Warwick Kellaway May 2008
A study of available records and information. (Please note this information has not been updated since 2008) The County of Dorset holds a prominent position in family history. From the early period at Dunes Weston in the 1200s, to William of Sherborne, until the Elizabethan period of the Rockbourne knights and Robert Keilway, in the 1500s. There is a lot of Parish Register and other information available for Dorset, particularly the south western area, from about 1730, sometimes even back to the 1500s. It is very difficult however to determine the actual family associations and, although they are clearly related, it becomes difficult to take the recorded families back beyond about 1700. Because the Upwey/Broadwey area has some interesting elements, and may hold the answers to larger questions, this Dorset treatise is initially based there. Presumably descendants of the greater family descended from forebear William of Sherborne c1400-1469, the Upwey/Broadwey family may source back from either Nicholas of Forston/Charminster c1540-1594, or possibly to the family of Sir John of Rockborne. From present evidence it appears that they were more likely to have descended from Nicholas, through a family living in Piddlehinton in the 16-1700s. The first reference to a family at Upwey was George Kelway in the 1641 Protestations. In 1661 George Kellaway of adjacent Broadwey left property in his will to his wife Jane. It seems most likely that George was the son of Ralfe and Alse Kelway, grandson of Nicholas of Forston, and was christened at Charminster in 1610. He is not referred to in any of the existing wills of Nicholas of Forston′s succeeding families. In his own will there was no mention of any children. In the 1664 Chimney Tax Joane Kelloway, presumably George′s widow, had one two chimneyed house at Broadway Tything, and another at Stone Tything. There was another George at Chetnole in 1664, but he is perhaps from another family. Henry, the son of George and Elizabeth, was c at Turners Puddle in 1665. Although the mother′s name differs, and he is unlikely to have been a posthumous son, Henry may well have been related to Broadwey George, and perhaps therefore the forebear of the Upwey/Broadwey Families. It seems likely that, as Nicholas′s family included a son Henry, George may have been a son of one of the other sons of Nicholas, possibly in fact Henry. Clearly the Broadwey property at least remained in Kellaway hands, as by the time of the next records, the Upwey and Broadwey Parish Registers from 1730, we have Henry Kellaway junior at Broadwey in 1733, and “Farmer” William Kellaway at Upwey in 1736. It can be assumed therefore that there was a Henry Kellaway senior alive in 1730, who would have been born about 1675. Possibly 1665. The later wills of William and Ralph Kellaway of the Luxborough Galley seem to confirm these facts. To use Christian names as an indication of parentage, the key names are George and Henry. George was not a popular name until after the arrival of Prince George of Hanover as King George I in 1714, but had occurred in the family earlier. Henry would of course have been common very much longer. It was a relatively popular name among the descendants of William of Sherborne, and continued into the Upwey/Broadwey family. Sir John of Rockborne earlier had produced sons Henry and George, both born c 1515-20. Nicholas of Forston/Charminster also had a son Henry born c 1575, although his sixth son, and not therefore indicating any direct family descent from a Henry. Nicholas himself could possibly have been the son of either of those sons of Sir John. There was however Nicholas, a merchant of Wyke Regis, and a Burgess in Weymouth, between 1525 and 1545, who seems more likely. He would have been born around 1490, and could thus be related to the Sherbornefamily at an earlier period than Sir John′s Henry and George. Possibly from the family of the earlier William or Thomas. (There were other references to a Nicholas around Dorset at this time, and in the 1560s, suggesting either he had very extensive commercial interests, or there may have been another man, other than father and son.) There was also a John in Wyke Regis in 1542/5. Sir John had four sons, Gyles, John, Henry and George. Based in Portsmouth, Gyles captained a galleass, John settled on the Isle of Wight, while Henry served with his troops on the Isle of Wight during the French scare in 1545. George is unrecorded, but Gyles and Henry both profited from the Dissolution of the Chantries under cousin Robert Keilway, acquiring properties in Somerset, and Dorset. Gyles lived in Dorset, Henry is however believed to have lived at Berry Pomeroy, near Totnes, Devon. It appears Henry and George were killed in France. Their descendants, if any, unknown. Apart from Dorset, there were also at least two connections with the Isle of Wight. A Henry Kelleway, gentleman of Corfe Castle, requested in his 1630 will to be buried with his father at Wareham. Again there were apparently no descendants. Not the son of Nicholas, it is unclear to which family he belonged, but he was called “gentleman”, indicating a family of some import, perhaps therefore the grandson of Sir John′s Henry. There are some interesting aspects here, which may have relevance. Nicholas of Forston, as with the earlier Nicholas, although referred to as a Yeoman, was apparently a merchant/trader, presumably also with connections on the Isle of Wight in the later half of the 1500s. His family of six sons dispersed to Charminster, Godmanstone, Stinsford, and Puddletown. The senior family descendants apparently went to Piddlehinton. Thomas Callawaie, the probable forebear of families on the Isle of Wight, went to the island from Dewlish, not far from Piddlehinton and other family homes in Dorset, about 1545-50. The village of Charminster, with those who lived there, appears to offer a key to the Upwey/Broadwey family, or more particularly the neighbouring Bexington family. In the will of Nicholas of Forston and Charminster of 1594, who died in 1592/3, his sons were recorded as, Ralph, Christopher, Thomas, John, Erasmus and Henry. Four of the names are commonly found in later Parish Registers. His daughters Ellinor and Agnes, match some prominent family names in earlier times. His wife Johane died in 1594, but her will was unusually not proven until 1604. In the 1641 Protestations, there were more family members (Nicholas, William, Christopher, and another, possibly Christopher) in Charminster than anywhere else in Dorset, plus Churchwarden Thomas and John in Godmanston, and Ralph in Nether Cerne, nearby. (In a small area, 7 of the 23 Kellaway men listed for all of Dorset). In the 1664 Chimney Tax, there was a Christopher at Charminster, Nicholas at Forston, and Thomas, Ralph and John at Godmanston. Ralph had 5 chimneys, the others only 1 or 2. The Charminster Parish Register is unfortunately far from complete in the 1600s, and there are few succeeding names there in the early 1700s. But from it, from Piddlehinton and other available PRs, and the family wills, we can obtain the following information, to produce a possible descent from Nicholas: Nicholas Kellaway c1535-1592 Yeoman of Forston and Charminster m Johane (she died 1594) • Family of Nicholas and Johane Kellaway, Yeoman of Forston and Charminster: 1 Ralfe Kellaway c1570 m Alys 2 Christopher Kellaway c1570-1639 m 1 Ann 2 Grace 3 Thomas Kellaway c1575 4 John Kellaway c1575 5 Elinor Kellaway c1575 6 Agnes Kellaway c1575 7 Erasmus Kellaway c1580 8 Henry Kellaway c1580-1612 m Ellynor Husbandman of Frome Whitfield • Family of Ralfe and Alys Kelway of Forston and Charminster (possibly in Nether Cerne 1641): 1.1 Ann Kelway 1595 m George Sperrin in 1617 1.2 Nicholas Kelway 1597-1670 m Joan Whittle at Frampton in 1635 1.3 Christopher Kelway c1597-1694 May have died at Shipton Gorge in 1691, aged 94 1.4 Joane Kelway 1599 m John Croome in 1622 1.5 George Kelway 1610-1661 of Broadwey m Jane • Family of Christopher and Ann Kelawaie/Kellwaye of Charminster, (later Grace): 2.1 Ellener Kelawaie 1607 m (Had son named Christopher) 2.2 William Kellwaye 1610 (at Charminster 1641) 2.3 Christopher Kelway c1610 (at Charminster 1641, 1662) 2.4 Ann Kelwaye c1615 2.5 John Kelwaye c1615 2.5 Jeane Kelwaye c1615 2.6 Margaret Kelwaye c1615 • Family of Thomas and ? Kelway of Piddlehinton: 3.1 John Kelway c1605-1676 m 3.2 Thomas Kelway c1605 m Susan Loman (c1610-1686) at Piddlehinton in 1628 3.3 Christopher Kelway c1605 m Alice Symonds at Piddlehinton in 1630 John was the only family member recorded in the Piddlehinton Protestations of 1641. He had a large house in 1664, when Widow Kelloway (called “paup”) had a small one. It appears therefore that the family was living at Piddlehinton before 1640, probably before 1628. • Family of Erasmus and ? Kelway possibly of Godmanston: 5.1 John Kelway c1615-81 Apparently in Godmanston in 1641, 1662, and buried there in 1681. 