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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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John Appleby, stonemason of Acklington

According to census data, John Appleby was born in Acklington in around 1790 - he was a stonemason journeyman.  However his sons and grandsons were brick and tile manufacturers - moving around various Northumberland Tileries, including Belsay, Ellington, Ogle, Black Heddon, Wingate and Bothal Park.


This line is almost certainly linked to that of the

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view the family tree chart for John Appleby and Margaret Dawson

?Dixon Mary Ann 1858-1901

Appelby Elizabeth 1883-

Appleby Adam 1859-1861

Appleby Agnes 1923-1988

Appleby Annie 1897-

Appleby Annie Aitchinson 1908-2000

Appleby Betsy Lena 1886-

Appleby Catherine Alice 1886-

Appleby Dorothy M 1915-

Appleby Edna 1917-1964

Appleby Edward 1828-1829

Appleby Edward 1871-1891

Appleby Edward 1897-

Appleby Edward John 1832-1891

Appleby Eleanor 1892-

Appleby Ellenor 1860-

Appleby Frances Alice 1864-

Appleby Frances Alice 1885-

Appleby Hannah Edith 1873-1954

Appleby Hannah Watson 1852-

Appleby Isabella 1826-1893

Appleby Isabella 1880-

Appleby Isabella 1868-

Appleby James 1890-

Appleby Jane Ann 1866-

Appleby Jemima 1888-

Appleby John 1850-1851

Appleby John 1877-1911

Appleby John 1907-

Appleby John 1786-1854

Appleby John 1855-1897

Appleby John 1876-1911

Appleby John Dixon 1890-

Appleby John Thomas 1880-1911

Appleby John William 1910-

Appleby Joseph 1837-1908

Appleby Joseph 1881-1891

Appleby Joseph 1888-1901

Appleby Kate 1885-

Appleby Lizzy Jane 1878-

Appleby Margaret 1871-1871

Appleby Margaret 1858-1871

Appleby Margaret 1875-1908

Appleby Margaret A 1868-

Appleby Margaret Dawson 1824-

Appleby Margaret Elliot 1877-1892

Appleby Margaret Norah 1903-1985

Appleby Mary 1871-

Appleby Mary 1882-

Appleby Mary Ann 1868-

Appleby Mary Jane 1863-

Appleby Meggie 1902-

Appleby Ralph Watson 1910-

Appleby Ralph Watson 1848-1911

Appleby Richard 1879-

Appleby Richard Robinson 1917-1973

Appleby Robert 1834-1834

Appleby Robert 1835-1899

Appleby Robert 1887-1952

Appleby Robert 1902-1994

Appleby Robert 1869-

Appleby Robert George 1895-

Appleby Roy Charlton 1924-2012

Appleby Sarah 1884-

Appleby Thomas 1822-1851

Appleby Thomasine Anne 1879-

Appleby Walter 1920-1997

Appleby William 1829-1840

Appleby William 1873-

Appleby William 1886-

Appleby William 1890-

Boyd Dorothy 1875-1901

Charlton Frances

Charlton Mary Ellen 1885-1920

Crozier Catherine 1847-

Dawson Margaret 1794-1839

Dixon Ann 1838-1918

Douglas Stanley 1907-

Elliot Isabella 1854-1911

Emmerson Agnes Percy 1905-1986

Hogg Jane 1841-1873

Lawson Alexander 1868-

MacLean Alice 1832-1909

Marshall Robert William

Ormston James Jones 1907-1990

Robson Agnes 1880-1947

Robson George 1869-

Rutherford William 1826-

Stephenson Robert 1819-

Stobbs Dorothy 1880-

Watson Jemima 1830-


These images of the Belsay Tile Works were reproduced with permission of the SINE Project at Newcastle University.  Please click on the link to read more about this well-preserved group of traditional tile kilns

Acklington Applebys, but we need to access more parish records to establish where the connection might lie.


I am grateful to Janine and John for providing information about this line.

We have some yDNA tests for this line - and I am pleased to report that they are an excellent match to an Appleby descendant from the main Acklington line, so it is looking as if all the Acklington lines share a common ancestor.

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