Category Archives: Atcherley origins

Untangling the family tree of Thomas of Marton and Wolverley – Part 2

< Back to Part 1.  In the name of God Amen the tenth day of ffebruary 1657 I Thomas Atcherley of Wolverley in the [Parish] of Wem in the County of Salop gent being sick in boody but in perfect memorie I thank god therefore I doe ordaine and make this my Last will and Testament in manner and forme… Read more »

A good old Shropshire name – Part 3

< Back to Part 2 Mytley of old and Mickley of today are indeed one and the same – the index of the calendar of patent rolls which mentions Robert Acheley of Mytley listed the place as “Mickley, Mytley, co. Salop.” But what of Acheley and Aychley? This second question was answered by the Reverend Robert William Eyton in volume… Read more »

A good old Shropshire name – Part 2

Was the ancestor of the Atcherley family a Norman invader or settler, who brought his family name with him to England? Or was he an ancient Salopian, a native of Shropshire who took his name from the settlement where he lived? Since I last posed these questions, in my first article about the origins of this “good old Shropshire name,”… Read more »

A good old Shropshire name

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As I have mentioned on this site’s About page (and elsewhere), Atcherley has been described as a “good old Shropshire name.” But exactly where and when did the name in fact originate? According to the Internet Surname Database [1], Atcherley is likely to be one of several thousand surnames thought to originate from “lost villages” or settlements which no longer… Read more »