5.2 Thomas Kelway c1615-64 Churchwarden apparently there in 1641, 1662, buried there in 1664. 5.3 Alys Kelway c1615 5.4 xx Kelway c1615 There is no definite information of where this family lived, or who their descendants were. Probably Godmanston. A Ralph Kelloway was recorded there in the 1664 Chimney Tax. He appears to be another otherwise unrecorded family member. However the presence of a John and a Thomas at Godmanston may also indicate the source of succeeding families. A John Kellaway, presumably born c 1680, married at Godmanston in 1707 and 1717. Johns continued there until 1777. • Family of Nicholas and Joan Kelway of Charminster: 1.2.1 Christopher Kelway c1640-1663 m Johan Devenish at Puddletown in 1662 (held lease on Piddlehinton property called Heaugh) 1.2.2 Nicholas Kelway 1642-1716 m Joan (she died 1703) Appears to have taken lease of Heaugh about 1665 1.2.3 Joan Kelway c1645 1.2.4 Samuel Kelway c1645-1716 Of Puddletown May also have been at Heaugh • Family of William and ? Kelway of Charminster: 2.2.1 Christopher Kelway 1635-1686 m 1 Joan Bunne (Jane Berne?) in 1656 2 Elizabeth (d 1697) 2.2.2 Henry Kelway c1635 (probable son of William) m Elizabeth The following Piddlehinton families are included to complete the Charminster family picture. They are repeated later, with extended detail, under Piddlehinton: • Family of John and ? Kellaway Yeoman of Piddlehinton (ref property there called Heaugh): 3.1.1 Christopher Kellaway c1640 m 3.1.2 Robert Kelway 1641 3.1.3 Rafe Kelway 1642-2 3.1.4 John Kelway 1644 John was in Piddlehinton before Nicholas, but it was Nicholas′s son Christopher, who held Heaugh. The spelling on documents of the time is indistinct, but the name today appears now to be Heave, or Heaves Farm. • Family of Thomas and Susan Kelway of Piddlehinton: 3.2.1 Mary Kelway 1629 3.2.2 Christopher Kelway 1631-63 3.2.3 Thomas Kelway 1634 Possibly buried at Godmanston in 1706 3.2.4 Robert Kelway 1637 3.2.5 Susan Kelway 1640 • Family of Nicholas and Joan Kelway of Piddlehinton (formerly of Charminster): 18.104.22.168 Mary Kellaway c1665 22.214.171.124 Paul Kellaway c1665-1731 Of Hazelbury Bryan m Ann 126.96.36.199 Elizabeth Kellaway 1677 188.8.131.52 Ann Kellaway 1679 184.108.40.206 John Kellaway 1681-1725 Of Piddletrethide and Dorchester m Elizabeth (1683-1768) 220.127.116.11 Nathanial Kellaway 1685-5 18.104.22.168 Samuel Kellaway 1685 22.214.171.124 Christopher Kellaway 1688-1764 m Mary Barnes at Godmanston 1706? See later under Piddlehinton. • Family of Christopher and Elizabeth Kelloway of Charminster: 126.96.36.199 William Kelloway 1668-1700 m Sarrah ( d 1739) See also the family of Christopher and ? Kellaway (3.1.1) under Piddlehinton (following). This could be the same family. • Family of Henry and Elizabeth Kelway of Charminster: 188.8.131.52 Susanna Kelway 1670 • Family of Christopher and ? Kellaway of Piddlehinton: 184.108.40.206 Thomas Kellaway c1670 Possibly buried at Godmanston in 1706 220.127.116.11 John Kellaway c1670-1747? These two, referred to in grandfather John′s will, could also alternatively be the nephews of Christopher. • Family of Thomas and ? Kelway of Piddlehinton: 18.104.22.168 Thomas Kelway 1660-1737 22.214.171.124 John Kelway 1662-1732? • Family of William and Sarrah Kelloway of Charminster: 126.96.36.199.1 Sarrah Keloway 1692 One of the unusual aspects of these families is that although not all the families have been recorded, there were eight sons, in various families, named Christopher. After the first son of Nicholas was born about 1570, three were born between 1600 and 1610, four between 1630 and 1640, another in 1688. There were six named John, five named Thomas. Whether there is any meaning here is not clear, there were definitely sequences of names, in some cases alternate sequences —grandfather — father — son. There is also some interest in where the several Thomases left later families. Nicholas of Forston, grandson of the 1592 man, and his widow, were both buried at Charminster, in 1670, and 1703 respectively. Later at Charminster John Kellaway married Elizabeth Atkins of Godmanston in 1806. Son John was c in 1807, Thomas in 1808, and Sarah Butt in 1810. They seem to have moved to Stratton with Grimstone, for their daughter Ann in 1812. The family of John is not clear, born about 1780, his name could suggest the Godmanston family, although the names of the children suggest Abbotsbury. They are included below, pending better identification. • The family of John and Elizabeth Kellaway Of Charminster and Stratton with Grimstone: 9.1 John Kellaway 1807 9.2 George Kellaway 1808-8 9.3 Thomas Kellaway 1808 9.4 Sarah Butt Kellaway 1810 A Joseph Kellaway married Martha Brinson (1784-1847) at Charminster in 1812. Children William Brinton (1818-19), Hannah in 1821, were c at Charminster. Again Joseph′s family is unclear, but he came from Milton Abbas. At Godmanston nearby, after the reference to Ralph with a large house in the 1664 Chimney Tax, we have the burials of Thomas in 1664, John 1681, Thomas 1706, all also descendants of Nicholas. While a Christopher married Mary Barnes there in 1706. Elizabeth Kellaway, born c 1690, married John Hayn in 1712. John married Elizabeth Oliver there in 1707 and, presumably the same man, Mary Sturmey in 1717. He died in 1742. There was another John in Godmanston, born c 1717, presumably the son of John and Mary. A Dorothy Kellaway was buried there in 1760, possibly his wife. • Family of John and (Dorothy) Kellaway of Godmanston: 1.1 John Kellaway c1738 m Mary Dennis (1736-1813) in 1759 1.2 Ann Kellaway c1741-1 1.3 Elizabeth Kellaway c1741-1 • Family of John and Mary Dennis Blacksmith of Godmanston: 1.1.1 Betty Kellaway 1760 1.1.2 Mary Kellaway 1762 m James Toop of Cambridge in 1798 1.1.3 Sarah Kellaway 1770 bb son Charles was born 1787 1.1.4 Ann Kellaway 1774 1.1.5 John Kellaway 1777-7 • Family of Charles and Johanna Kellaway Shepherd of Bradford Peverell, Dorset: 1.4.1 Charles Kellaway 1817 1.4.2 John Kellaway 1823 1.4.3 Richard Kellaway 1824 1.4.4 Alfred Kellaway 1832 See also the Cerne Abbas file for the other six children. Puddletown was another town, near Piddlehinton, where the family lived, although to what extent is not clear, as there were not many Parish Register records available. Among those evident were: Christopher Kelway married Johan Devenish there in 1662. Christopher would presumably have been born around 1630-40, possibly the son of Nicholas and Joan Kelway of Charminster. If so he held the lease on the property Heaugh at Piddlehinton. While his brother Samuel lived at Puddletown. Mary Kelloway (1710-1786) of West Stafford married John House sen. (1704-83), as his second wife, at Puddletown in 1730. Her parents are not known, but see the family of Joseph and Rebecca for another House marriage at Puddletown in 1851. Elizabeth Kellaway married Richard Riggs there in 1789. Their son William was born in 1790. Sadly 30 year old Richard and their little 5 month old daughter Elizabeth died in 1794, both labelled paupers. Henry Kellaway (probably of Melcombe Regis) married Elizabeth Purchase in 1828. In 1825 Martha, the daughter of George Kellaway and Sarah Foote was born at Puddletown.
