- The Family Line
- The Family Coat of Arms
- The Surname 'Appleby'
- A Royal Connection?
- The Viking Connection
- From Farmers To Railwaymen
- Brothers, Bands and Bathurst
Climbing The Family Tree
Land ownership in Briton was completely revolutionised by William the Conqueror after the Norman Conquest of 1066. From the time of William’s reign, land was held in return for military service within a feudal hierarchical structure under the King. The lord of the manor held his land by knight service through an intermediate tenant-in-chief. Appleby Magna's tenant-in-chief was the Earl Ferrers who lived at Tutbury castle; in return for his land he provided fully mounted and trained knights for the King’s fighting force when required. The knights were his sub-tenants; the de Applebys were appointed as knights and functioned as Lords of the Manor.
The information preseted below follows only the line from which the Applebys of Bathurst are descended, and does not include other family branches of de Applebys of Appleby Magna. Historical documents from which the information has been drawn are not only sketchy and incomplete, but the details tend to differ greatly from one source to another. As a consequence, our list is given as a general guide with no guarantees.
Antekil (Anthony) de Appleby appears to have held the manor at Appleby Magna at a date between 1114 and 1166. A legal document in the Burton Abbey Register shows that the Abbey’s ‘half’ of Appleby Magna was governed by the Abbot of Burton, the other half by Antekil. Although there is no date given for Antekil, the sequence of extracts from the Burton Register appears to put it in the first half of the 12th century. A reference to the latter's 'heir' (son) refers to him as Radulphus (Ralph/Randolph), an old Norse name meaning "shield of a wolf". Information about Radulphus has yet to be found.
William de Appleby I is recorded as being the first person to be living at the Manor after Antekil, from about 1166, and had a stone house built, surrounded by a moat. This, however, conflicts with other records that have him being born in 1175. More than likely, the first person to be living at the Manor House was the father of William de Appleby I, the first authentic bearer of the title, Lord of the Manor of Appleby. He appears to have been either Waleran de Beaumont, Count of Meulan, Earl of Worcester (1104-1166), or his son, Waleran de Meulan. Waleran de Beaumont was the son of Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester and Elizabeth de Vermandois, and the twin brother of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, and belonged to one of the greatest Houses of the old Normandy baronage.
Waleran's father, Robert de Beaumont, was a powerful Norman nobleman, and one of the 15 proven Companions of William the Conqueror specifically referred to in surviving documents as having fought at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 under William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, who was his cousin. Revered as one of the wisest men of his age, he was granted immense land-holdings in England (mainly in the Midlands) by William the Conqueror and by Henry I and was created Earl of Leicester. His service earned him the grant of more than 91 English manors confiscated from the defeated English, as listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, of which Aplleby Magna was one. It stands to reason that the Earl of Leicester would have appointed family members as Lords of the English manors he was granted, and that Walleran de Appleby I would have been one of them.
Waleran's descendants took the name of the lordship as their family name, a common practice with feaudal lords, indicating the locality was named Appleby before Waleran's arrival, and that Appleby was not his family name prior to becoming Lord of the Manor. When his descendants moved to other locations, they kept their Appleby surname but the "de" - meaning "of" - was dropped, no doubt because they were no longer "of Appleby".
Born (1175-1258), Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England
Father of Sir Walter de Appleby II (1200-1280)
Brother of Roger de Appleby (1196-1222). Roger's son was Geoffrey George de Appleby b. 1225. Roger's daughter, Eva De Appleby (1222-1244), married Robert Touchet (1218-1248) in 1244 in Buglawton, Cheshire, England. Their son was Sir Thomas Touchet (1240-1314), Lord of Ashwell.
Born (1200-1280), Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England
Father of Sir William de Appleby II (1225-1280); Henry de Appleby I
Born (1225-1280), Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England. Died 1280, Appleby Magna.
Father of Sir Henry de Appleby II (b.1250) Brother of Walter de Appleby III, 1200 - 1280, Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England
Born (1250-1296), Over Appleby (Appleby Parva), Leicestershire, England
Father of Henry de Appleby III (b. 1275); Lady Alicia Napton (nee Appleby), born 1277, Appleby Magna, Leicestershire. Married Sir Adam Napton (1245 - 1292).
