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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.

Barnabas Appleby of South Shields

I have traced this interesting line of Applebys mainly through the censuses - helped enormously by the fact that almost every generation had sons carrying a variation of the name Barnabus (Barnard, Bernard, Barney).

 

Despite Barnabus Appleby's two marriages, which produced a total of 13 children, all the descendants surviving to the latest censuses were descended from the marriage of his son Barney Appleby, a seaman, and his wife Mary Gibson.

 

Although the earliest two generations I have found lived in South Shields in the mid to late 1770s, they appear to have moved to Sunderland in the early 1800s, where several were blacksmiths or chainmakers.

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At one point, members of this line were living in Flag Lane, alongside descendants of another Durham Appleby line (William and Margarite Appleby) but I have not managed to find any connection.

 

Several members of this family moved away from Sunderland - to Houghton le Spring and Newcastle - one of Barnabas's great great grandsons emigrated to Australia in 1908 and another family emigrated to Wisconsin in 1910.

 

It is possible that one son from Barnabus's second marriage married a South Shields girl in 1923 and then moved to London's docklands where the couple had four sons, all of whom seem to have worked in the docks.  I have included this branch on the chart, but I would be grateful to learn if my assumptions are right.

click here to view the descendancy chart for this line

NAME INDEX

 

Adams, Thomason, (abt 1794 - aft 1861)

Appleby, Andrew, (abt 1839 - 1888)

Appleby, Barnabus,

Appleby, Barnard, (abt 1844 - )

Appleby, Barney, (abt 1773 - 1857)

Appleby, Bernard, (abt 1765 - bef 1773)

Appleby, Bernard, (abt 1822 - 1893)

Appleby, Clement, (abt 1837 - 1910)

Appleby, Dorothy, (abt 1783 - )

Appleby, Edward A, (abt 1895 - )

Appleby, Elizabeth, (abt 1799 - )

Appleby, Elizabeth, (abt 1894 - )

Appleby, Frederick, (abt 1898 - )

Appleby, Frederick Wittenburg, (abt 1866 - )

Appleby, George Walter, (abt 1890 - )

Appleby, Jane, (abt 1785 - )

Appleby, Jane, (abt 1818 - )

Appleby, Jane, (abt 1851 - )

Appleby, Jennie, (abt 1890 - )

Appleby, John, (abt 1793 - )

Appleby, John (abt 1835 - aft 1871)

Appleby, John, (abt 1857 - )

Appleby, John, (abt 1881 - )

Appleby, John H, (abt 1879 - )

Appleby, Margaret, (abt 1859 - )

Appleby, Mary, (abt 1770 - )

Appleby, Mary, (abt 1799 - )

 

Appleby, Mary, (abt 1841 - )

Appleby, Michael, (abt 1790 - )

Appleby, Norman, (abt 1897 - )

Appleby, Norman E, (abt 1888 - )

Appleby, Robert, (abt 1766 - )

Appleby, Robert, (abt 1861 - )

Appleby, Samuel, (abt 1876 - )

Appleby, Sarah, (abt 1816 - )

Appleby, Sarah Bell, (abt 1871 - )

Appleby, Sarah E, (abt 1882 - )

Appleby, Thomas, (abt 1829 - aft 1861)

Appleby, William, (abt 1780 - )

Appleby, William, (abt 1849 - )

Appleby, William, (abt 1873 - )

Bell, Margaret, (abt 1849 - )

Cockburn, Jane, (abt 1867 - )

Gibson, Mary, (abt 1781 - )

Grainger, Margaret, (abt 1824 - 1898)

Haswell, Thomas, (abt 1864 - )

Moss, Mary Ann, (abt 1835 - aft 1871)

Rowe, Mary Elizabeth, (abt 1858 - )

Weenle, Jane,

Wheldon, Ann,

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South Shields in 1835 (Creighton)