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.
William Apleby married Ellen Goldsbrough in 1670 in Bishopwearmouth. Originally, we believed that this was the same William Apleby who had earlier married Margarite Hilton - however recent discovery of burial records (on the wonderful Durham Records On-line site) has indicated that this cannot be the case, as Margarite died after the William/Ellen marriage and both couples were having children christened during the overlapping period.
Sadly, we have not been able to find many descendants of this couple - so if anyone can provide further information I should be delighted to hear from you.
click here to view a descendancy chart for William and Ellen
NAME INDEX for this line
Apleby, Anne (abt 1671 - )
Apleby , Barbara (abt 1680 - )
Apleby, Ellen (abt 1681 - 1682)
Apleby, Ellen (abt 1686 - )
Apleby , John (abt 1682 - )
Apleby, William (abt 1677 - bef 1683)
Apleby , James (abt 1706 - )
Apleby , John (abt 1709 - )
Apleby, William (abt 1683 - )
Apleby, William (abt 1704 - )
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