Monthly Archives: October 2017

Oliver and Atcherley: The men, the firm and its history – Part 2

< Back to Part 1. As we have seen, by 1841 John Atcherley was working as a silk mercer for John Satterfield & Co in Manchester. He was then 27 years of age, having been born in 1813 at Weston Lullingfields in Shropshire, a son of farmer Richard Atcherley and his wife Mary (née Jones). John was baptised – along… Read more »

Oliver and Atcherley: The men, the firm and its history – Part 1

An email from a visitor to this website was all it took for me to rapidly revise my research route-map for the week. “I recently acquired an 1880s dress by ‘Oliver & Atcherley’”, wrote Simon Howard, who wanted to find out more about this particular business. Simon added: “The makers mark appears to have two royal crests alongside it and… Read more »

Roger Atcherley and his one shilling legacies

 In the Name of God Amen I Roger Atcherly of Frankwell within the Liberties of Shrewsbury Tanner (in health of body and of sound mind and understanding and thoughfull [= thoughtfull] of mortality) do make this my Will in writing in manner and form following (that is to say) I principally commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator in… Read more »