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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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James Appleby of Hurworth on Tees

click HERE to view James Appleby's family tree

This is a VERY wide chart - you will need to enlarge it to over 100% and then scroll across and down to view all the individuals in the chart

NAME LIST for James Appleby's family tree

map of Hurworth on Tees thumbnail

click on the map to view an old Ordnance Survey map showing Hurworth on Tees - the map was sourced from the excellent Ponies website where you can view a modern map superimposed over many old OS maps

bridge at Hurworth

We know that although some branches of James and Ann Bell's line remained in Hurworth in Co Durham for several generations, other settled in other parts of County Durham and also in Yorkshire.  


Also, we know that a number of descendants of this line emigrated to Canada, America and Australia.  If you have any information about this family, do please get in touch.  It is likely that there are a number of living descendants of this line living in England, Canada and Australia.


I am grateful to Neal, who has recently contacted me with further information about some of the descendants of George Appleby and Eleanor Bellwood.  Neal's ancestor Henry Appleby joined up in WW1 Lance Corporal 23rd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (4th Tyneside Scottish) kia 1/7/1916 aged 37 on 1st day of the Battle of the Somme.  His name appears on the Thiepval Memorial.


We have also received a lot of information about the family of John Robert Appleby, who is part of the George and Eleanor Bellwood branch of this line.  The chart has been updated, but I still need to add the new names to the Name List - I hope to complete this soon!

You can also read some Memories of Hurworth and a little about the history of the village here

I am also delighted to report that we have now received the DNA results for a descendant of this line - and they are a match with the lines of Robert Appleby of Eryholme and Thornaby on Tees and Thomas Appleby of Leeds.  So we now know that these three lines are ALL connected to the ancient line of Henry Appleby of Kirkby Malzeard.