Piddlehinton was an important family home. There appear to have been several families living there from the early 1600s. It is not clear what family connections there were initially, or whether property had been in family hands earlier, but most, if not all of the families seem to have descended from Nicholas of Forston/Charminster. The principal family appears to have acquired a property called “Heaugh”, or “Heave”. That branch left no male heirs from the
mid 1750s. Although some distance further away, it appears that the Bexington family of Thomas and William Kellaway, which seems to be associated with the Upwey/Broadwey people, were a branch from Piddlehinton. Their names, Thomas, William and John, match Piddlehinton names around 1600-1700. My own family, descended from William Kellaway at Pucknowle in 1787, are now thought to have been another branch. Despite references in the Parish Register about that time, only John was listed there in the 1641 Protestations. He had 5 chimneys in 1664, widow Kellaway (paup.) only had 1. The Piddlehinton Parish Register is also incomplete, but the Register and family wills at the time (Christopher 1663, John 1671, John 1676, Nicholas 1716, Christopher 1716), offer the following: The families of Thomas Kelway, of Piddlehinton, son of Nicholas and Jone Kellaway of Forston and Charminster, and of Nicholas and Joan Kellaway, of Charminster and Piddlehinton: (Nicholas Kellaway c 1525-1592) 3 Thomas Kelway c1575 • The family of Thomas and ? Kelway of Piddlehinton, Dorset: 3.1 John Kelway c1605-1676 3.2 Thomas Kelway c1605 m Susan Loman (c1610-1686) at Piddlehinton 1628 3.3 Christopher Kelway c1605 m Alice Symonds at Piddlehinton 1630 • The family of John and ? Kellaway Yeoman of Piddlehinton, Dorset (ref property there called Heaugh): 3.1.1 Christopher Kelway c1640 3.1.2 Robert Kelway 1641 3.1.3 Rafe Kelway 1642-1642 3.1.4 John Kelway 1644 The property of “Heaugh” or “Heave” was held by the senior(?) family of Nicholas of Charminster, between about 1660 and 1700 at least — probably until late in the 1700s. It is not clear what the relationship of the other families was. • The family of Thomas and Susan Kelway of Piddlehinton, Dorset: 3.2.1 Mary Kelway 1629 3.2.2 Christopher Kelway 1631-1663 3.2.3 Thomas Kelway 1634 3.2.4 Robert Kelway 1637 3.2.5 Susan Kelway 1640 • The family of Christopher and ? Kelway of Piddlehinton, Dorset: 188.8.131.52 Thomas Kelway c 1670 Possibly buried at Godmanston 1706 184.108.40.206 John Kelway c 1670 These two, referred to in grandfather John′s will, could alternatively be the nephews of Christopher. (There is some name confusion between this and the following family.) • The family of Thomas and ? Kelway of Piddlehinton, Dorset: 220.127.116.11 Thomas Kelway 1660 m ? 18.104.22.168 John Kelway 1662-(1732) m ? It appears that son Thomas may also have had a son Thomas, who is possibly the later Thomas of Bexington and Puncknowle, as his daughter Mary was buried at Piddlehinton in 1735. (See Upwey/Broadwey later) Unfortunately the missing Piddlehinton PRs of 1700-30 hide the immediate families of these two. Born around 1690-1710, they are presumed to include the two Johns who follow later, one of whom probably married Lydia. Widow Lydia Kellaway died in 1754. There were other families in Piddlehinton and, from the latter half of the 1600s, the branch of the family of Nicholas of Forston/Charminster, descended through the eldest son Ralph, assumes dominance. That family follows: • The family of Nicholas and Joan Kelway of Piddlehinton Dorset: 22.214.171.124 Mary Kelway c1665 126.96.36.199 Paul Kelway c1665-1731 m Mrs Anne Moile of Hazelbury Bryan at Tyneham in 1704 188.8.131.52 Elizabeth Kelway 1677 184.108.40.206 Anna Kelway 1679 220.127.116.11 John Kelway 1681-1725 of Piddletrenthide and Dorchester m Elizabeth (1683-1768 called Mrs Elizabeth when she died at Blandford in 1768) 18.104.22.168 Nathanial Kelway 1685-5 22.214.171.124 Samuel Kelway 1685 126.96.36.199 Christopher Kelway 1688-1764 One daughter married Thomas Young, another Thomas Rawlins. Christopher produced a will in 1716, the same year as did others in the family. However, described as a Yeoman, he appears to have died in 1764. Three wills, for father Nicholas, his brother Samuel, and son Christopher, were all dated 1716. We must consider that one, perhaps two, or all, do not indicate actual date of death, rather a joint visit to the notary. There was also another John, with wife Sarah, in Piddlehinton at the same time. The John senior who died in 1732 may have been the father of this second John. Unfortunately the PRs are largely missing for the vital years from 1700 to 1730, and it is difficult to place, or confirm, some of these family members. • Family of Paul and Ann Kellaway of Hazelbury Bryan and Piddlehinton: 188.8.131.52.1 Nicholas Kellaway 1705-14 184.108.40.206.2 James Kellaway c1710-1764 m Lucy 220.127.116.11.3 Elizabeth Kellaway c1710 Nicholas, the young son of Paul and Ann, was buried at Hazelbury Bryan in 1714. Mr Nicholas of Sturminster died in 1783. He does not appear to have had any family in Piddlehinton, and might have been a later son of John and Elizabeth, although he is listed with John and Elizabeth, below. He was in dispute with Lucy, the widow of James, who died in London in 1764. • Family of John and Elizabeth Kellaway of Piddletrethide and Dorchester: 18.104.22.168.1 Elizabeth Kellaway 1715 m John Ridout esq. 22.214.171.124.2 Mary Kellaway 1717 m Nathanial Gundry of Musbury Devon 126.96.36.199.3 Dorothy Kellaway 1719-1781 188.8.131.52.4 John Kellaway 1722-1774 184.108.40.206.5 Nicholas Kellaway 1723-1783 Living at Blandford Forum, prior to Winterborne Whitchurch He was called the only son. The tomb of Nathanial Gundry exhibits the pears and nippers Kellaway arms of his wife Mary. Dorothy Kellaway (1720-1781), living at Blandford Forum, died at Witchampton, and was brought back to Piddlehinton. Although called, by custom, Mrs, she was unmarried. There had been another Dorothy, who died in 1720. The position of John in this family is perhaps questionable. Jane and Mary Kellaway from Piddlehinton, married James Jeans and John Payne, respectively, in Dorchester in 1731 and 1736. Born around 1710, they do not seem to have been from any of these families. (Unfortunately the Piddlehinton PRs are limited for the period 1700-30.) • Family of Mr James and Mrs Lucy Kellaway of Piddlehinton, Dorset: 220.127.116.11.2.1. Purdon Crew Kellaway 1744-1764 Unusually described as “much loved, Miss” Purdon Crew died at 20. 18.104.22.168.2.2 Margaret Kellaway 1746 m Sylvanus Greville Esq. in 1764 22.214.171.124.2.3 Lucy Kellaway 1747 m Robert Staning of Shaston in 1790 126.96.36.199.2.4 Susanna Ann Kellaway 1748-1748 188.8.131.52.2.5 Anne Kellaway 1750 m Ambrose Ridout in 1776 184.108.40.206.2.6 Susanna Kellaway 1754 220.127.116.11.2.7 Mary Kellaway 1756 This family appears to have had some importance in the area. Presumably involved with farming, the land was leasehold (probably that named Heaugh or Heave). There were no sons. In the 1700s Piddlehinton names were often preceded by a Mr or Mrs, when they died. Mr Paul in 1731, Mr James in 1764, Mrs Elizabeth in 1768, Mrs Dorothy (actually a Miss, brought back from Witchampton) in 1781, Mr Nicholas in 1783. These people were presumably considered minor gentry. They appear to have maintained a close relationship with the Upwey/Broadwey family. John and Elizabeth may be the “uncle and aunt” referred to in the Luxborough wills. While, perhaps a popular name at the time, there were two Lucys in the other family. The following families have X substituted for the missing 1690-1700 family link, because until now, their family connection has been uncertain: • Family of John and Betty/Elizabeth Kellaway of Piddlehinton, Dorset: 18.104.22.168.X.1 John Kellaway 1731-1731 22.214.171.124.X.2 George Kellaway 1733 m Mary Read in 1772 (she died 1793) 126.96.36.199.X.3 John Kellaway 1735 188.8.131.52.X.4 Thomas Kellaway 1739 m Frances Mussel at Buckland Ripers in 1764 184.108.40.206.X.5 William Kellaway 1746-1819 m 1 ? c 1780 2 Sarah Purchase (1750-1828) at Puncknowle in 1787 The family is assumed to be descended from Christopher and Thomas, because that of John and Sarah includes a Lydia, which could have been the grandmother′s name. The mother of the first four here was Betty. William had a mother Elizabeth; she was presumably, but not necessarily, the same lady. (They could also have been a different family, and there was at that time a similar family at Bishops Caundle.) John and Elizabeth may be the aunt and uncle referred to at Upwey. Sons John, Thomas and William, all appear to have left Piddlehinton, and could hold the clues to later families around Abbotsbury. Possibly George also, although his wife was buried at Piddlehinton. It is just possible one or more went to Walworth and London, although DNA results today do not support them being the same family. It now seems most likely that this is the family that appears around Abbotsbury, and may be more closely related to the Upwey family, as well as that at Bexington and Puncknowle. • Family of John and Sarah Kellaway of Piddlehinton, Dorset: 220.127.116.11.X.1 Mary Kellaway 1737 18.104.22.168.X.2 Ann Kellaway 1742-1800 22.214.171.124.X.3 Lydia Kellaway c1745 m John Stone in 1763 Thought to be descended from one of the two Thomases, the family do not seem to have had the financial resources of the senior