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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 Phillip Appleby, rifleman in the London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

William Phillip Appleby was born in Morpeth, in about 1877, the son of Thomas Appleby, an omnibus driver, and his wife Ellenor Ord.  William fought in France and Flanders in the Great War, and was killed in action at Pozieres in the Somme on 23 march 1918.  He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.


You can read about the battle at Pozieres on this website.


We have been able to trace this line back to Thomas Appleby who married Mary Jonson in Warkworth in 1793 - it is likely that this line  is connected to the main group of lines in the Acklington cluster of DNA results.


Any further information about this line would be most welcome.


Aiston Mary 1801-1889

Appleby Alice Maud 1887-

Appleby Ann 1843-

Appleby Ann 1796-

Appleby Ann 1826-

Appleby Annie 1873-

Appleby Dora 1876-1877

Appleby Eleanor 1910-

Appleby Elizabeth 1907-

Appleby Elizabeth Jane 1840-

Appleby Elizabeth Jane 1883-

Appleby John 1909-

Appleby Joseph 1801-

Appleby Mary 1912-

Appleby Mary 1841-

Appleby Mary Ellen 1881-

Appleby Maud 1904-

Appleby Susannah 1879-1880

Appleby Thomas -1841

Appleby Thomas 1843-1911

Appleby Thomas 1795-1851

Appleby Thomas 1905-

Appleby William 1914-

Appleby William 1799-1871

Appleby William Philip 1877-1918

Carrs Ann 1811-1861

Graham William Watson

Jonson Mary 1777/1781-1841

Ord Ellenor 1846-1904

Robson (nee Cairns) Mary Ann 1877-