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Thomas Kelly - India
« on: Saturday 19 May 12 13:46 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

I need help on my family tree, I have details on my Great Grandfather Thomas Kelly that he was in India (maybe born there in Calcutta so family say) he married a Mary a Carroll from Dublin and later lived in Dublin and had 5 children 3 sons and 2 girls my grandmother Josephine is the youngest of the girls and was born 12/03/1916 in 50 Rutland Square, Dublin.  She had two older brothers Thomas and George and one older Sister Philomena and a younger brother Eoin (Owen) not sure of the spelling.

I am thinking that Thomas and Mary where married anywhere from 1910-1912, just guessing.  I can't find them anywhere in the 1901, 1911 Irish census.  I got my grandmothers birth cert and her fathers (Thomas Kelly) occupation is listed as Soldier.  My aunt said she remembers he used to collect his pension from the British Embassy here in Dublin and she remembers playing with his medals when she was younger.

I'm stuck now on this branch of the tree and I'm not sure where to go any suggestions?  Unfortunately I don't have Thomas Kelly or Mary Carroll BOD, Death or Marriage.

Jess  ???
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 19 May 12 14:26 BST (UK) »
Possible marriage in Dublin North in Jan-Mar 1905 (vol 2 page 564). That page of the register has both a Thomas Kelly and a Mary Anne Carroll, along with 6 other names.
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 May 12 14:34 BST (UK) »
That's great - thanks
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 May 12 14:41 BST (UK) »
I found Thomas's army file ! Wife Mary, 50 Rutland Square !
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 19 May 12 14:50 BST (UK) »
If you are looking for the file it's in the "British Army WWI Pension Records",  indexed as Thomas Kelly born "Marals" "East Indies".

In fact he was born in a suburb of Bombay. He first signed up for the Leinster Regiment on 6 August 1891 aged 18 years and 1 month. He said he had spent 6 years at the Royal Hibernian Military School.
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 19 May 12 14:53 BST (UK) »
His father was Michael Kelly, 45 Beresford Street Dublin
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 19 May 12 16:49 BST (UK) »
Blimey I'm so excited thank you so much for finding that information for me I really appreciate it  ;D
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 19 May 12 16:55 BST (UK) »
The address 46 Beresford Street also appears in the army papers
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 19 May 12 17:09 BST (UK) »
His father was Michael Kelly, 45 Beresford Street Dublin

Hi,
Just wondering how you know that this is his father?

Thanks,
Jess
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