Sister of Alice de Appleby I (b. 1250, married 1269 yo Sir Adam Napton (1245-1292)
Born 1275, Over Appleby (Appleby Parva), Leicestershire, England
Father of Sir Edmund de Appleby I (1296 - 1375); Elizabeth de Appleby b.1295; Michael (b. 1304)
Born (1296-1325), Over Appleby (Appleby Parva), Leicestershire, England
Son of Henry de Appleby III and Alicia de Appleby II (b. 1270)
Married to Joan de Appleby (1300 - 1375) in 1321
Brother of Michael de Appleby (b. 1304)
Father of Edmund (1320 - 1400); Henry de Appleby IV (b. 1320); John (b. 1330)
St. Helen's Chapel at Appleby Magna was incorporated into the north east section of the church and served as both a private chapel and burial site for the de Appleby family. Most of the tombs have been removed but the Alabaster effigies of Sir Edmund de Appleby and his wife Joan, dating from 1375, still survive.
Born 1320, Over Appleby (Appleby Parva), Leicestershire, England
Died 1375 (?), Over Appleby (Appleby Parva), Leicestershire, England
Husband of Agnes de Appleby (nee Solney), b. 1325, d. 1378
Brother of Henry (b. 1324); John (b. 1330)
Father of Margaret de Longford, (1344-1396); Elizabeth de Winter (b. 1352); Thomas (1356-1395); Alice Stafford b. 1357); John (b. 1330); Matilda (b. 1350); Edmund (b. 1322 - 1400); Margery (b. 1356); Robert (1387-1427)
Sir Edmund de Appleby was Appleby Magna Manor’s most famous tenant. Sir Edmund held his manor in return for his military service as a Man-At-Arms (knight), his remains lie in Appleby Church in the de Appleby Chapel, as it was then known. Sir Edmund campaigned in France under King Edward III, with active service in the Hundred Year War and the famous victory at Crècy (1346) where he took Monsieur Robert du Mailarte, a nobleman of France, prisoner.
An inventory of Sir Edmund's belongings was made in 1375 which, remarkably, has survived almost complete. The total value of the inventory was put at £260-7s-10d. The most expensive item of furnishing in the chamber was the master bed at £5-6s-8d. The armour however at almost £15 was worth more than 40% of the total contents of the chamber (£35 12s). In the pantry the two silver gilt and two silver bowls were together valued at £7-6s-8d. The vestments etc in the chapel were put at £5. The lord’s grey horse was also worth £5, as were his other three horses valued together. The five cart-horses were worth £6-13s-4d. The 12 oxen were valued at £10, the two bulls and 19 cows £13-6s-8d, and all the steers, heifers and calves £3-16s-4d.
Sir Edmund de Appleby also kept his armour which, in his old age, he no longer used, in the chamber: body armour, helmets and mailed gloves for himself and a saddle sewed together with a ‘tester’ (head covering) and a ‘pisane’ (breast-plate) for his horse. No doubt the children of the house would have asked frequently about his campaign in France with King Edward III. They would have been told of the famous victory at Crècy (1346) and how he took a French nobleman prisoner.
Born 1356, Over Appleby (Appleby Parva), Leicestershire, England
Died 5 December 1395, Over Appleby (Appleby Parva), Leicestershire, England Married to Joan de Appleby (nee De Astley) at Patshull, Stafforshire, England
Father of Margaret (b. 1384); Thomas (b. 1384); Edmund (b. 1386); John (b. 1388 ?)
Served Richard II of Bordeaux as a Man-At-Arms (knight), supressing the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. Richard II (6 January 1367 – c. 14 February 1400), also known as Richard of Bordeaux, was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399.
Born 1388, Over Appleby (Appleby Parva), Leicestershire, England
Brother of Thomas-de-Appleby II (1384)
Was involved in the Hundred Year War. Along with Thomas of Lancaster, Duke of Clarence (1387 - 1421), he was Man-At-Arms to Henry IV in the Battle of Agincourt, 25th October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day), and Captain of the garrison of Pontoise in November 1423, and November 1424, respectively.
