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Henry APPELMAN was possibly born in Germany. He is mentioned as the father of Adam in Adam's will of 1804, having money owed to him [Adam] from the sale of "Henry's" land in Oberingelheim in the Rhineland Palantinate (at the time, in the French Republic).

Probable child of Henry Appelman:
  1. Adam APPELMAN.

Adam APPELMAN (Henry)

Adam APPELMAN was possibly born in Germany. He was buried 30 Jun 1803, St. Mary Marylebone (see will of Adam Appelman).

He married Charlotte GORDON 27 October 1793 at St. James' Piccadilly, Westminster London; both of the parish, by banns, witnessed by John Reid and J(ohn). Gordon.

Adam was a pianoforte maker, and may have worked for the Kirkman family.

IGI records the birth and baptism of a Frances APPELMAN in 1789, the daughter of Adam and Mary. This seems to suggest a previous marriage.

Charlotte was the daughter of William Gordon and Jean (née Jarvie), baptised 14 Oct 1762 Leith, Midlothian.

After Adam's death, Charlotte married George Merlens, 10 Sept 1810, at St. George's Bloomsbury, in the presence of R. Harrison and John Webb. Charlotte (still using the surname Appelman) was buried 15 May 1825, St. Mary Marylebone, aged 64.

See 'Gordon Speculations' for gleanings whilst researching Charlotte Gordon.

Children of Adam Appelman and Charlotte:
  1. Joseph APPELMAN born 16 Feb 1795 - Marylebone, London.
  2. Jane APPELMAN born 24 Jan 1802 - Marylebone, London.

Historical Notes:

St. James' (Piccadilly), Westminster

"William Blake was baptised at the church in 1757."
Quote taken from History of St. James's Westminster

21 June 1825

A great fire broke out at Mr. Cruzett’s, a carver and gilder, in Great Titchfield-street, which spread with irresistible violence, and communicated to several houses in Mortimer street, Wells-street, and Great Portland-street, and before it could be subdued between 20 and 30 houses were reduced to ashes, including Stodart’s pianoforte manufactory, a timber yard, St. Margaret’s chapel, and Varley’s picture gallery, in which were consumed many fine works of art; no lives were lost, but the destruction of property was estimated at upwards of 200,000l.

Joseph APPELMAN (Adam - "Henry")

Joseph APPELMAN was born 16 Feb 1795 in Marylebone London, and was baptised 21 Mar 1795 at St. Mary Marylebone.

He married Mary Ann Ricketts ASHTON 18 Dec 1825 at St. James' Westminster London; both of the parish, by banns, witnessed by Thomas Haynes and Laura Barnicot.

Joseph was a pianoforte maker like his father, although he was only 8 years old when his father died. He may have worked for John Broadwood & Sons, and was certainly living within a stroll of the company's Great Pulteney Street site during the first half of the 1800's.

Child of Joseph Appelman and Mary Ann:
  1. Joseph John APPELMAN born 29.Jan.1828 - Marylebone, London.

Historical Note:

St. Mary, Marylebone

"The poet Lord Byron ([George Gordon Byron] 1788-1824) was baptised there in 1788. Admiral Lord Nelson (1758-1805) worshipped there and his daughter Horatia was baptised in that church."
Quote taken from St. Marylebone Parish Church - Church history

Jane APPELMAN (Adam - "Henry")

Jane APPELMAN was born 24 Jan 1802, and baptised in February 1802 at St. Mary's Marylebone London.

She married Thomas Haynes 5 Nov 1825 at St. James' Westminster London; both of the parish, by banns, witnessed by John Thomas Hartley and Samuel Cramer (church employee).

Joseph John APPELMAN (Joseph - Adam - "Henry")

Joseph John APPELMAN was born 29 Jan 1828 in Marylebone London, and baptised 29 Jun 1828 at All Souls Marylebone.

He married Jane Elizabeth WILLIAMS 21 Oct 1850 at All Souls Marylebone.

