Category Archives: Family history articles

Robert Atcherley and the ‘Rutlandshire Cavalry’

 A few days since died, at St. Alban’s Lieutenant Robert Atcherley, of the Rutlandshire Cavalry; late Ironmonger, of Shrewsbury.  – Hereford Journal, 4 March 1795. Robert Atcherley was the youngest son of farmer John Atcherley of the Moortown in Shropshire and his wife Elizabeth, née Beech (see John Atcherley and the deterrence of felonies). I have found no other evidence… Read more »

Caroline Frances Amherst Atcherley and an opera by Donizetti

One of my favourite acquisitions of 2017 is a photograph of Caroline Frances Amherst Atcherley and the rest of the Marton Hall Amateur Opera Company, posed in full costume in front of the Hall from which the company took its name. Also in the photograph, taking prominent places in the centre, are David Francis Atcherley in his judge’s wig and… Read more »

John Roger Atcherley and railway accountancy – Part 2

< Back to Part 1. The preface of Bradshaw’s Railway Manual of 1881 stated that there were then “upwards of 350 independent Railway undertakings in the United Kingdom”, while the General Index listed 342 UK railway companies from the Abbotsbury to the Yarmouth Union. Many of these firms were small affairs, with very limited lengths of ‘railroad’ to their names…. Read more »

John Roger Atcherley and railway accountancy – Part 1

Sometime between April 1851 and November 1852, the family of Thomas Cureton Atcherley (1804–1874) established itself in Wolverhampton, settling a little to the west of the town centre at Chapel Ash. Not long afterwards an expanding transportation company also arrived in Wolverhampton – the Great Western Railway. In conjunction with the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway, the GWR opened a… Read more »

Philip Roger Atcherley: A Brit bounces back in the USA – Part 2

< Back to Part 1.  Delano & Atcherley, it will be observed by our advertising columns, have opened a new wholesale and retail Grocery establishment. They are enterprising men, and will keep fully up with the times. We hope to see them prosper.  – The Ottawa Free Trader (Illinois), 6 September 1856. As we have seen, after his emigration from… Read more »

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 »