Looking for ancestors of my great great grandparents. William Kelley and Honora Driscoll married 1835 in Tralee Parish. They had 3 children that I have found. Honora Kelley b.1842, Patrick D b. 1843 and Julia b. 1848. All were born in Tralee Parish. Julia and Patrick emigrated to the states and lived in St. Louis, Missouri. I can't find Honora but may be that she married a Morgan O'Connell as one of the sponsers was a Prindeville.
Honora Driscoll was born in 1819 in Listowel to Patrick Driscoll and Julia Prindeville
William is an unknown.
We are traveling to Ireland in September 2023 and are going to visit Tralee. Would love any information as to where someone would be buried.
MaryPatFriday 3rd Mar 2023, 09:22PM
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Wm. Kelly and Honora Driscoll's marriage record notes that they were living in Camp, which is on the Dingle Peninsula. (Irishgenealogy.ie) Dingle will be a lovely place for you to explore when you get to Ireland.
In Griffith’s Valuation of Kerry in 1852, the following Kelly and Driscoll heads of household were found. Note that there were a Kelly and a Driscoll on Caher Anne Road.
Kelly James The Square, Tralee Kerry
Kelly Mary Murphy's Lane Tralee Kerry
Kelly Michael Denny St. Tralee Kerry
Kelly Sarah Morris' Lane Tralee Kerry
Kelly William Ballyvelly Tralee Kerry
Kelly William Caher Anne Road Tralee Kerry
Driscoll James Ballynahoulort Tralee Kerry
Driscoll John Lisloose Tralee Kerry
Driscoll Patrick Caher Anne Road Tralee Kerry
Driscoll Patrick Lisloose Tralee Kerry
Driscoll Timothy The Mall, Tralee Kerry
Found this child of William and Honora...irishgenealogy.ie...
KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - TRALEE
Baptism of JOANNA O'KELLY of CLIHANE on 29 February 1840
Name JOANNA O'KELLY
Date of Birth 29 February 1840 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)
Address CLIHANE [perhaps this is Cloghane, on the Dingle Peninsula)
Father WILLIAM O'KELLY
Mother HONORA DRISCOLL
Father Occupation NR
Sponsor 1 EDMUND O'KELLY
Sponsor 2 CATHERINE O'KELLY
Priest REV. DENIS L. BROSBIE
About the record
Book Number Page Entry Number Record_Identifier
4 17 132 KY-RC-BA-467649
The 1865 marriage record for a Honora Kelly married to Morgan O'Connell gives her father's name as Jeremiah, not William, so I don't think this is your Honora.
Dear MaryPat, I am inclined to think that your ancestors were resident in the townland of Clahane, Annagh Civil parish (outskirts of Tralee) rather than Clahane on the Dingle Peninsula. Clahane & Ballyard are both in Annagh Civil Parish and quite near each other as is Ballyvelley (TRUGHANACMY Civil Parish) the birthplaces identified for the children of William Kelly & Honora Driscoll.
If my suspicion is correct, that would give you
Honora born 1842
Patrick born 1843
Margaret born 1845
There is a William Kelly, tenant of Rev. Barry Denny abt. 1853 in Ballyvelly, TRUGHANACMY Civil Parish where their (probable) daughter Margaret was born in 1845.
In 1901 there is no Kelly family surname in Ballvelly, Tralee.
I cannot find a death cert that clearly identifies William or indeed a burial record. But in that time period burial records are patchy. I am very disappointed I cannot help you more.
The next step is to gather the names of all the godparents to see if following them might help you more. See if any of them feature in records for the townlands named in the Kelly childrens' baptismal records.
I hope your research is fruitful before your visit in Sept.
Martine, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘
Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I don't know how I missed this info back in March. We leave in 7 days and I can't wait. Every little piece of information helps so much. I keeping thinking that once I find one more piece, I can stop hahahah. I have found genealogy to be very addictive..
Hi Mary Pat,
I had a look at the information you posted above and agree with Martine that it looks like Honora and William moved around some of the townlands in Annagh Parish after their marriage.
Hanora Driscoll was born in 1819 in Lisloose, Tralee not Listowel. Griffith's Valuation has William leasing land there in 1852.
If I find anything else I will let you know. I hope you have a very enjoyable visit.
Joan Holland, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