KELLAND, John (c.1635-92), of Painsford, Ashprington, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Mar. 1679

Family and Education

b. c.1635, 1st s. of John Kelland of Totnes and Painsford by Susanna, da. of Thomas Fownes of Plymouth. educ. Exeter, Oxf. 1652; M. Temple 1652. m. by 1657, his cos. Bridget, da. of John Fownes of Whitleigh, 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1679.1

Offices Held

J.p. Devon 1677-81, 1682-July 1688, Oct. 1688-d., Dartmouth 1680-1, 1684; commr. for assessment, Devon 1679-80, 1689-90, sheriff 1683-4; freeman, Totnes to 1684, alderman and j.p. 1684-Jan. 1688.2


Kelland’s ancestors had been Totnes merchants for three generations. His father, who bought Painsford three miles away in 1647, was a wealthy man with many debtors, one of whom charged him with delinquency in the Civil War; his royalism was only notional, but he