Monthly Archives: July 2014

An Officer and a Gentleman: Roger (or Rowland) Atcherley

ATCHERLEY.—INFORMATION is requested concerning ROGER (otherwise ROWLAND) ATCHERLEY, an officer, first in the Marines and later in the Militia, who died about 1833. He is believed to have been born about 1775, and was educated at Shrewsbury, under Dr. J. Atcherley, who it has been supposed was his uncle. I am always pleased to receive requests for information about members… Read more »

The Misses Atcherley and their seaside holidays

Census records provide us with decennial snapshots of the lives of Atcherley sisters Anne, Hannah and Margaret from 1841 up to the end of the 1800s. These and other records tell us that by 1851 the sisters had moved from their native parish of Baschurch to College Hill in Shrewsbury, and that they remained there, unmarried and living comfortably on… Read more »

The life and crimes of Thomas Atcherley

Updated 30 June 2015. “Thomas, b. 27 Feb. 1766, d. s. p. July 1801” is all that the Burkes had to say about Thomas Atcherley in their publications on the Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry in the 1800s. He was born, and descessit sine prole (died without issue) 35 years later. Nowadays, family historians like myself are far… Read more »

Samuel Atcherley’s true and perfect inventory – Part 3

< Back to Samuel Atcherley’s true and perfect inventory – Part 2 The conclusion of our ‘guided tour’ of Samuel Atcherley’s house, aided by the “true and perfect Inventory” of his possessions taken in 1731. As in parts 1 and 2, to save space the items listed below are not set out in the same format as in the inventory, but… Read more »

Samuel Atcherley’s true and perfect inventory – Part 2

< Back to Samuel Atcherley’s true and perfect inventory – Part 1 Our ‘guided tour’ of Samuel Atcherley’s house, aided by the “true and perfect Inventory” of his possessions taken in 1731, continues. Once again, to save space the items listed below are not set out in the same format as in the inventory, but they follow the same order and… Read more »