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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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Miles Applebee of Dedham

According to census entries, Miles Applebee was born in Dedham, Essex, in about 1790.  He married Elizabeth and there first child was born in Chipping Hill, a small village close to Witham, but their next five known children were all born in either Fryerning or nearby Ingatestone, villages to the south west of Chelmsford.


John Constable's painting of Dedham Lock

Miles was a bricklayer by trade, as were all four of his sons.  Starting with son Edward, one by one almost the entire family migrated across the Thames Estuary and settled in Kent ; initially in Gillingham, but some members lived in Chatham, New Brompton and Plumstead.


From census information, I believe that Miles may have had a brother John Applebee, who was born in Witham in about 1803 (Miles and Elizabeth's daughter Elizabeth was married to Webb Overhead but she was living with her father in one census and her uncle John Applebee in another).  If any reader can provide more information about Miles Applebee's family, please do contact me using the Contact Form.

click here to view Miles Applebee's family tree chart



Elizabeth (Abt 1790-Bef 1861)

Applebee (Henry) George (1832-After 1861)

Applebee Albert Reuben (1859-1936)

Applebee Alfred (1893-1961)

Applebee Charlotte Mary Jasmine (1858- )

Applebee Edward (1830-Bef 1911)

Applebee Edward John (1857-1858)

Applebee Elizabeth

Applebee Elizabeth (1869- )

Applebee Emma (Abt 1876- )

Applebee Emma (Abt 1880- )

Applebee Emma Maud (Abt 1881-1882)

Applebee Francis Ada (Abt 1874- )

Applebee Frank (Abt 1894-Abt 1899)

Applebee Frank (Abt 1900- )

Applebee George (1853-1858)

Applebee George Miles (1849-1913)

Applebee George Miles (Abt 1879-1954)

Applebee Gordon (1895- )

Applebee Hannah Ann (1836- )

Applebee John (1855-After 1881)

Applebee Leonard (Abt 1890- )

Applebee Matilda Hannah (1863-1863)

Applebee Miles (1821-1855)

Applebee Sarah Ann (1823- )

Applebee Sarah Annie (1861- )

Applebee Stanley (Abt 1889- )

Applebee William David (1827-1865)

Applebee William Henry (1850-1885)

Applebee William Henry (Abt 1884- )

Applebee William Miles (1854-1855)

Appleby Elizabeth (Abt 1819-1877)

Appleby Miles (1790-1876)

Arthur Edward

Batten Emma (1825-1900)

Cornall Maria (Abt 1849-Bef 1891)

Gaffney James

Horan Frances Jane (Abt 1857- )

Ledger Julia A (Abt 1831- )

Mee Benjamin

Milton Sarah Ann (1857-1891)

Overhead Webb (Abt 1818-1887)

Richardson Edith Mary Jane (Abt 1866- )

Savage Mary Ann (1828-After 1911)

Tilliduff Elizabeth Surrey (Abt 1861- )


LATEST ... We now have yDNA results for a descendant of this line, which confirms that this family shares a common ancestor with the lines of Nathaniel of Langenhoe, George of Ardleigh and James and Sarah of Layer de la Haye.  The four sets of results are very closely matched, which suggests that the common ancestor lived fairly recently.  All assistance in locating the relevant parish records to identify him will be greatly appreciated!