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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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Appleby clothiers of Leeds

Leeds has been associated with the textile industry and clothing manufacture for centuries, (see this article about Cloth Halls in Leeds).  This family of Applebys seems to have originated in Gildersome and Batley in the 1700s before moving to the Armley area of Leeds at the start of the 1800s.


It is likely that there are living descendants in several branches of this line, so please do contact us if you recognise any of the individuals on the chart.

cloth dressers

cloth dressers


Appleby Albert 1916-

Appleby Amy 1886-

Appleby Ann 1869-

Appleby Ann Isabell 1855-

Appleby Arthur 1866-

Appleby Benjamin 1820-1849

Appleby Benjamin 1872-

Appleby Eliza 1827-

Appleby Elizabeth 1826-

Appleby Ellen 1852-

Appleby Ellen 1876-

Appleby Ellen 1893-

Appleby Florence 1889-

Appleby Florry 1888-

Appleby Hannah 1749-1753

Appleby Hannah 1753-

Appleby Hannah 1825-

Appleby James 1825-1852

Appleby James H 1885-

Appleby James Rogerson 1848-1911

Appleby Jesse 1918-

Appleby Jesse 1892-

Appleby John 1795-

Appleby John 1726-1727

Appleby John 1747-

Appleby Joseph

Appleby Joseph 1793-1861

Appleby Joseph 1746-

Appleby Joseph 1829-

Appleby Joseph W 1891-

Appleby Martha 1755-

Appleby Martha Ann 1872-

Appleby Martin 1797-1819

Appleby Mary 1727-

Appleby Mary 1821-

Appleby Mary 1859-

Appleby Nanny 1757-

Appleby Phoebe 1807-1876

Appleby Rebecca 1764-

Appleby Richard 1822-1826

Appleby Ruth E 1898-

Appleby Ruth Elizabeth 1856-

Appleby Sam Rogerson 1890-

Appleby Samuel 1760-1762

Appleby Samuel 1791-1835

Appleby Samuel 1724-1790

Appleby Samuel 1816-

Appleby Sarah 1831-

Appleby Sarah Elizabeth 1857-

Appleby Thomas 1850-

Appleby William 1860-

Bateman James

Battye Frances Eliza 1850-1881

Beddoes Margaret 1858-1911

Best Elizabeth 1793-1863

Brotherick James

Constantine William 1853-

Dodgson Mary 1760-1842

Fearnley Joseph

Fryer Ada

Geldart Emma 1865-

Glover Mary

Hartley Ann 1833-1911

James Rosina 1886-

Jordan Emily 1853-

Kirk Thomas

Newton Phoebe

Peel Ada 1870-

Rogerson Martha 1817-

Watts Mary J 1864-

Westerman Hannah 1795-1851