Piddlehinton people, Sarah leaving £50 to her daughters Ann and Lydia in 1775. Again there were apparently no sons. Widow Lydia Kellaway, who died in Piddlehinton in 1754, is not recorded anywhere as a wife of any of the above. She may however have been the wife of Thomas. There was also another Lydia, born c 1745, who married John Stone in 1763. (The name is unusual in the family, although William Kellaway of Puncknowle had a daughter Lydia by his first wife. It is unknown where, possibly on the Isle of Wight, more likely in Dorset, c1786.) It seems likely that John senior, who died in 1732, was the father of one of the two Johns. Both the above two families are presumed to be those of a son of either John or Thomas. It is interesting that at Bishops Caundle to the north, there were another John and Elizabeth, with son George c in 1733, and later a John and Sarah. The latter family however appear to have used Biblical names, such as Abraham, Jacob and Esau. (Johns remain a problem to place.) • Family of Thomas and Frances Kellaway, of Buckland Ripers, possibly of Bexington, Dorset: 126.96.36.199.X.4.1 John Kellaway 1765-1768 188.8.131.52.X.4.2 Thomas Kellaway c 1770-1827 m Margaret Edwards (1767-1845) 1793 at Corscombe 184.108.40.206.X.4.3 Christopher Kellaway 1773-1858 Presumed member of this familym Sarah Farnham (1785-1813) 1806 at Corscombe 220.127.116.11.X.4.4 George Kellaway 1774 c at Abbotsbury • Family of Thomas and Margaret Kellaway Yeoman of Elworth, Abbotsbury, Dorset: 18.104.22.168.X.4.2.1 George Kellaway 1794 Presumed son of this family. m Lydia Stone at Sherborne 1819 22.214.171.124.X.4.2.2 Frances Kellaway 1796 m Thomas Feaver at Shipton Gorge 1818 (Brother of Phoebe Fever) 126.96.36.199.X.4.2.3 Richard Edwards Kellaway 1800 m Susannah Bridge Frampton of Stratton at Langton Herring 1834 188.8.131.52.X.4.2.4 Elizabeth Martha Kellaway 1802 m John Adams (Kensington Grove M/sex) 1824 Abbotsbury 184.108.40.206.X.4.2.5 Thomas Alfred Kellaway 1806-1863 m Elizabeth Farmer 400 acres, empl. 15 in 1851 220.127.116.11.X.4.2.6 Joseph Hyde Kellaway 1808 m 1 Mary Davis at Shipton Gorge 1834 m 2 Ann (born 1814) 18.104.22.168.X.4.2.7 John Kellaway 1814 Son of Thomas and Ann (presumed second wife) Farmer 500 acres at Abbotsbury 1851(unmarried) George and Joseph Hyde Kellaway, the sons of Thomas of Elworth, were to jointly inherit the property of Joseph Hide of Shipton Gorge with Joseph Hide Kellaway, son of William and Sarah Kellaway of Puncknowle and Bexington (in 1821). Joseph at least was born at Shipton Gorge. Strangely both Joseph Hide Kellaways became Dairymen elsewhere later, suggesting some problem with the inheritance through the widow. George married Lydia Stone in 1819. Was she the granddaughter of the Lydia Stone, nee Kellaway, who married John Stone at Piddlehinton in 1763? George was apparently at Shipton Gorge in 1838, and was a Farm Bailiff there in 1851. However George and Lydia (Stone) Kellaway produced seven children in Tasmania between 1820-33. Did he, or some of the family emigrate and return? Piddlehinton names are very similar to those of Bexington and Abbotsbury in particular, but as the Charminster and Piddlehinton families were both descended from Nicholas of Forston in the late 1500s, it is perhaps not surprising. John Down Kellaway, of Winterborne Abbas (the Bexington family), was the holder of freehold lands in Piddlehinton in the 1838 Register of Voters. Suggesting a family connection, if not inheritance. Specifically regarding Upwey and Broadwey, George Kelway c1615-1663 could have married twice, if Joanne was his widow of one year. He could have had sons by an earlier marriage, one of whom fathered Henry c at Turners Puddle in 1665. But there is no evidence of George′s father, in Broadwey or elsewhere. The William Kellaway, commander of the Luxborough Galley, the South Seas Company Slaver that caught fire off Newfoundland in 1727, came from Upwey. As would have his brother, the mate Ralph, and his nephew the ship′s boy Robert, the only eventual family survivor. The wills of William and Ralph indicate that they were the sons of Henry, and they had a brother Henry. Henry Kellaway junior of Broadwey had a Negro servant aged 18, George Pugarron, christened in 1733. Presumably born himself about 1700, his father Henry senior could have been born around 1665, matching the Henry christened at Turners Puddle. We can presume the origin of George Pugarron. He could have been one of the “boys” on the Luxborough, although unless renamed, his name does not match. William Kellaway of Upwey was in 1736 called “Farmer” William, probably to differentiate him from the other William, both appearing to be about the same age, born c1690-1700. He seems to match the brother of Thomas of Bexington, buried at Portesham in 1776, and was evidently the cousin of “Commander” William. The Upwey/Broadwey family were later described as Brewers. They may only have had a mill, but the Ship Inn at Upwey remains today. By 1700, the usual spelling of the name in Dorset was Kellaway. On the Isle of Wight both C and K spellings, Callaway and Kellaway, were used, generally according to location. Whether there was any connection or not, the Callaway family of St Helens Isle of Wight were by 1800 being almost entirely described as Mariners, and presumably had been the previous century. By 1800, at least one relative there had been a known smuggler. By 1850 they had an inn on Alderney in the Channel Islands. When William Kellaway aged 77, died at Portesham in 1776, a prosperous Upwey family member, Christopher Kellaway, appears to have taken over his property. By 1800 the Upwey family had acquired land around Abbotsbury. Apparently occupied in farming, as well as brewing, the properties were also very near the coast. Thomas Kellaway, who died in 1737, was the brother of William of Portesham, and lived on the coast at Bexington, in the early 1700s. He and his 5 year old son Thomas were buried at nearby Puncknowle the same year. It is not known how long they had lived in Bexington, but his father, if another Thomas, appears likely to have been christened in Piddlehinton, perhaps around 1670, when there were two Thomases there. Bexington was later a coastguard station. Two family members became Customs Officers in the mid 1800s. The father might possibly have been the Innkeeper Thomas Kelloway recorded at Wickham Hampshire around 1710. In 1787 William Kellaway, possibly William Thomas Calloway, the son of Edward and Ann Calloway, christened at St Helens Isle of Wight in 1756, appeared in Puncknowle. (It was unusual to be christened with two Christian names at that time, and it could be presumed William and Thomas were family names. Perhaps his uncles.) It now seems he was however more likely to be the William Kellaway, son of John and Elizabeth Kellaway, c at Piddlehinton in 1746. Despite there being no other reference to him for another 40 years. A third alternative is that he was the unrecorded son or grandson of William Kellaway of Portesham (1699-1776). As a second wife, William married local girl Sarah Purchase at Puncknowle in 1787. If not the St Helens man, we do not know his first wife. What connection he had back to any of the families we still do not know, but there were Kellaway families in a number of villages about Puncknowle and Abbotsbury at the time. Puncknowle was close to Bexington, and held the nearest Parish Church. There were no Edwards evident in th earea, although an Edward could have been born at Wickham Hampshire around 1715, or even at Portesham around 1725. William Kellaway, possibly “Farmer” William, was buried at Portesham, his brother Thomas, and nephew Thomas Kellaway at Bexington. We do not know William of Portesham′s descendants, if any, but Thomas of Bexington′s family remained around Abbotsbury for a number of years. One later owned property at Piddlehinton. The Bexington family appears to have been closely related to the Upwey family. If he was William (Thomas)′s grandfather, Thomas was an Innkeeper in Wickham Hampshire around 1700-10, and his father Edward went to the Isle of Wight. It appears therefore that the two brothers, William and Thomas, could have been Edward′s elder brothers, and therefore the uncles of William (Thomas Calloway)/Kellaway. The second alternative of being the Piddlehinton William has some relevance, as his first family daughter′s name was Elizabeth, the same as his own mother, and there had been another Lydia in Piddlehinton. He was however unrecorded for 40 years between 1746 and 1787. As the third weaker alternative, William of Portesham (1699-1776) could have had a son Edward, born either at Portesham (this presumes the Hampshire parentage is erroneous), with a son William, born on the Isle of Wight, or elsewhere. Unfortunately, without further evidence, it is very difficult to conclusively prove which families, and people, were connected. The similarities point in different directions. We can assume, with reasonable certainty that, while many were farming, others were mariners, some perhaps fishermen. They were trading, some probably with smuggled goods, and some were innkeepers and brewers. While they lived principally in Dorset, there could have been associations with the Isle of Wight. It also appears that they retained distant family connections over several generations. (See also the file prepared on the family of William Thomas Calloway/Kellaway of St Helens, Isle of Wight.)
