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From on Tue, 8 Feb 2005
Hi Elizabeth,
I think the error is a simple misunderstanding:
Peter Appleyard married in England in 1829 his first wife Anne Sheppard. So the couple Peter&Ann are not the parents of the poacher Peter Appleyard but Peter's first marriage. And his parents are the couple Samuel& Elizabeth nee Wood.
Bye - Sigismund


From on Tue, 8 Feb 2005
Subject: Appleyard Genealogy - Mike I can not find your Appleyard website, 2 July 2010
Peter Appleyard was born on 29 August 1809 at Lofthouse Gate, a small village near Leeds in Yorkshire. He was the second of 9 children of Samuel Appleyard and Elizabeth Wood. Peter wed 5 Jan 1829 to Anne Sheppard at Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England and they had 3 children, Robert Appleyard Christening: 02 Jul 1829, John Appleyard Christening: 11 SEP 1831, Frances Appleyard Christening: 06 Apr 1834 Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England
Peter Appleyard of Lofthouse was convicted 17 Oct 1834 at York City Quarter Session for a term of 7 years for poaching 4 ducks and was transported on the Norfolk, left Sheerness 14 May and arrived at Hobart, Tasmania, 28 Aug 1835 in 1835. He had previously been jailed for 1 month for stealing fowls and then again fined 2 pounds for poaching. See Norfolk4 for the list made by Jackie Browne of the convicts on this voyage, where convicted, when and the term of their exile.
He was freed in 1840 and married Harriet Wheatley and had 8 further children in Australia.
Peter's father Samuel was listed as an agricultural labourer in the 1841 census. I don't have any more information about Samuel at the moment. The Appleyards were all baptised in Anglican churches. Biblical names such as Isaac, Samuel, Joshua, Joseph etc were very common in England in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries - in fact the majority of English people were given biblical names at that time.
John Appleyard's father was a farmer and miller and owned a farm at a little village called Thorpe-on-the-Hill near Leeds - most of his ancestors were farmers also.
The only child of Peter about whom I have more information is Arthur Horatio Appleyard
Good luck in your research.
Mike Appleyard


Peter Appleyard came to Tasmania on the Norfolk, granted Certificate of Freedom 17 Oct 1842, his sentence having expired.
Tasmanian records Page 128, Hulk report good, Married Ann, with 3 children at Tadcaster. Was caught pilfering a quantity of fat, sentence extended 1 year
And in UK . there is a breed of duck called an Appleyard!
History - The Appleyard was developed in the 1940s by the famous duck breeder Reginald Appleyard in West Suffolk. He was trying to create the perfect duck with the right combination of 'beauty, size, lots of big white eggs, and deep, long, wide breast'. It is based on a cross between the large breeds of Rouen, Pekin and Aylesbury. Minature Appleyards were created by Tom Bartlett in the 1970/80's.
Behaviour - The Appleyard is a large and heavily set bird. It grows quickly and makes a good table bird. They look very stylish with a classical yellow beak and orange legs and feet. They are quiet and well suited to being kept at home.
Varieties - There is only one standard colour, Silver. You can also get this breed in miniature.
Status: Rare
Peter Apppleyard 1805 - 1861 #3819 son of Ann and Peter of York, wed 1843 - Hobart, Tasmania to Harriet Ann Wheatley and came c1849 to Victoria from Tasmania, lived at One Tree Hill and later at Alberton. In 1850 they had 3 sons (Williamm, George and Arthur) born at One Tree Hill and baptised Church of England, Gippsland & Tarraville with mother called Ann Hart. Tasmanian index lists two unnamed daughters 1843 and 1845. Not in Convict records for Tasmania
Harriet Wheatley arrived 13 Aug 1834 at Hobart on the Strathfieldsay from Gravesend
Paper 'Colonial Times (Hobart) Tue 19 Aug 1834, page 4, Ship Arrived, the barque Strathfieldsay, 473 tons, Captain Jones, from London the 1 May, with 286 free females, Cabin passenger Miss Baker.
Record MB2-39-1-2 Image 064 has passenger list of the Strathfieldsay, where number 27 is Caroline Wheatley. 28 is Frances Wheatley, and 29 is Harriot Wheatley
Hpbart Town Courier Fri 15 August 1834, Page 2, GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 188, Colonial Secretary's Office, Aug. 13, 1834.
The Lieutenant Governor directs it to be notfied for general information, that two hundred and eighty-six female emigrants have arrived by the Strathfieldsay, who have been selected by a committee in London, on whose discretion the most entire reliance may be placed; and that these females will most probably be willing to engage as house and farm servants.
Settlers and others who may wish to secure the services of one or more of them, are invited to intimate to the Colonial Secretary immediately, the description of servant or servants required, the wages they are willing to give, and the distance at which they live from Hobart town ; and applicants who reside in the interior are requested to appoint agents in Hobart town, as no female will be advised to proceed into the interior with- out adequate protection for the journey.
By His Excellency's command, John Montagu.
The Hobart Town Courier Fri 15 Aug 1834, suggested that there were orderly arrangements for the arrival of the free women, in Macquarie St. On 22 Aug page 2, they report that the women encountered 'unpleasant circumstances' when they were landed at the premises prepared for their arrival.
Caroline Wheatley and Harriet Wheatley - only their arrival is recorded.
Frances Wheatley aged 36, wed on 8 Jul 1844 to Henry Stringer aged 34, at Oatlands
Harriet Ann Appleyard died at Alberton, Vic, 1893 #8188 aged 78, parents unknown.
10 Children Dates obtained from Website headed John Travers & Mary Ann Aplin
1. Frances Louisa Apppleyard 13 Jun 1843 - 12 Aug 1892
2. Alfred Apppleyard 30 Jun 1845 - 18 Jan 1937
3. William Apppleyard Christened 1850 #25063, 25 Jan 1847 - 4 Sep 1934
4. George Courtney Apppleyard Christened 1850 #25064, 3 Dec 1849 - 21 Jun 1921
5. Arthur Apppleyard Christened 1850 #25065
6. Harriet Ann Apppleyard 21 Mar 1852 - 1888
7. Clara Apppleyard 24 May 1854 #2970 - 17 Dec 1923
8. Thomas John Apppleyard 1858 #9044 - 16 Feb 1925
9. Arthur Horatio Apppleyard 21 Jun 1860 - 20 Jun 1898
10. Mary Jane Apppleyard 30 Jul 1862 #11884 - 22 Oct 1865 #7938 lived 3 years

