was born at Bootle in 1877 and was baptised
at St.Peter's C.of E. Church, Liverpool,
soon afterwards. He was the son of John
Kettleday, a lathe cleaver, and Margaret
Selina Kettleday (nee McDonald) who were
married at St.Thomas' C.of E. Church,
Toxteth Park on the 30th December 1861.
|They had eleven children, six of
whom survived into adulthood. The family
name was spelt in a variety of ways.
Samuel's siblings were; Harriet Kettledy
(born 1862), Mary Jane Kettledy (born 1864),
John Kettledy (born 1866), Mary Jane
Kettlety (born 1868), David Kettlety (born
1869), Margaret Selina Kettlety (born 1871),
Duncan Kettley (born 1874), Duncan Kettley
(born 1875), Jemima Ketley (born 1880) and
Duncan Kettledy (born 1882). Only Samuel's
baptism record uses the surname Kettleday.
|Samuel's parents were both born in
Liverpool. The family lived in Toxteth Park
from 1861 to 1870. They moved to 98
Buckingham Street, Everton in 1871 (surname
spelt Kettley) and finally settled in Bootle
c.1875. They were at 61 Orlando Street
Bootle in 1901 and at 29 Stanley Road,
Bootle in 1911. His father died in 1921
and his mother in 1926.
|In 1891, at the age of thirteen, Samuel
Kettleday was working as a post office boy.
Ten years later he was a labourer and by
1911 he was a merchant seaman. He married Rosina Branigan
at Southwark, London in 1912. They had one
child, William Allan
Kettleday, born in Woolwich in 1913. Rosina
Kettleday lived with her in-laws at
29 Stanley Road, Bootle after
the war and died in Bootle in 1936.
|He died when the
was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of
Ireland on the 9th September 1918.
|His effects, probably his wages, were
valued for probate at £75 14s. 11d. (just
under £300 at