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Ann Compton du Moulin / Atcherley / Breton: The French disconnection – Part 2

< Back to Ann Compton du Moulin / Atcherley / Breton: The French disconnection – Part 1. Given that Ann had French ancestry on her paternal (du Moulin) side, and her husband Camille Breton was born there, that country always seemed the most likely destination for Ann and her family when they departed these shores. Finding a record (and then… Read more »

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 »

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 »

A Ruby Anniversary and an Award of Excellence

Last weekend (29 – 31 March) I attended the 40th conference and AGM of the Guild of One-Name Studies. Appropriately, for a gathering to celebrate the Guild’s Ruby Anniversary, the theme of the conference was ‘Past, Present and Future.’ The range of subjects covered by the speakers certainly ensured that all aspects of the theme were covered! To learn more… Read more »