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 My spouse's (Maureen MURPHY (nee KELLY) KELLY ancestors came to Australia from near Ennis in County Clare, Ireland.

We believe that they begin with Colonel John Patrick O'KELLY (1690-1746) of Aughrim, County Galway. His family later moved to County Clare. We believe there is a reasonable basis to claim (without being certain about this) that his son, Thomas O'KELLY (c1744-c1780), was the father of our Jeremiah KELLY (born c 1768) and who married Sarah mn unknown) who, in turn, was the father of Thomas KELLY (c 1796-29 Dec 1864).

So, from Thomas O'KELLY (who migrated to County Clare and dropped the 'O' from the name), we think Maureen's KELLY line goes to Jeremiah KELLY (born c 1768), to Thomas KELLY (c 1796-29 Dec 1864), to Daniel KELLY (c 1846-1920), to James Andrew KELLY(1878-1935) and to Maureen's father, James Andrew KELLY(1908-2000).

Thomas KELLY married Ellen CURTAIN (c1800-1888) in Ireland about 1830.

Thomas KELLY, son of Jeremiah and Sarah KELLY, and his spouse Ellen KELLY (nee CURTAIN) migrated to Victoria, Australia, about 1853 with their children. Thomas was about 57 years of age at the time. The shipping records for their arrival have not yet been located. Thomas KELLY was a farmer. Thomas and Ellen are buried in the Old Ballarat Cemetery, Victoria. Their children were Patrick (c1832-1903), Thomas (c1840-bef 1864), Ellen (c1842-1928), Jeremiah (c1843-1872), Daniel (1844-1920) and Sarah (c1846-bef 1864). Thomas and Sarah may have died in Ireland.

Maureen MURPHY (nee KELLY) is the great grand-daughter of Daniel KELLY.  The birth of Dan KELLY to Tom KELLY and Ellen CURTIN on 15 Mar 1846 is recorded at http://www.ennisparish.com/genealogy.

Important surnames in Maureen's family tree (in alphabetical order) are BARRY, CLANCY, CURTAIN, DONNELLY, DORAN, FOLEY, KELLY, KIRBY, QUIRK and SCOTT.  

[Acknowledgment: My research has been assisted very much by Tony MORGAN's work on The KELLY Family of Kilmaley]

 

dasmurphy

Tuesday 1st May 2012, 01:29PM

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  • Hi there,

    Could you please post your message here (Aughrim): http://www.irelandxo.com/group/aughrim-galway

    What specific information are you searching for? Let me know if there is something I can assist you with.

    There is an excellent resource for Co. Clare I suggest you look at: http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/genealogy/genealog.htm

    Please make sure you link anyone else in your family who is interested in their Irish heritage to our site - and indeed anyone else you know of Irish heritage.

    Kind regards,

    Sinead Cooney

    Genealogist (Ireland XO)

    Tuesday 1st May 2012, 03:24PM
  • Thank you, Sinead, for your response.

    I have copied my above message to the Aughrim (Galway) county site, as you suggested.

    As to specific information I'm looking for, I'd be delighted to learn:

    (1) whether Thomas O'KELLY was, in fact, the father of Jeremiah KELLY (c1768-?)?

    (2) maiden name (and BDM information) for Sarah who married Jeremiah KELLY (c1768-?).

    (3) townland in County Clare near Ennis where Jeremiah and Sarah KELLY lived and Thomas KELLY (c1796-1864) was born.

    (4) shipping records for the migration of Thomas KELLY (c1796-1864) and Ellen KELLY (nee CURTAIN/CURTIN) to Australia.

    (5) what happened to Thomas KELLY's (c1796-1864) parents, namely, Jeremiah (c1768-?) and Sarah KELLY? Did they die in County Clare or did they too emigrate and, if so, where to?

    (6) BDM information about siblings of Thomas KELLY (c1796-1864).

    (7) ancestral information about Thomas KELLY (c1796-1864) and his spouse (including their siblings).

    At a more general level, I'm keen to (1) connect with my wife's KELLY Irish relatives, (2) confirmation of my researching so far or corrections that I need to make and (3) connect with other genealogists with an interest in my wife's particular KELLY ancestors.

    I'm hoping, Sinead, that you are able to assist me please with some, or all, of the above.

    I regularly use the Clare Library website.

    Daryl MURPHY

    Brisbane Queensland Australia

    dasmurphy@hotmail.com

    dasmurphy

    Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 12:56AM
  • Hi Daryl,

    Could you please post your message here (Ennis): http://www.irelandxo.com/group/drumcliff-clare

    These are very specific questions, so perhaps someone in the local area will be able to help further your family research. I'm afraid that I am not in a position to carry out research at that level of detail.

