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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:



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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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Joseph Appleby and Sarah Gentry of Layer de la Haye, Essex

Joseph and Sarah were both born in Layer de la Haye and married there in 1825 - however a number of their descendants moved away from Essex:

  • their eldest son Joseph went to work in London as an ostler where he met and married an Applebee girl from another line altogether (Matthew Applebee, sawyer from Berkshire) - three generations of their descendants lived in Woolwich, Kent

  • their next son William was a gardener and later a florist - he married Eliza Parker from Lewisham and most of their descendants also remained in Lewisham, several being florists.  However one of his sons Henry emigrated with his family to Australia.

  • third son James disappeared after the 1841 census

  • Next son Henry was a shopkeeper and married a local girl, Harriet Hurwick and their children were all born in Layer de la Haye - however I have not managed to find any of them in the 1871 census ... did they emigrate?

  • fifth son John was a bricklayer/builder and his children were raised in Lambeth Surrey

  • daughter Mary Ann married an Essex lad but they too moved to Lambeth

  • next daughter Susannah disappeared after the 1861 census - she may have married?

  • sixth son Charles married Sarah Hurwick (sister of Harriet?) was a farmer and postmaster in Layer de la Haye though his son became a butcher in Kensington and his daughter married cousin William J Appleby and moved to Catford in Kent

  • seventh son Alfred also moved to London where he married a South London girl Amelia - in 1911 he was living with his daughter's family in Tottenham.

I am most grateful to Lorraine and William who have provided additional information to extend this family tree.

click here to view the chart of Joseph and Sarah's descendants



Allington, Robert Poulter (1842- )

Applebee, Maria (1821-Bef 1901)

Appleby, Alfred (1848-After 1911)

Appleby, Alice Franklin (1859- )

Appleby, Alice S (Abt 1874- )

Appleby, Arthur Henry (1858- )

Appleby, Charles (1844-1931)

Appleby, Charles Hurwick (1869- )

Appleby, Doris (1904- )

Appleby, Doris Lydia A (Abt 1906- )

Appleby, Edgar Gerald (Abt 1905- )

Appleby, Edgar James (1860- )

Appleby, Edith G (Abt 1890- )

Appleby, Edna Margaret (1913- )

Appleby, Edwin (Abt 1897- )

Appleby, Ella (Abt 1899- )

Appleby, Elsie (1887- )

Appleby, Emily Florence A (At 1910- )

Appleby, Emily Rosina (1865- )

Appleby, Emma (1855- )

Appleby, Emma (1861-After 1881)

Appleby, Frederick (Abt 1911- )

Appleby, Frederick Charles (1864-1865)

Appleby, Garnet (Abt 1910- )

Appleby, Garnet Osborne T (Abt 1886- )

Appleby, Gertrude Maria (1889-1975)

Appleby, Gertrude Susannah (1868- )

Appleby, Guy Leonard (Abt 1897- )

Appleby, Harriet Mathilde (1872-Bef 1881)

Appleby, Harriett Amelia (1866- )

Appleby, Harriett M. (1878- )

Appleby, Henry (1833- )

Appleby, Henry (1856-1918)

Appleby, Henry (1864-1916)

Appleby, Henry Charles (1899- )

Appleby, Herbert (Abt 1907- )

Appleby, Herbert Seymour (1884-1951)

Appleby, Hilda M (Abt 1888- )

Appleby, Irene Ada (Abt 1903- )

Appleby, James (1830- )

Appleby, James (1869-After 1881)

Appleby, Jessie (Abt 1882- )

Appleby, John (1835-Bef 1901)

Appleby, John James (1865-After 1911)

Appleby, John James (Abt 1896- )

Appleby, Joseph (1799-After 1861)

Appleby, Joseph (1826-Bef 1901)

Appleby, Joseph (1855-Bef 1901)

Appleby, Joseph E (Abt 1883- )

Appleby, Maria (1859- )

Appleby, Martha Caroline (1887- )

Appleby, Mary Ann (1838- )

Appleby, Mary Ann (Abt 1868- )

Appleby, Mary Lovell (1886- )

Appleby, Maurice (Abt 1907- )

Appleby, May (Abt 1910- )

Appleby, Rose Hilda (1891- )

Appleby, Sarah (1858- )

Appleby, Sarah Frostick (1871- )

Appleby, Sarah J (1863-After 1891)

Appleby, Susannah (1840-After 1861)

Appleby, Sydney (1897- )

Appleby, Vernon (1890- )

Appleby, Violet (Abt 1907- )

Appleby, William (1829-1915)

Appleby, William (1857- )

Appleby, William (1861- )

Appleby, William Henry (1883- )

Appleby, William J. (1860- )

Appleby, William James Charles A (Abt 1908- )

Appleby, Winifred May (1895- )

Bayne, Mary Lovel (1861-1944)

Brady, Ada Blanche (Abt 1870- )

Cadwell, Edward

Culpeck, Elizabeth Franklin (1831-Bef 1911)

Gentry, Sarah (1803-After 1861)

Hatcher, Annie (1862-1940)

Hurwick, Harriett (Abt 1836- )

Hurwick, Sarah (1845-After 1911)

Mitchell, Eliza J. (1858-1901)

Morris, Mabel Jubilee (Abt 1886- )

Parker, Eliza (1831-1904)

Pickering, Thomas

Pike, Harriett (Abt 1856- )

Sirett, Gertrude Lillian (1886-1952)

Smith, Annie

Smith, Ethel (Abt 1884- )

Smith, Olive (Abt 1893- )

Smith, Thomas Henry (Abt 1850- )

Ward, Florence (Abt 1872- )

Wright, Amelia (Abt 1834-After 1901)