1911 – with husband. Died 1953 at Swindon. Children:

  • Godrey William Alec Atcherley. Born 3 Feb 1910 at Wroughton. 4th generation, family 2 >>
  • Ivy Elizabeth M Atcherley. Born 16 May 1913 at Swindon. Married Wilfred Benjamin Angliss (born 1 Apr 1914 in Wiltshire) 1933 in Wiltshire. The couple had eight children. Ivy then married a second time (husband presumed living), and had a further four children with this spouse. Wilfred Benjamin Angliss died in 1985. Ivy died 1997 at Swindon.
  • Charles Francis Atcherley. Born 2 May 1915 at Swindon. Married Evelyn May Giles (born 11 May 1916 at Latton) about 1963 at Swindon. Evelyn died 13 Mar 1976 at Wroughton. Charles died 1977 at Swindon. The couple had no children.
  • Presumed living.
  • Leslie George Atcherley. Born 12 Mar 1919 at Swindon. 4th generation, family 3 >>
  • Queenie Doreen Annie Atcherley. Born 31 Jan 1922 at Swindon. 4th generation, family 4 >>

After the death of William Atcherley, his widow Mabel Elizabeth had two more children:

  • Norman George Atcherley. Born 12 May 1927 at Swindon. 4th generation, family 5 >>
  • Winifred Blanche Atcherley. Born 17 Apr 1929 at Swindon. Married William Charles Gingell (born 29 Apr 1916 in Wiltshire, died there 5 Oct 1973, first wife Jessie Ruth Clark) about 1950 at Swindon. Married Albert G Sims in Wiltshire, 1975. Died 12 Feb 2008.

[Top] 3rd generation, family 6

Amy Beatrice Atcherley. Born about 1886 at Swindon. Census: 1891 – Swindon; 1901 – Hove, Sussex; 1911 – Sandown, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. ^Parents

Spouse: unknown. Son:

(Three years after Walter’s birth, in 1913, Amy married Alexander McDougall on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire. She died three years later in 1916.)


[Top] 4th generation, family 1

Walter Samuel Atcherley. Born 12 Jun 1901 at Swindon. Census: 1911 – Swindon. Died about 1971 in Wiltshire. ^Parents

Spouse: Letitia Evelyn Jones. Born 28 Mar 1905 at Swindon, married there 1927, and died there 1996. Son:

  • Peter Atcherley. Born 4 Aug 1928 at Swindon, and married there, 23 Mar 1955, Audrey Last (born 4 Jul 1934). Peter died (probably at Swindon) in 2009, and Audrey passed away on 30 May 2012. The couple, who last lived at 2 George Gay Gardens, Wolsely Avenue, Swindon, had no children.

[Top] 4th generation, family 2

Godfrey William Alec Atcherley. Born 3 Feb 1910 at Wroughton. Census: 1911 – Wroughton. Died 1996 at Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey. ^Parents

Spouse: Irene Grace Budd. Born 1913 in Surrey. Married there about 1938. Burial of Ashes on 22 Aug 2007 at Thames Ditton, Surrey. Children:

  • Living.
  • Living.
  • Living.
  • Living.
  • Living.

[Top] 4th generation, family 3

Leslie George Atcherley. Born 12 Mar 1919 at Swindon, and died there in 1980. ^Parents

Spouse: Elsie Victoria Smith. Born 24 May 1917 at Swindon, and married there in 1946. Died 2002 in Devon. Children:

  • Royston John Atcherley.Born 2 Feb 1947 at Swindon. Emigrated to Australia, departing 27 July 1967 under the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme. Died 2007 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Living.
  • Living.

[Top] 4th generation, family 4

Queenie Doreen Annie Atcherley. Born 31 Jan 1922 at Swindon. ^Parents

Spouse: Unknown. Child:

  • Living.

(After the birth of the above child, Queenie married (husband presumed living) and had a further six children with that spouse. Queenie died 1998 at Swindon.)


[Top] 4th generation, family 5

Norman George Atcherley. Born 12 May 1927 at Swindon. Died 12 Feb 1995 in Wiltshire. ^Parents

Spouse: Gwenda Amy Roots. Born 24 May 1933 in Wiltshire. Married 1954 at Purton. Died 24 Jul 2003 in Wiltshire. Children:

  • Living.
  • Living.
  • Living.

[Top] 4th generation, family 6

Walter John Atcherley. Born 9 Dec 1909 at Swindon. Census: 1911 – Swindon. Died 1990 at Luton, Bedfordshire. ^Parents

Spouse: Gladys Mildred Rose Shurmer. Born 23 Oct 1911 at Swindon. Married 1940 at Luton, Bedfordshire and died there 2 May 2001. Child:

  • Living.

[Top] Branch 1: 1st generation

John Atcherley. Born 17 Feb 1845 at Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Census: 1851, 1861 – Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Emigrated to the USA, arriving 12 Aug 1865 at New York. Became a naturalized citizen on 31 Oct 1888. Died 22 Jul 1908 at Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. ^Parents

Spouse: Drusilla Greatorex. Born May 1850 at Middleton, Derbyshire. Emigrated to the USA about 1865. Married 24 Dec 1867 at Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. No death/burial record found. Children:

  • Edward Vincent Atcherley. Born 19 Nov 1868 at Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Branch 1: 2nd generation, family 1 >>
  • Rowland Clarence Atcherley. Born 23 Jan 1876 at Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Branch 1: 2nd generation, family 2 >>
  • Ina Lena Atcherley. Born 19 Apr 1883 at Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA and was married there, to Herbert Arthur Crowell (also a native of Providence, born there 10 May 1880) on 12 Jun 1907. Ina died in Rhode Island, USA on 8 Dec 1957. Herbert died 14 Jun 1970 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. The couple had a son, Rowland Atcherley Crowell (born 24 Jan 1911 in Rhode Island, died 1 Dec 1985 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA).

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

Edward Vincent Atcherley. Born 19 Nov 1868 at Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. No death/burial record found. ^Parents

Spouse: Agnes E Phillips. Born about 1871 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA, and married there on 27 Jul 1891. No death/burial record found. Children:

  • Editha Greatorex Atcherley. Born 31 Jan 1897 in Rhode Island, USA. Died 13 May 1900 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA, aged 3.
  • Phyllis Atcherley. Born 16 Aug 1899 at Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Died 15 May 1900 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA, a day short of 9 months old.
  • Edward Phillip Atcherley. Born 27 Apr 1905 at Winthrop, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. No death/burial record found.
  • Robert Vincent Atcherley. Born 1 Feb 1912 in Massachusetts, USA. Branch 1: 3rd generation >>

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

Rowland Clarence Atcherley. Born 23 Jan 1876 at Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Died 16 Apr 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. ^Parents

Spouse: Charlotte Bessie Chase. Born 23 Dec 1873 at Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA. Married 10 Jun 1903 at Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. No death/burial record found. Daughter:

  • Elizabeth Atcherley. Born 17 Mar 1915 at Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, and died there the following day.

[Top] Branch 1: 3rd generation

Robert Vincent Atcherley. Born 1 Feb 1912 in Massachusetts, USA. Died 15 Jun 1976 at Winthrop, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. ^Parents

Spouse: Grace Leitch. Born 21 May 1911 in Massachusetts, USA. Died 15 Nov 1991 at Hopedale, Massachusetts, USA. Child:

  • Living.

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