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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.

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... featuring Robert the Soldier - a veteran of the Battle of Waterloo

Robert belonged to a line of Applebys from Bedfordshire - Robert enlisted in the Bedfordshire Militia at the age of twenty.  After only a few months, Robert volunteered to join the regular army - in the 40th Regiment of Foot.  Paul Cope has written a fascinating biography of Robert's life, focussing on the twenty years he served in the army - including his time fighting Napoleon's army at Waterloo.  He is believed to be the only APPLEBY to fight in that battle.

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This image shows an Officer and a Soldier of the 40th Foot (though Robert's plume would have been green)

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image of article about Robert the soldier

click on the image left to open a pdf of Paul's excellent article about Robert Appleby's career as a soldier, including a report of the involvement of the 40th Foot in the Battle of Waterloo

I have called this line 'Blacksmiths of Bedfordshire' - largely because this trade featured in at least four generations of this family, with many of the wives and daughters working in the hat trade as straw plaiters.  The line is headed by a Matthew APPLEBY and his wife Mary (Knight) who married in Bedford in 1753 - but so far, we don't know where Matthew came from.  

 

Although no other family members seem to have travelled as far afield as Robert the soldier (who served in America, Australia and India as well as around Europe during his time in the Army), the census suggests that several family groups spent time in Essex, Middlesex, Lancashire, and Northumberland.  

 

If there are any direct male descendants of this line who would be prepared to take a yDNA test, this may provide some clues on where to search for Matthew's birth!

 

This is a very large line, so I have had to divide the descendancy charts up into separate sections - Click on the chart numbers to open each chart, and you will need to zoom into the images and scroll across to read all the details (particularly for Chart Three which is very wide):

 

CHART ONE - shows Matthew and Mary Appleby, their children and grandchildren

CHART TWO - shows the descendants of William Appleby and Sarah (Carrin)

CHART THREE - shows the descendants of Richard Appleby and Sarah (Osborn)

CHART FOUR - shows descendants of John Appleby and Cecilia (Setchell)

Blacksmiths of Bedfordshire ...

Allen, Charles - Wheelwright : 1821-

Ansill, Mary : 1822-1887

Appleby, Ada : 1890-1893

Appleby, Ada Ann : 1872-1874

Appleby, Albert : 1863-1863

Appleby, Albert : 1851-1869

Appleby, Albert E - Hairdresser : 1882-1911

Appleby, Alice S : 1853-

Appleby, Ann : 1809-1809

Appleby, Ann : 1832-

Appleby, Ann : 1854-1854

Appleby, Anne : 1857-

Appleby, Annie : 1888-

Appleby, Annie Lilian : 1898-1898

Appleby, Archibald Richard : 1900-

Appleby, Arthur : 1867-

Appleby, Arthur Edward - Carpenter : 1891-

Appleby, Arthur H : 1891-

Appleby, Arthur Hamilton - Hatters Fur Cutter : 1871-

Appleby, Arthur William - Engineers Blacksmith : 1868-1911

Appleby, Arthur William : 1880-1881

Appleby, Arthur William : 1900-

Appleby, Beatrice Nellie : 1897-1897

Appleby, Charles Percy : 1886-

Appleby, David : 1893-1893

Appleby, Dick : 1908-1908

Appleby, Dora : 1906-

Appleby, Doris Violet : 1903-1903

Appleby, Dorothy : 1892-

Appleby, Earnest G : 1879-

Appleby, Edgar Basil Frank : 1908-

Appleby, Edward George : 1871-1872

Appleby, Eleanor : 1830-1841

Appleby, Elizabeth : 1757-1761

Appleby, Elizabeth : 1848-1849

Appleby, Elizabeth : 1867-

Appleby, Ellen : 1851-1855

Appleby, Ellen : 1858-

Appleby, Elsie Mary : 1892-

Appleby, Emily : 1861-1864

Appleby, Emma : 1828-

Appleby, Ernest Frederick : 1897-1901

Appleby, Eva Jane : 1884-

Appleby, Eva Mary : 1901-1901

Appleby, Evelyn Kate - Tailoress : 1889-

Appleby, Florence Ada : 1877-

Appleby, Florence Edith - Book Keeper : 1886-1960

Appleby, Florence Louisa : 1888-

Appleby, Frank - Greengrocer : 1861-1893

Appleby, Frank : 1896-

Appleby, Fred - Draper's Appr : 1896-

Appleby, Fred : 1870-

Appleby, Frederick : 1881-

Appleby, Frederick W : 1885-

Appleby, George : 1834-1839

Appleby, George Hamilton - Professional Violinist : 1890-1952

Appleby, George W : 1883-

Appleby, George William - Blacksmith : 1844-

Appleby, George William : 1892-

Appleby, Henry - Farm Labourer : 1868-1911

Appleby, Henry : 1865-1866

Appleby, Henry : 1905-

Appleby, Henry John : 1862-1866

Appleby, Henry Walter - Grocer : 1869-1911

Appleby, Henry William : 1886-

Appleby, Horace : 1893-

Appleby, Horace S : 1894-

 

