Descendants of

Thomas Kelly & Bridget Carter
Ardateggle. Co. Laois

Generation No. 1

1.  Thomas KELLY was born 1856 in Ardateggle. Co. Laois, and died 16 January 1910.  He married Bridget CARTER.  She was born 1858 in Ardateggle. Co. Laois, and died 7 February 1938.

The entry in Griffith's Valuation of Ireland, 1848-1864 for Thomas Kelly:
Kelly, Thomas
County: Laois/Leix/Queens
Parish: Killeshin
Location: Rossmore
(This was probably Thomas' father)

Notes for Bridget CARTER:

In the 1911 census of Ireland Bridget Kelly is recorded as Head of the Household aged 56?* and widowed. There were 13 children born and 13 children survived but only 6 children are recorded on the census form.
The house was stone built and consisted of two rooms with one window to the front and the roof was thatched.
Copy of 1911 census form for the Kelly family.

She was living in Ardateggle, Co. Laois in March 1937.

Bridget Carter Kelly

Children of Thomas KELLY and Bridget CARTER are:

i. Elizabeth (Elsa) KELLY, born 07 Sep 1878. Monavea. Co. Laois.
ii. Michael KELLY, born 1884 Ardateggle. Co. Laois

iii. Patrick KELLY, b. 6 November 1885, Ardateggle. Co. Laois; d. 2 January 1971, Ossining, New York, USA.

Notes for Patrick KELLY:

Emigrated to America in the 1920/30's and lived in Ossining, NY 10562 USA
Also lived at Harmon on Hudson, New York, USA  
Social Security Death Index: USA:
Individual: Kelly, Patrick
Birth date: 6 Nov 1885
Death date: Jan 1971
Residence code: New York

vi. Thomas KELLY was born 17 March 1888 in Ardateggle, Co Laois, and died 24 January 1980 in Bayport, NY, USA. He married Wife Unknown?

Thomas Kelly and his wife?

Notes for Thomas (Tom) KELLY:

Emigrated to America in the 1920/30's
He died on 24th January 1980 aged 92 years of age.
He lived in Long Beach for over 50 years.
Held the position of Head Custodian of City Hall of Long Beach, New York for 40 years. He was appointed to this position by the founder of Long Beach,  Senator Reynolds RIP, in 1920 until his retirement in 1960.
Veteran of World War 1
A member of Knights of Columbus, St. Mary's Holy Name Society
A member of Long Beach Democratic Party
He was buried in Holyrood Cemetery in Westbury, Long Island, NY on Monday 28th January 1980. (Address: Holyrood Cemetery - P.O. Box 182, Westbury, NY 11590
City Hall, Long Beach, New York
Social Security Death Index: U.S:
Individual: Kelly, Thomas
Birth date: 17 Mar 1888
Death date: Jan 1980
Residence code: New York
ZIP Code of last known residence: 11717

Children of Thomas KELLY is:

i. Gerard KELLY, b.? Long Beach, NY, USA. (Generation No. 2), m,?

v. Martin KELLY, born 1891 Ardateggle. Co. Laois
viii..  William (Bill) KELLY was born 10 March 1894 in Doonane, Crittyard, Co Laois, and died 17 April 1964 in County Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois.  He married Elizabeth (Lily) BRENNAN 20 January 1960 in Sacred Heart Church, Arless, Co Laois, the daughter of Thomas BRENNAN and Mary Anne MORAN.  Elizabeth was born 26 October 1922 in The Cottage, Cooper Hill, Ballickmoyler, Co Laois, and died 30 June 1996 in Portlaoise General Hospital, Co Laois.
 (Brennan Family Tree)

Notes for William (Bill) KELLY:

aka Bill Kelly.

He was probably the last of the Kelly family to live in the house because it was sold in 1965.
He was a Council Road Worker, which involved repairing roads for Laois County Council.
Buried in Mayo graveyard Co Laois.  (The headstone has fallen over on it's face).
vi. Robert (Bob) KELLY, born 1898 Ardateggle. Co. Laois m. Mary (May) DOWLING, Carlow; b. 1900, Killeshin; d. 9 December 1988, Coolane, Killeshin.

vii. Mary KELLY, born 1899 Ardateggle. Co. Laois

viii.  Annie KELLY was born 4 November 1901 in Ardateggle. Co. Laois, and died 4 October 1978 in 7 Clonbun, Trim, Co Meath.  She married David Reid McFARLANE in 1939 in Belfast, NI, He was born 3 December 1883 in Forfar, Scotland, and died 16 February 1972 in Dublin., the son of Alexandra McFARLANE and Susan REID. 

Notes for Annie KELLY:

Annie is listed as Nannie in the 1911 census aged 7.
Recorded on Annie's Baptismal Certificate - Sponsors are Thomas Kelly and Katie Kelly (source David McFarlane Feb 1997).  She was baptised on 16 Nov 190?(9) in Killeshin by Rev Patrick Campion.
Lived in a Cottage, which was located near Moore's Cross Roads in Ardateggle, Co Laois.
She was working in Oak Park in 1936, Carlow when she met her husband David McFarlane.
ix. Margaret KELLY. No information
x. Alise KELLY. No information

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