A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
KELLY, a parish in the hundred of LIFTON, county of DEVON, 4¾ miles (E. S. E.) from Launceston, containing 218 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £9 8. 9. and in the patronage of the Trustees of - Kelly, a minor. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. In the vicinity is Romsden Castle, an ancient encampment with a single vallum.