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John Kelly.

Erected/by/KENNETH KELLY/in memory/of/his beloved father/JOHN KELLY/who died at Mugary/in the parish of Portree/on te 19th Decr. 1878/aged 76 years.
Picture Added on 14 April 2014.


John Kelly

Born about 1802 (based on age provided by headstone), Parish of Portree, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Scotland Census records suggest dates of c. 1804 and c. 1809.

Marriage: John Kelly & Cath[e]rine Stewa[r]t, 2 Mar 1859, Kilmuir By Uig, Inverness-shire, Scotland. [Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. Census records list children of John Kelly born before 1859 so this is almost certainly not his first marriage]

Probate: "Kelly, John. 5 June [1879].—Confirmation of John Kelly, Farmer and Cattle Dealer, Mugarry, Parish of Portree, who died 19 December 1878, at Mugarry aforesaid, testate, granted at Inverness, to Catherine Stewart or Kelly, his widow, Executrix nominated in Will or Deed, dated 3 July 1869, and recorded...Inverness, 31 May 1879. Value of Estate, £1, 347, 14s, 9d." [Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh under the Sheriff Courts Act, 1876. Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories.]

The 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, & 1901 Scotland Censuses list the family of John Kelly and Catherine Stewart, living in the Parish of Portree, as:

1861, at Mugarry: John Kelly, 52 (b. c. 1809, Portree, Inverness-shire), Farmer of 8 Acres; Catharine Kelly, 27 (b. c. 1834, Kilmuir, Inverness-shire), Farmer Wife; John Kelly, 16 (b. c. 1845, Portree), Labourer; Hector Kelly, 14 (b. c. 1847, Portree), Labourer; Donald Kelly, 12 (b. c. 1849, Portree), Labourer; Kenneth Kelly, 1 (b. c. 1869, Portree), Labourer [sic]; Mary Kelly, 18 (b. c. 1843, Portree), Domestic Servant; Catharine Kelly, 8 (b. c. 1853, Portree), Domestic Servant;

1871: John Kelly, 67 (b. c. 1804, Portree), Crofter; Catherine Kelly, 34 (b. c. 1837, Eastside, Inverness-shire), Crofter; John Kelly, 27 (b. c. 1844, Portree), Crofter Son; Hector Kelly, 25 (b. c. 1846, Portree), Crofter Son; Ann Kelly, 19 (b. c. 1852, Portree), Crofter Daughter; Catherine Kelly, 17 (b. c. 1854, Portree), Crofter Daughter; Ann Kelly, 7 (b. c. 1864, Portree), Scholar; Christy Kelly, 6 (b. c. 1865, Portree); Peter Kelly, 4 (b. c. 1867, Portree); Janet Kelly, 9 Mo (b. c. 1870, Portree);

1881: Cath Kelly, 45 (b. c. 1836, Parish of Stencholl, Inverness-shire), Crofter; Kenneth Kelly, 21 (b. c. 1860, Parish of Portree), Crofter Son; Ann Kelly, 18 (b. c. 1863, Parish of Portree), Crofter Daughter; Christy Kelly, 16 (b. c. 1865, Parish of Portree), Crofter Scholar; Peter Kelly, 13 (b. c. 1868, Parish of Portree), Scholar; Jessie Kelly, 7 (b. c. 1874, Parish of Portree), Scholar;

1891: Catherine Kelly, 54 (b. c. 1837, Portree), Crofter; Christina Kelly, 22 (b. c. 1869, Portree), Dressmaker; Peter Kelly, 20 (b. c. 1871, Portree), Crofter's Son; Jessie Kelly, 18 (b. c. 1873, Portree), Crofter Daughter;
Alexander Finlayson, 8 (b. c. 1883, Portree), Grandson, Scholar;

1901: Catherine Kelly, 64 (b. c. 1837, Parish of Kilmuir, Inverness-shire), Crofter; Peter Kelly, 33 (b. c. 1868, Portree), Crofter's Son; Jessie Kelly, 26 (b. c. 1875, Portree), Crofter's Daughter.

Added by Gordon J Callon on 07 June 2016.
John married Christy Macleod on 15th January 1835 in Portree Parish and they had 7 children Duncan c1836, Norman c1838, Mary c1842, John c1844, Hector c1846, Donald c1848 and Annie c1850. All children born at Mugeary.

Added by on 12 September 2016.

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