Sir Thomas de Appleby II or his son John appears to have moved away from Appleby Magna/Over Appleby to Lartington in County Durham, possibly after he retired from military service in the 1390s. John is believed to have established Clove Lodge prior to his father's death in 1395. Most members of the family stayed in Appleby Magna; the Manor stayed in the family intil 1560, when George Appleby sold it to Sir Wolston Dixie, ending an uninterrupted male descent of nearly four centuries.
The Applebys who moved to County Durham became a Richmondshire squirearchy family whose seat was Clove Lodge in the parish of Romaldkirk, 10 km NW. of Barnard Castle. A squirearchy is a family of high social standing who own and live on an estate in a rural area, often being the chief landowners in such an area.
Nestled on the outskirts of the pretty dale of Baldersdale near the village of Barnard Castle, Clove Lodge was established in the 1300s. Located on the Pennine Way near Balderhead Reservoir, Clove Lodge is 13 km west of Lartington, a village in County Durham. The River Balder flows through Baldersdale near Barnard Castle. Baldersdale includes the hamlets of Briscoe and Hury. The Balder feeds three reservoirs (Balderhead Reservoir, Blackton Reservoir and Hury Reservoir) before the river flows into the Tees near Cotherstone.
Born 1415, Cotherstone, County Durham, England.
Born 1448, Cotherstone, County Durham, England.
Husband of Isabella Bruys, daughter of Robert Bruys.
Born 1470, Lartington, County Durham, England.
Son of Willem de Appleby and Isabella de Appleby (nee Bruys)
Husband of Hannah Appleby (nee King) b. 1470.
Father of Brian Appleby (b. 1495)
Born 1495 in Clove Lodge, Baldersdale near Lartington, County Durham, England
Son of John Appleby (b. 1470) and Hannah Appleby (nee King)
Husband of Ann Appleby (nee Skaife), born at Ashby Grange, Westmoreland, 1495.
John Appleby (born 1525)
Joane Appleby, married Thomas Thursby of Woodhouse
Born 1525 in Clove Lodge, Baldersdale near Lartington, County Durham, England
Son of Brian Appleby (b. 1495) and Anne Appleby (nee Skaife)
Husband of Elizabeth Appleby (nee Middleton), daughter of Thomas Middleton, sister of Ambrose Middleton of Barnard Castle.
Thomas D Appleby
Born 1553 in Clove Lodge, Baldersdale near Lartington, County Durham, England
Son of John Appleby and Elizabeth Appleby (nee Middleton)
Died Burton Fleming, Yorkshire, England.
Husband of Dorothy Appleby (nee Smithson) — 26/1/1566, Kirk Ella, Yorkshire, England
Ambrose Appleby (1587 - 1658)
Brian Appleby (1598
Sithy Brunskill (nee Appleby)
Chr. 1.10.1587 in Romaldkirk, Durham; died 1649, Startforth, County Durham, England
Son of Thomas D Appleby and Dorothy Appleby (nee Smithson)
Brother of Brian Appleby and Sithe (Appleby (nee Brunskill), who married Reginald Brunskill of Bowes.
Husband of Mary Appleby (nee Crompe) 1581-1656, the daughter of Thomas Crompe of Bradforton, married 1613 in Barnard Castle, England. The Crompes lived at Lynton-upon-Ouse.
Anthony Appleby (1611, Romaldkirk?)
Jane Appleby (1614, Romaldkirk) Thomas Appleby (Chr. 14.11.1619, Romaldkirk)
Francis Appleby (Chr. 14.4.1622, Romaldkirk, d. 1663)
Timothy Appleby (b. 24.9.1620, Barnard Castle)
Mary Appleby (b. 28.8.1631, Gainford, Durham)
Ambrose Appleby was an attorney, and his office as Yorkshire agent to Lord Cavendish (later Duke of Devonshire) was lucrative enough that he was able to purchase two farms in 1640. He followed his wife Mary Crompe into Catholicism and recusancy by 1636, and their two sons Thomas Appleby (baptized at Romaldkirk 14 November 1619) and Francis Appleby (baptized at Romaldkirk 14 April 1622) were ejected from Gray's Inn in London in 1638 for persistent non- conformity. Ambrose left one of the purchased properties, Linton-On-Ouse in the North Riding wapentake of Bulmer, to his elder son Thomas, and the other property, Lartington Hall in the home parish of Romaldkirk, to younger son Francis.
