his page will include summaries of separate Kelsall trees identifying where possible the earliest ancestor. Sources include:

  • John Kelsall Notes on the Family of Kelsall, paper presented to The Society of Genealogists, 1916 (LDS Film No. 0990284), also now available at Google Books.
  • Anne Kelsall: http://kelsall.info/forum/viewforum.php?f=1
  • Andrew Kelsall Pearson
  • Material sent to me by various descendants
  • My own research

My research focuses on the origins of trees. There are many trees of recentKelsall families on Ancestry and other sites.



Tree/Link Earliest Record
James Kelsall of Audley James Kelsall “came forth of Cheshire, first recorded 1539 Muster Roll
Kelsall Family of Buckley Flintshire Richard Kelsall descended from James Kelsall of Audley married Mary Birks 1734 Newcastle under Lyme
Staffordshire Trees Richard Kelsall married Mary Birks 1734 as above
Kelsall of Cambria County, Pennsylvania John and Joseph Kelsall emigrated from Buckley Flintshire 1887
Bradshaw James Kelsall purchased Bradshaw Hall, Cheadle 1550
Henry Kelsall of Reading Henry Kelsall died 1493 originated from Knutsford Cheshire
Etchells/Pinxton John Kelsall of Etchells Cheshire born 1602; sons John Rector of Pinxton Derbyshire died 1686, Roger Rector of Raydon Suffolk died 1692
Moultrie/Bellenger (Bahamas) Roger Kelsall son of John of Pinxton died 1708 Norfolk Virginia; John Kelsall married Lucretia Moultrie 1791
Army Tree Descended from Moultrie Tree researched by Anne Kelsall and Patricia Ellis
Chester Research in progress
Quaker Families of Wyresdale John Kelsall born c. 1650 near Delamere Forest Cheshire
Burtonwood/South Lancashire Nehemiah Kelsall married Hannah Hayes 1746
Samuel Kelsall of Reno Kansas Samuel Kelsall born 1820 Great Sankey, Burtonwood area, emigrated to Australia 1854 and Reno Kansas 1867
Ashton on Mersey Research in progress
Mottram in Longendale Research in progress
Dukinfield Research in progress
Done of Utkinton Suspected connection between Kelsall and Doan families pre-1500 based on Y-DNA