    I can offer you some suggestions to help keep you going:

    Civil registration records are available from the General Register Office (GRO). These start from 1864 however. You can access the website here: http://www.groireland.ie/research.htm

    You could also try checking the land records called the Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38) or the later Griffth's Valuation (1848-64). Griffith's is freely available here: www.askaboutireland.com or here: www.failteromhat.com Failte Romhat has lots of other useful links you could try looking at.

    You should also check the 1901/1911 census records here: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/ This may give you more information on the whereabouts of the Kelly family.

    Kind regards,

    Sinead Cooney

    Genealogist (Ireland XO)

    Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 01:34PM
  • Here are two Kelly Families in Kilmaley Parish:

    THE KELLY’S OF KNOCKADANGAN, KILLANIV

     

    The Kelly family can be traced to the 1826 Tithe Applotments where Timothy Kelly is present.

     

    In the 1855 Griffith’s Valuation Thomas Kelly was listed as renting 22 acres, one rood and 30 perches of land from Richard J. Stacpoole.

    Thomas Kelly and Bridget Lafferty

    Thomas Kelly and Bridget Lafferty were likely married in the mid 1850’s.  They had at least eight children.  Here are the Baptism records for those children:

    • John Kelly was born on August 10, 1859
    • Pat Kelly was born on December 14, 1861
    • Martin Kelly was born on November 10, 1864
    • Mary Kelly was born on February 4, 1868
    • Thomas Kelly was born on August 13, 1870
    • Anne Kelly was born on March 19, 1873
    • Thomas Kelly was born on January 1, 1977
    • Tim Kelly was born on November 12, 1879

    1901 Census of Knockadangan, Killaniv

    Kelly

    Thos

    Head

    72

    Kelly

    Annie

    Daughter

    25

    Kelly

    Thos

    Son

    23

    Lafferty

    Margaret

    Sister-in-law

    62

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thomas Kelly and Honor Donnellan

    Thomas Kelly and Honor Donnellan were likely married in 1902.  They had at least five children.  Here are the Baptism records for those children:

    • Bridget Mary Kelly was born on February 8, 1903 (Andrew Donlan and Mary Donlan)
    • Patrick Joseph Kelly was born on February 23, 1904 (Thomas Kelly and Margaret Donlan)
    • Annie Kelly was born on April 18, 1905 (Sarah McGann)
    • Thomas Francis Kelly was born on December 30, 1906 (Michael McGuane and Anne Connors)
    • Mary Margaret Kelly was born January 29, 1911 (Margaret Kerin)

    1911 Census of Knockadangan, Killaniv, House Number 5

    Kelly

    Thomas

    82

    Male

    Head

    Kelly

    Thomas

    34

    Male

    Son

    Kelly

    Honor

    35

    Female

    Wife

    Kelly

    Bridget

    8

    Female

    Daughter

    Kelly

    Patrick

    7

    Male

    Son

    Kelly

    Annie

    6

    Female

    Daughter

    Kelly

    Thomas

    4

    Male

    Son

    Kelly

    Mary

    0

    Female

    Daughter

     

    Mary Kelly married Patrick Crowe of Tullassa, in Kilmaley Church, on February 4, 1947.  The sponsors were Bernard Moran and Bridie Kelly.

     

    THE KELLY’S OF KINTURK, KINTURK

    The Kelly family can be traced to the 1826 Tithe Applotments where James Kelly is present.

    Thomas Kelly and Ellen Conway

    Thomas Kelly and Ellen Conway were married prior to 1830.  It is likely Thomas died prior to the 1855 Griffith’s Valuation, as Ellen is identified.  They had a daughter Anne who was born on January 6, 1830.  Her Godparents were Michael Walsh and Ellen Smith.

    Peter Kelly and Mary Murphy

    Peter Kelly and Mary Murphy were married prior to 1834.  They had a son William who was born on June 23, 1834.  William died on his 23rd birthday.  They also had a daughter Mary, who was born on February 3, 1837.  Her Godparents were Michael McDonald and Mary Carmody.

     

     

     

    Here lie the remains of Mr. William Kelly who departed this life June 23rd 1857 on the anniversary of his birthday, aged 23 years.  Erected by his beloved father Peter Kelly for him and posterity.  May he rest in peace.  Amen

     

    In the 1855 Griffith’s Valuation there are three Kelly’s identified as renting land from Marquis Conyngham.  Ellen Kelly is renting two parcels of land totaling approximately forty acres containing a house and offices.  Peter Kelly is renting two parcels totaling over 104 acres of land, containing two houses and offices.  He in turn is renting the second home to Thomas Mayd.  Finally, Jeremiah Kelly is renting two parcels totaling just under 50 acres of land, also containing a house and offices.

