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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 Phillip Appleby, rifleman in the London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

William Phillip Appleby was born in Morpeth, in about 1877, the son of Thomas Appleby, an omnibus driver, and his wife Ellenor Ord.  William fought in France and Flanders in the Great War, and was killed in action at Pozieres in the Somme on 23 march 1918.  He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.


You can read about the battle at Pozieres on this website.


We have been able to trace this line back to Thomas Appleby who married Mary Jonson in Warkworth in 1793 - it is likely that this line  is connected to the main group of lines in the Acklington cluster of DNA results.


Any further information about this line would be most welcome.


AistonMary 1801-1889

ApplebyAlice Maud 1887-

ApplebyAnn 1843-

ApplebyAnn 1796-

ApplebyAnn 1826-

ApplebyAnnie 1873-

ApplebyDora 1876-1877

ApplebyEleanor 1910-

ApplebyElizabeth 1907-

ApplebyElizabeth Jane 1840-

ApplebyElizabeth Jane 1883-

ApplebyJohn 1909-

ApplebyJoseph 1801-

ApplebyMary 1912-

ApplebyMary 1841-

ApplebyMary Ellen 1881-

ApplebyMaud 1904-

ApplebySusannah 1879-1880

ApplebyThomas -1841

ApplebyThomas 1843-1911

ApplebyThomas 1795-1851

ApplebyThomas 1905-

ApplebyWilliam 1914-

ApplebyWilliam 1799-1871

ApplebyWilliam Philip 1877-1918

CarrsAnn 1811-1861

GrahamWilliam Watson

JonsonMary 1777/1781-1841

OrdEllenor 1846-1904

Robson (nee Cairns)Mary Ann 1877-

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