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:
  • 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 recent Kelsall 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

John Kelsall of Dodleston, Mayor of Chester

John Kelsall was Mayor of Chester in 1768 and his name appears on the Eastgate Arch below the famous clock
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 Longdendale Traced to Henry Kelsall died 1726. Includes Henry Kelsall of Rochdale, William Kelsall Mayor of Leeds, and Helen Kelsall Melland wife of Herbert Asquith.
Dukinfield Research in progress
Done of Utkinton Suspected connection between Kelsall and Doan families pre-1500 based on Y-DNA
Kelsall of Manchester, London, Australia and Samoa This is the family of John Kelsall (1844 – 1927), the author of Notes on Members of the Family of Kelsall by John Kelsall, presented to the Society of Genealogists, London, Sept. 1916
Henry Kelsall of Chester Henry Kelsall 1692 -1762, Chief Clerk of the Treasury, M.P. (research in progress)