    James Kelly and Margaret O’Neill

    James Kelly and Margaret O’Neill were married in Kilmaley Church on February 13, 1870.  They had at least three children.  Here are the Baptism records for those children:

    • Mary Kelly was born on August 9, 1877 (Thomas Keane and Mary Davey)
    • Eliza Kelly was born on August 9, 1877 (Darby Kelly and Fibes Corry)
    • Anne Kelly was born on March 6, 1883 (Jane Kelly)

    John Kelly and Mary Vaughan

    John Kelly and Mary Vaughan were married in Kilmaley Church on June 10, 1871.  They had at least four children.  Here are the Baptism records for those children:

    • Ellen Kelly was born on June 15, 1876 (Lelise O’Neill)
    • Pat Kelly was born on January 13, 1884 (Bridget Clune)
    • Kate Kelly was born on May 17, 1886 (Mary Vaughan)
    • Anne Kelly was born on December 21, 1888 (John Hehir and Delia Hehir)

    Anne Kelly immigrated to New York and married M. Hall, on February 2, 1924.

    Denis Kelly and Bridget Kearney

    Denis Kelly and Bridget Kearney were married about1871.  They had nine children born, with six surviving at the time of the 1911 census.  Here are the Baptism records for three of those children:

    • Mary Kelly was born on July 17, 1882 (Mary Kelly)
    • Denis Kelly was born on November 11, 1884 (No Godparents noted)
    • Bridget Kelly was born on March 23, 1887 (Martin Kelly and Bridget Considine)

     

    1901 Census of Kinturk, Kinturk

    Kelly

    Denis

    Head

    60

    Kelly

    Bridget

    Wife

    56

    Kelly

    Martin

    Son

    28

    Kelly

    Mary

    Daughter

    17

    Kelly

    Denis

    Son

    16

    Kelly

    Bridget

    Daughter

    14

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1911 Census of Kinturk, Kinturk, House Number 11

    Kelly

    Denis

    74

    Male

    Head

    Kelly

    Bridget

    70

    Female

    Wife

    Kelly

    Martin

    38

    Male

    Son

    Kelly

    Bridget

    28

    Female

    Daughter in Law

    Kelly

    Denis

    0

    Male

    Grand Son

     

    Martin Kelly and Bridget Kinnane

    Martin Kelly (son of Denis and Bridget Kelly) and Bridget Kinnane were married in 1910.  They had at least four children born.  Here are the Baptism records for those children:

    • Denis Kelly was born on February 19, 1911 (Thomas Kinnane & Mary A. Kelly)
    • John Kelly was born on May 26, 1912 (Pat Sullivan and Catherine Daly)
    • Mary Kelly was born on June 1, 1913 (Thomas Kinnane and Norah Murphy)
    • Michael Kelly was born on May 22, 1915 (Michael Kelly and Anne Dillon)

     

    Denis Kelly married Mary McGuane in Kilmurry-Ibrickane Church on April 26, 1942 and his brother Michael married Mary Brennan at Crossbyne on December 26, 1946.

    Patrick Kelly and Margaret Mungovan

    Patrick Kelly and Margaret Mungovan were married in Kilmaley Church, on July 22, 1899.  They had at least nine children born.  Here are the Baptism records for some of those children:

    • Mary Kelly was born on August 15, 1899 (John Mungovan and Kate Kelly)

     

    1901 Census of Kinturk, Kinturk

    Kelly

    Patrick

    Head

    34

    Kelly

    Margaret

    Wife

    26

    Kelly

    Mary

    Daughter

    1

    Kelly

    Ellen

    Visitor

    20

     

     

     

     

     

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    Bridget Kelly was born on June 12, 1901 (Dennis Kelly and Bridget Kelly)

    • Jane Kelly was born on July 20, 1902 (Jeremiah Rynne and Jane Dillon)
    • James Kelly was born on March 1, 1903 (Martin Kelly and Maria O’Grady)
    • Margaret Kelly was born on March 13, 1905 (Mary Sullivan)
    • Catherine Kelly was born on June 24, 1906 (Mary Sullivan)
    • Susan Kelly was born on October 12, 1910.

    1911 Census of Kinturk, Kinturk, House Number 8

    Kelly

    Pat

    53

    Male

    Head

    Kelly

    Margaret

    50

    Female

    Wife

    Kelly

    Mary

    12

    Female

    Daughter

    Kelly

    Bridget

    10

    Female

    Daughter

    Kelly

    Michael

    8

    Male

    Son

    Kelly

    Catherine

    4

    Female

    Daughter

    Kelly

    Susan

    1

    Female

    Daughter

     

    • Margaret Kelly was born on October 6, 1912 (Mary Kelly)

    James Kelly married Mary Agnes Carney of Cloontabonnive, in Connolly Church, on February 9, 1938.

