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John Wells (View posts)
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Rosie and I are interested in all Apperleys
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Rosie Wells (born Apperley in Birmingham now in STROUD, Gloucestershire), WORLD, Apperley/Apperly and variants, all dates/places for inclusion on these pages (and to add to our collection of family trees) but especially ASHPERTON, Herefordshire where they were stonemasons also Worcestershire and Birmingham UK, Details here:


Gail Ingram (of Canada) My great grandfather was Thomas Apperley (from Wales?, a stonemason) married Sara White from Ireland and came to Canada to live in ONTARIO. His brother and sisters were Annie, Jennie, Hilda, Freeman (went to Florida), Gray. Their children were Eugene, Tom, Waldron, John, Vern, Bert, Fred (went to Detroit), Gladys (died 1921 age 21 Ontario, Victor (died in WW I , Navy) and Adrian my grandfather who married Edith Westhaver. Adrian and Edith went to Saskatchewan, Canada (buried Whitewood) and had Gladys, Buster, Clarence, Glen, Irena, Florence, Bert, Edna, Dorthey, Goldie.


Linda McPheat (of New Zealand) William Apperley b.1815 SANDHURST, Gloucestershire. He married Ann Pimble on 26 June 1838 who was bapt.1818. William was a blacksmith in Hartpury, Gloucestershire and his son Daniel (b.1851 Hartpury) had a son William George Apperley b.1885 Wheatenhurst, Gloucestershire. William George Apperley had a son Albert was born 16 Oct 1908 Hammersmith, London. He died 1993, Auckland, New Zealand.


Cheryl A. Apperley (of Australia), My grandfather is Henry Keny Apperley b.c1850 CHELTENHAM, Gloucestershire, a glass cutter/glazier of BRISTOL. His wife Eliza was born in Bristol c1852.Walter Earnest Apperley, his son, married Elizabeth Grace Fothergill. My understanding is that Walter and Elizabeth emmigrated from the UK to reside in Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA. He was a lay preacher. They had five children naturally, Henry, Ruth, Marian, Phyllis and Esther. We believe they also adopted a son called Donald who we know very little about. My grandfather was Henry Walter Apperley, who died on 1/6/86 was approx 73 years of age, so born in 1913. He married Dorothy Wade, and they had one son John Henry, born 27/7/40. John (my father) married Janice Stirling produced myself Cheryl, my two brothers David Scott. I am very interested in trying to track some connections with this side of the family. My great grandmother's side (Fothergills) has been researched extensively.


Elizabeth W. Knowlton (of the USA), RODBOROUGH,Gloucestershire, UK. Searching for descendants and ancestors of John Apperly, b. Rodborough, 1823; married 1848, Bath; died 1891, Bristol, where he had retired back from Australia after nearly 40 years in Kyneton, Victoria. John worked as a law clerk in England, then as a hostler/publican and civil servant in Australia. He and Mary Berman/Bowerman (of Devonshire) had five children:

1)Fanny, b Chippenham, Wiltshire, 1849, m Harry Caunter and, second, William Altwood. No children. Living in England in 1910 and in Australia in 1920s.

2) James, b Chippenham, Wilts., 1851. Never married and died 1892 in Australia.

3) Henry (Harry) Lawrence, b 1855, Australia. Married Jessie Wakefield and had six children (Lily Isabel; Lindon Wakefield, married with daughter; Gladys Lorna, m. McDonald; Cyril Barkley, d WWI; Franklin Colin, d WWI; George Norman, married with three children). Know nothing more of this family, all in Australia as far as I know.

4) George Berman, b 1857, Australia, and died, age 5, 1862.

5) William Berman, b 1864, Kyneton, Victoria, AUSTRALIA. Married Mary Pauline (Polly) Longstaff, 1887, and had four children (Frank Longstaff, my grandfather, m. Foley, two daughters, emigrated to USA and died 1961; John Ralph, m. with three daughters, d 1935; Norman, d in infancy; A. M. Jean, m. with two daughters). A banker in Victoria. Died 1944.

John Apperly was one of seven children born to George Apperly, b. WOODCHESTER (re 1851 census), 1789, cloth worker, and Ann Lawrence, b Rodborough, married July 2, 1812, in Rodborough. They were living in STROUD in 1851. Their children were John (b 1813, d before 1823), James (b 1814), William (b 1816), Elizabeth (b 1818), George (b 1821), John (b 1823), and Henry (b 1824). Although a family researcher found John in Australia before 1852, she also found in the Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, shipping records that four Apperley men named James, George, Henry, and John had arrived on the DELGANY in November 1852. Their ages approximate the Apperly brothers' ages above but are not exact, John in particular being recorded as 21 instead of 29. They are all listed as farmers, which may just mean that they are fit for agricultural labor. John appeared on the Chippenham, Wilts., 1851 census, and some of the others may be listed on the 1851 Gloucestershire census. This Apperly family was active for many decades in the Rodborough Tabernacle where George Apperley was christened 14 June 1789, father John [Rodborough Tabernacle Records]. Although I read three reels of church records in 1989 and also looked at deposited church records, I am not sure who George's parents were. Other members of the Tabernacle, descendants of David Apperly, founded the Apperly Mill during the 19th century, but we have not proved any connection to this family.


