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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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Henry Appleby of Barningham

An Appleby Family Tree from  the Tees Valley to Tyneside


This branch of the Appleby family tree charts progress from the village of Eppleby to Barningham, Barnard Castle, Manfield, and thence to Tyneside.


From the 16th century to 1800 they were weavers, farmers and parish clerks, then on reaching

Copy of Tyneside map
Copy of Tees Valley migration
Copy of Quayside Newcastle

Tyneside in 1830, they became business people who joined the industrial revolution. On this long journey they would have brushed shoulders with other Applebys in many Teesdale villages who sometimes unknowingly shared common ancestors.

click on the thumbnails to view diagrams describing the migration of this family from the Tees Valley to Tyneside.  These are reproduced from George Appleby's excellent book .... see below

Review from The Northumbrian (Issue 117):

THE APPLEBY FAMILY HISTORY- from Vikings to the Modern Day, by George Appleby. Published by Appin Press. £14.95. Softback.

A growing number of people are now delving into their family history as a serious hobby and this personal family history, fully illustrated with original maps, old photographs and documents, could certainly be used as a model and guide to others on how to present the results of such research.

George Appleby has traced his family history back to the 1560s with beginnings in Eppleby, a North Yorkshire village established by Danish Vikings. It describes a route which most families have followed, from agricultural beginnings to the seeking of industrial and commercial opportunities found on Tyneside during the last 200 years.

Original information from church records, wills, census reports, medieval documents in the National Archive, account books, even a bill of sale for land in 1687, culminated in the author identifying 1100 individuals, 250 marriages and 200 surnames.

William Appleby, a butcher, moved from Manfield in North Yorkshire to Tyneside in the 1830s, married and set up home in Castle Garth, Newcastle, and established a grease manufacturing business supplying collieries, shipbuilding and other industries. On his death in 1872, his family pursued a variety of business enterprises and by 1901 William’s son, Richard, was a fish dealer and bought a fish and chip shop in Gosforth Street, Newcastle, in partnership with his son, Joe.

The photograph was taken in 1902 during an engineering strike when they gave the strikers’ children free fish and chips. In 1911, Joe bought a store at North Shields Fish Quay, became a wholesaler, prospered and donated a new clubhouse to North Shields FC who renamed their ground, Appleby Park.


You can order a copy of George's book from his own Appleby Family website, which offers a secure online payment facility.  The book also includes many photographs and images of original documents, and is worth every penny!

This family line has just had another branch connected to it, and the chart is now too large to display in one piece, so it has been divided into three sections:

CHART ONE - showing descendants of Henry Appleby born in around 1560

CHART TWO - descendants of Thomas Appleby and Grace Luds (including the newly added branch)

