Atherton One Name Study

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8 Nov 2014 - Major General Humphrey ATHERTON 1607-1661.  Contrary to a number of sources (which appear to have been copied a number of times by various people/agencies), I can confirm: 

1.  The mother of Humphrey is in fact Elizabeth MOLLINEUX.  She is shown in the Last Will and Testament of her husband Edmund ATHERTON.  A copy of this Will is on this site.

2.  The wife of Humphrey is more likely to be Mary KENNION (See the Histories Section - Major General Humphrey Atherton).  A fascinating paper written by Mike Atherton.

3.  James ATHERTON 1624-1708.  There is absolutely no proof that he is related to Humphrey.  Although I am still working on James' descendants (I have yet to confirm his wife's surname of HUDSON), he does have a number of "impressive" relations - may I recommend that you view George Washington ATHERTON 1837-1906 - very much a self-made man!

If anyone does have any additional information - names, dates or photo's, please contact me. 

10 Nov 2014 - Additional impressive ancestors of James ATHERTON 1624-1708  include:

a.  Gertrude Franklin (Horn) Atherton - 1857-1948 - a prominent and prolific American author. 

b.  Faxon Dean Atherton - 1815-1877 -  His greatest legacy was that his family name was given to the town of Atherton in California, previously known as `Fair Oaks`. On the town`s incorporation in 1923, it was found that the name was already in use, so Atherton was chosen. 

23 Apr 2015 - Did you know?

1.  Did you know that Sir Harry Secombe married an Atherton?  He married Myra Joan Atherton in 1948 - 2 weeks before I was born!

2.  Did you know that Keith Richards (of Rolling Stones Fame) was the Grandson of an Atherton?  He was the Grandson of Eliza Mary Atherton who married Ernest George Richards.

6 Jun 2015 - Can you help?

Alexander B Atherton - b. New Brunswick Canada in 1819.  I cannot find the source for his death - a number of Ancestry trees suggest 19 Sep 1891 in Maine USA which may confirm his parents details (Benjamin and Elizabeth Manzer?)

24 Apr 2016 - Now that the 1939 Register has been released by FMP - this has helped enormously with the linking of families (in England & Wales) after 1911 - roll on the 1921 Census!  This Register shows dates of birth (but not location) and their occupations just prior to WW2.  I intend only to show the dates of birth for people born before 1921 unless they are deceased.  All other dates will be shown by Quarter - ie Q1 Liverpool 1938 - to avoid possible identity theft of living people.

11 Nov 2016 - The GRO has now released the maiden names of mothers who had children between Jul 1837 and Dec 1915 and also the death dates of persons who died between 1837 and 1865 where previously the ages were not shown.  I will be working on this over the next few weeks/months(?) - please be patient!

Derek


Documents

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John William Atherton 1929-2013
John William Atherton 1929-2013
 
  10 Oct 2017
Ronald Frank Atherton 1934-2013(2).jpg
Ronald Frank Atherton 1934-2013(2).jpg
 
  10 Oct 2017
Kathleen Martha (Atherton) Crooks 1921-2005(2)
Kathleen Martha (Atherton) Crooks 1921-2005(2)
 
  9 Oct 2017
Amos Atherton
Amos Atherton
Business Card 
  7 Feb 2017
Alfred Joseph Atherton 1869-1955
Alfred Joseph Atherton 1869-1955
 
  7 Feb 2017
Joanna Atherton Bible-page-2
Joanna Atherton Bible-page-2
 
  2 Feb 2017
Joanna Atherton Bible-page-1
Joanna Atherton Bible-page-1
Photo from the Ginn family bible that travelled to Newfoundland at some point in the early 1800s.
"This book belongs to Joanna Atherton by desire of her father W'm Ginn" 
  2 Feb 2017
Jonathan Atherton m  Sarah Firebread 19 Sep 1663
Jonathan Atherton m Sarah Firebread 19 Sep 1663
 
  7 Dec 2016
Honesty Harry
Honesty Harry
John, the son of "Honesty Harry"(brother in law), went to sea as a purser for Commander Jonathan Atherton  
  7 Dec 2016
Who was Peter Atherton Winnard page-011
Who was Peter Atherton Winnard page-011
 
