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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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William Appleby and Ann Cranmer of Gt Braxted, Essex

All Saints Great Braxted

This church stands in a very pleasant setting in the grounds of Braxted Park. The church is basically a Norman building with some later additions. The 13th century chancel was originally apsed. The materials used to build the church include Roman bricks, which probably came from Colchester.

A full size image and more photographs from the surrounding area can be accessed at Geograph

© Copyright Robert Edwards and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

all saints gt braxted

This interesting family is descended from William (born about 1760 in Great Braxted) and his wife Ann Cranmer.  The couple were married in 1788, and from William's will we now know that the couple had just one son (another William who married Elizabeth Sutton in 1814) and six daughters.


The earlier generations were farmers, but later became innkeepers and brewers collectors.  

The family remained for several generations in the villages of Great Braxted, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Rivenhall, Kelvedon - all to the south west of Colchester.  However, the only branch which I have managed to trace as far as the 1911 census were the family of George William Appleby and Esther Weatherhead, who raised their three sons in Tottenham, Middlesex.


Because there is an evident relationship between this line of Appleby's and the Warwicker family, I have included the children of Eliza Ann Appleby and John Wood Warwicker.  Eliza's brother William Appleby was married first to Susannah Warwicker and later to Mary Wood Warwicker, who had previously been married to Robert Bretnall.

click here to view the family tree for William and Ann Appleby



ApplebyAnn (Abt 1792- )

ApplebyArthur (Abt 1873- )

ApplebyCharlotte (Abt 1806- )

ApplebyEliza Ann (1820-1896)

ApplebyElizabeth (Abt 1796- )

ApplebyErnest (Abt 1876- )

ApplebyForrest Leonard (1887- )

ApplebyGeorge (Abt 1904- )

ApplebyGeorge William (1814-1878)

ApplebyGeorge William (1852- )

ApplebyHannah (Abt 1806- )

ApplebyKate (1861- )

ApplebyMary (Abt 1796- )

ApplebyMary Jane (1846- )

ApplebyRobert Rowland (1888- )

ApplebySarah (Abt 1801- )

ApplebySusannah (Abt 1852- )

ApplebySutton (1856- )

ApplebySutton Cyril L (1890- )

ApplebyWilliam (1760-1839)

ApplebyWilliam (1790-1870)

ApplebyWilliam Sutton (1825-1882)

BeckwithThomas (Abt 1780- )

BelcherJames Thomas

BonesLetitia Susannah (Abt 1843- )


ChurchAmy Caroline (Abt 1829-1862)

CranmerAnn (1763-1844)

FairheadJohn Wood

HollowayBarbara (1854- )

HollowayElizabeth (1858- )

HollowayFanny (1856-1891)

HollowayFredrick (1860- )

HollowayWilliam Robert

MilbankCharles Henry

MillbankJohn Hinson

SuttonElizabeth (1794-1870)

WardAnnie Louise (Abt 1875- )

WarrenEdith M

WarwickerAnthony C (Abt 1845- )

WarwickerEliza Ann (1841-1843)

WarwickerEliza Ann (1846-1864)

WarwickerJohn Wood (1840- )

WarwickerJohn Wood (Abt 1797-Bef 1851)

WarwickerMary Wood (Abt 1824- )

WarwickerSusannah (Abt 1826-Bef 1858)

WarwickerWilliam Appleby (1848- )

WeatherheadEsther (1866- )

WestcoateAnna (Abt 1820- )

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