Both Appleby brothers were thus established enough to marry well, and by 1650, each had married into Catholic (naturally) families of the bloodline of Edward III. Thomas took for his wife Helen Gascoigne, the third daughter of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 2nd Baronet, of Barnbow, Yorks. Thomas and Helen Appleby had two daughters, Mary and Helen, on whom he settled much of his property after his wife's death in 1656. Mary Appleby became a nun at the Benedictine house in Paris, and had to return to Yorkshire to contest her inheritance. Thomas had taken a second wife (not descended from Edward III), and tried to re-settle his property on his children by her. When Mary appeared, the family accused her of being an imposter and she had to prove her identity thru a birthmark. She died a nun in Paris on 9 January 1704. Her sister Helen Appleby married George Ravenscroft. Thomas died in 1700 and his family from his second marriage sold Linton on Ouse in 1708 and became extinct in the male line in 1743.
Francis Appleby (1622 - 1663) married Mary Appleby (nee Ingliby), Bapt. 2.10.1597, Ripley, Yorkshire, daughter of Sampson Ingilby (born 1569) of Spofforth Manor. She was the sister of Sir William Ingilby of Ripley Castle, a stalwart supporter of Charles I who fought at the battle of Marston Moor. Sir William hid in a priest's hole after his escape from the battlefield, while Cromwell stayed at Ripley Castle for the night. Mary’s Grandfather, another Sir William Ingilby, was implicated in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, charged with treason, but acquitted. The Appleby family of Lartington and the Ingilby family of Ripley were treated more harshly than other cavalier families at the end of the Civil War because of their Catholic faith.
After they was married, Francis and Mary lived at Lartington Hall, which they built. The earliest part of the house is the three-storey four-bayed central block and projecting three-storey porch, which dates from about 1639 when the Manor of Lartington was purchased from the Duke of Devonshire. Lartington estate originally belonged to Robert de Lascelles in the 12th century. After his marriage to Mary, they were soon to be caught up in the English Civil War on the side of the Royalists. After Parliament won the Civil War many Royalist families were fined for taking the King’s side and this happened to both the Ingilby and Appleby families. Francis appealed to Parliament against the fine, but he died during this appeal. His nephew (another Francis Appleby) also appealed, stating that he was young and had not had anything to do with the Royalist cause. In 1654, Mary appealed to Parliament in the same cause. Widows and wives often appealed against rulings that affected their own personal rights, as set out in marriage settlements or wills.
Mary made her will in May 1659, in the last year of the Commonwealth of England, just before the restoration of Charles II in 1660. She lived to see the restoration of the monarchy, as she died and was buried on 18 March 1664 in Romaldkirk Church, “in the North Porch under the first stall beyond the Pue”. In 1664, on death of Francis (1663) and Mary (1664), the estate passed to his daughter, Margaret, who married the staunchly Catholic Thomas Maire of Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, and remained in the family until 1973.
Born Romaldkirk (1611); died age 31, buried York, 5.3.1641.
Spouse: Frances Appleby (nee Whitehead)
His name appears in the parish records: "Anthonie Applebee, Gender: Male, Christening: Apr 14 1611 - Romaldkirk, York, England". His father is recorded as being Ambrose Applebee; his mother is identified as Mary Appleby, the wife of Ambrose, however at the time of his birth, her name was Mary Crompe - it would be another two years before she would marry Ambrose in the town of Barnard Castle and become Mary Appleby.
Records kept in York indicate a Sarah Howard was at Clifford Tower, York, with a child, 'Anthony of Appleby', in 1610. Clifford Tower was owned by Lady Anne Clifford, 14th Baroness de Clifford, the 2nd cousin of Sarah Howard, daughter of Sir Robert Howard. The only official record of Anthony in York states he was born in 1610 in Romaldkirk, and lists his parents as 'unknown'. As there is only a record of one Anthony Appleby being born in Romaldkirk in 1610, could Sarah Howard be his birth mother? As Ambrose Appleby was an attorney who became the Yorkshire agent to Lord Cavendish (later Duke of Devonshire), he would have mixed in the same circles as Sarah Howard and it is highly likely they knew each other.