  19 Oct 2016

Headstones

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Frederick Thomas Atherton 1927-2004(2)
Frederick Thomas Atherton 1927-2004(2)
 
St Mary & St Michael Churchyard     10 Oct 2017
Frederick John Atherton 1901-1977(2
Frederick John Atherton 1901-1977(2
 
All Saints Churchyard     10 Oct 2017
Thomas Francis Johnson & Clara Louise (Atherton) Johnson
Thomas Francis Johnson & Clara Louise (Atherton) Johnson
Claras grave 
     4 Sep 2017
Ellis & Beatrice (Parry) Atherton
Ellis & Beatrice (Parry) Atherton
 
Saint Tudno's Churchyard     10 Jun 2017
Lionel Charles Victor Atherton 1910-1999
Lionel Charles Victor Atherton 1910-1999
with wife Rose Myra (Wilson) Atherton 1915-2004 
Newmarket Cemetery     28 May 2017
Robert Allan Atherton 1945-2005
Robert Allan Atherton 1945-2005
Son of Robert & Catherine M (Cuppett) Atherton and husband of Kenna (Pope) Atherton 
North Fork Cemetery     15 May 2017
Robert & Catherine (Cuppett) Atherton
Robert & Catherine (Cuppett) Atherton
 
North Fork Cemetery     15 May 2017
Joseph & Grace (Statham) Atherton
Joseph & Grace (Statham) Atherton
 
North Fork Cemetery     15 May 2017
Jessie (Atherton) Salmon 1877-1949
Jessie (Atherton) Salmon 1877-1949
Wife of Stephen Salmon 
     13 Mar 2017
Thomas Ashbrook Atherton 1955-1994
Thomas Ashbrook Atherton 1955-1994
Son of John & May (Nicol) Atherton 
Enfield Memorial Park     16 Feb 2017

Histories

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Gawain Atherton of Ashton.pdf
Gawain Atherton of Ashton.pdf
 
  8 Nov 2014
athertonsofbold.php
athertonsofbold.php
 
  28 Oct 2014
humphreyatherton (2).php
humphreyatherton (2).php
 
  28 Oct 2014

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I23664 
FAY, Margaret 
b. 21 Nov 1885   18 Oct 2017
I44876 
ATHERTON, J. 
   18 Oct 2017
I34334 
ATHERTON, G. 
   18 Oct 2017
I44875 
ATHERTON, J. 
   18 Oct 2017
I11345 
ATHERTON, William 
b. 22 Jun 1884  West Derby, Lancashire, England  18 Oct 2017
I44874 
ATHERTON, M. 
   18 Oct 2017
I44873 
HARGREAVES, J.A. 
   18 Oct 2017
I44869 
ATHERTON, K.D. 
   18 Oct 2017
I28750 
ATHERTON, David 
b. 19 Dec 1913  Leigh, Lancashire, England  18 Oct 2017
I44872 
GREENHALGH, R. 
   18 Oct 2017

Families
          
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F3298 
 I11345  William ATHERTON  I23664  Margaret FAY  1 Oct 1911  18 Oct 2017
 F14039 
 I24401  M.C. ATHERTON  I41339  S.A. FAULKNER    18 Oct 2017
 F15672 
 I44873  J.A. HARGREAVES  I44869  K.D. ATHERTON    18 Oct 2017
 F15671 
 I44872  R. GREENHALGH  I44867  J.M. ATHERTON    18 Oct 2017
 F15670 
 I28750  David ATHERTON  I44866  Catherine FARROW  Between Jul 1935 and Sep 1935  18 Oct 2017
 F1149 
     I20810  Margaret Jane ATHERTON    18 Oct 2017
 F1152 
     I20791  Eliza ATHERTON    18 Oct 2017
 F1314 
     I21108  Unknown ATHERTON    18 Oct 2017
 F1322 
     I12334  Phoebe ATHERTON    18 Oct 2017
 F1323 
     I1586  Brunetta ATHERTON    18 Oct 2017