This page will collect information on emigrants from England and Wales who settled in other countries.





New Zealand

1863. John Bamford Kelsall, wife Jane and 4 children, from Stalybridge, sailed on the American clipper ship the British Crown which arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand in 1863.

1874. Walter Kelsall (born Ashton under Lyne, 1833) and wife Emma (nee Arbon) immigrated to New Zealand in 1874.

South Africa


United States

1817. George Kelsall arrived Philadelphia from Liverpool, 8 November 1817. From Marilyn Veek, George Kelsall, born probably in Cheshire, married Elizabeth Rundle in Baltimore in 1822, moved to Wheeling (then in VA) and on to Randolph County, IL where he died in 1846. George is found in the 1840 census in Wheeling, Ohio County Virginia (now in West Virginia) with a household of 5 males and 4 females

1834. Peter Kelsall immigrated to Philadelphia in 1834 and was naturalized 4 October 1839. His occupation was hatter. He died 4 December 1852 in Philadelphia aged 42 and was buried at Ronaldson Cemetery. From a genealogy on Ancestry Peter’s wife was Mary Wrigley, On Findmypast, there is a record for Peter Kelsall married Mary Wrigley, St. Mary Stockport, 27 May 1831. Both Peter and Mary were from Dukinfield. Mary died 22 September 1885 in Philadelphia, buried in Glenwood Cemetery. Peter and Mary are first found in the 1850 census.

1841. Thomas Kelsall arrived in Baltimore from Liverpool, 22 June 1841. From his grave Thomas was born 3 December 1818 in Cheshire and he died 5 September 1898 in Cincinnati. His wife Emma was born in 1829 in London and died 30 November 1884 in Cincinnati. Thomas and Emma are first found in the 1850 census.

1843. The family of Edmond and Anna Kelsall first appears in the 1850 census. Edmund was born in England about 1815. Edmund, Anna and children Edmund, George and Mary arrived at New Orleans from Liverpool, 16 March 1843. A possible marriage is Edmund Kelsall married Anna Hancock, Brampton Derbyshire, 18 March 1834. Edmund died in 1881 in Brandon and Iowa records confirm that he was born in 1815 in Nottingham.