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I am looking to see if I could locate any decendants or relatives of the kelly family of Vicar street Tuam in the 1901 census The family with its head the widow Mary Anne kelly nee Gilmore ran a public house.

Patrick Thomas kelly of Carranmoneen Tuan born 1815 married Mary Anne Gilmore born Tuam 1835 in Tuam in 1856. They ahd 9 children who included:

1: Martin Joseph born 1856 RIP 1880

2: Dominick born 1857 died 1886

3: bridget born 1859 married Martin O'Grady Limerick, Bridget died 1887 after 5 years of marriage. had a son PJ o'Grady

4; Francis born 1860

5: Patrick Born 1861 died 1798

6:  Thomas Robert born 1864 Married Elizabeth Kelly in 1889 and RIP 1906 At the time of death Thomas was assistant editor of the Irish press.

7; John born 1865 Married 1905 Hanora Curley Died 1 month later in Tuam.

8: Charles Kelly born 1867 bied 1901

9 Michael Francis born 1873 died 1875.


I would be grateful for any leads to this family.


regards Ed O Dea

Edmond O'Dea

Thursday 14th January 2021, 11:19PM

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  • Ed:

    Your Kelly family certainly had very bad luck with their health. Looks like none of them lived past age 40. My only sugggest is to pursue DNA testing and possibly you will match someone who was a descendant of this family. They may not be someone in Ireland but possibly in another country: England, Canada, USA etc. I assume you are a great-grandson of one of the children?

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 15th January 2021, 02:17PM