Monthly Archives: February 2014

The forgotten brother of David Francis Atcherley

Long before I became interested in the family history of my Atcherley ancestors and kin, the genealogy of the branch of the family living at Marton in Shropshire was researched in some detail and published  in Burke’s “Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry.” I have found however that while the various versions of the genealogy published over the… Read more »

Lunacy and an Atcherley – Part 1

Baptised on 9 February 1838 at the parish church of High Ercall, John Atcherley was the eldest of nine children born to Robert and Elizabeth. Under normal circumstances John would have been destined to take over the running of the farm which had been managed by his Atcherley forebears for a century. Things did not work out that way however…. Read more »