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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:

APPLEBY, APPLEBEE,

APPELBY, APPELBE

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.

Alexander Appelbe of Cork

Bandon River, near Inishannon

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Bandon River near Inishannon

Helen has sent in a very large and well-researched Appelbe family tree, centred around Cork.  She says:

 

“It has taken me and some relatives quite a while to trace the family due to the various problems associated with the Irish records.  The  oldest ancestor that I have traced is Alexander born c. 1725 (not known where) who died in 1794 in Bandon Co. Cork.  

There are various family stories about their origins, including that they are Huguenot/Walloon descendants some of whom fought on William’s side in the Battle of the Boyne.  However, no-one knows if this is true or just rumour.  They intermarried with the main protestant families of the area some of whom originated in Somerset and are believed to have Huguenot connections.   I do know that they were at one time involved with the linen trade so could have come over anytime from James I to William’s reign but whether from England or the Continent I’m not sure.  

 

There are also many Appelbe’s around the Antrim area that could suggest movement from the Northern England and Scottish clearances but again no documents to support.  I believe they were linen merchants to start with and then farmers.  My grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather were County Cork surveyors and my lot came over to England in the late 1920’s following separation.”

 

UPDATE:  We have recently received some more details from Trevor about the branch of APPELBEs descended from Charles Greaves APPELBE who emigrated to New Zealand, along with some super photos (click on images to enlarge):

Appelbe Susan Harriet (1861-1882)

Appelbe Susan Harriet (1877- )

Appelbe Susan Jane (1861- )

Appelbe Susannah (1859-1871)

Appelbe Thomas (1866- )

Appelbe Thomas (1830-1900)

Appelbe Thomas Parker (1851-1885)

Appelbe Thomas William (1907- )

Appelbe Violet E (1916-1994)

Appelbe William

Appelbe William (1858-1941)

Appelbe William (1798- )

Appelbe William Edward (1869- )

Appelbe William Edward (1905- )

Appelbe William Edward (1906-1909)

Appelbe William Henry (1859-1886)

Appelbe William James (1888-1964)

Appelbe William Maddox (1818-1900)

Appelbe William Parker (1809-1882)

Appelbe Winifred (1891- )

Axford Walter

Bessey Margaret Priscilla

Boyle Thomas Bird ( -1920)

Bradfield Louisa Alexandra (1878-1961)

Bradfield Minnie (1873-1933)

Bullen John Welply

Clark Annie

Clarke Emma ( -1911)

Cowper Alice Whately (1859- )

Edwards James

Fuller Catherine (1833-1859)

Fuller Dorothea (1861-1927)

Fuller Emily Jane (1828-1901)

Good Elizabeth Ann (1878-1966)

Good Sarah Ann (1848-1907)

Greaves Susanna (1827-1915)

Green Annie Frances (1868-1956)

Hadfield R

Hart William

Hawkesworth C

Hawksworth C

Hayes Annie

Henry Maude B

Heron John

Heron John (1850-1911)

Heron William (1852- )

Hope Elizabeth

Jennings Anne

Jennings Maud

Keating Jemima

Lang Letitia Badelia (1836-1933)

McCarthy Eliza (1792-1884)

McCarthy Maria (1838-1904)

McCutcheon Martha (1834- )

McDonald Jean

McLennon John

Napier Annie Margaret ( -1905)

Parker Annie

Phipps Sarah ( -1789)

Rayner Charlotte Mary

Reilly Isabella (1770-1804)

Rogers Patience

Schwager Alise (1803- )

Smith Florence Emily Mary (1863- )

Stanley John (1862-1950)

Sweeney Sampson (1777- )

Sweetnam Evesia

Thomas Sarah (1802-1841)

Unknown

Unknown Anne (1795-1862)

Unknown Isabella (1812-1895)

Unknown Louisa M (1882-1965)

Unknown Mary

Unknown Mary (1825-1880)

Walsh Bridget

Whitehead Robert John

Wolfe Sarah (1792- )

Woods Annie

Wright Helen Florence Mabel

 

Appelbe Gertrude Alexandra  (1903-1975)

Appelbe Gertrude Langham

Appelbe Greaves (1866- )

