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the Appleby one-name study and DNA project

the Appleby one-name study and DNA project

Surnames covered in our DNA project:



plus any other variants


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The current banner shows Alnwick Castle, in Northumberland - a county in the far north east of England, bordering Scotland.  This region is home to a number of Appleby lines - and our DNA project has confirmed genetic connections between several of these, which also match lines in Canada, USA and Ireland.

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Applebys of Mudford, Somerset

Although I have located several early Applebys in the Mudford Parish Records (available on freeREG) only one of the lines can be followed through to the 20th century - that of Sansom Appleby and Ann Sergeant, who married in 1780.


However, if you know any more about the descendants of John Appleby who married Ann Legg in 1785 (after Ann's early death John remarried Edith Little in 1790); or of William Appleby and Hannah Pittard (who married in 1770), do please get in touch, as it is possible that descendants of these couples are also part of the Mudford Applebys.


A number of Sansom Appleby's descendants were carpenters or bakers.

mudford 1811 OS map

click here to view a chart of Samuel and Ann's descendants


Caroline (1821- )

Elizabeth (1786-1855)

Lucy (1877-After 1911)

Mary E (1841-After 1911)

Adams Anne (1823-1851)

Adams Elizabeth (1855-After 1911)

Adams Mary (1825- )

Appleby Ann Samways (1851- )

Appleby Dorothy (1908- )

Appleby Ellen (1843- )

Appleby George (1851-1851)

Appleby George Holford (1852-After 1911)

Appleby George Holford (1887-1892)

Appleby George Holford (1893- )

Appleby George Tilly (1805- )

Appleby Henry Mansell (1816- )

Appleby James (1822-1842)

Appleby James (1854-After 1911)

Appleby James Langford (1884- )

Appleby James Samways (1855- )

Appleby Jane (1812- )

Appleby Jane (1841- )

Appleby John (1849- )

Appleby John Henry (1889- )

Appleby Lillian (1907- )

Appleby Mabel May (1895- )

Appleby Maria (1792- )

Appleby Mary (1788- )

Appleby Mary Ann (1818- )

Appleby Mary Joan (1853-1854)

Appleby Robert Edward (1907- )

Appleby Robert Samuel (1891- )

Appleby Rosanna Frances (1897- )

Appleby Sansom (1752-1804)

Appleby Sansom (1795- )

Appleby Sansom (1820-1888)

Appleby Sansom (1858-1894)

Appleby Sarah (1784- )

Appleby Sarah (1814- )

Appleby Sarah (1846- )

Appleby Stanley (1910- )

Appleby William (1786- )

Appleby William (1824-1856)

Appleby William (1848- )

Appleby William J H (1877-After 1911)

Brooks John

Higgins John

Samways Frances (1826-1859)

Sergeant Ann (1758-1826)

Windsor Robert

Young Bessie (1880- )