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Thomas Kelly

Male 1815 - 1881  (66 years)


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  • Name Thomas Kelly 
    Born 1815  Lismanny, County Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Approx. 1805 according to his death certificate
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1839  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Labourer 
    Emigrated Dec 1839  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigrated with wife Nabby to Australia on board the China arrived in Sydney on 31 May 1840. Shipping records show that his age was 25 and he was a labourer. His religion was Roman Catholic, his fare was sponsored by a Mr John Marshall ESQ from London England. 
    Occupation 1843 - 1851  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Police Officer 
    Occupation 1852 - 1876  Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Police Officer - intially with the Gold Police in Tambaroora then Senior Constable and Sergeant. 
    Died 15 Dec 1881  Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NSW BDM: 8906/1881
    • Cause: Phthitis (Tubercolosis)
    Buried 16 Dec 1881  Roman Catholic Cemetery Tambaroora Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I208  Kelly / Grayer
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2017 

    Father John Kelly,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Winifred Coolahan,   b. 1793, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet

    Family Nabby Coughlan,   b. 1815, Cappanaghtan, County Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1883, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1839  Eyrecourt, County Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date is approximate
    Notes 
    • Immigrated as a married couple on ship "China", which arrived in Port Phillip on 2 May 1840 and Botany Bay on 31 May 1840, so the marriage could not have been on 12 May 1840 in Eyrecourt, Ireland.

    • From: "Patrica Horwood"
      Subject: Kelly's from Galway
      Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 17:28:26 +1000

      Hi Listers

      I am sending this message again as I omitted to say I was researching Kelly family of Galway. I know there must be hundreds of Kellys from Galway so I am hoping someone knows of this family

      John KELLY , labourer married
      Winifred WOOLERHAN

      They had a son
      Thomas KELLY born and christened at Lismanny, County Galway in 1820
      He married Nabby COUGHLAN 12 May 1840 at Ayrecourt, Ireland. Nabby Coughlan was born 1819 at Cappa Naughton, County Galway
      Thomas died 15 December 1881 in Tambaroora, Australia
      Nabby died 7 May 1883 at Bathurst, Australia

      Thomas and Nabby had seven children, all born in Australia
      Can anyone give me any background on John Kelly or Winifred Woolerhan or Nabby Coughlan.
      Did Thomas have any siblings?
      Nabby could also have been known as Abby

      I, and all the Australian descendants would be grateful for any information. Here's hoping and thank you

      Pat Horwood
      palmsoz@ozemail.com.au
    Children 
    +1. John Joseph Kelly,   b. 4 Mar 1842, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1927, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Winifred Mary Kelly,   b. 25 Jul 1843, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1930, Waverley, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Margaret Kelly,   b. 7 May 1845, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1895, Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +4. Thomas Kelly,   b. 3 Nov 1847, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1897, Orange, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     5. Henry Kelly,   b. 8 Apr 1857, Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. James Patrick Kelly,   b. 1868, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Hill End, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     7. William Kelly
    Histories
    Partial list of passengers on ship 'China'   1840
    Partial list of passengers on ship "China" 1840
    Sydney Herald - 8 Jun 1840
    Thomas and Nabby kelly on ship China May 1840
    Thomas and Nabby kelly on ship China May 1840
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1815 - Lismanny, County Galway, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1839 - Eyrecourt, County Galway, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigrated - Emigrated with wife Nabby to Australia on board the China arrived in Sydney on 31 May 1840. Shipping records show that his age was 25 and he was a labourer. His religion was Roman Catholic, his fare was sponsored by a Mr John Marshall ESQ from London England. - Dec 1839 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Police Officer - 1843 - 1851 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Police Officer - intially with the Gold Police in Tambaroora then Senior Constable and Sergeant. - 1852 - 1876 - Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1881 - Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Thomas Kelly Snr.  Death Certificate
    Thomas Kelly Snr. Death Certificate

    Headstones
    Catholic Cemetery Tambaroora - 2015
    Catholic Cemetery Tambaroora - 2015
    A well kept cemetery, most graves are unmarked though. Burial place of Thomas Kelly snr.

    Histories
    Thomas Kelly Court Evidence
    Thomas Kelly Court Evidence