The Keelers of River Near Dover - Kent, U.K.

Descendants of Richard KEELER

Generation No. 1

1. Richard1 KEELER was born c.. 1754, and died 19 November 1826 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.1. He married Elizabeth FORDRED 21 January 1786 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.2.

Marriage Notes Richard and Elizabeth's surname in their marriage entry recorded in the Parish Registers is KELLAR. Minister: Rev. Thomas De Sannoy, Church Warden: Jorack Claringbould.

Children of Richard KEELER and Elizabeth FORDRED are: + 2 i. Richard2 KEELER, born 1 July 1787 in Wooton, Kent, died 17 September 1844 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.. 3 ii. Elizabeth KEELER, born 02 May 1790 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.3.

Generation No. 2

2. Richard2 KEELER (Richard1) was born 1 July 1787 in Wooton, Kent and died 17 September 1844 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.4. He married Ann BURWELL 14 October 1809 in Temple Ewell, Kent..

Marriage Notes Richard and Ann were living in River on the night of 1 April 1841 with their youngest son Henry where Richard was working as an Agricultural Labourer.

Children of Richard KEELER and Ann BURWELL are: + 4 i. Richard3 KEELER, born 02 December 1810 in Temple Ewell, Kent.. 5 ii. Sarah KEELER, born 16 January 1814 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.5. 6 iii. Mary KEELER, born 23 February 1817 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.6; died 31 January 1819 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.. + 7 iv. William KEELER, born 14 November 1819 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.; died 25 September 1859 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.. + 8 v. Henry KEELER, born 14 September 1823 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent..

Generation No. 3

4. Richard3 KEELER (Richard2, Richard1) was born 02 December 1810 in Temple Ewell, Kent.7. He married (1) Elizabeth. He married (2) Mary HART 21 April 1835 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.8, daughter of William HART and Mary HERD.

Notes Richard aged 70 years in 1881 was living at St. Catherine's Place, Charlton.

Marriage Notes Present at wedding William HART and Sarah KEELER. The family was livng with Mary's parents at Ladywell Place, Charlton near Dover on 1 April 1841. This is on the North side of the London Turnpike Road. Richard was working as a Smith.

Children of Richard KEELER and Mary HART are: 9 i. Mary4 KEELER, born 1835 in River, Kent.. 10 ii. Alfred KEELER, born 1837. 11 iii. Richard H. KEELER, born 1839 in Sandwich, Kent.. 12 iv. William KEELER, born 1841.

7. William3 KEELER (Richard2, Richard1) was born 14 November 1819 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.9, and died 25 September 1859 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.10. He married Elizabeth BURTON, daughter of William BURTON and Sarah CHANDLER.

Notes William was living at Ash-Next-Sandwich, Kent on the night of 1 April 1841. He was aged 21 years and was single. No doubt this is when he met Elizabeth. He was a Farmer in Staple between 1855-1858.

Children of William KEELER and Elizabeth BURTON are: 13 i. Sarah4 KEELER, born 1844 in Sandwich, Kent.. 14 ii. Richard KEELER, born 1847 in Kingston, Kent.. 15 iii. Henry KEELER, born 27 May 1850 in Staple, Kent.11. + 16 iv. William KEELER, born 11 April 1855 in Staple, Kent, England.; died September 1937 in Invercargill, Southland, NZ.. 17 v. James Thomas KEELER, born 03 January 1858 in Staple, Kent.12.

8. Henry3 KEELER (Richard2, Richard1) was born 14 September 1823 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.13. He married (1) Margery SMITH c.. 1846. He married (2) Mary c.. 1872.

Notes Henry, in 1861, was living with his son William in a Boarding House run by Henry and Martha Appleton at Tower Hill, Carlton. He was a Widower by the age of 37 years. He was working in Carlton as a Jobbing Gardener. By 1871 Henry, now aged 47, was lodging on his own, without his son William, in a Boarding House run by Elizabeth Ladd in Charlton. Around 1872 he met Mary, remarried and moived to Dover where by 1881 they had three sons. At this point Henry and his new family moved to Buckland. He continued gardening through these years.

Children of Henry KEELER and Margery SMITH are: 18 i. William Henry4 KEELER, born 12 March 1847 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent.. 19 ii. Christian KEELER, born 03 June 1855 in Saint Peter and Paul, River, Kent..

