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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:

APPLEBY, APPLEBEE,

APPELBY, APPELBE

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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the Cowton Applebys of Sheffield

John Appleby, born in Beverley, Yorkshire, married Mary Cowton at Scarborough in 1799.  Their children were born in Scarborough but their son Cowton Appleby raised his family in Derbyshire and from there most of their descendants moved to Sheffield.

 

In 1864 tragedy struck in the shape of the Sheffield Flood - which took the lives of nearly 250 people,  including three members of the Appleby family ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following extract is taken from the excellent website about the Sheffield Flood -

 

"John Cowton Appleby, a widower of thirty-six, also a prospering grocer in the district [of Hillsborough], lost not only his stock but also  his life.  Appleby, together with his sixty-three year old mother Mary, and her granddaughter of the same name, fought vainly to get out of their crumbly home.  Mrs Appleby's body was recovered from the river in Rotherham."

 

On March 11th 1864 - shortly before midnight - the newly built Dale Dyke Dam - situated in the Bradfield hills just outside Sheffield - collapsed. A colossal mountain of water thundered down the Loxley valley and on to Sheffield wreaking death and destruction on a horrific scale. The greatest devastation took place in the Malin Bridge, Hillsborough, and Owlerton areas. Excepting wars, this is now acknowledged as one of the biggest man-made disasters in British history, and has been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.

 

The Flood killed 238 people living in Sheffield and the hamlets in the valley below the Dale Dyke Dam.  According to Wikipedia, 130 buildings were destroyed and 500 partially damaged, 15 bridges were swept away and six others badly damaged. If you suspect some of your own ancestors may have been involved, visit the excellent Sheffield Flood Claims website which lists all the insurance claims made as a result of the disaster.  

 

Some researchers have merged this line with the Scarborough Appleby line which is headed (so far) by Wm. Appleby 1754 & Mary Godfrey, we think this to be incorrect after much researching by our own team (one of whom is a descendent of this line) but maybe you can provide the evidence to link the two lines?

 

If YOU are descended from this line and can add any further information, please do get in touch using the Contact Form on the left.  Also, if you know of any living male Appleby descendants from this line, we would be very interested to discuss the possibility of participation in our yDNA project!

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an artist's impression of the bursting of the Dale Dyke Dam, which occurred just before midnight on 11th March 1864

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ApplebyAnn1827-

ApplebyAnnie Maria1861-

ApplebyArthur1870-1929

ApplebyArthur Cowton1896-1966

ApplebyBeatrice1887-

ApplebyCharles1834-1852

ApplebyCharles1863-1925

ApplebyCharles Earnest1888-

ApplebyCharles Stephen1892-1915

ApplebyCharles William1862-

ApplebyConstance1899-

ApplebyCowton1802-1853

ApplebyCowton1836-1903

ApplebyDoris1898-

ApplebyDorothy1894-

ApplebyDorothy Grace1890-

ApplebyDorothy May1900-

ApplebyEdith1878-

ApplebyEdith1908-

ApplebyEdith Mabel1894-

ApplebyEliza A1860-

ApplebyEliza Christiana1826-

ApplebyErnest1868-1923

ApplebyFlorence1885-

ApplebyFrederick William1889-

ApplebyGeorge1862-

ApplebyGeorge1885-

ApplebyGeorge H1894-

ApplebyHarold1898-

ApplebyHerbert1866-1949

ApplebyHerbert Norman1900-1973

ApplebyHilda May1897-

ApplebyJane1858-

ApplebyJohn1776-1833

ApplebyJohn1807-1869

ApplebyJohn Cowton1833-1864

ApplebyJohn Cowton1864-

ApplebyJohn Emest1892-

ApplebyMargery1906-

ApplebyMarianne1901-

ApplebyMarion1906-

ApplebyMartha1830-1856

ApplebyMary1851-1864

ApplebyMary1873-

ApplebyMary Agnes1864-1867

ApplebyMary Winifred1896-

ApplebyMuriel Elizbth1903-

ApplebyNellie1897-

ApplebyReginald1905-

ApplebySarah Ethel1891-

ApplebyStephen Cowton1825-1868

ApplebyStephen Cowton1868-1939

ApplebyWilliam1804-

ApplebyWilliam1836-1858

ApplebyWilliam Cowton1860-1900

ApplebyWilliam Cowton1888-1954

ApplebyWilliam Cowton1800-1804

BarrDorothy1832-1877

BarrattJane1846-

BinghamEdith Dora1909-1985

BinghamJohn Henry1880-

BurnellWilliam Anthony1877-

ClaytonMary Jane1861-

CowtonMary1778-

DungworthSarah Ann1839-1890

HodgkinsonJane1870-

KinseyElizabeth1825-1851

MarshallMary1801-1864

MarvelMary Emma1872-1953

NewtonEllen1836-1863

RogersMinnie1866-

SmithHarriet1871-

SpainSarah Eliza1858-

StarkeyMary1868-

SwiftAnn E.1860-

SwiftCharles

WilkinsonMary Rose1864-