Monthly Archives: July 2017

Roger Acheley, Part 2 – Freeman of the Drapers’ Company

Although in official records the subject of this story was almost always named as Roger Acheley, to the Drapers’ Company of the City of London he was usually known as Roger Achilley. It was under this name that Roger’s admission to the freedom of the Drapers’ Company was recorded in 1479. Having gained his freedom, by serving an apprenticeship under… Read more »

Tony Atcherley’s World War Two: D-Day

In memory of Dr Tony Atcherley, who died on 15 July 2017 aged 92. In 2015, Dr Rowland Anthony Atcherley (better known as Tony) recalled his wartime service after receiving an honour from the French Government. The decoration he was awarded, for the part he played in the liberation of France during WW2, was the highest the nation could bestow… Read more »

Roger Acheley, Part 1 – Alderman, Sheriff, and Lord Mayor of London

 The family of Atcherley of Marton has been settled in that neighbourhood at least as far back as the reign of Henry VII. Their ancestor, Sir Roger Atcherley, Knt., who was born at Stanwardine, in the parish if Baschurch, within about a mile from Marton, was elected sheriff of Middlesex and London, 21 Sept. 1504, 20 Henry VII., and was… Read more »