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
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
ApplebyAgnes Mary 1873-
ApplebyAlithea Mary 1827-
ApplebyAmy Louisa 1872-1872
ApplebyArthur Bellyse 1861-
ApplebyCharles Frederick 1903-
ApplebyCharles James 1828-
ApplebyCharles Tallis 1860-
ApplebyEdith Alathea 1867-1873
ApplebyEdmund Gardner 1866-
ApplebyEmily Ann 1829-
ApplebyEmily Ernestine 1897-
ApplebyEric Percy 1900-
ApplebyErnest Edward 1864-1896
ApplebyEveleen M 1897-
ApplebyFlorence Mary 1863-
ApplebyFrancis J 1861-
ApplebyFrancis Rookby 1790-1882
ApplebyGeoffrey Edmund 1895-1989
ApplebyGeorge C 1895-
ApplebyGertrude Evelyn 1874-
ApplebyJames Thompson 1812-1865
ApplebyJane 1796-Bef 1801
ApplebyJohn Hill 1905-
ApplebyJohn Richard 1873-1944
ApplebyJohn Thomas 1831-1831
ApplebyJoseph Blaylock 1877-1938
ApplebyLeonard Hodgson 1871-
ApplebyMargaret Hannah 1831-
ApplebyMary Ann 1850-
ApplebyMary Elizabeth 1861-
ApplebyMary Jane 1866-
ApplebyPercy Vavasieur 1864-
ApplebyReginald Rokeby 1859-
ApplebyRichard W 1884-
ApplebyRichard Wilkinson 1820-Bef 1826
ApplebyRichard Wilkinson 1826-1867
ApplebyThomas 1622-After 1700
ApplebyThomas Hodgson 1826-
BellyseMartha Matilda 1832-
GRAHAMEMaude Gordon 1869-
PallisterMary Ann 1823-
PottAnne -Bef 1851
WildeAlathea 1767-After 1815
WilliamsConstance Marie N de C 1871-1909