The likely descent from Henry Kellaway senior of Upwey, born c 1670, and from Thomas Kellaway senior of Bexington, born c 1700. There is no definite forebear for either family, although Henry, the son of George and Elizabeth, c at Turners Puddle in 1665, is a possibility for Upwey/Broadwey. He would have been 78 when he died in 1743, but his widow living until 1754, suggests a late or second marriage. His father George seems unrecorded, but there was a Henry born in Charminster c1635. The family Negro servant was christened George in 1733. As yet there is no definitive connection between these two families, but their proximity is very strong. Commander William came from Upwey. Farmer William lived at Upwey. It is uncertain whether Thomas of Bexington′s brother William had any family, or where he lived prior to 1776. Perhaps in Hampshire, or was he possibly also a mariner? Apart from the Luxborough men, it appears the Upwey/Broadwey family were farmers, and brewers. Bexington is on the coast, and the family there were possibly initially seafarers, or had some association with the sea, perhaps also brewing in Hampshire. There are records of George Kelway in Broadwey in the mid 1600s. There are no references to the family living near Bexington, before about 1730. Although there is no confirmation, it seems likely that George′s family descended from Nicholas of Forston/Charminster, while Thomas senior matches either of two Thomases in Piddlehinton. William and Thomas were brothers, but their father is unknown, while Henry′s father was named Henry. Their respective fathers could have been more distant cousins, one from Broadwey, the other Piddlehinton. Both presumably descended from Nicholas of Forston/Charminster. Dates are as recorded in the Parish Registers and Census records: 1 Henry Kellaway c 1665-1743 Probably born at Turners Puddle. The son of George and Elizabeth Called Mr Henry Kellaway senior when buried in woollen at Upwey. m Alice (she died 1754) 2 John Kellaway (c 1682-1747?) Possibly the brother of Henry, he may be John, of Piddlehinton, with wife Elizabeth Uncle John and Aunt Elizabeth are referred to in the Luxborough wills. As are three cousins, William, Ann and Lucy. There may be no close relationship between the individuals, but the names of the cousins would not be the Piddlehinton family, and suggest John may have been Henry′s brother, or they were descended from another sibling. (The name William suggests Upwey, Lucy suggests Piddlehinton.) At this stage, it is assumed that William is the son of John. 3 (Thomas) Kellaway c 1675 The name is a likely possibility. Perhaps born at Piddlehinton, the son of Christopher or Thomas. He may have been the innkeeper at Wickham, Hampshire around 1710. • Family of Henry and Alice Kellaway of Upwey: 1.1 Henry Kellaway c 1695-1776 Called junior between 1733-5.m Mary (Farwell?) Mary died 1758. Henry had a Negro Servant, George Pugarron, c in 1733 (at age 18) 1.2 William Kellaway c 1695-1727 Commander of the Luxborough Galley lost by fire at sea. Died & buried at Newfoundland. m Anne (possibly in London) 1.3 Ralph Kellaway c1700-1727 1st Mate of the Luxborough Galley. Died in fire on the ship. 1.4 Ann Kellaway c 1710 1.5 Lucy Kellaway c 1710 A William Kellaway was 6th mate on the “Mary” in 1717-8. Presumably the same William, he may therefore have been born around 1695. Ships Boy Robert, who survived the Luxborough fire, belonged to one of these families. He later sailed with the East India Company. Presumably the same man, a Robert served as 4th mate aboard the “Beaufort” from 1737-8, 2nd mate on the “Benjamin” 1741-2, “Lapwing” 1743-4, and 1st mate on the “Dolphin” 1744-5. It is understood he was lost at sea on the route to India in 1746, probably aged about 30. • Family of John Kellaway of Upwey (presumed): 2.1 William Kellaway c 1700 Living at Upwey in 1736, he was called “Farmer” William, presumably to differentiate him from “Commander” William. He may have m Elizabeth Collier at Preston cum Sutton Poynts in 1735 • Family of (Thomas) Kellaway of Piddlehinton and Bexington: 3.1 Thomas Kellaway(sen) c 1695-1737 Lived at Bexington from about 1730 m Jane (she died 1747) Died relatively young. As Bexington is on the coast, the sea may have been the cause. 3.2 William Kellaway 1699-1776 Described as widower when buried at Portesham in 1776, aged 77. No known references to his wife, or any family. (Also might have been the husband of Elizabeth Collier.) Despite differing locations, the above two Williams could be the same man. • Family of William and (Elizabeth/Mary?) Kellaway Farmer, Upwey Dorset: 2.1.1 Mary Kellaway 1736 • Family of Henry (jun.) and Mary Kellaway (Brewer), Broadwey Dorset: 1.1.1 Ann Kellaway 1733 1.1.2 William Kellaway 1734 1.1.3 Mary Kellaway 1735 1.1.4 Susanna Kellaway 1736 May have married James Stayner at Dorchester St Peter 1776 1.1.5 Sarah Kellaway 1738 1.1.6 Christopher Farwell Kellaway 1741-1805 Apparently named after Christopher Farewell Esq. of Chickerell (d 1747) m 1 Mary c 1760 m 2 Mary Hilliard (widow) at Melcombe Regis 1790 Lieutenant in Royal Navy 1778 1.1.7 Henry Kellaway 1747-1811 m Mary Whittier? 1.1.8 John Kellaway 1747 c with Henry 1.1.9 Catherine Kellaway 1751 m William Horsey at Broadwey 1775 1.1.10 Robert Kellaway 1753 m Elizabeth Randall at Chickerell 1783 1.1.11 Judith Kellaway 1757 Christopher carried on the naval tradition in the Upwey family by joining the Royal Navy. (His uncles and cousin were aboard the Luxborough Galley) While we do not at this time know his ships, or his burial place, it is interesting that he apparently died the year of the Battle of Trafalgar. His grandson James, son of his daughter Mary, carried on the tradition with the East India Company. Henry, and Robert, appear to be two of the six Kellaways recorded in the 1807 Lay Subsidy Roll for Dorset, living in Melcombe Regis, and West Chickerell. • Family of Thomas and Jane Kellaway of Bexington Dorset: 3.1.1 Jane Kellaway c 1728 m John Talbot at Puncknowle 1745 3.1.2 Thomas Kellaway 1732-37 3.1.3 John Kellaway 1735 m Ann Down 1769 at Abbotsbury 3.1.4 Mary Kellaway c 1735-1736 Was buried at Piddlehinton, (suggesting probable family origin?) • Family of Christopher Farwell and Mary Kellaway Naval Officer, of Broadwey, Dorset: 22.214.171.124 Henry Kellaway c1760-1807 m Mary 126.96.36.199 Christopher Kellaway c1763 m Ann Bryant 1792 at Abbotsbury 188.8.131.52 Thomas Kellaway c1767 184.108.40.206 Mary Kellaway c1775 m John Bryant at Little Bredy 1792(see later for base-born son) • Family of Henry and Mary Kellaway, Brewer of Melcombe Regis Dorset: 220.127.116.11 William Henry Farwell Kellaway 1781 18.104.22.168 Mary Kellaway 1782 22.214.171.124 William Henry Farwell Kellaway 1785-1839 m Elizabeth Brewer of Norton sub Hamdon Somerset. 126.96.36.199 Mary Kellaway 1785 188.8.131.52 Ann Kellaway 1785 (It appears William and Mary may have been baptised again in 1785, with Ann, unless they had died as infants.) 184.108.40.206 Henry Kellaway c1790 m Elizabeth Purchase at Puddletown in 1828 (Henry is presumed to be from this family) William Henry Farwell Kellaway was to carry on the brewing interests of the Upwey family, but in Somerset. He is presumed to be the William recorded in the 1807 Lay Subsidy Roll for Dorset, in Broadwey. • Family of Robert and Elizabeth Kellaway of Broadwey and West Chickerell, Dorset: 220.127.116.11 Elizabeth Kellaway 1785 18.104.22.168 Catherine Kellaway 1787 22.214.171.124 Elizabeth Kellaway 1792 126.96.36.199 Robert Kellaway 1793 m Sarah Shopkeeper at Bourton 1851 188.8.131.52 Mary Kellaway 1801 As Robert was possibly the only son of landholder Robert, it seems a little unlikely that he would be a Shopkeeper, but is otherwise a match. Two girls, Virtue and Ann Kellaway were married at Chickerell in 1816 and 1819. Both could be from this family, however Ann has been placed with the family of Christopher and Ann of Little Bredy. Virtue was the daughter of Joseph and Joan of Litton Cheney. • Family of Thomas and Frances Kellaway of Buckland Ripers, possibly of Bexington, Dorset: 184.108.40.206 John Kellaway 1765-68 220.127.116.11 Thomas Kellaway c1770-1827 m Margaret Edwards (1767-1845) 1793 at Corscombe 18.104.22.168 Christopher Kellaway 1773-1858 Presumed member of this family m Sarah Farnham (1785-1813) 1806 at Corscombe • Family of John and Ann Kellaway of Abbotsbury, Dorset: 22.214.171.124 John Kellaway 1769-1829 126.96.36.199 Elizabeth Kellaway 1771 m John Groves 1791 188.8.131.52 Mary Kellaway 1773 184.108.40.206 William Kellaway 1773-1829 m Ann Kerslake at Bradpole 1802 220.127.116.11 Martha Kellaway 1777 18.104.22.168 John Down Kellaway 1779-1855 Farmer 100 acres at Winterborne Abbas 1851 unmarried 22.214.171.124 Ann Kellaway 1783-1814 