Joseph John was a carver and gilder.

Children of Joseph John Appelman and Jane Elizabeth:
  1. Mary Ann Martha APPELMAN born 14 Jul 1851 - Pimlico, London.
  2. Jane Elizabeth APPELMAN born 1853 - Pimlico, London.
  3. Emily Sarah APPELMAN born 1855 - Marylebone, London.
  4. Katherine APPELMAN born 1858 - Islington, London.
  5. Joseph APPELMAN born 1860 Pimlico, London.
  6. Louisa Ann APPELMAN born 1863 - Lambeth, London.
  7. John Herbert APPELMAN born 1867 - Lambeth, London.
  8. George Henry APPELMAN born 1868 - Lambeth, London; died 1906
  9. Edith Alice APPELMAN born 1871 - Lambeth, London.

Historical Note:

All Souls Langham Place

“All Souls Church is unique as the last surviving church built by John Nash, who also developed nearby Regent's Park and Regent Street.”
Quote taken from History of All Souls

Images of All Souls - © 2003 Mary Ann Sullivan.

Mary Ann Martha APPELMAN (Joseph John - Joseph - Adam - "Henry")

Mary Ann Martha APPELMAN was born 14 Jul 1851 at 18 St Leonard Street Pimlico London, and baptised 11th January 1852, at St Stephen's, Rochester Row, Westminster, London. She died 13 Sep 1868 [under the name Appelman] aged 17 at 1 Gye Street Lambeth.

She married [unconfirmed] Arthur WINDAYBANK

To child of Mary Ann Martha Appelman and Arthur Windaybank

Joseph APPELMAN (Joseph John - Joseph - Adam - "Henry")

Joseph APPELMAN was born in 1860, Pimlico London. He died in 1925, Camberwell London.

He married Eliza CLARIDGE in 1884.

Children of Joseph Appelman and Eliza:
  1. Joseph William APPELMAN, born 1886 - Camberwell, London.
  2. Frederick Herbert APPELMAN, born 1889 - Camberwell, London.
  3. George Alfred APPELMAN, born 1893 - Camberwell, London.
  4. Edith Alice APPELMAN, born 1896 - Camberwell, London.

Joseph William APPELMAN (Joseph - Joseph John - Joseph - Adam - "Henry")

Joseph William APPELMAN married Beatrice E. BLOWERS in 1919.

Frederick Herbert APPELMAN (Joseph - Joseph John - Joseph - Adam - "Henry")

Frederick Herbert APPELMAN married Emily H. JAMES in 1910.

Children of Joseph Appelman and Emily:
  1. Frederick W.G. APPELMAN, born 1912 - Kingston Surrey.
  2. Sidney R. APPELMAN, born 1915 - Southwark, London; died 1916.
  3. Ivy Lillian APPELMAN, born 19 Jan 1920 - Southwark, London; died 1986.
  4. Hilda E. APPELMAN, born 1924 - Southwark, London.



James WILLIAMS married Mary HENDRY 15 Aug 1743, St. James' Palace Chapel, Westminster.

Children of James and Mary:
  1. James WILLIAMS, bapt. 9 Dec 1744 - St. Thomas the Apostle, London.
  2. Ann WILLIAMS, bapt. 31 May 1747, bur. 24 Jan 1749 - St. Mary Le Bow, London.
  3. Joseph WILLIAMS, bapt. 4 Dec 1748 - St. Mary Le Bow, London.
  4. Charles WILLIAMS, bapt. 14 Sep 1750 - St. Mary Le Bow, London

Joseph WILLIAMS ( James )

Joseph WILLIAMS was baptised 4 Dec 1748, St Mary Le Bow London.

He married Mary Ann COLES 2 May 1776, St. James' Clerkenwell, Middlesex.

