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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John Appleby of Brompton, Yorkshire
ApplebyAnnie Hetta 1890-
ApplebyCharles Ernest 1898-
ApplebyDonald R 1915-
ApplebyEllen R 1912-
ApplebyEsther R 1923-1924
ApplebyEvan Thomas 1900-
ApplebyFlora Ellen 1910-
ApplebyFrances Mary 1889-
ApplebyGeorge Robinson 1865-1924
ApplebyGeorge William 1875-
ApplebyGeorge William 1906-
ApplebyGladys May 1895-1985
ApplebyGrace Ellen 1890-1891
ApplebyGrace Ethel 1896-
ApplebyJames Edwin 1899-
ApplebyJames William 1881-1887
ApplebyJane Ann 1855-
ApplebyJohn Thomas 1860-
ApplebyKatharine Louisa 1915-
ApplebyLilian Harland 1883-
ApplebyMabel Ellen 1893-1979
ApplebyMary A 1855-
ApplebyMary Ann 1878-
ApplebyMary E 1913-
ApplebyMary Eveline 1916-
ApplebyMary Hannah 1857-
ApplebyRobert Henry 1879-
ApplebySarah A 1920-1920
ApplebySarah Aileene 1918-
ApplebySarah Ann 1857-
ApplebyThomas J 1893-
ApplebyThomas Todd 1845-1907
ApplebyWilliam David 1874-1922
BurnsideSarah Ann 1859-
DobsonMary Jane 1858-
HouldscroftFlora Ann 1874-
PrestedArthur L 1898-1974
SmithMary Ann 1853-
This quite large line of Applebys begins with John Appleby, a linen weaver who was born and bred in Brompton, near Northallerton, North Riding of Yorkshire.
Almost all of his sons moved away from this small country village, to the booming industrialised towns and villages of County Durham and Cleveland, namely Stockton-on-Tees, Durham City, Hetton-le-Hole, Wolviston and Middlesbrough. Only one of John's sons, James, seems to have stayed in Brompton, but James' sons also moved away to Stockton, Darlington and York, so it's likely there aren't any Applebys of this line left in their original home village.
John's great-grandson, George William Appleby, immigrated to Ohio in the USA, where there are still today male Applebys. Another great-grandson, William (son of John and Elizabeth) emigrated to Australia in 1912 and enlisted in the Australia Service Corps in 1914. (A detailed biography appears in the Dominion Geordie's collection contributed by Joe)
The baptism records around 1796 (when John was born) for Brompton are not yet online, so further ancestors cannot yet be traced this way. However, if you have any further information about this Appleby branch, please get in touch via the contact form on the left.
This has turned out to be just one of several lines of APPLEBYs which originate in Brompton - Brompton is also the origin of the Salvation Army Appleby line, and I am currently researching three more lines of Applebys that go back to an area very close to it:
Bridlington Applebys (which also has living descendants in Australia)
Malton Applebys (with descendants in Canada)
Sunderland Applebys (have not yet discovered any of this line who emigrated!)
and hopefully will add new pages of each of these lines and indicate on the charts how they connect to each other. But only yDNA can confirm these connections with any degree of accuracy, so direct line MALE descendants of all these lines would be very welcome!
We have recently received the yDNA results for a descendant of the Brompton line - they fall into the NORTHERN GROUP TWO cluster, and show a strong connection with the line of John of Kelloe. Can you help identify the link in the written records?