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Fresh Pair of Eyes Needed... Appletons, Co Durham

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MarieCeleste Report 29 Mar 2013 20:26

Hello Shelley, it's 3 years since Julie posted this so she may not be expecting any replies now.

You could try to contact her by direct message by clicking on her name.


Shelley Report 29 Mar 2013 17:56

Hi Julie, Gt Aunt name wos Dorothy Ann Turnbull Birth 1885- 1985 wos Married to a Moses Deer-e Birth 1881


Julie Report 25 Apr 2010 18:19

Thanks to Linda, and Michael who sent me a couple of messages.

Will have a look at this family and see if I can confirm a connection.



jansmith Report 24 Apr 2010 07:49

Julie could you only post on 1 thread please as people end up spending time looking for info already found on the other thread


Linda Report 24 Apr 2010 06:14

Sorry I have to go now.

Hope all the above helps



Linda Report 24 Apr 2010 06:03

Possible 1871, still looking for 1861:

Nicholas Appleton
Age: 59
Estimated birth year: abt 1812
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Elizabeth
Gender: Male
Where born: Hilton, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Marton
Town: Eastgate
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Registration district: Stokesley
Sub-registration district: Stokesley
Household schedule number: 78
Household Members: Name Age
Nicholas Appleton 59
Elizabeth Appleton 57
James Appleton 27
John Appleton 22
Mary H Appleton 15



Linda Report 24 Apr 2010 05:45


Nicolas still a Tailor:

Could your 3x Great Grandmother have been Ann Elizabeth?

Nicholas Appleton
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1812
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Eliza
Gender: Male
Where born: Hilton, Yorkshire, England

Civil parish: Kirklevington
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Sub-registration district: Yarm
ED, institution, or vessel: 14
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 50
Household Members: Name Age
Nicholas Appleton 39
Eliza Appleton 37
William Appleton 9
James Appleton 7
Ann Eliza Appleton 5
Sarah Appleton 3
John Appleton 3
William Greca 84



Penny Report 24 Apr 2010 05:41

duplicate post


Linda Report 24 Apr 2010 05:38

Found this one in 1841, Nicholas Occupation: Tailor:

Nicholas Appleton
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1816
Gender: Male
Where born: Yorkshire, England

Civil parish: Thornaby
Hundred: Langbaurgh (West Division)
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation: View image

Registration district: Stockton
Sub-registration district: Stockton
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Nicholas Appleton 25
Elizabeth Appleton 25

Regards Linda


Julie Report 24 Apr 2010 04:23

You know how sometimes you have some data in your tree that's been there so long you don't question it any more, and don't even know where you got it from... well that's me! And seems likely I've been barking up a very big tree and got an awful lot of information on someone who's not an ancestor of mine - at least not a direct one!

To cut long story short I now believe that my 3 x great grandfather was a Nicolas Appleton, rather than the Edward I previously believed. However, I'm coming up blank with finding him on any censuses etc.

I have marriage certificate for my 2 x great grandparents, William Turnbull and Elizabeth Appleton (Feb 1875) which shows fathers' names, and Nicholas' occupation as tailor. Both parties were living in South Hetton, Co Durham at time of marriage. Their ages are just listed as "full age" so no clues there for approx DoB of Elizabeth.

However, can't find hide nor hair of Nicholas to check out Elizabeth's siblings and mother's names. Possible sister of Mary Hannah Appleton (witness at wedding) but otherwise drawing blank.

I freely admit it could be a case of not seeing wood for trees as have very much had blinkers on with the "slight" detour I took on my research these last few years (sigh), but any help gratefully received