they used to live
today are found around the world. There are researchers working in at
six countries. Before the migrations of the Nineteenth Century
Kellaways and Calloways around the world, they were well distributed
formed a number of main family groups, though others may prefer to see
it in other ways.
of Rockbourne. Rockbourne is in Hampshire, very near Dorset. The
of this family is the subject of current research.
of Stowford, Devon, in the 15th & 16th Centuries. (However, there
several villages called Stowford.) Late in the 16th, the family changed
its name to Stafford. (See Berry's Visitations 1895, p.510)
of George Kalewaye (b. c1575. The family was associated for several
with Ilminster and Yeovil in Somerset. In some sources the name is
Calway. Stephen Kellaway (1782) of Ilminster married Ann Goddard. His
was associated with the Presbyterian Meeting house at Yeovil.
later migrated to N.Z.
south Dorset Kellaways who came from Sherborne and were associated with
Puncknowle, Abbotsbury and Puddletown. In the 19th Century John of
married Phoebe Fever; their son John Marron Fever K went to Alderney,
produced three children, migrated to NZ and produced nine more.
parishes in Devon, including Tavistock (from 1800), Bridestowe,
and Hartland. My own family moved from Tavistock to Bristol; after a
generations some went on to North America and Australia.
were also groups of Calloways and Kellaways in Wiltshire, Hampshire and
the Isle of Wight.
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