Children of Henry KEELER and Mary are: 20 i. George H.4 KEELER, born 1873 in Dover, Kent.. 21 ii. Alfred KEELER, born 1874 in Dover, Kent.. 22 iii. Ernest John KEELER, born 1878 in Dover, Kent..

Generation No. 4

16. William4 KEELER (William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 11 April 1855 in Staple, Kent, England.14, and died September 1937 in Invercargill, Southland, NZ.. He married Ann (Annie) Jane WATSON 20 May 1885 in Invercargill, Southland.15, daughter of James. and Isabella WATSON.

Notes Born on Wednesday. Living at Eastry Union with his Mother and brothers from 6 November 1860. Arrived in NZ at Otago on 12 April 1874 having left London on 14 January 1874 on board the "William Davie" (Im15/99). He was aged 19 years when he arrived as an assisted immigrant at a cost to the Government of 14 Pounds and 10 Shillings. Married Annie Watson at Invercargill at age 30 years but was living at Myross Bush, Southland where he owned five acres valued at 14 Pounds on 1 October 1882. Died at Dee Street Hospital, Invercargill aged 82 years and buried on 28 September 1937.

Children of William KEELER and Ann WATSON are: 23 i. Violet5 KEELER. + 24 ii. William Burton KEELER, born 12 November 1886 in Dunedin, Otago; died 24 April 1958 in Lower Hutt, Wellington.. + 25 iii. Ann Elizabeth KEELER, born 20 July 1891 in Invercargill, Southland.; died 22 June 1968 in Dunedin, Otago.. + 26 iv. Lily KEELER, born 20 July 1891 in Invercargill, Southland.; died 21 October 1973 in Christchurch, Canterbury.. + 27 v. Leslie Watson KEILLER, born 03 January 1896 in Invercargill, Southland.; died 27 March 1948 in Otatara, Southland.. 28 vi. Wilbert Watson KEILLER, born 16 July 1898 in Invercargill, Southland.; died 18 November 1918 in Le Quesnoy, France..

Generation No. 5

24. William Burton5 KEELER (William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 12 November 1886 in Dunedin, Otago, and died 24 April 1958 in Lower Hutt, Wellington.. He married Sarah Ann DOW 13 April 1910.

Notes Living at 26 Trinity Avenue, Lower Hutt in March 1947. Died at Lower Hutt City Hospital. His daughter Olive said he was 72 when he died and 23 when first married.

Children of William KEELER and Sarah DOW are: 29 i. Burton6 KEELER, Adopted child. He married Joan. + 30 ii. Dorothy (Dorrie) KEELER, Adopted child. 31 iii. Olive KEELER, Adopted child. She married Gordon CURRIE.

25. Ann Elizabeth5 KEELER (William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 20 July 1891 in Invercargill, Southland., and died 22 June 1968 in Dunedin, Otago.. She married James Watson POLLOK 06 April 1917 in North East Valley, Dunedin, Otago., son of John POLLOK and Margeret MILLER.

Children of Ann KEELER and James POLLOK are: 32 i. John6 POLLOK. + 33 ii. Isobel POLLOK, died 17 January 1982 in Tupeka Mouth, Dunedin.. + 34 iii. Eva Margaret POLLOK, born 02 June 1923 in Dunedin, Otago.. + 35 iv. James POLLOK, born 28 June 1926.

26. Lily5 KEELER (William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 20 July 1891 in Invercargill, Southland., and died 21 October 1973 in Christchurch, Canterbury.. She married (1) James Anderson PEARS. She married (2) MACINTYRE.

Child of Lily KEELER and James PEARS is: + 36 i. James (Murphy)6 PEARS.

Child of Lily KEELER and MACINTYRE is: + 37 i. Wilbert (Billy)6 MACINTYRE, born 27 July.

27. Leslie Watson5 KEILLER (William4 KEELER, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 03 January 1896 in Invercargill, Southland.16, and died 27 March 1948 in Otatara, Southland.17. He married (1) Rosemary MCDONALD 30 April 1919 in First Presbyterian Church, Tay Street, Invercargill, Southland.18, daughter of James MCDONALD and Catherine GORSDON. He married (2) Isabella (Birdie) Lizzie HUNT 21 March 1942 in First Presbyterian Church, Tay Street, Invercargill, Southland.19, daughter of Thomas HUNT and Catherine JOHNSTON.

