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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:



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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William Appleby and Ann Cranmer of Gt Braxted, Essex

All Saints Great Braxted

This church stands in a very pleasant setting in the grounds of Braxted Park. The church is basically a Norman building with some later additions. The 13th century chancel was originally apsed. The materials used to build the church include Roman bricks, which probably came from Colchester.

A full size image and more photographs from the surrounding area can be accessed at Geograph

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all saints gt braxted

This interesting family is descended from William (born about 1760 in Great Braxted) and his wife Ann Cranmer.  The couple were married in 1788, and from William's will we now know that the couple had just one son (another William who married Elizabeth Sutton in 1814) and six daughters.


The earlier generations were farmers, but later became innkeepers and brewers collectors.  

The family remained for several generations in the villages of Great Braxted, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Rivenhall, Kelvedon - all to the south west of Colchester.  However, the only branch which I have managed to trace as far as the 1911 census were the family of George William Appleby and Esther Weatherhead, who raised their three sons in Tottenham, Middlesex.


Because there is an evident relationship between this line of Appleby's and the Warwicker family, I have included the children of Eliza Ann Appleby and John Wood Warwicker.  Eliza's brother William Appleby was married first to Susannah Warwicker and later to Mary Wood Warwicker, who had previously been married to Robert Bretnall.

click here to view the family tree for William and Ann Appleby



Appleby Ann (Abt 1792- )

Appleby Arthur (Abt 1873- )

Appleby Charlotte (Abt 1806- )

Appleby Eliza Ann (1820-1896)

Appleby Elizabeth (Abt 1796- )

Appleby Ernest (Abt 1876- )

Appleby Forrest Leonard (1887- )

Appleby George (Abt 1904- )

Appleby George William (1814-1878)

Appleby George William (1852- )

Appleby Hannah (Abt 1806- )

Appleby Kate (1861- )

Appleby Mary (Abt 1796- )

Appleby Mary Jane (1846- )

Appleby Robert Rowland (1888- )

Appleby Sarah (Abt 1801- )

Appleby Susannah (Abt 1852- )

Appleby Sutton (1856- )

Appleby Sutton Cyril L (1890- )

Appleby William (1760-1839)

Appleby William (1790-1870)

Appleby William Sutton (1825-1882)

Beckwith Thomas (Abt 1780- )

Belcher James Thomas

Bones Letitia Susannah (Abt 1843- )

Brown William

Church Amy Caroline (Abt 1829-1862)

Cranmer Ann (1763-1844)

Fairhead John Wood

Holloway Barbara (1854- )

Holloway Elizabeth (1858- )

Holloway Fanny (1856-1891)

Holloway Fredrick (1860- )

Holloway William Robert

Milbank Charles Henry

Millbank John Hinson

Sutton Elizabeth (1794-1870)

Ward Annie Louise (Abt 1875- )

Warren Edith M

Warwicker Anthony C (Abt 1845- )

Warwicker Eliza Ann (1841-1843)

Warwicker Eliza Ann (1846-1864)

Warwicker John Wood (1840- )

Warwicker John Wood (Abt 1797-Bef 1851)

Warwicker Mary Wood (Abt 1824- )

Warwicker Susannah (Abt 1826-Bef 1858)

Warwicker William Appleby (1848- )

Weatherhead Esther (1866- )

Westcoate Anna (Abt 1820- )