London Apprenticeship Abstracts:

Joseph Williams, son of James citizen and musician, to Alexander Edmonds, 1 Jun 1763, Vintners' Company

Children of Joseph and Mary Ann:
  1. Joseph WILLIAMS, born 28 Apr 1777, bur. 31 Dec 1778 - St.Botolph Without Aldersgate, London.
  2. Mary Ann WILLIAMS, born 11 Jul 1778, bur. 9 Sep 1778 - St.Botolph Without Aldersgate, London.
  3. Mary WILLIAMS, born 21 Dec 1779, bur. 9 May 1780 - St.Botolph Without Aldersgate, London.
  4. Ann WILLIAMS, born 21 Dec 1779, bur. 27 Mar 1780 - St.Botolph Without Aldersgate, London.
  5. George Henry WILLIAMS, born Jul 1781 - St.Botolph Without Aldersgate, London.
  6. Isaac WILLIAMS, born 11 Sep 1782 - St.Botolph Without Aldersgate, London.
  7. James WILLIAMS, born 10 Aug 1784 - St.Botolph Without Aldersgate, London.
  8. Joseph Orchard WILLIAMS, born 14 Nov 1788 - St.Botolph Without Aldersgate, London.

George Henry WILLIAMS ( Joseph - James)

George Henry WILLIAMS was baptised 2 Sep 1781, St. Botolph Without Aldersgate, London. He died in 1865, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

He married Elizabeth ORCHARD (licence: 25 Apr 1803). She was born 4 Nov 1781, the daughter of Joseph and Ann Orchard.

London Apprenticeship Abstracts:

George Williams, son of Joseph, Aldersgate Street, (St Botolph Aldersgate), London, victualler, to John Barker, 27 Jul 1795 [13 Oct 1801 master (deceased) turned over to John Pym by George Barker, exec.], Curriers' Company

Children of George Henry and Elizabeth:
  1. John Robert WILLIAMS, born 1808 - London.
  2. Robert WILLIAMS, born 1810 - London.
  3. Isaac WILLIAMS, born 1819 - London.
  4. Ann Maria WILLIAMS, born 1824 - London.


George Orchard WILLIAMS, currier, married Mary FIGG, 14 Aug 1826 St. James' Clerkenwell - son, George Henry WILLIAMS born 8 Dec 1826, and baptised 7 Jan 1827 St. James' Pentonville.
Res: Collier Street / F: Currier

George Henry married Charlotte NEWTON 2 Aug 1846, St. John the Evangelist, Lambeth.

John Robert WILLIAMS ( George Henry - Joseph - James)

John Robert WILLIAMS was born 6 Jan 1808, and baptised 30 Jun 1816 in Pentonville, London.

He married Ann Jane BAMBURY 12 Jan 1829, St. James' Clerkenwell, Middlesex.

St.James' Clerkenwell, parish register:
John Williams of this parish a bachelor
and Ann Bambury of this parish a spinster
were married in this church by Banns
this 12th day of January in the year 1829
by me Francis Dollman Curate

This marriage was solumnized between us
John Williams (signed)
Ann Bambury (x)
In the presence of
George Cooper (signed)
Eliza Johnson (signed)

John Robert was a looking-glass maker, and a picture frame maker.

Children of John Robert Williams and Ann:
  1. Jane Elizabeth WILLIAMS, baptised 29 May 1829 - Shoreditch, London.
  2. John William WILLIAMS, born 11 Mar 1838 - (75, Warren Street) Tottenham, Middlesex.

Jane Elizabeth WILLIAMS (John Robert - George Henry - Joseph - James)

Jane Elizabeth WILLIAMS was born 29 May 1829, and baptised 21 Jun 1829 at St Leonard's, Shoreditch London. She died in 1895.

She married Joseph John APPELMAN 21 Oct 1850 at All Souls, Marylebone London.

To children of Jane Elizabeth Williams and Joseph John Appelman


Joseph ORCHARD married Ann (surname unknown).

