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the Appleby one-name study and DNA project

the Appleby one-name study and DNA project

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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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Edward and Amelia Appleby of Layer de la Haye, Essex

We know that Edward married Amelia Hales in Layer de la Haye in 1801, but as yet we have not discovered where he came from.  In several censuses, members of this family were living close by members of James and Sarah Norman's line and also members of the Wigborough line of Applebys.  Sometimes their surname was spelled APPELBY.


The families of all four of Edward and Amelia's known sons remained living in Layer de la Haye, where they worked on the land.  Surprisingly, when I looked for each family in the censuses of 1841 - 1911, it looks as if the families of three of the sons dsappeared after around 1861 or 1871.  Did they emigrate, or did their children die young?


However, one of Edward's grandsons, John who was a shoemaker and later a greengrocer, married Lucy Lee in 1884 in Brightlingsea and they had seven children - all of whom were still living at the time of the 1911 census (though I have been unable to find two of them and think they may have been in the army serving overseas).


Do you know any more about this family?  Take a look at the family tree and see if you recognise any of the names and please let me know if you can help with further information about what happened to them.



Appelbee (Wid) Elizabeth (1806-Bef 1866)

Appleby Amelia (1851- )

Appleby Edward (1802- )

Appleby Edward (1839-1860)

Appleby Edward (Abt 1774- )

Appleby Elizabeth (1844- )

Appleby Fred Lee (Abt 1897- )

Appleby Henry (Harry) (Abt 1886- )

Appleby Ida (Abt 1889- )

Appleby John (1804- )

Appleby John (1843- )

Appleby John (Abt 1855- )

Appleby Lily (Abt 1893- )

Appleby Louisa (1839- )

Appleby Mary Ann (1849- )

Appleby Priscilla (1838- )

Appleby Reginald Frank (Abt 1902- )

Appleby Robert (Abt 1888- )

Appleby Rowland John (Abt 1892- )

Appleby Stephen (1814- )

Appleby William (1807- )

Appleby William (1844- )

Appleby William (1846- )

Appleby (Wid) Mary Ann (1811-After 1881)

Curtis Charity Naomi (1836- )

Curtis Mary Ann (1813- )

Hales Amelia (1776-1851)

Lee Lucy (Abt 1864- )

Mann David (Abt 1840- )

Parmenter Eliza (Abt 1817- )

Parmenter Joseph (1841- )

Wincoll Sarah (1804-1856)

click here to view a family tree for the family of Edward and Amelia Appleby