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Lieutenant James Atcherley and the War of the Sixth Coalition

< Back to The mystery of the missing Militia man. On April 28 [1812] two of the companies [of the Worcestershire Regiment of Militia] quartered at Portsea Castle joined the regiment at the Colwert Garden Barracks, Portsmouth. On May 12 the other company proceeded to Southsea Castle from Portsea Barracks. At this time a detachment of the regiment, consisting of… Read more »

Mr Sergeant Atcherley and his Conservative candidacy – Part 2

< Back to Part 1. On Friday, the learned Serjeant renewed his canvass, and we are extremely happy to learn that the success with which he met was very great. In the evening he addressed the electors in a very able speech, in the course of which he stated that the promises of support which he had received were such,… Read more »

Mr Sergeant Atcherley and his Conservative candidacy – Part 1

On Tuesday evening a very respectable meeting of the freemen and electors of this city was held at the Merchants’ Hall, to consider the further steps necessary to be adopted to secure the return of a second conservative candidate at the ensuring election. John Bulmer, Esq. was called to the chair, and in opening the business of the meeting, he… Read more »

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 »