     

    James Kelly and Margaret Sullivan

    James Kelly and Margaret Sullivan were married in 1890.  They had at least seven children born.  Here are the Baptism records for three of those children:

    • John Kelly was born on January 8, 1891 (James Reidy and Ellen Reidy)
    • James Kelly was born on January 6, 1982 (Kate Ryan)
    • Michael Kelly was born on December 2, 1893 (Jeremiah Kelly and Ellen Rynne)

    1901 Census of Kinturk, Kinturk

    Kelly

    James

    Head

    36

    Kelly

    Margaret

    Wife

    35

    Kelly

    John

    Son

    10

    Kelly

    Michael

    Son

    7

    Kelly

    Mary Anne

    Daughter

    6

    Kelly

    Patrick

    Son

    4

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1911 Census of Kinturk, Kinturk, House Number 9

    Kelly

    James

    46

    Male

    Head

    Kelly

    Margaret

    46

    Female

    Wife

    Kelly

    Michael

    17

    Male

    Son

    Kelly

    Mary Anne

    16

    Female

    Daughter

    Kelly

    Pat

    14

    Male

    Son

    Kelly

    James

    8

    Male

    Son

     

     

    Michael Kelly immigrated to Boston on board the SS. Arabic, on May 30, 1913.  His final destination was his brother John’s home at 6 Keepes Place, Worcester, Massachusetts.

     

    Susan Kelly married Mick Fahy of Doolough, on June 9, 1937.  They had one daughter Mary Anne who immigrated to the United States and married Oliver Montgomery.  Susan’s husband Mick died in October of 1976 at age 74.  Susan is currently 100 years of age and residing in the Regina House Nursing Home in Kilrush.

    Patrick Kelly and Margaret Reidy

    Patrick Kelly and Margaret Sullivan were married in Kilamley Church, on July 31, 1897.  They had at least five children born.  Here are the Baptism records for four of those children:

    • William Kelly was born on May 24, 1899 (James Reidy and Margaret Reidy)

    1901 Census of Kinturk, Kinturk

    Kelly

    Patrick

    Head

    29

    Kelly

    Margret

    Wife

    28

    Kelly

    Mary

    Daughter

    3

    Kelly

    William

    Son

    2

    Kelly

    John

    Uncle

    43

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    • Ellen Kelly was born on May 2, 1901 (Mary Kelly)
    • Margaret Kelly was born on February 28, 1905 (Mary Kelly)
    • Pat Kelly was born on September 7, 1906 (Jane Dillon)

    This family may have immigrated or relocated out of Clare.  The only member of the family remaining in Kinturk at the time of the 1911 census was William Kelly, who was residing in the home of his Uncle James Reidy.

    1911 Census of Kinturk, Kinturk, House Number 12

    Reidy

    James

    43

    Male

    Head

    Reidy

    Kate

    35

    Female

    Wife

    Reidy

    Bridget

    7

    Female

    Daughter

    Reidy

    Mary

    6

    Female

    Daughter

    Reidy

    Margaret

    5

    Female

    Daughter

    Reidy

    John

    4

    Male

    Son

    Reidy

    William

    0

    Male

    Son

    Kelly

    William

    12

    Male

    Nephew

     

    A number of Kelly marriages took place at Kilmaley Church and were recorded in Parish records. 

    • Patrick Kelly married Brigid Mungovan of Kinturk, on October 2, 1922. 
    • Mary Kelly married Jeremiah McMahon of Mahernataska, on February 17, 1931
    • Mary Kelly married Michael White of Reinskeheen, on July 2, 1933.
    • Susan Kelly married Michael Fahy of Doolough, on June 9, 1937
    • Patrick Kelly married Anne Reidy of Kinturk, on September 2, 1950.

     

     

     

     

    In loving memory of Bridget Kelly, Kinturk, who died 29th June, 1956.  In loving memory of Patrick Kelly, Kanturk, Connolly, R.I.P. died 29th March, 1978.

    Mary Kelly died on December 10, 2006.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    JohnMayer

    Saturday 14th July 2012, 02:02AM
  • This was my first posting I apologize for the formatting.  Please let me know if you would prefer an e-mail attachment

    JohnMayer

    Saturday 14th July 2012, 02:05AM
  • Many thanks, John, for your comprehensive research and response.

    I'm sorry that I haven't responded sooner but, I confess, I only found your posting this morning,

    While both KELLY families you have described for me come from Kilmaley, County Clare, am I correct in saying that there is no obvious relationship bewteen the 2 families?

    The first family is of more relevance to me than the second - at least at this stage of my research.

    Thanks again.  Much appreciated.

    dasmurphy

    Saturday 29th December 2012, 03:11AM