Appleby, Ida E : 1889-

Appleby, Isaac - Blacksmith : 1836-1893

Appleby, Isaac : 1854-1871

Appleby, James : 1857-1858

Appleby, Jane : 1837-

Appleby, Jane : 1862-

Appleby, Jane : 1869-

Appleby, Jessie Louise : 1889-

Appleby, John - Blacksmith : 1816-1842

Appleby, John - Labourer : 1796-1869

Appleby, John : 1868-1870

Appleby, John : 1969-1860

Appleby, John Edgar : 1890-

Appleby, Joseph - Blacksmith : 1830-1902

Appleby, Joseph : 1857-

Appleby, Joseph Thomas : 1903-

Appleby, Laura Hilda Daisy : 1895-1896

Appleby, Leonard Geoffrey : 1896-1905

Appleby, Letitia - Straw Hat Maker : 1859-

Appleby, Lilian May : 1902-

Appleby, Lizzie : 1889-

Appleby, Lucy : 1766-1768

Appleby, Lydia : 1793-

Appleby, Lydia : 1817-

Appleby, Lydia : 1862-

Appleby, Lydia Isabella : 1870-

Appleby, Marjorie : 1901-

Appleby, Mary : 1761-1764

Appleby, Mary : 1800-

Appleby, Mary : 1850-

Appleby, Mary Ann : 1825-

Appleby, Mary Ann : 1841-1868

Appleby, Mary Ann : 1810-1810

Appleby, Mary Ann : 1858-

Appleby, Mary Ansell : 1888-

Appleby, Mathew : 1758-

Appleby, Matthew :

Appleby, Millicent : 1898-

Appleby, Nellie Doris : 1894-

Appleby, Percival Robert - Fur Cutter : 1888-1971

Appleby, Percy : 1887-

Appleby, Percy Surtees : 1900-

Appleby, Priscilla : 1884-

Appleby, Priscilla Ansill : 1844-

Appleby, Richard - Blacksmith : 1788-1855

Appleby, Richard - Blacksmith : 1819-1873

Appleby, Richard - Policeman : 1860-

Appleby, Richard : 1766-

Appleby, Richard : 1880-1881

Appleby, Richard Wm - Water Inspector/plumber : 1865-1917

Appleby, Richard William : 1890-1897

Appleby, Robert - Bricklayer/furrier : 1832-1911

Appleby, Robert - Rabbit Skin Merchant : 1864-1924

Appleby, Robert - Soldier in 40th Foot : 1791-1881

Appleby, Robert : 1824-

Appleby, Robert : 1856-1876

Appleby, Robert Lewis : 1857-1859

Appleby, Robert Thomas : 1852-1855

Appleby, Rosa : 1899-

Appleby, Rosa : 1875-

Appleby, Rosalind : 1909-1909

Appleby, Rose : 1870-

Appleby, Rose Annie : 1889-

Appleby, Sarah : 1819-1839

Appleby, Sarah : 1811-1811

Appleby, Sarah Ann : 1865-

Appleby, Sarah Ann : 1853-1855

 

Appleby, Sidney Cyril : 1899-

Appleby, Stanley Ralph : 1890-

Appleby, Susan : 1861-1861

Appleby, Susanna : 1813-1822

Appleby, Susanna : 1842-

Appleby, Susannah : 1822-

Appleby, Sylvia E : 1900-

Appleby, Thomas - Furcutter/bricklayer : 1859-

Appleby, Thomas : 1833-1848

Appleby, Thomas : 1869-1869

Appleby, Thomas : 1892-

Appleby, Thomas Richard : 1853-1853

Appleby, Thomas W : 1872-1872

Appleby, Thomas W : 1888-

Appleby, Thomas Walter - Blacksmith/Coachsmith : 1848-1897

Appleby, Victor Lewis : 1903-

Appleby, Victoria - Teacher : 1886-

Appleby, Walter - Blacksmith : 1868-

Appleby, Walter B : 1893-

Appleby, Wiliam - Blacksmith : 1786-1860

Appleby, William - Blacksmith : 1824-1862

Appleby, William - Bricklayer : 1833-1872

Appleby, William - Bricklayer : 1854-1941

Appleby, William - Tailor : 1769-1849

Appleby, William : 1843-1861

Appleby, William : 1873-1875

Appleby, William : 1890-

Appleby, William : 1896-1898

Appleby, William : 1846-1861

Appleby, William George Maddams - Asst Teacher : 1862-1911

Appleby, Willie - Tailor : 1865-

Armsden, Ellen : 1868-

Bidnell, Henry J :

Billing, Emma Amelia : 1862-1955

Bottoms, Emma : 1847-

Carrin, Sarah : 1789-

Clements, Jane : 1806-1863

Cole, Emily Rose : 1875-

Cooper, Ellen : 1863-

Cope, Elizabeth : 1867-

Cowling, Elizabeth : 1871-1911

Denton, Hannah Lois : 1834-1911

Draper, Agnes Ellen : 1872-

Dunks, Gertrude : 1876-

Gaylor, Elizabeth - Asst Teacher : 1867-1910

Haines, Ann Elizabeth : 1850-

Hamilton, Mary Ann : 1835-1881

Hopkins, Sarah : 1864-

Huckle, Susannah :

Knight, Mary : -1770

Mardlen, Charlotte : 1814-

Osborn, Sarah : 1791-1854

Pateman, Nelly : 1875-

Piggott, Ada : 1859-1891

Roberts, Sarah : 1831-1904

Rose, John - Fishmonger :

Setchell, Cecilia : -1854

Shilley, James : 1886-1967

Shreeves, Martha : 1862-

Smith, Eveline Maud : 1884-

Stacey, John - Bricklayer : 1816-

Surtees, Ada Gertrude : 1872-

Taylor, Ada : 1857-1928

Thompson, Muriel Eva : 1897-

Wheeler, Fanny : 1820-1902

White, Lydia : 1833-1879

 

DATA SOURCES:

Unfortunately, none of the main commercial databases have yet added parish registers with images for the country of Bedfordshire; freeREG have transcribed several parishes from the mid 18thC (and they are very reliable), but many entries were sourced from Family Search.  For the period after General Registration (1837) I have used the new GRO indexes which helpfully provide mother's maiden name for all birth entries, and age at death for all death entries.

 

If any reader with Appleby ancestry in Bedfordshire has the opportunity to visit Bedford Archives, I should be very grateful to receive any parish register details you are able to provide.