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Kellett-Dickinson relationship confirmed

Updated: Jul 16, 2022

The connection between the children of Harry Dickinson and the Kellett family was recorded in photos and in Emma Dickinson's 1919 Diary, but the details about the relationship were not well documented.


A wonderful old photograph of Noah Kellett with Harry Dickinson and his family, taken around 1912, can be seen in my previous blog post, here, i\At the time of the post, I wasn't sure how the families were connected but I knew Noah Kellett was a cousin, so I shared the photo along with the little bit of information known to me at the time.


Recently I've been researching John Dickinson's family in Yorkshire and, as usual, I got sidetracked and headed down the path of his wife's family. His wife was Elizabeth Reynolds and according to their marriage certificate, her father's name was Thomas Reynolds, a plasterer. Baptismal records are great for solving mysteries and I set out to research the children of Thomas Reynolds.


What I discovered was that, as strange as it may seem, Elizabeth had a younger sister named Eliza Reynolds. She was found with the family on the census in Stanley, Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1841, 1851, and 1861. As you can see in the marriage record shown here, she married Mark Kellett on December 1, 1866, at the age of 29. They were married at St. Andrew's in Wakefield.

Next, I searched for baptisms for their children, and I found that they had a son named Noah Kellett. Alarm bells went off in my head, as I recalled the old family photo with Noah Kellett in it. The connection has been made!


Stay tuned for more Reynolds and Dickinson finds! See the Dickinson page for more info on these lines.


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