Kellow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kellow family

The surname Kellow was first found in Durham at Kelloe, a parish, partly in the union of Durham, and partly in that of Easington. "The manor of Kelloe, which is situated near the road from Stockton to Durham, and comprises about 1500 acres, appears to have given name to the family of Kelloe or Kellaw, of whom Richard de Kellaw, a native of the parish, was Bishop of Durham in 1311." [1]

Another early branch of the family was found in Cornwall. "Rosellian or Rosillian, in this parish, was anciently the seat of the Trehawkes, and after them that of the Kellows or Kellios. These were succeeded by the Scobells, from whom it passed to John Deeble, Esq. by whom it was devised to John Rogers, Esq. whose son Richard Rogers, Esq. is the present proprietor. Before Rosellian passed from the Kellios to the Scobells, it afforded for some time a residence to Shadrach Vincent, Esq. whose wife was a co-heiress of the Kellio family." [2]

"The old mansion of Kellio, [in the parish of Cornelly] which is now occupied also by a farmer, was in ancient times a seat belonging to a family of this name. Descending to an heiress, it was carried by her in marriage to Tredenham of Probus, after which Kellio continued the seat of the Tredenhams for several generations. From this family it passed to the Trevanions, of whom it has lately been purchased by Lord Falmouth." [2]

"Kelliow [in the parish of Kea, Cornwall] was a seat of a family of this name, from whom it passed by female heirs, first to the family of Vivian, and then to Haweis." [2]

Important Dates for the Kellow family

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Kellow Spelling Variations

The name, Kellow, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Kellow, Kello, Kelloe and others.

Early Notables of the Kellow family (pre 1700)

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Kellow migration to the United States

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Kellow surname who came to North America were:

Kellow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • R. W. Kellow, who settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1822

Kellow migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kellow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Kellow, aged 21, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [3]
  • Henry Kellow, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [3]
  • George Henry Kellow (aged 24), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Mr. Frederick Kellow, (b. 1836), aged 20, Cornish labourer departing from Plymouth on 31st August 1856 aboard the ship "Severn" arriving in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 9th December 1856 [4]
  • Mr. George Henry Kellow, (b. 1832), aged 24, Cornish miner from Liskeard, Cornwall, UKtravelling from Plymouth, Devon, UK aboard the ship "Aliquis" arriving in Adelaide, Australia on 26th August 1856 [5]
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Kellow migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Kellow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Eliza G. Kellow, (b. 1857), aged 17, Cornish servant departing on 28th September 1874 aboard the ship "Carnatic" going to Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port on 10th January 1875 [6]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth A. Kellow, (b. 1835), aged 39, Cornish settler departing on 28th September 1874 aboard the ship "Carnatic" going to Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port on 10th January 1875 [6]
  • Mr. Francis P. Kellow, (b. 1852), aged 22, Cornish labourer departing on 28th September 1874 aboard the ship "Carnatic" going to Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port on 10th January 1875 [6]
  • Mr. James Henry Kellow, (b. 1860), aged 14, Cornish labourer departing on 28th September 1874 aboard the ship "Carnatic" going to Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port on 10th January 1875 [6]
  • Mr. Josiah I. Kellow, (b. 1828), aged 46, Cornish settler departing on 28th September 1874 aboard the ship "Carnatic" going to Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port on 10th January 1875 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kellow (post 1700)

  • Anthony "Tony" Kellow (1952-2011), English-born professional footballer who played from 1970 to 1988
  • Dr. Geoffrey Neil Kellow, Australian philatelist who signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 2009
  • Kathleen Kellow (1906-1993), pseudonym of Eleanor Hibbert, English author

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARQUE CAUCASIAN 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1852.shtml
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  5. ^ The Ships List Passenger Lists Ship Aliquis (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/aliquis1856.shtml
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
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