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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Thornaby Salvation Army Band 1920/1921
Top row from left to right: D.Lloyd, L.Dennis, R.Perry and S.Mason.
Middle row: G.Appleby, Esther Clarkson, C.Mason, W.Ayre, Mrs Appleby.
Bottom Row: H.Dennis, N.Atkinson, Capt. Adamson, J.Moore, Lieut. Phelps, S.Pearson, E.Tarren.
Captain Adamson and Lieutenant Phelps were Salvation Army Officers (Ministers of Religion) at Thornaby between May 1920 and May 1921, therefore the picture was taken sometime during that period of time (source Teeside Evening Gazette) The two Applebys shown in this photo are
George Alfred Appleby (1873-1935) and his wife Isabella (nee Harwood) (~1873-1954)
It seems highly likely that this line is connected in some way to that of the Applebys of Brompton, as many of the early members of both lines appear in the parish records for Brompton by Northallerton and families from the two lines are living alongside each other in early censuses. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who is able to provide the records to prove the connection.
Although we know that descendants of this line were living in Thornaby in recent years alongside descendants of the line of Robert of Eryholme and Thornaby, we are fairly certain that there is no connection.
We have called this line 'Salvation Army Applebys' because of the involvement of George Alfred Appleby and his wife Isabella in the organisation, and understand that others in their family continued to be members.
All the members of this line that we have found living in the later censuses were descended from Sarah Appleby (daughter of Thomas Appleby and Mary) - so unfortunately it will not be possible to use yDNA to search for a connection to other Appleby lines from the same area.
Appleby Ann 1822-
Appleby Ann 1862-
Appleby Annie 1885-
Appleby Cicely 1827-1833
Appleby Edward 1810-
Appleby Ellen 1887-
Appleby Ernest 1898-1972
Appleby Evelyn Mary 1892-
Appleby George Alfred 1873-1935
Appleby George Richard 1894-
Appleby Hannah 1818-
Appleby Hannah 1840-
Appleby Isaac 1865-
Appleby Jane 1781-
Appleby Jane 1813-
Appleby John Thomas 1884-1900
Appleby Mary 1808-1814
Appleby Mary 1816-
Appleby Mary Ann 1893-
Appleby Mary Lucy 1857-
Appleby Sarah 1836-1884
Appleby Sarah Elizabeth 1875-
Appleby Thomas 1859-1911
Appleby Thomas 1780-1836
Appleby William 1869-
Crake Rose Ann 1868-1950
Harwood Isabella 1873-1954
Mason Hannah 1783-1831
McCafferty Annie 1864-1911
Wray Priscilla 1811-
Kennedy John Stenhouse Nairn