Kelley, Stephen (1840-1918)


Stephen was born abt1840 at Gwennap, St Day, Cornwall, to parents Joseph, a lead miner, and Mary.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Stephen.

  • 1851 lead dresser
  • 1861 PM minister
  • 1871 PM minister
  • 1881 medical electrician and consulting mesmerist
  • 1891 phrenologist
  • 1911 retired minister

He married Sarah Ann Durrant (b abt1825) in the summer of 1864 in West London.  Census returns identify one child.         

  • Kathleen (b abt1876)

He married Susan Walker (1856-1922)  circa 1906. I have not been able to identify the marriage record.

Stephen died in the spring of 1918 at Macclesfield, Cheshire.


  • 1860 Brighton
  • 1861 Maldon
  • 1864 Romsey
  • 1866 Foxhill Bank
  • 1868 Bradwell
  • 1869 Oldham I
  • 1872 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Records give the surname Kelley, not Kelly as in Leary.

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