I read with interest your information on Henry William Applegarth's ancestors, especially the fact that his father was Joshua A., from Staindrop in Co. Durham, England. I emigrated to Burlington,Ontario,Canada. in 1975 from Co.Durham, Eng. and found that one of the earliest settlers in the Burlingtonarea was a William Applegarth who had come to Canada at age 20 something in 1796 from Staindrop, Co. Durham . He is a different person from the Henry William A. in your message but he may have been a relative (brother) of Joshua and an uncle of your 3rd great grandfather. Does any of this agree with your records?