Keelings Arriving in Americas
The following Keelings arrived in North America or the Caribbean before 1700. If you have information on specific individuals then please share.
LWT = Last Will and Testament
|This Thomas Keeling would arrive (probably) at Jamestown, and by Nov 1628 claim 100 acres of land on the ‘Backwater’. This is considered to be part of Lynhaven Bay. 100 acres means that Thomas probably had a second person in his life. It would not have been Ann Thorowgood as she was probably still in England and would have been about 10 years old in 1628. … Lower Norfolk became Princess Anne County, which is today: Lynhaven, Princess Anne area, Virginia Beach City (an independent city not part of any county).|
|(1635)||George Keeling||Maryland or Virginia|
|Little is known of this George. Settled in the James City area, just south of New Kent. May be named George Leonard Keeling; may have gone by ‘Leonard’. Relationship to the Thomas Keeling that arrived 1628/1634) is unknown.|
|1634 (1635)||Thomas Keeling||Virginia||“John|
|This is the Thomas Keeling that arrived in 1628. He returned to England to marry his wife Anne Thorowgood and to bring her back to Virginia. A court record exists for the arrival of ‘Anne Keeling‘ as Thomas went to court to claim 50 acres of land for bringing her to settle in Virginia. 1634 is considered the correct date for arrival, but some indexes list 1635.|
|Information is available on these Keelings. They settled in Charleston, Berkeley County, South Carolina. This Keeling male line died out with George’s death in 1694 (b.c1637 EN) — George did leave a LWT. Wife Elizabeth Stubbs Keeling (b.c1646 EN – aft.1695 SC) and daughter Mary Keeling Bill (1668 SC – 1750 SC), married to Thomas Bill (bef.1675 – aft.1695), are all mentioned within his LWT. It is unknown what happened to the family of Thomas and Mary Bill. No records found after father’s LWT.|
|1675-1676||James Keeling (Kelling)||Massachusetts|
|There was significant immigration by Keelings to America after 1700. Immigration Records can be found on Ancestry for 1700s: 192 … 1800s: 6000+ … 1900s: 10,000+ … any Keelings included below are there for various reasons, sometimes just because I did some research on them. James Keeling of 1837 immigration is of particular interest as I have a yDNA match with his descendants even though our own family had already been in America some 100+ years prior.|
|1770 Jul||Andrew Keeling||“Scarsdale”|
|The entry for Andrew is unclear as to where he arrived: “S May T July 1770 Scarsdale” … Scarsdale was a British convict ship.|
|1783 Dec||John Keeling (Kellam)||Baltimore, Maryland||“Swift”|
|Seems to have a criminal record; known to go by (alias) John Kellam and John Herbert;|
arrived with Charles Keeling. Relationship is unknown.
|1783 Dec||Charles Keeling||Baltimore, Maryland||“Swift”|
|Arrived with Charles Keeling. Relationship is unknown.|
|1837||James Keeling||New York|
|1803-1871 … YDNA match 67 markers (R1b DF98) with William Golden family of Newberry SC.|
|1921||George Henry Keeling||New York||“Mauratania”|
|1883-1932 … Ship: Mauratania, arrived 7 May 1921 from Southampton, UK|
|bef 1928||Edward Charles Keeling|
|b.11 Mar 1901 England … naturalized 26 Sep 1928 at LaPorte, Indiana|
|bef 1939||George Ernest Smith|
|Naturalized in Pennsylvania 8 Feb 1939|
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