Historical Notes:

Inhabitants of New York, 1774-1776 - Thomas B. Wilson

Orchard, Joseph N[ew York] New York 75-T, 76-A

75-T: Rivington’s New York Newspaper, Excerpts from a Loyalist Press 1773-183, by Kenneth Scott.
76-A: Address to Admiral and General Howe, 16 October 1776. (New York City During the American Revolution, Mercantile Library Association of New York City, 1861, pp.117-137). A memorial to Admiral Lord Richard Howe and General Sir William Howe signed by 948 inhabitants of the City and County of New York expressing loyalty to King George the Third and praying that they, the Howe‘s, would restore this city to His Majesty‘s protection and peace.

Historical Notes:

American Migrations 1765-1799 - Peter Wilson Coldham

The lives, times and families of colonial Americans who remained loyal to the British Crown before, during and after the Revolutionary War, as related in their own words and through their correspondence.

Orchard, Joseph of NYC, baker. Memorial undated [1790]. For several years he was Superintendent of Bakers in NYC responsible for supplying bread to the Army: he made bread from rye, Indian corn, pease, and oatmeal, but from April 1779 to November 1781 he used his own flour. In July 1779 he bought from Brigadier-General DeLancey his farm at Bloomingdale*, intending to cut and sell the wood growing there, but was prevented by the Army from doing so, except for that required for his own family‘s use: soldiers were sent in to cut the remainder. He frequently took intelligence on board the Dutchess of Gordon at great risk to himself. His wife and six children have been separated from him for three years and without help he cannot send for them to come to England. Claim for flour wood. Evidence: Letter 11 May 1789 Ightham, Kent, from John Milner to the Commission that he well knew the claimant from the time of his first arrival in America to the disgraceful loss of it, and was a near neighbour. Examination 1 May 1789 of John Barrow, formerly baker of NYC, re prices of flour there. (12/73/319; 13/7/384-425. 88/184-185, 94/378-381).

Canada Loyalist Claim For Joseph Orchard

Known children of Joseph and Ann:
  1. George Tryon ORCHARD, born 11 Jan 1780 - New York, North America
  2. Elizabeth ORCHARD, born 4 Nov 1781 - New York, North America

Historical Notes:

The Oliver De Lancey Farm

The country seat of Stephen De Lancey the elder, called Bloomingdale, became the Oliver De Lancey farm. It comprised lots 8,9, and 10 of the "Thousand acre tract". No deeds to Stephen De Lancey have been found either recorded or unrecorded.

The four most northerly lots of the thousand acres belonged to Egbert Wouterse and Jan Vinge, but the allotments to these two patentees cannot be proved. From incomplete evidence, the theory has been deduced that lots 7 and 8 fell to Egbert Wouterse, lots 9 and 10 to Jan Vinge.

Lots 7 and 8 were probably sold to Thomas Hall. Hall was dead by Nov., 1669...

His widow made her will in August, 1669. In it she manumitted her slave and left him "aparcell of her lands layeing about the Great Kill". This lot has been identified as lot 7 (see Teunis Somarindyke farm). In a deed of that lot, Brandt Schuyler is recited as the owner of lot 8. No other evidence of Schuyler's ownership has been found.

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Oliver De Lancey built his own house near the river, at the upper end of his farm. He had probably finished it before he sold the old Stephem De Lancey house to Apthorp in 1763. This new house was attacked by a party of Continental soldiers on the night of Nov.26, 1777, plundered and set on fire. - See Chronology for details.

The mansion seems to have been destroyed, but the farm buildings were left standing. The following advertisement proves that Oliver De Lancey had conveyed the farm to his daughter, no doubt to avoid its confiscation.

