Monthly Archives: June 2014

Samuel Atcherley’s true and perfect inventory – Part 1

Sometimes it is the records associated with a person’s death that shed the most light on how they lived their life. That is certainly the case with “Samuel Atcherley of Sowbath in the County of Salop Gent” who, being “very sick and weak in Body, but of perfect Mind and Memory” made his last Will and Testament on 7 August… Read more »

The Atcherleys who weren’t

During my quest for records relating to members of the Atcherley family, I have found many variations in the spelling of their surname (see Lost in transcription for some examples). Sometimes I find Atcherleys recorded under other family names, including Ackerley, Atherley and Ashley. It works the other way too: from time to time I find an “Atcherley” who –… Read more »