The connection between Anthony Appleby and Sarah Howard continues through her second cousin Lady Anne Clifford when, two decades later, Anthony, now a shepherd, is recorded as living with his wife, Frances (nee Whitehead) in a cottage less than two miles from Pendragon Castle, and within its castellary. The location of the cottage is recorded as Becksmeeting, Kirkby. Lady Anne Clifford owned and was planning to renovate the castle at that time. She was known to spend her time between the five castles she owned.
Born: Becksmeeting, Kirkby (1630 - 1682) (m. Jane Raine, 1653 in Romaldkirk, Durham, England)
Died: Kirkby Malzaerd, age 52. Buried: Kirky Malzeard, 10.4.1682
Parents: Father, Anthony Appleby; mother, Frances Appleby (nee Whitehead).
He was born in Becksmeeting, Kirkby, which appears to be a reference to the shepherd's cottage near Pendragon Castle which is in the Parish of Kirkby (historically known as Kirkby-in-Cleveland), and not the Parish of Kirkby Malzeard, however he died at Becksmeeting farm at Kirkby Malzaerd, which he may well have established, as he is the first Appleby recorded as living there.
Henry Appleby (b. 1644, Kirkby Malzeard, d. 1699);
Katherine Appleby (b. 1654, Kirkby Malzeard. Died 1686, about age 32, Larton, Yorkshire, England. Bur. 29.10.1686, age 32, Larton)
Born: Kirkby Malzeard, 1644. Died: Kirkby Malzeard, age 45 (18.3.1699)
Parents: father: Anthony Appleby, mother: Jane Appleby (nee Raine)
Married: Marie (Mary) Lister (b. 1658 Ripon; m. 12.6.1687; d. Ripon, 1700)
Catherine Appleby (bap. 24.3.1688, Beckmeeting, Kirkby Malzaerd);
William Appleby (bap. 28.6.1690 Beckmeeting, Kirkby Malzaerd) - his wife, Elizabeth was buried 30.11.1772
Anthony Appleby (bap. 23.10.1692, Beckmeeting, Kirkby Malzaerd, d. 1.9.1722);
Mary Appleby (bap. 23.2.1695 Beckmeeting);
Hellen/Ellin Appleby (bap. 24.10.1696, Beckmeeting, Kirkby Malzaerd; married to Thomas Harrison of Laverton, 2.12.1724);
Sarah Appleby (bap. 7.5.1698 Beckmeeting, Kirkby Malzaerd, d. 31.10.1711)
Born: Kirkby Malzeard (28.6.1690). >Died: Kirkby Malzeard (1.12.1772)
Parents: Henry Appleby/Mary Appleby (nee Lister)
Married: Beatrice Dallow (b.1689 m.28.7.1712, Dallowgill, d.1734)
Beatrice Appleby/Richman (bap. 11.10.1713 Carlesmoor, married Christopher Richman, 11.12.1755)
Catherine Appleby (bap. 20.5.1716, Beckmeeting; m. William Beckwith, Kirkby Malzeard, 18.5.1720);
Isabel Appleby (bap. 16.11.1718, Beckmeeting, married to John Linton, clerk, of Ripon, 5.11.1741)
Elizabeth Appleby/Fawbert (b. 1719, Beckmeeting; married William Morvinson(?) date unknown; Robert Fawbert of Ripon, 17.9.1767). They lived in Ripon, had 3 sons, Thomas (bur. 10.9.1807), James (bur. 12.6.1811), George (bap. 8.1.1807).
Margaret Appleby (b. 1720, married to Ralph Loftus, 5.11.1741);
Sarah Appleby (20.1.1728; married William Raper, 11.12.1759);
Robert Appleby (1729) Robert's descendants emigrated to India, others to California in about 1869;
William Appleby (14.5.1734; bur. Hurworth-on-Tees, 26.5.1805)
Born: Larton, Kirkby Malzeard (14.5.1734). Died: Hurworth-on-Tees (26.5.1805).
William and his wife Ann are buried in Hurworth-on-Tees cemetery.