Notes Served in the First World War, 22nd. Reinforcements, N.Z. Rifle Brigade. Rifleman 29651, 1st. NZEF, 1916 - 1918. Enlisted 18th Regement June 1916. Sailed on the night of Thursday, 15th. February 1917 Served in the Second World War in the RNZAF at Taieri Air Base, Otago, 1940 - 1944. L.A.C. (Leading Air Craftsman) 402044. Wounded WW1 12 October 1917 and returned Draft 160 in 1918. Leslie returned after being wounded by enemy machine gun fire. Worked as Projectionist (Biograph Operator) before the First War at MacMahon's New Theatre, Manners Street, Wellington, from where he wrote at letter to his Mother in Invercargill on the Thursday, 15 February 1917 - sailing that night for France. Upon his return from the war he worked as Projectionist at the Civic Theatre in Invercargill where he met Rose (Rosemary McDonald) who was working as an Usherette. Les, as he was generally known by his friends was a marine engineer on the SS Kotare which traded between Stewart Island, Port Craig and Invercargill.

Child of Leslie KEILLER and Isabella HUNT is: + 38 i. Wilbert John6 KEILLER, born 22 November 1943 in Invercargill, Southland.

Generation No. 6

30. Dorothy (Dorrie)6 KEELER (William Burton5, William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1). She married Robert (Bob) HOLLAND.

Child of Dorothy KEELER and Robert HOLLAND is: 39 i. Gail7 HOLLAND.

33. Isobel6 POLLOK (Ann Elizabeth5 KEELER, William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1) died 17 January 1982 in Tupeka Mouth, Dunedin.. She married HOLDEN.

Child of Isobel POLLOK and HOLDEN is: 40 i. Barbara7 HOLDEN.

34. Eva Margaret6 POLLOK (Ann Elizabeth5 KEELER, William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 02 June 1923 in Dunedin, Otago.. She married Jack YOUNG.

Children of Eva POLLOK and Jack YOUNG are: + 41 i. Barry Sinclair7 YOUNG, born 1945. + 42 ii. Isabell Lynett Meryl YOUNG, born 1946. 43 iii. Glenys YOUNG, born 1948. She married Brian STEVENS.

35. James6 POLLOK (Ann Elizabeth5 KEELER, William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 28 June 1926. He married Elma LIMIN 05 March 1954.

Child of James POLLOK and Elma LIMIN is: 44 i. Dean7 POLLOK.

36. James (Murphy)6 PEARS (Lily5 KEELER, William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1). He married Fionna Anne NORTH.

Notes Known as Murphy. Living in 1973 at Te Oka, 2 R.D., Little River, Canterbury.

Children of James PEARS and Fionna NORTH are: 45 i. Jillian7 PEARS. 46 ii. Kenneth PEARS. 47 iii. Fiona Anne PEARS.

37. Wilbert (Billy)6 MACINTYRE (Lily5 KEELER, William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 27 July. He married Pauline HUNT.

Children of Wilbert MACINTYRE and Pauline HUNT are: 48 i. Pauline7 MACINTYRE. 49 ii. Raymond MACINTYRE.

38. Wilbert John6 KEILLER (Leslie Watson5, William4 KEELER, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 22 November 1943 in Invercargill, Southland20. He married Janet Helen Harriet COLLINS on 18 February 1966 in Hamilton, Waikato.21. Wilbert died on 29 March 1998.

Notes Attended South School, Invercargill, Tweedsmuir Intermediate School, Invercargill, Southland Boy's High School, Invercargill, Sussex College of Technology, University of Auckland.

Children of Wilbert KEILLER and Janet COLLINS are: + 50 i. Darryn Leslie7 KEILLER, born 1965 in Hamilton, Waikato.. + 51 ii. Brett Wilbert KEILLER, born 1967 in Hamilton, Waikato.. 52 iii. Le Roi Stephen KEILLER, born 1968 in Hamilton, Waikato.. He married Maria CASEY 01 June 1996 in Auckland.. 53 iv. Kurt Jaye-Rene KEILLER, born 1972 in Auckland.. + 54 v. Jason Andre Collins KEILLER, born 1973 in Auckland. 55 vi. Natasha Ruth KEILLER, born 1976 in Auckland.. 56 vii. Cherie Janet KEILLER, born 1976 in Auckland..