Appelbe Harriet M (1909-1956)

Appelbe Henry (1871-1926)

Appelbe Henry Charles (1915-1970)

Appelbe Henry Edward (1867-1926)

Appelbe Hester (1811- )

Appelbe Hilda (1890- )

Appelbe Isabella (1826-1829)

Appelbe Isabella (1834-1835)

Appelbe Isabella Mary (1859-1883)

Appelbe Isabella Sarah (1831-1832)

Appelbe Jack (1896- )

Appelbe Jack Fuller (1892-1960)

Appelbe Jack Greaves (1866-1903)

Appelbe Jack Nesbitt (1909-1988)

Appelbe James (1873- )

Appelbe James (1877-1945)

Appelbe James (1806- )

Appelbe James (1801-1880)

Appelbe Jane (1792-1793)

Appelbe Jane (1835-1836)

Appelbe Jane Carlos (1862- )

Appelbe Jean (1905-1987)

Appelbe John (1793-1852)

Appelbe John (1798-1851)

Appelbe John (1838-1889)

Appelbe John (1852-1921)

Appelbe John (1902- )

Appelbe John (1905- )

Appelbe John (1805- )

Appelbe John (1858-1922)

Appelbe John Alfred

Appelbe John Elliot (1898-1898)

Appelbe John Francis (1904-1911)

Appelbe John Henry (1901-1959)

Appelbe John Henry (1904- )

Appelbe John Thomas (1879-1909)

Appelbe John William (1828- )

Appelbe John William (1828-1905)

Appelbe Joseph (1796-1797)

Appelbe Joseph (1780- )

Appelbe Katherine (1857- )

Appelbe Kathleen (1886- )

Appelbe Kathleen Mary (1900-1999)

Appelbe Leslie Alexander (1902- )

Appelbe Letitia Bedela (1860-1861)

Appelbe Louise Anne (1907-1985)

Appelbe Margaret (1864- )

Appelbe Margarete L (1916-1965)

Appelbe Maria (1859-1879)

Appelbe Mary (1793-1880)

Appelbe Mary (1781- )

Appelbe Mary Aileen (1902-1977)

Appelbe Mary Catherine (1871- )

Appelbe Mary I (1883- )

Appelbe Mary Jane (1875- )

Appelbe Maud Mary (1870-1919)

Appelbe Maude (1901-1965)

Appelbe Pierce (1814- )

Appelbe Pierce (1814-1893)

Appelbe Pierce (1905-1967)

Appelbe Pierce (1750-1811)

Appelbe Richard (1815-1886)

Appelbe Robert (1840-1840)

Appelbe Robert Bernard (1888-1896)

Appelbe Robert Fuller (1897- )

Appelbe Robert Fuller (1857-1933)

Appelbe Samson (1825- )

Appelbe Sara (1868-1868)

Appelbe Sarah

Appelbe Sarah (1817-1908)

Appelbe Sarah (1859- )

Appelbe Sarah (1873- )

Appelbe Sarah Elizabeth (1903- )

Appelbe Sarah Emily (1866- )

Appelbe Sarah Isabella (1854- )

Appelbe Sarah Jane (1869-1912)

Appelbe Sarah Jane (1870- )

 

Abbott Mary Jane (1863-1953)

Amey Sabina

Appelbe Albert (1892-1917)

Appelbe Albert Henry (1886-1902)

Appelbe Albert Henry (1863-1884)

Appelbe Alexander (1832-1834)

Appelbe Alexander (1725-1794)

Appelbe Alexander (1834-1912)

Appelbe Alexander (1791-1834)

Appelbe Alice Ann (1862-1886)

Appelbe Alice Maud (1890- )

Appelbe Allen

Appelbe Alleyn Charles (1823- )

Appelbe Alleyn Charles (1881- )

Appelbe Ambrose Erle Fuller (1903-1998)

Appelbe Ann (1803-1803)

Appelbe Ann (1836-1838)

Appelbe Anna (1841-1916)

Appelbe Anna (1856-1895)

Appelbe Anna (1863- )

Appelbe Anna Isabella (1864-1894)

Appelbe Anna Maria (1865- )