Parents: William Appleby/ Beatrice Appleby (nee Dallow)
Married: 31.1.1768 to Ann Bearpark (b.1738/49(?) d. 4.10.1831)
William and Ann Appleby lived at Mickley.
John Appleby (8.1.1763, Mickley, d. before 1775);
Henry Appleby (b. 1768, bur. Hurworth-on-Tees, 9.9.1838);
Thomas Appleby (b. 1771, d. 5.9.1838, Neasham) married Sarah Pratt (d. 11.11.1800). Thomas and Sarah lived for most of their lives in or around Eryholme near Hurworth-on-Tees, and are buried in Hurworth-on-Tees cemetery.
William Appleby (bap. 29.9.1770, Mickley);
Robert Appleby (bap. 2.4.1777, Mickley; m. Mary Dennison (1774-1809, 28.12.1801; d. 1.12.1847, Eryholme). Robert and Mary had 2 children, Robert (b. 17 Aug 1806 in Forcett - 15 km west of Darlington, near Gainford, Yorks.) and Jane (b. 10 Jul 1808 in Eryholme, d. 18 Dec 1893 in South Cowton). Robert married Elizabeth Robinson (b. 1811, Marrick, Yorks.) 24.11.1832. They had 6 children - William (1834), Ann (1838), Jane 1842), Robinson (1844), Elizabeth (1846), Robert (1849). Forcett is near the villages of Eppleby, Caldwell and Aldbrough.
George Appleby (bap. 23.3.1779, Mickley), married Elizabeth Yates (1780). Their daughter married Frances (1816) married John Foster (chain maker, 1811) and had a daughter Elizabeth (1840). At the 1841 census, they were all living at Milburn Street, Gateshead.
Elizabeth Appleby/Yates (bap. 3.6.1780, Mickley, d.1853);
James Appleby (bap. 10.12.1782, Mickley - d. 25.1.1848)
Ann Appleby (bap. 10.7.1785 Mickley)
Born: Kirkby Malzeard (bap. 10.12.1782 (1786 on 1841 census); bur: Hurworth-on-Tees (28.1.1848)
Father: William Appleby (1782 - 1848), Mother: Ann Appleby (nee Bearpark)
Married: Ann Bell (b. 29.8.1780, Kirk Merrington, Durham; m. Sockburn All-Saints Church, near Hurworth-on-Tees, 23.11.1802; d. 1852)
John Appleby (b. 23.9.1806, m. Ann Chambers 4.6.1827). Occupation: linen weaver. After his wife's death, John lived with his daughter, Margaret Livingston and her children, Lancelot (1840) and Sarah (1878) at East Row, Hurworth-on-Tees.
William Appleby (b. 6.11.1808, m. Mary Howe 27.11.1840 at Hurworth-on-Tees). William's occupation was linen weaver. Mary Howe was born in 1816, at Brignall, Durham, d.1865. They had nine children - John (1840), James (1842), William (1844), Ellen/Eleanor (1846), Thompson (1848), George (1851), Thomas (1868), Robert (1862) and Elizabeth (1855). All were born at Hurworth-on-Tees.
The grave of Thomas (1868-1917), and a gravestone commemorating his brother John (b.1840 or 1848; d.13.1.1930 age 82), John's wife Phyllis d. 25.3.1913, age 62, and their daughter Rachel (d. 13.6.1895, age 20) are in Hurworth-on-Tees cemetery.
Thompson married Ann Mould (1843) and they had six children - John, Margaret Ferguson, Thomas (1872), Thompson (1874), Herbert (1879), Minnie (1882) and Lavinia (b. 31.12.1869). Minnie married Charles Keel, she died in 1957. Lavinia married William Walker, 28.2.1896. They had three children.
George Appleby (b. 17.4.1814 - twin, m. Grace Bilton at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 28.12.1835);
Thomas Appleby (b. 17.4.1814 - twin. Occupation: linen weaver. Thomas lived at Hurworth Row, Hurworth-on-Tees with his brother Robert and family.
Robert Appleby (bap. 24.6.1816, m. Elizabeth Wade 16.11.1836). Occupation: linen weaver. They had six children - Hannah (1840?), James, Robert, John (1840?), Sarah, Ann (1837). They lived at Hurworth Row, Hurworth-on-Tees.