ApplebyMargaret Ann 1858-1946

ApplebyMaria Jane 1879-

ApplebyMaria Jane 1907-

ApplebyMarjorie 1917-

ApplebyMary 1861-1936

ApplebyMary Ann 1836-

ApplebyMary Ann 1847-

ApplebyMary Ann 1869-1870

ApplebyMary Ann 1879-

ApplebyMary Annie 1905-

ApplebyMary Elizabeth 1927-

ApplebyMary Jane 1877-1901

ApplebyMary Kipling 1886-

ApplebyMaude 1900-

ApplebyMinnie 1882-1957

ApplebyMiriam B 1880-

ApplebyNoel 1929-

ApplebyPercy William 1881-1957

ApplebyPhillis Marion 1908-

ApplebyRachel 1863-1885

ApplebyRachel 1875-

ApplebyRachel Margaret 1910-

ApplebyRobert 1816-1891

ApplebyRobert 1844-1911

ApplebyRobert 1862-1862

ApplebyRobert 1877-

ApplebyRoland 1912-1997

ApplebySarah 1849-

ApplebySarah Elizabeth 1902-

ApplebySarah Hannah 1875-

ApplebySheila Ann 1937-

ApplebyThomas 1814-

ApplebyThomas 1845-1923

ApplebyThomas 1853-1863

ApplebyThomas 1854-1858

ApplebyThomas 1862-

ApplebyThomas 1867-1917

ApplebyThomas 1871-1935

ApplebyThomas 1872-

ApplebyThomas 1907-

ApplebyThomas Elliott 1895-

ApplebyThompson 1848-1928

ApplebyThompson 1874-1971

ApplebyThompson 1887-1901

ApplebyUnnamed 1886-

ApplebyWilliam 1809-1895

ApplebyWilliam 1840-1844

ApplebyWilliam 1844-

ApplebyWilliam 1871-

ApplebyWilliam Morris (Billy)1908-

ApplebyWilliam Thompson 1915-1982

AtkinsonWilliam 1843-

BarringtonEdith May 1889-1949

BatesMary 1872-

BellAnn 1780-1862

BellwoodEleanor 1814-1896



BradleyMargaret 1841-1911

BradleyWilliam -1891



BurnsSusan 1883-

ChambersAnn 1805-1880


ApplebyHenry 1879-

ApplebyHenry 1890-

ApplebyHenry (Harry)1876-

ApplebyHenry (Harry)1891-1965

ApplebyHenry Thomas 1889-1911

ApplebyHerbert 1879-

ApplebyHerbert William 1910-


ApplebyIsabella 1898-

ApplebyJack Bennett 1915-

ApplebyJames 1782-1848

ApplebyJames 1819-1840

ApplebyJames 1842-1911

ApplebyJames 1842-1915

ApplebyJames 1843-

ApplebyJames 1849-

ApplebyJames 1853-1922

ApplebyJames 1885-1886

ApplebyJames William 1897-

ApplebyJane 1831-

ApplebyJane 1865-

ApplebyJane 1866-

ApplebyJane A 1872-

ApplebyJane Ann 1848-1918

ApplebyJean Emily 1911-

ApplebyJenet 1891-

ApplebyJenny 1911-


ApplebyJoan Ann 1930-

ApplebyJohn 1806-1881

ApplebyJohn 1837-

ApplebyJohn 1840-1871

ApplebyJohn 1847-1930

ApplebyJohn 1848-

ApplebyJohn 1878-

ApplebyJohn (Jack)1874-

ApplebyJohn Gill 1886-

ApplebyJohn Robert 1875-1911

ApplebyJohn Robert 1906-

ApplebyJohn Thomas 1875-

ApplebyJohn William 1898-

ApplebyJoseph 1881-1901

ApplebyJoseph 1901-

ApplebyJoseph 1909-

ApplebyJoseph William 1880-

ApplebyJoyce Merritt 1913-1996

ApplebyKenneth James 1909-1962

ApplebyLance Frederick 1900-1937

ApplebyLancelot 1828-

ApplebyLaura Annie 1906-

ApplebyLavinia 1869-1930

ApplebyLavinia 1882-

ApplebyLavinia 1895-

ApplebyLewis James 1888-1971

ApplebyLois Irene 1924-

ApplebyMabel Annie 1884-1970

ApplebyMaggie 1885-

ApplebyMargaret 1837-

ApplebyMargaret 1839-

ApplebyMargaret 1865-

ApplebyMargaret 1883-

ApplebyMargaret 1908-

ApplebyMargaret Amelia 1879-

ApplebyMargaret Ann 1856-1858


AdamsonHenry 1875-



ApplebyAda Francis 1885-

ApplebyAgnes 1889-

ApplebyAlice 1899-

ApplebyAlice Ann 1873-

ApplebyAmy Eleanor 1880-

ApplebyAnn 1838-

ApplebyAnn 1840-

ApplebyAnn 1852-

ApplebyAnnie 1878-

ApplebyAnnie Mary 1889-1959

ApplebyArthur 1892-

ApplebyArthur Lewis 1922-

ApplebyBertie Thompson 1893-1960

ApplebyBruce 1920-

ApplebyCharles 1849-1911

ApplebyChristopher 1825-1855

ApplebyChristopher David 1907-

ApplebyCissie 1902-

ApplebyClarence Frederick 1890-1896

ApplebyDavid 1882-

ApplebyDorothy 1909-

ApplebyEdith 1894-

ApplebyEdward 1884-1886

ApplebyEdward 1910-

ApplebyEdward 1912-1977

ApplebyEdward J 1870-1881

ApplebyEleanor 1846-

ApplebyEleanor (Margellen)1886-

ApplebyEliza 1884-

ApplebyElizabeth 1855-1855

ApplebyElizabeth 1863-

ApplebyElizabeth 1883-

ApplebyElizabeth (Mary)1875-

ApplebyElizabeth Jane 1899-

ApplebyElizabeth Mary 1871-

ApplebyEllen 1840-

ApplebyEmily 1870-1961

ApplebyErnest 1906-

ApplebyEsther Ann 1914-


ApplebyFlorence Evelyn 1908-1991

ApplebyFrank 1886-

ApplebyFred 1895-1895

ApplebyFred 1908-

ApplebyFrederick 1884-1965

ApplebyGeorge 1814-1871

ApplebyGeorge 1851-1901

ApplebyGeorge 1871-

ApplebyGeorge Henry 1900-

ApplebyGeorge Robert 1904-

ApplebyGeorge Robert 1906-

ApplebyGeorge William 1910-

ApplebyGeorge William B 1883-

ApplebyGladys 1910-

ApplebyGladys Mary 1892-1982

ApplebyHannah 1839-

ApplebyHarold 1912-1990

ApplebyHarriet 1889-

ApplebyHenrietta 1905-1944

ApplebyHenry 1822-1901

ApplebyHenry 1852-1911


ColleyEmily elizabeth

DanielsReginald Arthur

DarbyshireMary Sophia 1881-


DixonSarah Ellen 1884-

DunnJane 1852-

GatesIsabella 1879-

GibbonAnthony 1869-

GibbonJoseph 1867-

GillRachel 1829-1911

GoldsboroughJane Ann 1860-1925

GoodingWilliam Walter -1944

GoughMercy 1872-

HarrisonElizabeth 1812-

HayesEthel 1888-

HirdMary 1836-1901

HoffmanLouise Elizabeth 1924-

HoughLouise Margaret 1913-1998

HoweMary 1819-1895

JacksonElizabeth Ann -1918

JamesVera Hazel



KiplingAnn 1842-

KiplingMary 1860-1911


LumleyCatherine Margaret 1846-1926

MasonJoyce Kathleen


MetcalfJohn James


MoorIsabel 1853-

MouldAnn 1843-1923

OwensFrancis 1843-1873

ParkerAgnes 1906-1990


PottsMargaret Isabelle 1870-

PrattPhillis 1851-1901

RaineFrederick 1878-





StokerElizabeth J 1878-

TarranElizabeth 1886-

Temple PowellIsabella 1846-1911

ThompsonJoan Maud

ThompsonMargaret Sarah (Maggie)1875-

TinklerMary Ann 1828-1898

TowlerElizabeth 1874-

TulleyRobert 1881-

VittyMary Francis 1846-1911

WadeElizabeth 1813-1901

WalkerWilliam 1869-1961

WarrElaine Margaret


WhatleyLeslie Edward



James was the great grandson of Henry Appleby of Kirkby Malzeard.