CHART THREE - descendants of Richard Appleby and Elizabeth Bowes

tree chart for website

ApplebyAgnes Mary 1873-

ApplebyAlithea Mary 1827-

ApplebyAmy Louisa 1872-1872

ApplebyAnn 1608-

ApplebyAnn 1687-

ApplebyAnn 1766-1787

ApplebyAnn 1804-

ApplebyAnthony 1618-

ApplebyArthur Bellyse 1861-

ApplebyBetris 1621-

ApplebyCharles 1845-

ApplebyCharles 1791-

ApplebyCharles Frederick 1903-

ApplebyCharles James 1828-

ApplebyCharles Tallis 1860-

ApplebyCharlotte 1794-

ApplebyChristian 1648-

ApplebyChristian 1653-


ApplebyCuthbert 1684-

ApplebyDaniel Percival

ApplebyEdith Alathea 1867-1873

ApplebyEdmund Gardner 1866-

ApplebyEdwin 1803-

ApplebyEleanor 1869-


ApplebyEliza 1805-1805


ApplebyElizabeth 1613-

ApplebyElizabeth 1694-

ApplebyElizabeth 1721-

ApplebyElizabeth 1723-

ApplebyElizabeth 1759-

ApplebyElizabeth 1794-

ApplebyElizabeth 1823-

ApplebyElizabeth 1851-

ApplebyEmily Ann 1829-

ApplebyEmily Ernestine 1897-

ApplebyEric Percy 1900-

ApplebyErnest Edward 1864-1896

ApplebyEveleen M 1897-

ApplebyFlorence Mary 1863-

ApplebyFrancis 1584-

ApplebyFrancis 1680-

ApplebyFrancis 1727-1772

ApplebyFrancis 1756-1767

ApplebyFrancis J 1861-

ApplebyFrancis Rookby 1790-1882

ApplebyGeoffrey Edmund 1895-1989

ApplebyGeorge 1890-1920

ApplebyGeorge 1580-

ApplebyGeorge C 1895-

ApplebyGertrude Evelyn 1874-

ApplebyGrace 1731-

ApplebyGrace 1768-


ApplebyHarriet 1871-

ApplebyHenry 1597-1673

ApplebyHenry 1643-

ApplebyHenry 1665-

ApplebyHenry 1676-1711

ApplebyHenry 1719-1743

ApplebyHenry 1737-

ApplebyHenry 1765-1765

ApplebyHenry 1560-

ApplebyIsabel 1610-

ApplebyIsabel 1686-1687

ApplebyIsabel 1688-

ApplebyIsabella 1853-1930

ApplebyIsabella 1881-

ApplebyJames 1800-

ApplebyJames Thompson 1812-1865


ApplebyJane 1616-

ApplebyJane 1724-

ApplebyJane 1759-1769

ApplebyJane 1765-

ApplebyJane 1798-

ApplebyJane 1796-Bef 1801

ApplebyJane 1801-


ApplebyJohn 1656-

ApplebyJohn 1733-

ApplebyJohn 1787-

ApplebyJohn 1799-

ApplebyJohn Hill 1905-

ApplebyJohn Richard 1873-1944

ApplebyJohn Thomas 1831-1831

ApplebyJoseph 1829-

ApplebyJoseph Blaylock 1877-1938

ApplebyKathleen 1892-

ApplebyLeonard Hodgson 1871-

ApplebyMabel 1686-

ApplebyMargaret Hannah 1831-

ApplebyMarianne 1792-

ApplebyMarie 1581-

ApplebyMartha 1780-

ApplebyMartha 1855-

ApplebyMary 1678-

ApplebyMary 1762-

ApplebyMary Ann 1850-

ApplebyMary Elizabeth 1861-

ApplebyMary Jane 1866-

ApplebyMatthew 1726-

ApplebyMildred 1771-1772

ApplebyPercy 1886-

ApplebyPercy Vavasieur 1864-

ApplebyPhillis 1692-

ApplebyRalph 1659-1733

ApplebyRalph 1720-1799

ApplebyRalph 1756-1756

ApplebyReginald Rokeby 1859-

ApplebyRichard 1662-

ApplebyRichard 1696-1742

ApplebyRichard 1723-

ApplebyRichard 1754-1820

ApplebyRichard 1757-1758

ApplebyRichard 1785-1840

ApplebyRichard 1847-1916

ApplebyRichard W 1884-

ApplebyRichard Wilkinson 1820-Bef 1826

ApplebyRichard Wilkinson 1826-1867

ApplebyRobert 1634-

ApplebyRookby 1831-

ApplebySarah 1811-

ApplebySteven 1681-


ApplebyThomas 1622-After 1700

ApplebyThomas 1650-1735

ApplebyThomas 1684-1699

ApplebyThomas 1691-1759

ApplebyThomas 1725-1776

ApplebyThomas 1728-

ApplebyThomas 1816-

ApplebyThomas 1851-

ApplebyThomas 1858-

ApplebyThomas 1879-

ApplebyThomas 1898-

ApplebyThomas 1757-1815

ApplebyThomas 1798-

ApplebyThomas Hodgson 1826-

ApplebyWilliam 1729-1804

ApplebyWilliam 1754-

ApplebyWilliam 1778-1854

ApplebyWilliam 1812-1872

ApplebyWilliam 1842-

ApplebyWilliam 1891-

BarkerEllen 1846-

BellyseMartha Matilda 1832-

BlaylockMargaret 1851-1922


BowesElizabeth 1701-1778


DentElizabeth -1732




GRAHAMEMaude Gordon 1869-


HardyJane -1698

HirdPhillis -1700

HodgsonEmma 1806-1888

HolmeChristian -1669

HowlingsElizabeth -1694


LongdenHenry 1804-1878

LonsdaleMartha 1734-1803

LudsGrace -1781

OwenEmily 1853-

PallisterMary Ann 1823-

PercivalChristiana 1793-

PottAnne -Bef 1851


RiordanEllen 1867-

RobinsonHarriet 1833-1870

RokebyAnne 1699-

RooksbyAnn -1771

SwainstonJohn 1766-

SwainstonJoseph 1828-

TallisLucinda 1838-1879

TaylorAnne -1793



TozerKate 1863-


WildeAlathea 1767-After 1815

WilkinsonElizabeth 1758-

WilliamsConstance Marie N de C 1871-1909

WittonElizabeth 1580-

WrightElizabeth 1789-

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