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  • Sir John Kelway, of Rockbourne (1512 - 1547)
    From THE KNIGHTS OF ROCKBORNE: In 1507, John, Sir William's son and heir, inherited the manor of Rockbourne along with extensive other properties. He was Sheriff of Hampshire, and was also knighted...
  • John Wallis Kellaway, Esq (1829 - 1911)
    Huon Times (Franklin, Tas. : 1910 - 1933) View title info Wed 30 Aug 1911 Page 3 OBITUARY. John Wallis Kellaway. It is with profound regret that we announce the death of Mr John W. Kellaway, who pa...
  • Laura Paulet (c.1463 - d.)
    Amyas PAULET (Knight) Born: 1457, Hinton St. George, Somersetshire, England Died: Jun 1538 Buried: Barrington, Somersetshire, England Notes: High Sheriff of Somerset 1485. Knighted in 1487 afte...
  • Mary Thayer (1605 - 1655)
    William is the twenty year old son of Richard Thayer and Ursula Alice Dimery who was married abt 19 Jan 1625 in Thornbury to Mary Kellaway-1603-1660. NOTE: There seems to be a mixup with the marria...
  • William Kellaway of Roeborne (c.1437 - c.1467)
    Paulet, Amias (d.1538) He married, first, Margaret, daughter of Sir John Paulet of Nunney Castle, Somerset, and sister of Sir John Paulet, mentioned above (by her he left no issue); secondly, Laura, da...

About the Kellaway surname

The name is of Viking origin. A group of Vikings went up the Eure River in France and when they were required to have a surname they chose the name caillouet because the area where they settled was very rocky with pebbles. The name they chose was the French word for pebble. In 1066 at least one Caillouet joined the Norman invasion of England and he became quite friendly with the bureaucracy and received many favours from the King