Hello Ossie, Thankyou for all the information about the Appleby family in Wylam. Just about all of it is news to me. I had assumed Thomasine to be Matthew's mother because she was on the 1881 census, it just shows you should never assume anything!
I have a couple of questions which perhaps you could help me with. Was Ann nee Hutchinson the mother of all the children except for Thomas, Christopher and Margaret? If she was born in 1791 and Matthew and Jacob were born in 1863 & 1864 that is not just unlikely but a miracle!
I have heard there are still 2 branches of Appleby families living in Wylam today, perhaps someone can give me more info. about that?
I have been in touch with Ken Postle as we were linked through Elizabeth Appleby of Wylam, I believe you know him. I am happy for you to e-mail me directly. Many thanks for your time and trouble, Linda Appleby