I am currently collating and updating the research of my cousin Frank Wappat, BBC broadcaster. We have the Wappat family tree, now containing 240 Wappat's, back to Ralph Wappat alias Johnson born 1673 Whorlton, Durham, and then the Johnson line back to Christopher Johnson, born 1510 Whorlton. The family has remained associated with Whorlton, Durham for over 350 years, until 1838, with William Pearson Wappat, the last Wappat born there. I would like to hear from anyone with any information or interest in the Wappat or Wappett family name. There are Wappett's on the Wappat tree, but we have also collated a separate tree of Wappett's from Westmorland.