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Looking for my Kelly ancestors from Ballymanagh I have got back as far as Luke Kelly and Catherine Murphy I know they had 2 sons for definite my grandfather Patrick Luke Kelly and John Kelly .Patrick went to live in Coolagraffy Sligo where he married and had children as far as I know John stayed in Galway he was present at his fathers death in 1897 but thats all i know so far about Galway Kellys would love to know more and how far back they go and if there were anymore siblings to John and Patrick and what happened to them


Saturday 4th Aug 2018, 03:18PM

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  • rosie1055:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I checked the 1901 census for Ballymanagh and found John with a younger sister Maria (Mary). I also found the 1911 census record for John but no Maria. I then checked the free siite and found a 1906 marriage record  for a Mary Kelly (father Luke Kelly) from Ballymana who married a widower named Thomas Mitchell. I tried to find them in the 1911 census but was unsuccessful.

    Roger McDonnell………

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 4th Aug 2018, 04:24PM
  • Hi Rosie

    I found a marraige record for a Luke Kelly and Cath Murphy, both from White Hall in the parish of Clontuskert, on 23 Nov 1843, witnessed by John Kelly and Catherine Devaney. I found this on the findmypast free parish records.

    Children(that i could find on this website)

    Catherine Kelly born 27 Nov 1844  Godparents-Michael Murphy(from Lacken?) and Catherine Kelly

    Joanna(possibly Latin for Jane maybe) Kelly born 26 Dec 1849   Godparents-Patrick and Eleanor Kelly

    Mary Kelly born 30 Oct 1856  Godparents-Patrick Colahan and Margaret Kelly

    Patrick Kelly born born 14 Feb 1861  Godparents-James and Mary Kelly


    Hope this helps!


    Saturday 4th Aug 2018, 05:52PM
  • Back again! Luke Kelly appears in Griffiths Valuation in Ballymanagh, renting a 31 acre field from Allan Pollock with a Patrick Kelly(Most likely a brother). Both seem to have a portion of the field which their house is built on. Also in the townland of Ballymanagh was Bridget, James and Hugh Kelly. This would be about 1857.

    I cant find any Kellys in Ballymanagh in the Tithe Applotment Books (1820s and 1830s) so perhaps they lived elsewhere or didn't have large enough holdings to pay tithes.


    Saturday 4th Aug 2018, 06:11PM
  • Alicia:

    Nice research!



    I finally found Mary (Maria) Mitchell.…;   She was living two parishes to the north in Ahascragh civil parish.

    One of these two records could be your Maria.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 4th Aug 2018, 06:55PM
  • thank you for all your replies sorry not been on for a while but your replies have been very helpful x


    Saturday 20th Jun 2020, 03:03PM

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