James and Mary Skaife Macfarlane Appleyard


James Apppleyard from Lincolnshire wed 1866 #1831 to Mary Skaife Macfarlane and lived at Mortlake
1 Child
1. Geo Macfarlane Apppleyard 1867 #17015
From on Thursday, 1 July, 2010
Hi Elizabeth, Just a quick note after reading info on your web site. The James Apppleyard, born in Lincolnshire and wed Mary Skaife MacFarlane and lived at Mortlake is not one of your family I'm afraid. Nor is their son George MacFarlane Appleyard.
Dr. James Appleyard was indeed born in Lincolnshire in 1838 and migrated to Australia aboard the "Powerful" in 1864. He travelled as the ship's surgeon. He was my husband's GGrandfather and died in 1889 in Longford Tasmania.
Regards, Marj. Appleyard, Australia.

1. Frances Louisa Apppleyard from Tasmania wed 1869 #3852 to Joseph Edward Kelsall from Sheffield, lived at Cape Otway, 8 chn
2. Alfred Apppleyard from Hobart Town wed 1866 #467 to Catherine Kennedy and lived at Alberton
10 Children 1. Sarah Ann Apppleyard 1868 #6535
2. Catherine Apppleyard 1870 #12799
3. Alfred Henry Apppleyard 1872 #13202
4. Margaret Apppleyard 1874 #13212
5. George Apppleyard 1875 #20527
6. James Alexander Apppleyard 1878 #6222
7. Harriet Emily Apppleyard 1880 #12731
8. Robert Apppleyard 1882 #20356
9. Thomas John Apppleyard 1882 #20355
10. Florance Louisa Apppleyard 1885 #14712
4. George Apppleyard 1850 #25064 wed 1877 #422 to Jane Scott from Oldbury, and lived at Alberton
6 Children 1. Unnamed Female Apppleyard 1878 #20230 - 1878 #10209 lived 1 day
2. Walter George Apppleyard 1879 #20438
3. Charles Courtney Apppleyard 1881 #20708
4. Ernest Apppleyard 1885 #7113
5. William Gordon Apppleyard 1886 #15153
6. Bessie Louisa Apppleyard 1887 #25359
5. Arthur Apppleyard 1850 #25065 wed 1875 #1643 to Mary Ann Gallagher 1854 #7455, and lived at Alberton
5 Children 1. Alice Jane Apppleyard 1876 #13227
2. Annie Apppleyard 1878 #6225
3. Harriet Emma Apppleyard 1880 #11
4. Henry Christie Apppleyard 1884 #13958
5. Frederick Wm Apppleyard 1887 #6
6. Harriet Ann Apppleyard is the mother of two children, and then she wed 1885 #2374 to Thomas Leonard who gave his birthplace as Fermanagh
2 Children 1. Florence Harriet Ellen Lucas Apppleyard 1872 #16212 born at Foster
2. Isabella Apppleyard 1876 #7623 born at Carlton
7. Clara Apppleyard 1854 #2970 wed 1882 #308 to Edward Russell Kelsall, 1849 - 1929 #6560 aged 80, from Warwick, lived at Krambruck, 4 Children
8. Thomas John Apppleyard 1858 #9044 wed 1886 #5883 to Alicia Mary Warner
1st Child 1. Thomas Lytton Appleyard 1887 #28156
9. Arthur Horatio Appleyard 21 Jun 1860 - 20 Jun 1898, wed 1875 #1643 to Mary Ann Gallagher 1854 - 1933, lived at Alberton
9 Children 1. Alice Jane Apppleyard 1876 #13227
2. Annie Apppleyard 1878 #6225
3. Harriet Emma Apppleyard 1880 #11
4. Arthur James Apppleyard 1881 - 1891 #12877 lived 10 years
5. Henry Christie/Christopher Apppleyard 1884 #13958 - 1891 #8678 lived 7 years
6. Frederick Wm Apppleyard 1887 #6
7. Edward Peter Apppleyard 1891 #8264 - 1891 #8679 lived 11 months
8. Francis Horatio Apppleyard 1893 #18343
9. Muriel Lousie Apppleyard 1895 #17244

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