1779, March 31."To be Sold at private Sale. The Farm so delightfully situated at Bloomingdale, on the Island of New-York, six miles from this city, belonging to Miss Charlotte De Lancey, commonly called De Lancey‘s Farm, bounded northerly by Mr. Apthorp‘s Farm, easterly by the Commons, southerly by Judge Bayard‘s, and westerly by Hudson‘s Rover, containing one hundred and eighty-three and one-half acres, having two large kitchen gardens well fenced and in good order, sundry orchards, a farm house and two barns thereon, one with sheds and other buildings, forty acres of extraordinary fine wood land on one parcel, four acres in another and several small pieces..." Applications to be made to Jhn Kelly, Notary Public or Brig. Gen. De Lancey. - Royal Gaz., March 31, 1779.

It will be noted that this advertisement recites no dwelling house.

Charlotte De Lancey, or her representatives, sold this property to Joseph Orchard of New York, a baker. The deed has not been found.

Sept. 11. 1781. Joseph Orchard mortgaged the land "Known as the De Lancey Farm," about 183 acres, to Daniel Cock and Daniel Underhill, both of the Township of Oyster Bay, farmers, for 2500 Spanish Milled dollars. - Lier Deeds, XLI: 73 (New York). The mortgage did not recite a dwelling house: merely "buildings, offices, gardens," etc.

The old Bloomingdale Road, which was at this point ran east of the later road, as shown on the map, divided Joseph Orchard‘s land into two farms. He conveyed the 40 acre farm west of the old road to John Lovell, April 12, 1785 "With the dwelling house, Buildings, offices, and gardens." - Ibid., XLII: 360.

These recitals prove that on this 40 acres between the road and the river, Orchard had a dwelling house, before 1785, although there was none there in 1781.

A comparison of the advertisement with the Randel Map shows that the physical situation had changed very little in thirty years. Orchards had evidently rebuilt on the sote of the mansion destroed in 1777. The new house, a large one with a hipped rooof, stood on a knoll about 400 feet from the river, a long distance back from the road. To the north of the house, a farm house and other buildings, accurately described in the advertisement on 1779. A dock is shown on the Randel Mao. Perhaps it was the landing place of the troops on that November night in 1777.

On the present city plan, the house would be south of 88th St., about 100 feet east of Riverside Drive; the farm house in the block above; the barn, "with sheds and other buildings," in the bed of Riverside Drive at 89th St.; the other barn 100 feet to the east, partly in the bed of 89th St.

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From:    Stokes, I. N. Phelps The iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909  -  Pages 94-96

Bloomindale Farm

George Tryon ORCHARD ( Joseph )

George Tryon ORCHARD was born 11 Jan 1780, and baptised 18 Feb 1780, at Trinity Church, New York, North America. Sponsors at the baptism were John & Catherine Menzies, and George Gosling.

He married Jane ELLEN 05 Apr 1809, Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, England.


"New York, June 29, 1780. Sir: Having appointed you by a Letter of Attorney to act for me in my absence, and as Human events are uncertain. I herewith acquaint you with my sentiments how I would have my effects disposed of in case of my death. I have requested George Gregory Townsend, Esq., to act for me at Carolina to dispose of my effects, and transmit to you. I leave to John Menze, for his son John, of whom I am Godfather, £100. To my Godson, George Tryon Orchard, son of Joseph Orchard, £100. To the Charity School in New York £100. To the Poor in the Workhouse in New York £100. To Mr. Peter Paumier £50. To Mr. John McKenny £100 for his trouble on my account. All the rest to Peter Paumier, Esq. I am, with my best wishes for your Health and Happiness, Sir, Your Obedient Humble Servant.

To Mr. John McKenny.
Proved as a will, August 26, 1780, on oath of Daniel Dunscomb, grocer, and Jamieson Cox, innkeeper, as to handwriting, etc. John McKenny was made executor.

Elizabeth ORCHARD ( Joseph )

Elizabeth ORCHARD was born 4 Nov 1781, and baptised 28 Nov 1781, at Trinity Church, New York, North America. Sponsors at the baptism were Jacob Albright, Ann Casey and Margaret Nutter.

She married George Henry WILLIAMS (licence: 25 Apr 1803).

To children of Elizabeth Orchard and George Henry Williams

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