Roberta Wood (Born Apperley, California, USA), QUINTON, Birmingham UK, Frederick George Apperley (b.1911? d. Congleton 1980?) who married Nora (Eleanor) Winifred Milne (b.1900? d.1969 Portsmouth?) and had a son Roger Apperley, b.1937, Quinton, Birmingham,


Nigel Apperley, FOREST OF DEAN (Gloucestershire), NOTTINGHAM, DERBY, CONGLETON and WIRRAL,


Sandy Palmer (of Australia), STROUD, Gloucestershire, UK. Researching John Apperly, son of John and Sophia nee Evans who were married in STROUD on Feb 14th 1809. I have been told it was John snr's 2nd marriage. John jnr was christened in STROUD on Dec 14th 1809, he was charged twice the 1st being 5 Sept 1831 age 20 from Stroud and was a shoemaker Q/Gc5/4. 2nd time on the 14th Feb 1834 aged 23 Stroud Q/Gc5/5 this time the charge was H'way robbery and sentenced at Gloucester Assizes March 29th 1834 to life and transported to AUSTRALIA on the HENRY TANNER. After 7 years he he was granted land. John jnr is Sandy's grandfather. e-mail has bounced back from this address - Can anyone help?

Nicola Apperley (of Australia) as above.


Simon E. Apperley (of Stonehouse nr.STROUD, Gloucestershire), Simon is the son of Michael John Apperley and grandson of Herbert Roy Apperley. His gt. grandfather was Herbert Orlando Henry Apperley, seaman and later thatcher. In 1881 Orlando was 10 years old and staying with his grandfather Henry Apperly agricultural labourer, age 56. In the 1881 census Orlando is listed in error as Orlands, born in LONGNEY, Gloucestershire and Henry was born in Worcestershire. Henry was probably the son of Thomas Apperly* [and Ann (Summers) who were married in 1819 in Tewksbury] and was baptised 19 March 1826 in LONGDON by UPTON ON SEVERN. Orlando is buried in WHITMINSTER (to the west of Stonehouse) and appears to have had children born in WHEATENHURST by Whitminster including an Orlando Henry Apperley born 1896, died 1986 in SANDWELL. Other Wheatenhurst births 1890-96 include Ernest Reginald, Clara Daisy, Blanch Hannah, Flora Violet and Charlotte Victoria - parents yet to be verified by either state certification or church baptismal record.

* In 1840 a Thomas Apperley was born in LONGNEY to a Thomas and Anne Apperley. In the IGI, two Thomases were baptised in 1801, one in Whitney on Wye, Herefordshire and one in Newent , Gloucestershire ( Kempley/Much Marcle/ Mordiford line). There are also some older possibilties see IGI ( )


Joan Cameron, FOWNHOPE, Thomas Apperley b. c1520, Herefordshire, UK ( Apperley families of FOWNHOPE )

See also Richard Apperley c1665-1735 of Stroud, Gloucestershire and Fownhope, Herefordshire.


Jodi Apperley (of New Zealand) My grandparents were John Apperley, a librarian, and Elizabeth Apperley of Poplar Cottage, CLIFFORD'S MESNE by NEWENT, Gloucestershire. My grandparents were George Hiram Apperley, (brothers Joe bapt.1858, Peter bapt.1854, sisters Hannah bapt.1859, Sarah Jane bapt.1855) bapt. 12 March 1859 and Kate Blakemore (daughter of William and Eliza Blakemore of Newent) bapt. 10th June 1857. They were married in September 1885 in the parish of CLIFFORD'S MESNE by NEWENT. George was a gardener. Their children were, Ruth Eliza, Martha Emily, Lilian Kate, William Daniel**, Leonard Percival, Frederick John (my gt.grandfather), Norman Reginald and Harold Hiram. Leonard Percival was born in c1887 and came to NZ possibly around 1904. My gt.grandfather, I think, came a bit later (Frederick John, who may also have been known as Frank). No one knows when he came out exactly, but he was married more than once, I believe, once to Edith Evylina nee Symons. That marriage produced my grandfather George Leonard Apperley (who was born in MANGAWEKA, New Zealand ) and sisters Jean and Joyce Apperley.

*The IGI lists a John Apperley bapt. 1820 in Newent to Paul and Anna. A Paul Apperley was bapt. 1766 Kempley, Gloucestershire. and was married 1791 in Newent, to Ann Morgan. Paul is from the Kempley/Much Marcle/ Mordiford line.

**William Daniel Apperley, (son of George Hiram Apperley and Kate Apperley, of Cliffords Mesne, Newent, Glos.), Private 34637, 2nd Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry who died on Tuesday, 25th June 1918. Age 18. BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France, Grave Reference/Panel Number: XIX. D. 11. From: )

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