1) A man who works a keel.
1464-5 ‘William Baron, keelman’, Hull
1582 watermen and keile men shalbe spoken with all to knowe if there be any fishe garthes maid to noysance , York
1598 buried a drowned man cast upon Drypoll shore, who it was is not certainly knowne but supposed to be Henry Daniion of Hull, keleman
1628 Richard Shawe, a keleman of York
1756 Richard Clayton, keel-man, Sculcoates.