Monthly Archives: July 2011

John Atcherley and American Independence

Updated 4 July 2014 The connection between John Atcherley of Bristol and the events leading to the American Declaration of Independence in 1766 is a tenuous one to say the least. However it is enough for me to choose the Fourth of July as the day on which to write about him. When I originally wrote this article in 2011,… Read more »

An Atcherley in Canada – Part 2

< Back to Part 1 Charles Hedley Atcherley completed his World War One service as a Lieutenant, and completed his family with the birth of daughter Jean Marion Atcherley in 1918. [1, 2] Hedley did not rejoin the Mounties after the war, but he did resume his police career. The Toronto City Directory of 1921 showed Constable Chas Atcherly living… Read more »

An Atcherley in Canada – Part 1

< More Atcherley stories from World War 1 Canada Day seems a good time to look at the life of an Atcherley who made Canada his home. Born on 21 September 1889 in Walsall, Staffordshire, Charles Hedley Atcherley was the second son of Thomas Cureton Atcherley and Anne Griffiths. He grew up with two older and two younger sisters, after… Read more »