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The Rev Thomas Atcherley and the Pamphlet Club of Ely – Part 2

< Back to Part 1. We whose Names are hereunto subscribed do enter upon a Club to be held every Fortnight from this day forward for Twelve Months and subject ourselves to the Articles and Forfeitures aforementioned _ And We Do hereby constitute and appoint The Revnd Mr: Thos: Atcherley our Steward for the year 1766 – Proposals for a… Read more »

RootsTech London 2019 – Part 1

So here I am in the ibis London Excel, complete with badge, creating my first website post on a tablet – and ready for the first ever RootsTech London! What a fantastic three days it promises to be. There’s the exhibition hall, which will be packed with stands large and small, occupied by a range of organisations and vendors… Read more »

The life of Ryley – Part 3

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< Back to Part 2. The 1870s brought huge changes for the family of Edward Ryley and his wife Mary Ellen, née Atcherley. The family increased in size as more children were added. After a decade or so as a horse hair manufacturer, Edward abandoned this business and, having previously had a partnership with his brother Thomas Heath Ryley, entered… Read more »

The life of Ryley – Part 2

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< Back to Part 1. The 1871 census provides evidence of many changes to the Ryley family of Market Drayton occurring after the previous decennial record of the population (and since the conclusion of the first part of this story). Edward Ryley senior and his wife Mary Ann had both died. All four of their children had married, three had… Read more »

The life of Ryley – Part 1

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MARRIED […] On Tuesday last, at St. George’s, Hanover-square, London, by the Rev. H. J. Atcherley, uncle of the bride, E. Ryley, Esq., Oakley Park, second son of E. Ryley, Esq., Victoria Works, Market Drayton, to Mary, second daughter of J. Atcherley, Esq., of the Moretown, Shropshire. — Aris’s Birmingham Gazette, Monday 4 April 1859. Don’t believe everything you read… Read more »