||The Census Rep. 1901 gives 2,081
||A romantic description is printed in
West's Guide to the Lakes (ed. 1799),
from the Annual Register of 1760; another
is in Britton's Beauties of England and
Wales (Lancs, section), 100.
V.C.H. Lancs, i, 288b; it appears
to have been joined with Over Kellet.
Cal. Rot. Chart. (Rec. Com.), p. xl.
||Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 106; in
addition to Nether Kellet Adam son of
Orm had a plough-land in Middleton
near Lancaster. He held the three
plough-lands in Kellet by serjeanty in
1212; Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 86, 122.
Excerpta e Rot. Fin. (Rec. Com.), i,
||Ibid. 179; Lancs. Inq. and Extents,
i, 122. His son Adam paid relief on
||Adam is named in 1244; ibid. 158.
||The land of Adam son of Orm de
Kellet it mentioned in a Middleton
charter about 1242 in Lanc. Ch. (Chet.
Soc), ii, 282, 285.
||Assize R. 404, m. 24; his land was
worth £5 a year.
||Orm son of Adam de Kellet was in
that year summoned to warrant; De
Banco R. 24, m. 47 d.
Lanc. Ch. ii, 283.
||Ibid, i, 147. The prior claimed the
12 acres against Orm de Kellet in 1299;
De Banco R. 126, m. 110.
||In 1291 Orm de Kellet, the bailiff,
and his brother Adam, the serjeant, were
'in mercy'; Assize R. 1294, m. 9. In
1292 Orm de Kellet and Euphemia his
wife had licence to agree with Richard de
Preston; Assize R. 408, m. 67. Orm
was at the same time in mercy for contempt, having failed in his duty as bailiff;
ibid. m. id., 96 d. In 1297 he held
three plough-lands in Kellet by serjeanty,
viz. by making attachments of those
matters which pertained to the Crown,
&c, also rendering 9s. 4d. yearly; Lancs.
Inq. and Extents, i, 293.
Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), i, 186. Orm's friends made
resistance when the new lord tried to
obtain possession, but the title was duly
acknowledged; De Banco R. 127,
m. 119 d. Next year Joan widow of
Thomas Banastre (whose son William was
under age) claimed dower in the manor
against Orm de Kellet, who held for life
by demise of the said Thomas; ibid. 131,
m. 106d. In 1301 Orm claimed the
bailiwick of Lonsdale against the Banastres
and many others; Assize R. 1321, m. 7.
Orm and Euphemia his wife occur again
in 1303; De Banco R. 148, m. 17.
||In a pleading of 1374 he was stated
to have received the manor from Thomas
Earl of Lancaster; De Banco R. 453,
||Chart. R. 100 (35 Edw. I), m. 20,
no. 56. In 1320 this manor (with
others) was assigned to Robert de Holland
and Maud his wife; Cal. Pat. 1317–21,
In 1324 it was recorded that Sir Robert
de Holland had held the manor by being
serjeant of the whole wapentake of Lonsdale and paying 3s. 4d. a year; also paying in lieu of the service called cowmale
6s. a year; Dods. MSS. cxxxi, fol. 41 b.
||In 1343 Sir Robert de Holland and
Elizabeth his wife held the manor of
Nether Kellet, the bailiwick of Lonsdale,
&c.; Final Conc, ii, 118. In 1355 this
estate was given to Robert son of Robert
de Holland and Joan his wife; ibid. 146.
The tenure by serjeanty and a cowmale
rent of 9s. 8d. was recorded in 1346;
Survey (Chet. Soc), 76.
||The manor was in 1374. claimed by
Sir John Lovell and Maud his wife (a
minor) against Sir Edmund de Hengrave
and Alice his wife; De Banco R. 453,
m. 203. In 1407, Sir John Lovell in
right of Maud his wife being in possession,
inquiry was made as to the tenure; Lancs.
Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc), i, 85. Maud Lady
Lovell held the manor at her death in
1423 by the serjeanty of being bailiff
of the hundred and paying 9s. 8d. for
cowmale; ibid, ii, 2.
||Pat. 4 Hen. VII. In 1521 the
tenure of the manor was recorded just as
in 1423; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. v,
||Pal. of Lanc Feet of F. bdle. 65,
no. 43. The eforciants were Thomas
Lord Ellesmere (Lord Chancellor), Alice
his wife, Gray Lord Chandos and Anne
his wife, Sir John Egerton and Frances
his wife, Sir Thomas Leigh and Thomas
Spencer, Among the plaintiffs were
Robert Bindloss, William Lodge and
||The following occur from 1620
William Lodge of Nether Kellet died
in 1620 holding a messuage, land, water
mill, &c, of the king as of his duchy
in socage, paying cowmale; Edmund
his son and heir was thirty-six years of
age; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs,
and Ches.), ii, 200. Edmund died in
1641 holding similarly and leaving a son
Thomas, aged thirty-six; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. xxx, no. 4.
John Bateman died in 1622 holding in
Nether Kellet of the king as duke; his
son and heir Richard was aged twentynine; Towneley MS. C 8, 13 (Chet.
Lib.), 74. Edmund Holme, who died
in 1626, held.similarly; his son and heir
Henry was only two years old; ibid. 500.
James Pearson, who held by a similar
tenure, died in 1638, having bequeathed
his tenement to James, a younger son of
his brother Thomas Pearson; ibid. 966.
Edmund Brear died in 1639, leaving a
son Lawrence, aged thirty-three, to inherit; ibid. 53. Thomas Hornby died
the same year holding of the king by a
rent of 8d. and the service called cowmale;
his son and heir Richard had died, leaving
two daughters, Anne wife of William
Greenbank, aged twenty, and Elizabeth,
aged thirteen; ibid. 509.
James Stockdale died in 1640 holding
of the king as duke, and leaving a son
John, aged twenty; Duchy of Lanc. Inq.
p.m. xxx, no. 45. Robert Melling, holding similarly, died in 1642, leaving a son
William, only four years old; ibid. no.
||See the accounts of Standish and
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 229,
m. 85; messuages, lands, dovecote,
courts leet and courts baron, &c., were
included. There was a warranty against
the heirs of Cecily and Ralph.
||In Oct. 1819 the manor or reputed
manor of Nether Kellet, Beaumont Cote,
the Judges' Lodgings in Lancaster and
other estates were offered for sale by
auction; Lanc. Rec. 1801–50, p. 114.
||See the account of Kirkland.
||One oxgang of land had been
alienated to William de Kellet, and in
1247–51 it was ordained that he should
pay 40d. a year to the lord of the honour;
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 180. William
died in 1259, leaving a son and heir of
the same name; the tenement was described as 25 acres; ibid. 222. Benedict
son of William de Kellet held a messuage
and 11 acres, of which his son Roger was
in possession in 1292, when he granted
the same to Orm de Kellet; Assize
R. 408, m. 60 d.; 1306, m. 20.
Disputes concerning a tenement called
Lound Yate or Lungate occurred in the
time of Elizabeth; Ducatus Lanc. (Rec.
Com.), iii, 53, 447.
Lancs, and Ches. Rec. (Rec. Soc. Lancs,
and Ches.), i, 56.
End. Char. Rep. for Bolton, 18. A
public quarry was reserved, the Brockholes Cragg stone quarry.
Cal. S. P. Dom. 1672, pp. 10, 41.
Thomas Whitehead was no doubt the
Commonwealth rector of Halton.
Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv, App. iv,
||Nightingale, Lancs. Nonconf. i, 244.