Generation No. 7

41. Barry Sinclair7 YOUNG (Eva Margaret6 POLLOK, Ann Elizabeth5 KEELER, William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 1945. He married Sharron.

Child of Barry YOUNG and Sharron is: 57 i. Olivia8 YOUNG, born 1985.

42. Isabell Lynett Meryl7 YOUNG (Eva Margaret6 POLLOK, Ann Elizabeth5 KEELER, William4, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 1946. She married Roland PREIL.

Child of Isabell YOUNG and Roland PREIL is: 58 i. Barbara8 PREIL.

50. Darryn Leslie7 KEILLER (Wilbert John6, Leslie Watson5, William4 KEELER, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 1965 in Hamilton, Waikato.. He married Justine Megan SMALL on 13 May 1995 in Epsom Baptist Church, Auckland..

Child of Darryn KEILLER and Justine SMALL is: 59 i. Joshua Darryn8 KEILLER, born 1997 in Auckland..

51. Brett Wilbert7 KEILLER (Wilbert John6, Leslie Watson5, William4 KEELER, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 1967 in Hamilton, Waikato.22. He married Talaimanu TULUTU  born 1972, on 02 December 1995 in McLaurin Chapel, at the University of Auckland.

Child of Brett KEILLER and Talaimanu TULUTU is: 60 i. Jermaine Tulutu8 KEILLER, born 1993 in North Shore City, Auckland.24.

54. Jason Andre Collins7 KEILLER (Wilbert John6, Leslie Watson5, William4 KEELER, William3, Richard2, Richard1) was born 1973 in Auckland. He married Rebecca KLOSE.

Child of Jason KEILLER and Diane SUTHERLAND is: 61 i. Jessica8 KEILLER, born 1991 in Whangarei, Northland..

Child of Jason KEILLER and Rebecca KEILLER ii. Liam Jason KEILLER born 2005,

55, Natasha Ruth KEILLER aka Natasha Ruth COLLINS. Married John Robert NASSR (born 1973 Sydney Australia, Christian parents are from Lebanon).

Child of Natasha Ruth NASSR and John Robert NASSR is: Roy Joseph Nassr, born 2004 Sydney, Australia.
Child of Natasha Ruth NASSR and John Robert NASSR is: Annabell Cherie Nassr, born 2006 Sydney, Australia.

56, Cherie Janet KEILLER aka Cherie Janet COLLINS. Cherie is Separated from her husband in Sydney, Australia and is now living in New Zealand.

Endnotes

1. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT2/250 No.242. p.30. BFA 1835589 Item 4. 2. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT1/191/145 . BFA1737002 Item 2. 3. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT1/191. BFA 1737007 Item2. 4. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT2/250 No.446. p.57. BFA 1835590 Item 4. 5. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT2/250 No.25 . BFA 1835589 Item 4. 6. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT2/250 . BFA 1835589 Item 4. 7. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT1/88 . BFA -. Also CCA: U3/184/1/1. 8. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT2/250. No.340 . BFA 1835589 Item 4. 9. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT2/250 no.186. BFA 1835589 Item 4. 10. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT2/250 No.634. BFA 1835589 Item 4. 11. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT- No.626. p.79. BFA 1866575. 12. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT- No.666. p.84. BFA 1866575. 13. Canterbury Cathedral Achives: DCb/BT2/250 . No.302. BFA 1835589 Item4. 14. General Register Office, London. Birth Certificate No.BC950526. 15. Registrar-General's Office, Wellington.Copy Marriage Certificate No.11720. 16. Register Book of Births, Invercargill. Copy Birth Certificate No.28034. 17. Register Book of Deaths, Invercargill. Copy Death Certificate No.156249. 18. B, D & M Central Registry, Marriage Certificate issued at Invercargill No. 4091. 19. Registrar-General's Office, Invercargill Marriage Certificate No.38/7. 20. Register Book of Births, Invercargill. Copy Birth Certificate No.187195. 21. Registrar of Marriages, Hamilton. Copy of Marriage Certificate No. 20175. 22. Registrar-General's Office,Hamilton Copy of Birth Certificate No.128507. 23. Registrar-General's Office, North Shore Copy of Marriage Certificate No.835/95. 24. Registrar-General's Office, Lower Hutt. Copy of Birth Certificate No. 375685.

 

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