Category Archives: Family history articles

Peter, his parents, and his progeny – the Atcherleys who Petered out

Peter Atcherley was the fourth and youngest son, and the sixth and youngest child, of Thomas Atcherley and Sarah (née Williams) of Twyford in the Shropshire parish of West Felton. Baptised at West Felton on 8 September 1699 he went on to marry and have children of his own, just like his older brothers and sisters. However, while I have… Read more »

The Atcherleys of All Stretton

After retiring from business in Manchester, Roger Atcherley returned to his native county of Shropshire, with his wife Mary Ann and their daughters Marian, Ethel, Kate Mary and Olive Maude. Taking up residence at the Hall in All Stretton, this Atcherley family was soon involved in the welfare and wellbeing of its local community. All Stretton from Nover’s Hill The… Read more »

The Atcherley family and the Salop Infirmary – Part 4

< Back to Part 3.  The Statutes of the Salop Infirmary. […] 15. That there be a Weekly Board of Directors, which shall consist of three at least, to meet every Saturday at eleven of the Clock, at the Infirmary. 16. That the Weekly Board regulate all Matters relating to the Admission and Discharge of Patients, enquire into the Behaviour… Read more »

The Atcherley-Symes story – Part 5

< Back to Part 4. We regret to announce that Mrs. Symes, of Gorphwysfa, Bangor, died on Saturday last, after a painful illness. The deceased lady had of late years become widely known by her noble benefactions to the Church and Church institutions. […] — Gloucestershire Chronicle, 14 June 1890. Elizabeth Atcherley Symes, née Holt, granddaughter of the Rev James… Read more »

The Atcherley family and the Salop Infirmary – Part 3

< Back to Part 2. Salop Infirmary. […] A Legacy of £50, bequeathed by the late Mrs. Matthews, of Dogpole Court, was reported to the Directors of this Charity on Saturday last; as also a reversionary bequest of the like amount under the will of the late Rev. James Matthews. — Salopian Journal, 12 August 1835. The Rev (and Mrs)… Read more »

The Atcherley family and the Salop Infirmary – Part 2

< Back to Part 1. The edifice is a plain handsome brick building, well adapted to the purposes of the institution, being situated on the verge of an eminence, which commands every advantage of salubrious air, and, what is, perhaps, in no small degree favourable to convalescents, delightful prospects. Its internal economy, and the gratuitous attendance of its medical supporters,… Read more »