James Appleby (bap. 27.6.1819, bur. 6.11.1840, age 21);
Henry Appleby (bap. 26.5.1822, m. Rachel Gill (b.1824), 1845). They had 6 children - James (1850), Henry (1852), Margaret (1859), Mary (1861), Thomas (1868) and Emily (1870). Hurworth-on-Tees. There is a memorial stone to Margaret Ann (1858-1946), Emily (1870-1961) and Henry (1852-1928 in the Hurworth-on-Tees cemetery.
Christopher Appleby (bap. 6.2.1825); lived at Comel Hotel, Hurworth-on-Tees at the time of the 1841 census.
The grave of the children of Henry and Rachel Appleby, Hurworth-on-Tees cemetery
Born Stanhope, 30km north west of Darlington (bap. 6.2.1825)
Died: 3 Silver Street, Darlington (29.4.1855)
Father: James Appleby. Mother: Ann Appleby (nee Bell)
Married: Mary Ann Tinkler of Askham (7.8.1848 at Darlington Parish Church). Lived at 3 Silver St., Darlington, home of Mary Ann's parents)
Jane Ann Appleby/Atkinson (21.9.1848, m. 7.10.1866 to William Atkinson, railway fireman). They lived at New Shildon. Jane died of bronchitis 19.1.1918, age 69; William died 1924, age 79.
James Appleby (b. 13.8.1853 at 3 Silver St.; d. Bathurst, NSW, 27.9.1922).
After Christopher died (1855), Mary Ann married William Lewins 1858, age 30, moved to New Shildon, son Samuel born, 30.12.1861). Mary Ann remarried after William Lewins' death to William Baines, a widower with six grown children. Mary Ann died 3.1.1898, bur. St Johns, Shildon.
Born: Darlington (13.8.1853). Died: Bathurst, NSW (27.9.1922)
Occupation: leading coppersmith, Shildon Engine Works
Father: hristopher Appleby. Mother: Mary Ann Appleby (nee Tinkler)
Married: Jane Ann Goldsborough (25.9.1880) at Church of England, Whorlton. They ived in New Shildon until migrating to Australia.
The Applebys applied for and were granted assisted passage of £2 per adult being offered to families, since they were now the proud parents of a son, Percy William, born 2nd August 1881. They were assigned to travel on the Abergeldie, and sailed from Plymouth on 13th May 1884. The Abergeldie entered Sydney Heads on Monday 7th July 1884, and discharged its passengers at Neutral Bay on the following day. James and his family immediately rented a house in Anglesea Street, Waverley, Sydney. After six months, the family moved to Bathurst, where James started work as a fitter's labourer with the Department of Railways on 23rd February 1885.
Percy William Appleby (b. 2.8.1881, New Shilden, UK. d.10.1.1957, Sydney, NSW)
Mabel Annie Appleby/Briggs (b. 11.8.1884, Bathurst, NSW. d.9.11.1970). Married Jack Briggs, St Barnabas Church, Bathurst b. 30.10.1912). Jack died 3.10.1961, Mabel died 9.11.1970.
Unnamed - still birth (12.10.1886)
Lewis John Appleby (b. Seymour St Bathurst, 4.1.1888, d. 1971). Married Madeline Pearse 15.9.1917, All Saints Church, Bathurst. Lewis died Liverpool, NSW 7.10.1971, Madeline d. 23.2.1985, Brisbane, Qld.
Clarence Frederick Appleby (b. Busby St, South Bathurst, NSW. 28.1.1890, d.11.12.1896)
Gladys Mary Appleby/Whatley - born Busby St, South Bathurst 16.1.1892. Married Leslie Whatley 7.10.1915, St Barnabas Church, Bathurst. Leslie died 16.4.1971 age 81, Gladys died 27.4.1983, age 91 at Summer Hill, NSW
Lance Frederick Appleby (b. 17.1.1900 d. 22.6.1937). Born Brilliant Rd, South Bathurst 17.6.1900. Married Alice Keys 19.10.1929, Cowra, NSW. Lance died 22.6.1937 at Cootamundra, age 37. Alice d. 15.2.1978, Wamberal, NSW.