Monthly Archives: February 2011

Richard Atcherley and his hopes for posterity

“Richard Atcherley, Esq. … [died] without issue, 27 Feb. 1834, whereupon the male line of the Atcherley family failed…” – John Burke and John Bernard Burke (1847), A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland. The Marton estate in the Shropshire parish of Middle had been home to Richard’s branch of the Atcherley family… Read more »

Echoes of the past

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Yesterday I attended  Who Do You Think You Are? Live! in London, where I listened to an entertaining and educational talk given by Tony Robinson (best known as Baldrick in the BBC’s Black Adder and as the presenter of Time Team on Channel 4). Perhaps the most memorable quote was an alternative definition of genealogy which someone had given Tony:… Read more »