Samuel KELLAWAY (1795-1861)

The eldest son of Matthew Kellaway and Anne Harris, Samuel was born in 1795 in Lamerton, Devon.

He married Jane Hamley on 8 May 1820 at St Eustachius Church in Tavistock. Together they had nine children. By 1851, the family were living in Clifton, Bristol, where Samuel worked as a carpenter.

On 8 July 1861, when he was 66 years old, Samuel Kellaway drowned in the River Froom - according to witnesses, he had been drinking earlier in the evening and it is thought that he fell into the river at some point during the evening of 8 July.  An inquest was held and on Saturday 13 July 1861, a piece was published in the Bristol Mercury regarding the unfortunate accident.

Family Details

Father: Matthew KELLAWAY
Mother: Anne HARRIS

Siblings: Susanna & Henry

Census Details

1841 - 17 Cornwallis Place, Clifton, Bristol (full record)
1851 - 5 York Court, Clifton, Bristol (
full record)
1861 - 12 Oakfield Place, Clifton, Bristol (full record)
1871 - 3 Little Paul Street, Bristol (
full record)
1881 - 2 Bath Bridges, Bristol (
full record)

Summary Information

Born: 1795
Married: 8 May 1820
Died: 8 Jul 1861


William (b.1820)
Samuel (b.1822)
George (b.1824)
Henry (b.1826)
Jane (b.1828)
James (b.1831)
Ann (b.1835)
Susanna (b.1837)
Simeon (b.1840)


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