John Kellet was the mayor of Preston in 1675 and 1684.  Hewitson says he died in 1693 but gives no evidence.  However, the fact that Kellet makes regular appearances in the court leet records in the 17th century up to but not after February 1690 adds some corroboration.  He had a property on Church Street in 1684 when he was mayor, which helps establish the dating of the DDX194 Towneley Hall plans held at Lancashire Archives (see plan).
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