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Philip Roger Atcherley: A Brit bounces back in the USA – Part 1

< Back to Philip Roger Atcherley and his long drawn out bankruptcy. After arriving in America, Philip Roger Atcherley and his family settled in the state of New York for a while. From there, they moved to Newark, in Licking County, Ohio, where they remained and prospered. That is the story revealed by the decennial United States Federal census, a story… Read more »

Philip Roger Atcherley and his long drawn out bankruptcy

 WHEREAS a Fiat in Bankruptcy is awarded and issued forth against Philip Roger Atcherley, of Whitchurch, in the county of Salop, Mercer, Draper, and Tailor, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared a bankrupt is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said Fiat named, or the major part of them, on the 14th day of January… Read more »

Hope and Hester Atcherley’s World War One – Part 2

< Back to Part 1 Private Sam Hitchen, of the Cheshires, the old Lostock Gralam and Witton Albion footballer, is engaged in the “greater game” in France, and, in the course of a letter full of football terms, which he has written to his mother […] he gives a vivid account of a charge upon the Germans. “[…] As the… Read more »

Hope and Hester Atcherley’s World War One – Part 1

< Back to Hope and Hester Atcherley’s school days It is 1914, and the war in Europe means that tensions are high. In the city of Chester the alarm has been raised. A week after the despatch of Britain’s expeditionary force, an aeroplane and an airship have alighted on the Chester’s racecourse, the Roodee. The men aboard report that a… Read more »

John Atcherley and the deterrence of felonies

Notice is hereby given, That we, whose Names are hereunto subscribed, being inhabitants of the townships of Kinnersley, Preston, Hoo-Hall, Horton, Lubstreepark, Buttery Farm, Cheshall, Longford, Brockton, Tiberton, Cherrington, Dearyhouse Farm, Rowton, Moortown, Sambrook, and Eyton, near Wellington, in the County of Salop, have formed ourselves into a Society, to prosecute, at our joint Expense, all House-breakers, Horse-stealers, or Persons… Read more »

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 »