There is doubt as to which family John and William belonged. They died the same year, at Abbotsbury, and this family knew the Kerslake and Bryant families. To have two sons called John at that late time seems a little strange. We do not have a christening date for John, but he died at 61, and 1769 was also the wedding year of John and Ann. He might have been born to a different mother, or was perhaps a pre-nuptual birth. The option would be the family of Thomas and Frances Kellaway, but they seemed to have had little connection with Abbotsbury. John is presumed to be the man referred to in the 1807 Dorset Lay Subsidy Roll for Buckland Ripers. John Down and William appear as Trustees in the 1820 will of William Kellaway of Puncknowle. • Family of Henry and Mary Kellaway Farmer of Bradford Peverell, Dorset: 126.96.36.199.1 Mary Kellaway 1805 Her father died in 1807. • Family of Christopher and Ann Kellaway of Little Bredy, Dorset: 188.8.131.52.1 Sarah Kellaway 1792 m Edward Patten at Little Bredy 1815 184.108.40.206.2 Mary Kellaway 1794 220.127.116.11.3 Ann Kellaway 1797 May have m John Wallis at Chickerell 1816 18.104.22.168.4 Christopher Kellaway 1799 m Ann Bryant at Little Bredy 1821 Lodging at Broadwey in 1851 22.214.171.124.5 John Kellaway 1807 May have married Ann Wallis at Halstock in 1825 126.96.36.199.6 Thomas Smith Kellaway 1810 m Elizabeth Jerrard John may have married Ann Wallis at Halstock in 1825, although his age seems too young. A Jane Kellaway married Henry Bryant at Abbotsbury in 1824. Presumably born c 1800, she may have belonged to this family, although it seems more like she was the daughter of William and Sarah Kellaway of Puncknowle, c 1790. • Family of Mary Kellaway of Little Bredy: 188.8.131.52.1 James Kellaway 1791 Baseborn probably son of John Bryant. Raised by Grandfather Christopher, until his death in 1805. m Eliza Captain EICI In 1851 living at Melcombe Regis with wife and 3 servants. The grandson of a Naval Officer, James was to be brought up as a Husbandman, but joined the East India Company. He was midshipman aboard the “Phoenix”(5) from 1804-5, 5th mate 1807-8, 4th mate 1809-10, 3rd mate on the “Princess Amelia”(4) 1812-15, 2nd mate 1815-18, 1st mate 1819-24, Captain of the “Princess Amelia” 1825-6, and Captain of the “Bombay”(3) from 1830-33. The figures in brackets appear to relate to the rating of a man-o-war. Third Rate RN Ships, similar to the Bombay, could therefore have had 80-90 guns, and in wartime at least, a crew of 500-720 men. Floating fortresses. • Family of William Henry Farwell and Elizabeth Kellaway, Brewer of Broadwey, Dorset, and Norton sub Hamdon, Somerset: 184.108.40.206.1 Henry William Farwell Kellaway 1807 220.127.116.11.2 Mary Ann Kellaway 1809 18.104.22.168.4 Eliza Jane Kellaway 1815 22.214.171.124.5 William Kellaway 1825 It seems the brewing family could have moved to Somerset. Today the Ship Inn at Upwey may commemorate the family involved with both brewing, and the sea. • Family of Henry and Elizabeth Kellaway of Melcombe Regis: 126.96.36.199.1 Robert Kellaway 1817 Fisherman at Chickerell 1841 • Family of Christopher and Sarah Kellaway of Halstock and Corscombe, Dorset: (1.1) Edward Farnham Kellaway 1808-1830 (1.2) John Kellaway 1809 m Ann Wallis at Halstock in 1825 (Yeoman) There is some confusion between this family and that of Naval Officer Christopher and Ann (Bryant). See also THE SHERBORNE AND NORTHERN DORSET FAMILIES. • Family of Thomas and Margaret Kellaway Yeoman of Elworth, Abbotsbury, Dorset: 188.8.131.52.1 George Kellaway 1794 Presumed son of this family. m Lydia (Major?) c 1820 184.108.40.206.2 Frances Kellaway 1796 m Thomas Feaver at Shipton Gorge (Brother of Phoebe Fever) 220.127.116.11.3 Richard Edwards Kellaway 1800 m Susannah Bridge frampton of Stratton at Langton herring 1834 18.104.22.168.4 Elizabeth Martha Kellaway 1802 m John Adams of Kensington Grove M/sex 1824 at Abbotsbury 22.214.171.124.5 Thomas Alfred Kellaway 1806-1863 126.96.36.199.6 Joseph Hyde Kellaway 1808 m 1 Mary Davis at Shipton Gorge 1834 m 2 Ann (born 1814) 188.8.131.52.7 John Kellaway 1814 son of Thomas and Ann (presumed 2nd wife) Farmer 500 acres at Abbotsbury 1851 (unmarried) George and Joseph Hyde Kellaway, the sons of Thomas of Elworth, were to jointly inherit the property of Joseph Hide of Shipton Gorge, with Joseph Hide Kellaway, son of William and Sararh Kellaway of Puncknowle, in 1821. Strangely both Joseph Hide Kellaways became Dairymen elsewhere later, suggesting some problem with the inheritance through the widow. George remained in Shipton Gorge until after 1838. He was a Farm Bailiff there in 1851. • Family of John Kellaway and Mary Bryant of Abbotsbury: 184.108.40.206.1 Christopher Kellaway 1794 BB? son of John by Mary Bryant • Family of William and Ann Kellaway Yeoman of Abbotsbury: 220.127.116.11.1 Elizabeth Kellaway 1806 18.104.22.168.2 Thomas Kellaway 1810-19 22.214.171.124.1 William Kellaway 1813 • Family of Christopher and Ann Kellaway of Little Bredy, Dorset: 126.96.36.199.4.1 Ann Kellaway 1822 188.8.131.52.4.2 Robert Kellaway 1823 • Family of John and Ann Kellaway Yoeman of Halstock, Dorset: 184.108.40.206.5.1 John Kellaway 1829 220.127.116.11.5.2 Sarah Kellaway c 1830 18.104.22.168.5.3 Eliza Anne Kellaway 1836 22.214.171.124.5.4 John Kellaway 1843 In 1861 John was farming 427 acres at Litton Cheney, with son John, employing 12. As John was recorded as being 18, the earlier John must have died. • Family of Thomas Smith and Elizabeth Kellaway Yoeman Farmer (500 acres in 1851) of West Stafford, Dorset: 126.96.36.199.6.1 Julia Ann Kellaway 1838 188.8.131.52.6.2 James Kellaway 1841 184.108.40.206.6.3 Theresa Fanny Kellaway 1845 220.127.116.11.6.4 18.104.22.168.6.5 George Smith Kellaway 1849 22.214.171.124.6.6 William Henry Kellaway 1851 126.96.36.199.6.7 Joseph John Kellaway 1868 Presumed son of second marriage, to Mary Tilly Note in 1851 Leonard Kellaway, born 1830 at Anderson, was a Dairy Servant at 5 Stafford House. • Family of George and Lydia Kellaway of Shipton Gorge, and Tasmania: 188.8.131.52.1.1 Thomas Stone Kellaway 1820-1 184.108.40.206.1.2 Thomas Stone Kellaway 1822 m Catherine Sophia Dyer 220.127.116.11.1.3 Edwin John Stone Kellaway 1824 18.104.22.168.1.4 Ann Stone Kellaway 1826 22.214.171.124.1.5 Catherine Stone Kellaway 1829 126.96.36.199.1.6 Ellen Elizabeth Stone Kellaway 1831 188.8.131.52.1.4 Henry Stone Kellaway 1833 • Family of Richard Edwards and Susannah Bridge Kellaway of Langton Herring, Dorset: 184.108.40.206.3.1 Elizabeth Kellaway 1836 m John Brain 1855 220.127.116.11.3.2 Thomas Frampton Kellaway 1838 18.104.22.168.3.3 William Frampton Kellaway 1841-1867 • Family of Joseph Hyde and Ann Kellaway Dairyman of Abbotsbury, Farm Bailiff at Shipton Gorge, Dorset: 22.214.171.124.6.1 John Kellaway 1843 126.96.36.199.6.2 Thomas Kellaway 1845 188.8.131.52.6.3 Alfred E Kellaway 1847 184.108.40.206.6.4 Herbert Kellaway 1849 220.127.116.11.6.5 Ezekiel Kellaway 1851 18.104.22.168.6.6 James Kellaway 1852 Joseph and Ann, with children John, Herbert and James, were living at Bridge Lane, Abbotsbury in 1881. (Bridge Lane is where John and Phoebe Kellaway, with three children, Marian/John, Alfred and Phoebe, were living in 1851.) • Family of Thomas Stone and Catherine Sophia Kellaway, Grazier of Woodstock, Huon River, Tasmania: 22.214.171.124.1.2.1 Thomas Dyer Kellaway 1855-1906 m Beatrice Samwell 1895 at Townsville, Australia It seems likely that there were other children in this family. Thomas Dyer worked for the Cooktown Bank of NSW in 1873, was Chairman of the Etheridge Shire Council 1884-6, was Croydon Assayer 18888-1904, and on the Jockey Club Committee 1889-1904. He left a relatively young family when he died of liver trouble and cyanide poisoning (possibly from gold processing) at 51. • Family of Thomas Dyer and Beatrice Kellaway Assayer of Croydon, Australia: 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Edwin Wallys Kellaway 1896 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Harold Stone Kellaway 1898 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Thomas Dyer Kellaway 1899 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 John Luttrell Kellaway 1902 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Wilfred Samwell Kellaway 1904 This composite Upwey/Broadwey, Bexington/Abbotsbury chart, remains incomplete. There were many descendants from these people, who have yet to be added. There are omissions, and there may be errors. By 1800, these families however appear to be the most prominent and prosperous in Dorset, through farming, brewing, and the sea. They were also in Australia shortly afterwards. In this southern part of Dorset there were also other Kellaway families. Among them one associated with nearby Long Bredy.
