The original document known as the Kelsall Pedigrees includes hundreds of family trees and this introduction. “An alphabetical genealogy of all the persons which are in any whitt a near neighbour unto me as far I know or can get information of”. The original manuscript held by the Staffordshire Record Office is delicate and not available for open inspection. This author commissioned a transcript of the sections relating to the Kelsall name in 1999. According to Parrott, William Kelsall of Hall o’ Wood compiled the Kelsall Pedigrees between 1680 and 1690. In the Kelsall sections the latest dates written in the original hand are from 1711 while dates starting in 1714 appear in a different hand. William Kelsall died in 1720.

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