William Kelly



 BORN 31 July 1806.
 BAPTISED 24 August 1806 in St Luke’s, Old St, Finsbury, London, England.
 DIED 
 
 FATHER Charles Kelly (1764-) (stockbroker)
 MOTHER Hannah Matilda Tongue (b. 1810 m. 1803)
 
 MARRIED 1 Elizabeth Hurst in 1833 in St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey.
 CHILDREN   Matilda Elizabeth Kelly (1834-1888) (m. Martin William Lemon[-1869] 1860)
William Henry Kelly (1835-1838)
 
 MARRIED 2 Elizabeth Kraushaar (1810-1851) on 9 January 1840 at Meeting House, Chishill, Royston.
 CHILDREN   Mary Kelly (1841-)
William Charles Kelly (1843-1864)
Thomas Kelly (1845-)
John Ebenezer Kelly (1847-1890)
Hannah M[ary] Kelly (c1853-)
Samuel Kelly (c1854-)


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Dissenting Minister, known as Rev. Wm Kelly.

Was headmaster of Shebbear College, Shebbear, Devon 1847-1855.

Shebbear College is a Methodist Boys’ Boarding School, still in operation in 2015.

The youngest of the Rev. Kelly’s three sons was born at Shebbear soon after he was appointed headmaster.

The headmastership did not last. Why? Kelly’s name is omitted from the list of Headmasters in Wikipedia.

In the 1861 census of England, William Kelly was separated from the family and living as a lodger in Bristol. He was an Insurance Agent.

In the 1881 census, William Kelly aged 74 (born London) had an address of 1 Mina Cottages, Barton Regis, Gloucs., and an occupation of Commercial Traveller.

He had wife Elizth and daughter Hannah M Kelly, dressmaker, aged 28, born in Shebbear.



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