Long Bredy is within the overall proximity of Upwey/Broadwey and Abbotsbury. It is not definitely known to whom the family were related, although they appear to have been a little less prosperous. Although it is not now thought that Joseph the son of Mary and Rose Kellaway was one of the two Joseph Hide Kellaways who were to jointly inherit the property of Joseph Hide of Shipton Gorge, with the two brothers from the Elworth, Abbotsbury family of Thomas and Margaret Kellaway, it is still presumed the families had been closely related earlier. Two names from the early 1700s, Joseph and Benjamin, also suggest connections. The first reference is to Joseph marrying Sarah Syms at Long Bredy in 1741. Joseph presumably would have been born around 1715. His eldest son was Benjamin c in 1742. Benjamin′s eldest son was also called Benjamin. A son in each family was called Joseph. An unfortunate record is that a Benjamin died, as a prisoner, in Dorchester in 1724. It does not seem to have been an execution, but the dates suggest he could have been Joseph′s father. It may have been his widow Mary who died in Bradford Abbas 5 years later. Biblical names were very popular at the time. There are surprisingly few Benjamins in all, but Joseph was quite common in this area, and others were recorded in other parts of Dorset. Elsewhere in 1731, Susannah the daughter of Joseph Kellaway and Elizabeth Miller was c at Longburton in the north of Dorset. Joseph had presumably been born around 1700. As a Susanna of Long Bredy married James Stayner at Dorchester St Peter in 1776, it seems possible there was some connection there. In the east of Dorset, at Moor Critchel, Joseph left his few worldly possessions to his mother-in-law in a 1747 will. A Cesar Kellaway was witness. Nearby, at Wimborne St Giles, Edward left an estate of less than £5, with a shilling each to his loving sons Edward, Joseph and Thomas. (One of the very few references to an Edward at the time.) There was a will for a Benjamin in 1753, but no details are available. Details from the Long Bredy Parish Registers are as Follows: 1 Joseph Kellaway c1720-1804 m Sarah Syms at Long Bredy in 1741 • The presumed family of Joseph and Sarah Kellaway of Long Bredy: 1.1 Benjamin Kellaway 1742-1807 m Elizabeth Hopkins (1742-1817) at Pilsdon in 1765 1.2 Sarah Kellaway 1750 m William Atkins at Long Bredy 1768 1.3 William Kellaway 1755-1807 m Rose Fudge (1758-1835) at Long Bredy 1780. 1.4 Joseph Kellaway 1755-1838 m Joan Horsey (1750-1839) at Litton Cheney 1782 1.5 Henry Kellaway 1761 • Family of Benjamin and Elizabeth Kellaway of Litton Cheney, Dorset: 1.1.1 Benjamin Kellaway 1775 1.1.2 Joseph Kellaway 1778-1795 1.1.3 Thomas Kellaway 1787 • Family of William and Rose Kellaway of Little Bredy, Litton Cheney and Rodden, Dorset: 1.3.1 Susannah Kellaway 1781 m Matthew Hansford at Puncknowle 1796 1.3.2 Mary Kellaway c1785 m Francis Hansford at Long Bredy 1817 1.3.3 Catherine Kellaway 1786-1799 1.3.4 Sarah Kellaway 1788 1.3.5 Joseph Kellaway 1791 1.3.6 John Kellaway 1793 m Hannah Trevett at Puncknowle 1818 Fisherman There were several Josephs in the area at this time, born about the same time, and it is difficult to differentiate between them. Joseph′s cousin in 1795 (see below), another in Melbury Bubb in 1812, who married Martha Diment in 1835. And the second son of William Kellaway of Puncknowle in 1792. • Family of Joseph and Joan/Jane Kellaway of Litton Cheney and Buckland Ripers, Dorset: 1.4.1 Robert Kellaway 1783-1807 1.4.2 William Kellaway 1791 may have m Ann 1.4.3 Virtue Kellaway 1793 may have married John Rutherford Legg of Sutton at Chickerell 1819 1.4.4 Joseph Kellaway 1795-1818 1.4.5 Susannah Kellaway 1797 m George Wark (of Somerset) at Long Bredy 1820 1.4.6 Reuben Kellaway 1799-1807 1.4.7 Joan Kellaway 1802 • Family of John and Hannah Kellaway, Fisherman of Abbotsbury, Dorset: 18.104.22.168 Thomas Kellaway 1819 m Eliza Jane House at Hilton (Fisherman) 22.214.171.124 John Kellaway 1822 m Eliza 126.96.36.199 Jane Kellaway c1833 • Family of John and Eliza Kellaway, Labourer of Abbotsbury: 188.8.131.52 Ellen Kellaway 1855
Puncknowle is only one or two kilometers from Long Bredy, Abbotsbury, Bexington, Litton Cheney, and other villages mentioned above. The Bexington family belonged to the Puncknowle Church from 1732 at least, the Long Bredy family also a little later. While there remains some doubt as to his origin, it is now presumed that the William Kellaway who appeared here in 1787 was the son of John and Elizabeth Kellaway, christened at Piddlehinton in 1746. His will describes him as being of East Bexington Farm Puncknowle. He had William Kellaway of Wykewood Farm Abbotbury, and John Down Kellaway of Rodden Abbotsbury as Trustees, indicating a connection with the Upwey family, and perhaps earlier back to Piddlehinton. Thomas Kellaway had lived at Bexington until his early death in 1737. John Down is presumed to have been his grandson. The two families of William and Sarah Kellaway begin at Puncknowle, and are included here. We know nothing of his first family however. And although mentioned in his 1820 will, it seems Elizabeth and Lydia, the two daughters of William′s first marriage, did not marry. Unless he had married Elizabeth Dyer at St Helens, Isle of Wight in 1783, there is still no record of that marriage, and no record of the birth or baptism of the daughters, before his second marriage to Sarah Purchase at Puncknowle in 1787. More than 40 years. (My personal family is in bold.) • The family of John and Elizabeth Kellaway of Piddlehinton: 1 William Kellaway (184.108.40.206.X.5) 1746 m 1 ? m 2 Sarah Purchase (1750-1828) at Puncknowle in 1787 • The family of William and ? Kellaway of East Bexington and Puncknowle: 1.1 Elizabeth Kellaway c 1783 1.2 Lydia Kellaway c 1786 • The family of William and Sarah Kellaway of Bexington and Puncknowle: 1.3 John Kellaway 1787 m Phoebe Fever at Abbotsbury in 1814 (Dairyman) 1.4 Jane Kellaway 1790 m Henry Bryant in 1824 1.5 Joseph (Hide) Kellaway 1792 m 1 Rebecca (1795-1855) m 2 Jane (1807-1880) (Dairyman) 1.6 Sarah Kellaway 1795/6 m John Haines in 1816 1.7 Rebecca Kellaway 1799 1.8 William Kellaway 1803 m Elizabeth (Master Shoemaker) We do not know William′s occupation. Previous thoughts were that perhaps he was a Mariner, or even Innkeeper, but it now seems more likely he was involved with farming, perhaps a Dairyman, as his sons. John, his eldest son, and Joseph, were later. The final value of his estate (£600) however suggests he was a little wealthier than a Dairyman. John technically was to inherit the residue of his father′s 1819 will, after his two half sisters, although there does not appear to have been enough money left for him. For some reason, perhaps more than because they lost their mother very early, they were intended to receive £500 each.John became a Dairyman, suggesting he received little, if anything. The rest of the family were not mentioned in the will. He was at Buckland Newton with his youngest children in 1841, while his brother Joseph, another Dairyman, and presumably also moving about with his family, was at Melcombe Park, Melcombe Horsey. Joseph is presumed to have been given the second name Hide. He died at Piddlehinton There were two Joseph Hide Kellaways, and both were to inherit the property of Joseph Hide of Shipton Gorge, together with the other Joseph′s brother George. The other pair were Joseph and George, the sons of Thomas and Margaret Kellaway of Elworth, near Abbotsbury. (See above under Piddlehinton and Upwey/Broadwey) • The family of John and Phoebe Kellaway Dairyman of Dorset: 1.3.1 Hannah Green Kellaway 1815 m Henry Hand in 1842 1.3.2 Sarah Kellaway 1817 had daughter Ann at Cerne Abbas 1833 m Joseph Pauley in 1844 1.3.3 Henry Green Kellaway 1819 m Maria Master Butcher at Dorchester 1861 1.3.4 Thomas Kellaway 1821-c1890 m Mary enlisted 9th Lancers 1841, served in India at Indian Mutiny 1857, Troop Sergeant Major, Chelsea OutPensioner, Yanworth and Eamont Bridge, Westmoreland. 1.3.5 Anna Kellaway 1824 House Servant at Woolsford 1851 1.3.6 Joseph Kellaway 1826-1880 m Hannah Cleverly (c1830-1890) dau Hannah Phoebe (1857-1890) won one of first naval VCs at Sea off Azov in Crimean War 1855. 