Thank you for your response - and the reference to Richard de Kellow (de Kellawe) of Kelloe, Durham, Northumberland.I, too, had read - with great interest - about his being appointed to the position of "Bishop of Durham". (1311-1316)It seems that, in addition to being the local head of the Holy Roman Church, this position also carried with it a certain measure of political authority, as well.Given that "London", and the seat of government, was so far to the South, the duties of the Bishop of Durham were more than just "religous governance."
How ironic: Just yesterday, I was looking at "google" maps of the area around West Kellow Farm and Great Kellow.I could see that there was a "Kellow Hill Road" which lead - North - to West Kellow Farm.(Crumplehorn and Polperro, and Looe area) Good sleuthing! ha!
In looking through the historical records for the various "Shires" and Parishes of Britain, there appears to have been small pockets of "Kellow's" dotted throughout the island.The records for Cornwall indicate that there was a Kellow presence by the mid 16th century.By the beginning of the 19th century, Cornwall contained the largest number of Kellow families.
I did find (through one of the Gazetter's) a reference to a "Kellow Law Pond", at Deaf Hill, County Durham.There is also a "Kello Water" located in Dumfries and Galloway.The variant spellings of Kellow, Kello, Kelloe, and Kellaw(e), seem to appear simultaneously in the historical records. I suspect that it was simply a matter of a "spelling interpretation" by whomever was responsible for committing the names to record.
Thank you again!Let's keep each other posted on any new findings.