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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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SS Erin 2

Thomas Appleby of Neasham. County Durham

The River Tees at Neasham

(public domain image from Wikipedia)


Click here to view the descendants of Thomas Appleby

to find out more about Thomas Appleby's ancestors, please refer to the page for Henry Appleby of Kirkby Malzeard.


In 1878, Thomas Henry kept a detailed diary of his initial stormy trip over the Atlantic to New York, then onto Weatherford via Key West.


Click here to read a transcript of his fascinating Journal - I have tried to contact  I. Shields, the person who posted this transcript on rootsweb, but have failed ... if anyone can put me in touch with this person I should be most grateful - and particularly would like to hear from Tom Appleby who apparently possesses the original journal.

above: SS Erin, the ship Thomas Henry Appleby travelled to New York upon in 1878 (from Norway~Heritage)

ApplebyMarjorie F (1918- )

ApplebyMary (1806- )

ApplebyRosa Louise (1878- )

ApplebyThomas (1806-1871)

ApplebyThomas (1771-1838)

ApplebyThomas Henry (1842-1912)

ApplebyThomas Redgate (1926- )

ApplebyThomas Redgate (1886-1953)

ApplebyWilliam (1848- )


BlezardHelen Beatrice (1873- )

DeardonGeorge (1875- )

HowardDavid (1863- )

JillingsElizabeth (1847-1910)

LynchIsabel Mary (1915-1989)

LynchRichard Montgomery Senior

McCaskillShirley (1927- )

MontagueMarian Virginia (1897-1961)

MountfordJulia Maria (1844-1920)

PrattSarah (1767-1814)

StanfordRobert William (1874- )

ThompsonEleanor (1808-1868)

YoungJames Rice (1873- )

ApplebyAnn (1802- )

ApplebyAnnie Maria (1846- )

ApplebyArchibald Charlton (1871-1930)

ApplebyArthur Edwin F (1879-1884)

ApplebyCatherine (1906- )

ApplebyCatherine Marguerite (1882-1940)

ApplebyCharles (1851- )

ApplebyEdith Hilda (1880- )

ApplebyEdwin (1844- )

ApplebyEleanor E (1901- )

ApplebyEleanor Edith (1874- )

ApplebyEleanor Elizabeth (1873- )

ApplebyEllenor Elizabeth (1840- )

ApplebyEthel Maria (1870- )

ApplebyEvelyn May (1881- )

ApplebyFrank Charlton (1886-1968)

ApplebyHenry (1863-1910)

ApplebyIsabel Mary (1875- )

ApplebyKathleen J (1921- )

ApplebyLillian Anne (1883-1911)

ApplebyMabel Agnes (1878- )

ApplebyMargaret Ada (1873- )

ApplebyMarian V (1923- )

ApplebyMarjorie (1903- )


All of Thomas Henry's children were born in the London area, with the exception of the youngest son who was born after the whole family migrated to Texas, and a family story tells how he required his wife to travel back to England to give birth each time!  However, given that his diary states his wife and eldest daughter waved him off on his journey in 1878 and he wrote to his wife the next day, it is clear that Thomas came back to England shortly after 1878 and didn't settle in Texas with his family until the birth of his youngest child in 1886 at Dallas. (He also appears living with his family in Barnet, near London in the 1881 census)


If you have any further information about this line, please contact us using the link on the left.


DNA Project

We are looking for DNA-proof that this line is connected to Applebys of Kirkby Malzeard.  If you are a male Appleby descendant of this line and would like to take part, we'd love to hear from you.  Please get in touch via this link.

This line begins with Thomas Appleby, a labourer of Neasham in County Durham, where the River Tees marks the border with Yorkshire. Thomas was a great-grandson of Henry Appleby of Kirkby Malzeard, Yorkshire.


Thomas' only son, also Thomas, was a florist who moved from Neasham, firstly to York, then London before (seemingly after his wife died) migrating to San Francisco where he died.


Thomas the florist's sons William and Charles followed him to San Francisco as nurserymen, but judging by the US census, both seem to have died bachelors.  Thomas eldest son, Thomas Henry, emigrated with his wife and children to Texas.  He initially worked in Weatherford as a nurseryman and later in Dallas as an account and auditor.  Thomas' other son Edwin and stayed in England.

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