1.3.7 Nathanial Kellaway 1828 1.3.8 Marian (John) Kellaway 1830-1923 m Eliza Martyn (1840-1922), as John at Alderney, Channel Islands, 1860 emigrated to Christchurch NZ 1865 (Carpenter) buried as John Marron Fever Kellaway 1.3.9 Alfred Kellaway 1832-c1893 m Annie (1829-c1895) (Outdoor Officer HM Customs) 1.3.10 Phoebe Kellaway 1834 May not have married John and Phoebe′s children were christened at Abbotbury, Frome St Quintin, Charminster, Stinsford and Kingston, at least. Hannah Fever, sister of Phoebe, had married Henry Green of Stratton in 1800, hence the Green connection, and the children′s names, Hannah Green and Henry Green. John was usually recorded as a Dairyman, except when living at Buckland Newton, where he was a Carpenter at Hannah′s 1842 wedding, a Labourer at Sarah′s 1844 wedding. This probably indicated the depression affecting farming in Dorset, while indicating that he had skill in Carpentry, something his son Marian/John later adopted in New Zealand, after emigrating as an Ag Lab. A Jane Kellaway, with father John Kellaway, born c 1823, married Levi Russel at Stinsford in 1842. With witness Sarah Kellaway, she could have been another daughter, as John had been recorded as a Carpenter. Although there were other John Kellaways recorded as Carpenters. Anna and Nathanial had been christened at Stinsford a few years earlier. From Census returns Anna may have been born at either East Lulworth or Kingston. No son named John was found, and there are no further records of Nathanial after the 1841 Census, when he was listed as aged 12. He would have been 22 in 1851, by which time Thomas and Joseph had been in the Army and Navy for some time. Only Marian 21, Alfred 18, and Phoebe 17 were at home in Buckland Newton. Where was Nathanial? Had he also joined the Armed Forces? What happened to him? There is no known family for Thomas and Mary. Joseph′s VC and other medals, including the French Legion d′Honneur, presumably went to his wife and daughter after his death, but there is no record after that. Whether they sold them to live, or another family member inherited them. Today the VC is understood to be in “Private” hands, following a last possible sale about 1971. Marrian/John went to Alderney in the Channel Islands about 1859, it has been said to work on the Les Casquettes Lighthouse off the coast, possibly also on the Breakwater. While there he in 1860, as John, married Eliza Martyn the daughter of Watchmaker/Jeweller John Martyn, originally of Looe Cornwall. They had their first three children on the island, before coming out to Christchurch New Zealand, as assisted immigrants, on the ship Greyhound in 1865. In the 1861 Census he was listed as a Quarryworker, and they were living with the local Butcher. The reason for going to the Island is obscure, possibly the availability of work. A chance advertisement? The Army and Navy Inn in Sauchet Lane on the Island had as Innkeeper Sarah Kellaway, the widow of Edward Calloway of St Helens on the Isle of Wight, and thought to have been a Mariner. In the 1851 Census she had two sons with her, Frederick and Christopher, a Carpenter and a Stonemason. Both of a similar age and similar occupations to John. He actually became a Carpenter in New Zealand. The boys had as a great uncle, William Thomas Calloway, whose age, and several available details, names, a marriage, perhaps also being a Mariner, could have matched Marian/John′s grandfather William Kellaway of Puncknowle. Their name was spelt Kellaway in 1851, Callaway in 1861. It has since been found, from new information concerning William′s age at death being 74 not 64, together with recent DNA tests, that the two families may not be related. The only secondary reason for going to the Island seems to be that Marian/John′s eldest brother was a Butcher. John and Eliza lived with the Butcher after their marriage. Curiously another Mrs Callaway some 30 years later was also the Innkeeper on Alderney. Again the DNA results did not match either earlier family. • The family of Joseph (Hide) and Rebecca Kellaway Dairyman of Long Bredy, Melcombe Horsey, Cerne Abbas, and Piddlehinton, Dorset 1.5.1 William Kellaway 1818-48 m Jane 1.5.2 John Kellaway 1819 m 1 Frances Pitman (1817-?) 1840 m 2 Jane (Dairyman) 1.5.3 Susannah Kellaway 1821 1.5.4 Sarah Kellaway 1824 1.5.5 Charles Kellaway 1824 1.5.6 Ann Kellaway 1828 1.5.7 Jane Kellaway 1830 1.5.8 Joseph Kellaway 1833-1880 d at Piddlehinton m Jane 1.5.9 Thomas Kellaway 1836 m Elizabeth • The family of William and Elizabeth Kellaway Master Shoemaker, Wyke Regis, Dorset: 1.8.1 William Kellaway 1831 (christened at Puncknowle 1829) m Susan (Outdoor Officer HM Customs) 1.8.2 Sarah Kellaway 1839 1.8.3 Anna Kellaway 1843 Dates are from the 1851 Census. There father William is recorded as a Master Shoemaker, his wife Elizabeth a Schoolmistress, son William a Shoemaker. There may be another family involved however, as William was later a Customs Officer. • Family of William and Jane Kellaway of Melcombe Bingham, Dorset: 220.127.116.11 Mary Jane Kellaway 1848 18.104.22.168 Joseph Kellaway 1845 m Jane • Family of Henry Green and Maria Kellaway Master Butcher, Dorchester Dorset: 22.214.171.124 Henry T Kellaway 1849 m Maria (Hotel Waiter) 126.96.36.199 Martha Kellaway 1852 188.8.131.52 Susan Kellaway 1854 184.108.40.206 Hannah Kellaway 1856 220.127.116.11 John Kellaway 1858 Dates from 1861 Census at Dorchester St Peter. • Family of Marian (John Marron Fever) and Eliza Kellaway Quarry Worker Alderney, Carpenter Christchurch New Zealand: 18.104.22.168 Phoebe Kellaway 1862 born Alderney m Valentine Wilson Chch NZ 22.214.171.124 Edith Kellaway 1863 born Alderney m Albert Leopold Chch NZ 126.96.36.199 John Thomas Kellaway 1865 born Alderney moved from Chch to Melbourne m Mary Ann Fletcher Clarke (Tailor) 188.8.131.52 Hannah Ellen Kellaway 1866 born Chch NZ m Edward Hassell 184.108.40.206 Jane Ann Kellaway 1868-1894 220.127.116.11 Joseph Andrew Kellaway 1870 born Chch NZ moved from Chch to Melbourne (Tailor) 18.104.22.168 Samuel Kellaway 1872-1874 22.214.171.124 Minnie Alice Kellaway 1875 m Alexander Alsop 126.96.36.199 Sarah Martyn Kellaway 1876-1908 m Joseph Bilton 188.8.131.52 Robert Frederick Kellaway 1878 m Wihelmina Taylor 184.108.40.206 William Alfred Kellaway 1880-1956 m Constance Ethel Stokes at Melbourne 1901 Hororata Canterbury NZ (Builder) (My Grandparents) 220.127.116.11 Albert Ansley Kellaway 1882 m Elizabeth Joyce (Jeweller Chch) Nearly 20 years later, John Thomas and Joseph Andrew went across to Melbourne Victoria from Christchurch. They were Tailors. Later still, their brother Willian Alfred Kellaway went also, married Constance Ethel Stokes there. They returned home after two years. Their baby Doris was buried in Melbourne by Rev. Alfred Charles Kellaway. With a connection from Swannage Dorset, it is not known whether he may have been a relative, or only shared the family name. Eliza′s father John Martyn, from Looe in Cornwall, was evidently a Jeweller on Alderney, although he may have actually been on the larger Island of Guernsey. John′s youngest son Albert Ansley became a Jeweller, and his son Terrence continued the business in Cathedral Square Christchurch. There were two children, Peter, and Susan, who became a noted as a TV presenter. • Family of Alfred and Annie Kellaway Outdoor Officer HM Customs, London: 18.104.22.168 Phoebe A Kellaway 1865 (Pupil Teacher) 22.214.171.124 Bessie Kellaway 1866 (Milliner) 126.96.36.199 Adelaide M Kellaway 1868 Information from the 1881 Census. Phoebe (36 unm. Schoolteacher) and Adelaide (33 unm. Housekeeper), were living with Aunt Mary 77, widow of their Uncle Thomas, at East Ham London, in 1901. • Family of John and Frances Kellaway, also Jane, Dairyman of Mappowder, Dorset: 188.8.131.52 Ann Kellaway 1848 184.108.40.206 John Kellaway 1853 220.127.116.11 Susan Kellaway 1856 Information from the 1881 Census. All the children are “unmarried” at that date. It is possible there are other older children elsewhere. • Family of Joseph and Jane Kellaway of Melcombe Bingham, Dorset: 18.104.22.168 Rosetta Jane Kellaway 1865 • The family of William and Susan Kellaway Outdoor Officer HM Customs, Kent: 22.214.171.124 Alice E Kellaway 1862 126.96.36.199 Lydia Kellaway 1865 188.8.131.52 Isabella Kellaway 1867 184.108.40.206 Edith M Kellaway 1872 Information from 1881 Census. There could be older children. (Note that the above could be another family.) • The family ofHenry T/C and Maria Kellaway Hotel Waiter, Poole, Dorset: 220.127.116.11.1 Henry J Kellaway 1877 18.104.22.168.2 Edith M Kellaway 1880 22.214.171.124.3 Florence G Kellaway 1881 Information from 1881 Census. There was a William Callaway, born in Dorset, and recorded on Alderney in the 1881 Census as a Pilot. His wife Lavinia as the Publican of the Army and Navy Inn there. In the 1851 Census, 30 years earlier, widow Sarah Kellaway (Callaway in 1861 Census), of the St Helens IOW family, had been the Innkeeper of the same Inn in Sauchet Lane. With different DNA, it seems another co-incidence. This report is also open ended. The descendants of those listed remain to be included, and there are other parts and areas of Dorset, particularly in the north and east, yet to be explored and transcribed. There are no major discoveries, but the overall picture is becoming clearer. (See also the Family of William Alfred Kellaway.) It appears confirmed that virtually all the Kellaway family, around Charminster, Godmanston, Piddlehinton, Upwey/Broadwey, Bexington, Long Bredy, Puncknowle and neighbouring villages were related, probably Winterborne Kingston also. Only that of William Kellaway in Puncknowle, possibly previously with a connection to the Isle of Wight, remains a little obscure. If he was related to the St Helens IOW family in some way however, it seems likely that he may also have been connected, through a Thomas Kelloway in Hampshire, back to Dorset. An interesting aspect is the number of Bryant marriages. The families were evidently closely related. Warwick Kellaway May 2008 E & OE
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