Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


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Marriage cert of Michael Kelly shows his father is John Kelly.
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John Kelly.
He mar 1881 to Mary Dowd.
He was a farmer, at Glanduff (or Glenduff), Carnagh West townland, St. Johns par, Co.Roscommon (N of Kiltoom, NW of Athlone, see map).
See them listed in 1901 census in Carnagh West.
See them listed in 1911 census in Carnagh West.
They had issue:

  1. Michael Kelly,
    Michael Joseph Kelly,
    born 1 June 1901, Ballynure (a now vanished placename within Carnagh West), Co.Roscommon.
    See birth cert from here.
    He was a Sergeant in Gardai.
    Listed as "Civic Guard, Sergeant" at mar 1925, living Glin, Co.Limerick.
    He mar 1stly, 1925, to Bridget Fitzgerald [born 28 Nov 1889].
    He is listed at wife's death 1930 as Sergeant, Crusheen, Co.Clare, "C.G." (Civic Guard).
    Bridget died 20 Nov 1930, age 40 yrs, at St. John's Hospital, Limerick.
    See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 20 Nov 1930. Calls her "Breda".
    See obituary in The Kerryman, November 29, 1930. Calls her "O'Kelly".
    Can't find death in [GROI].
    She was bur Kilfergus, Glin.
    Michael had issue by 1st wife:

    1. Philomena Kelly,
      mar David Murphy.

    Michael was stationed in Bandon, Co.Cork.
    He mar 2ndly to Mary Crowley [from Bandon].
    Can't find mar in [GROI].
    He was stationed in Fermoy, Co.Cork.
    He is described as of Fermoy, Co.Cork, at Eugene O'Sullivan's funeral 1946.
    He died Fermoy, Co.Cork, 19 May 1957.
    Michael had issue by 2nd wife:

    1. 1 dau, Kelly.
    2. 4 sons, Kelly.

Garda Michael Kelly and his daughter Philomena Kelly, c.1931.
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See photo of Philomena as a child. And other copy.
From Mary McGrath.

Was thought to be Garda Michael Kelly and his daughter. But the people do not match the photo above. Also looks like a generation earlier. I think this one is misidentified.
Could this be RIC man Eugene O'Sullivan?
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Photo from Jane Fitzgerald.

Bridget Fitzgerald (died 1930).
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Photo from Jane Fitzgerald.

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