Appelbe Anne Evans (1855-1931)

Appelbe Annie Mary (1832-1862)

Appelbe Benjamin (1824-1902)

Appelbe Benjamin Thomas (1874- )

Appelbe Benjamin Thomas (1891-1904)

Appelbe Benjamin Thomas (1856-1899)

Appelbe Bridget

Appelbe Charles (1821- )

Appelbe Charles Greaves (1853-1929)

Appelbe Charles W (1912-1986)

Appelbe Daisy (1884- )

Appelbe Daisy Mary (1892-1974)

Appelbe Dorothy (1888- )

Appelbe Edward (1765- )

Appelbe Edward (1831-1914)

Appelbe Edward (1859-1859)

Appelbe Edward (1903- )

Appelbe Edward (1780- )

Appelbe Edward Alan (1903- )

Appelbe Edward Alexander (1865- )

Appelbe Edward Alexander (1860-1907)

Appelbe Edward Alexander (1853-1911)

Appelbe Edward Alexander (1799-1840)

Appelbe Edward Alexander (1828-1887)

Appelbe Edward Benjamin (1855-1935)

Appelbe Edward Charles (1868-1931)

Appelbe Edward Napier (1885- )

Appelbe Edward Percy (1896-1978)

Appelbe Edward Whately (1886-1961)

Appelbe Eileen Mary (1865-1945)

Appelbe Eileen Maude (1899-1983)

Appelbe Eliza Anne (1872- )

Appelbe Elizabeth Anne (1806- )

Appelbe Elizabeth Anne (1864- )

Appelbe Elizabeth Kent

Appelbe Elizabeth Mary (1906-1968)

Appelbe Ellenor Mary (1857-1900)

Appelbe Emily (1858- )

Appelbe Emily Mary (1885-1912)

Appelbe Esther (1819-1881)

Appelbe Eva Jane (1908- )

Appelbe Florence Susan (1894-1913)

Appelbe Francis William (1863-1941)

Appelbe Frank Gordon (1885-1961)

Appelbe Frederick J (1919-2005)

Appelbe George (1873-1889)

Appelbe George (1903- )

Appelbe George (1903- )

Appelbe George Allen (1911- )

Appelbe George Edward (1912- )

Appelbe George Edward (1888-1970)

Appelbe George Ernest (1880- )

Appelbe George Thomas (1801-1859)

Appelbe George Thomas (1830-1896)

Appelbe George Thomas (1857-1859)

Appelbe George Thomas (1859- )

Appelbe George Thomas (1874-1874)

Appelbe Georgina Nora (1890-1983)

 

NAME INDEX

both these charts are still very wide, so you will need to enlarge them in your Adobe browser and then scroll across and down to view all the branches

The most distant Appelbe in this line that we have located so far was Alexander APPELBE (~1725-1794) who was a 'Linnen Weaver'.  He was married to Mary in about 1776 and the couple had two known children; Pierce and Edward.  The family tree for Alexander’s descendants is too large to present as a single pdf, so it has been divided into two charts, one for each of his two sons:

March 18 1914 James and Alice's  (standing) wedding day, Ted and Daisy Appelbe best man and bridesmaid

The 1914 marriage of  James Hobbs (standing) and Alice Maud Appelbe - Ted Appelbe was best man (seated) and Daisy Appelbe (seated) was bridesmaid

Bert Appelbe thumb Alice Maud Hobbs (nee Appelbe) thumb Alice Maud Hobbs with her two oldest children thum Bill Appelbe thumb Les Appelbe

Les Appelbe

William James Appelbe (Bill) was mentioned in Dispatches for gallantry on the Western Front.  

above from left: Charles Greaves Appelbe; Alice Maud with two eldest children; Alice Maud; Bert Appelbe who was killed in action at Ypres in 1917; Edward Appelbe; Leslie, Jean and Edward Appelbe

charles Appelbe thumb Edward Appelbe thumb Leslie Jean and Edward thumb

DNA - We would love to hear from a male direct line APPELBE descendant who would be willing to participate in our yDNA program.  The results could help us to discover where Alexander APPELBE originated.  Please use the contact form on the left to find out more about DNA testing.