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rootgatherer Report 11 Feb 2019 12:16

Ann Kelly's death?

Date of Death 1917
Group Registration ID 3902406
SR District/Reg Area Dungannon
Deceased Age at Death 80

Housekeeper, spinster informant BROTHER Owen Kelly. So probably Peter's sister who was with Mary Jane Kelly in 1911?


Janet Report 11 Feb 2019 13:27

Oh my, trying to find Peter Kelly who was married to Bridge Conlan in an early census, I have found lists of slaves owned by various people, pages and pages per owner, showing their original name, their current name, colour, age etc. And the one I looked at is dated 1817.


Janet Report 11 Feb 2019 13:44

rootgatherer, that Anne Kelly would have been born when Peter snr's wife Bridget was 21, whereas for Owen and Peter she was 40 and 46 respectively. I wonder if there is a long string of others between Anne and Owen.


Janet Report 11 Feb 2019 13:46

ArgyllGran, I am quite sure you NEVER talk rubbish.


ArgyllGran Report 11 Feb 2019 14:25

If only!


AustinQ Report 11 Feb 2019 14:46

It's doubtful you'll find any earlier census for Peter Kelly and Bridget. There are mentions of a Peter Kelly in Griffths Valuation rolls 1860 at Ballynahaye which is likely him.

I think Anne Kelly could be another daughter to Peter and Bridget.

The children we have for them so far are

Possibly Anne c1841
Bridget 1853
Eugene 1855
Catherine 1858
Owen 1860
Peter 1864


Janet Report 11 Feb 2019 15:09

AustinQ - yesterday you said "Both Elizabeth and James are listed at Annie's address (Shrine Place) on at least one record, and we know Annie's mother's maiden name was Carr.". Which Annie are you referring to here? I'm trying to get everything in its right place.


AustinQ Report 11 Feb 2019 15:57

Sorry if I confused you, I was just trying to show that there were bits of information that linked the Peter/ Mary Carr children to the Peter's other children by Margaret Ellison.

Annie (daughter of Peter and Mary Carr) born 1887 Manhattan, married James Hamill. She lived Shrine Place.

Annie's half sister, Elizabeth (b1903, daughter of Peter and Margaret Ellison) listed her address as Shrine Place when she was a witness to Margaret's marriage.

Annie's half brother, James (b 1899, son of Peter and Margaret Ellison) listed his address on his military file as Shrine Place.


Janet Report 11 Feb 2019 16:00

ah thanks, too many Annies. I've renamed Margaret Allison as Ellison on my tree, and the Carrs are now Kerrs. Also Bridget Donlan/Conlan is now Canlan.


rootgatherer Report 11 Feb 2019 18:01

I'm not sure I would "rename" them. I would have it as Mary Carr or Kerr, Margaret Ellison or Allison etc. As I was typing up their details, I would use the spelling as shown on each particular record.


Janet Report 11 Feb 2019 20:08

I still haven't heard back from the Kelly contact I made, but looking at her very limited tree it looks as if Annie Scullion was married before Peter. No names show, so difficult to check though.


ArgyllGran Report 11 Feb 2019 21:08

Apologies if any of this has been posted before , somewhere in this long thread:

Assuming Annie Scullion/Kelly's YOB given at her death is correct, this may be her birth:

625/1 476
Bothwell [ EDIT: No, she was born in Ireland - see later posts ]

And Maurice's birth:

672/ 78

And death (although CWGC gives his age as 29 - already posted):

150/AF 114
Service Returns

I've had a look at Maurice's birth cert, and interestingly he was registered as John.


John Kelly. Born 2 April 1917 @6pm at 72 Haligate, Broxburn.
Father: Peter Kelly, oil worker.
Mother: Annie Kelly, previously Scullion, ms Scullion
Parents' marriage: 6 Dec 1916, Broxburn

There's a note in the left-hand margin, possibly referring to the name change or correction to Maurice ??:

"See Reg. of Corr. Entry [?] Vol 2, p. 724, April [something] 1917."

So this is Annie's first marriage:

493/ 57

and her marriage to Peter:

672/ 47

I don't see Annie and James together in 1911.


ArgyllGran Report 11 Feb 2019 21:32

Maurice was a POW on a prison ship which was sunk:

Maurice Kelly
in the UK, Allied Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
Name: Maurice Kelly
Rank: Pte.
Military Date: 1939-1945
Regiment: Royal Scots
Service Number: 3055718
Source Description: 1744: Part II: Prisoners of War, Far East: Sinking of Lisbon Maru, Prison Ship, 2 October 1942

Horrific article about the sinking:

List of prisoners on board, including Maurice:

Google shows lots of images of the Lisbon Maru, and the sinking, as well as many photos of unnamed men who were on board. No way of knowing if one is Maurice.


Janet Report 11 Feb 2019 22:17

Oh that is so sad :( Poor Maurice and his family. An early example of killed by friendly fire.

Is it usual for people of the same surname to marry? ie Scullion and Scullion? I see that Bonhll is in Dunbartonshire. Perhaps James Scullion died before the 1901 census was taken.


rootgatherer Report 11 Feb 2019 22:52

A search of Scotlandspeople of Scullion deaths with mother's maiden surname Scullion shows some possible children from Annie Scullion's first marriage. The latest one was born 1911. Didn't help finding her on the 1911 census though. Perhaps she was a WW1 widow.


rootgatherer Report 11 Feb 2019 23:03

Maybe not a WW1 widow?

Last name Scullion
Age 41
Birth year 1874
Residence 18 Stewartfield
Occupation -
Death year 1915
Death date 25 February 1915
Burial year 1915
Burial place Uphall
County Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)
Cause of death Chronic Bronchitis
Interment date 27 February 1915
Interment number 3360
Private or common ground Private
Section D
Lair 172
Depth 9
Additional information Reinterred From Common Ground
Country Scotland
Record set Scotland, Edinburgh & Lothian Death And Burial Index
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Burials
Collections from Great Britain, Scotland
© West Lothian Family History Society


Janet Report 11 Feb 2019 23:05

I did find this :

114/AF 71
Service Returns

and these

672/ 33

038/MR 182

I suppose either or none could be the one. Annie was apparently born in Lanarkshire, married first time in Dunbartonshire and then in Broxburn, so she travelled around a bit.

One interesting snippet I just got from Anne was that she remembered her mother saying she worked in a beetroot factory, which seemed rather odd to me. A Google search brought up reference to a sugar beet factory in Culpar, so I wonder if she was there for a while.


Janet Report 11 Feb 2019 23:07

We must have passed one another in the post


Janet Report 11 Feb 2019 23:17

You have certainly found him, this is part of the information you gave me re the burial of Peter Kelly, Annie Scullion's 2nd husband - the address is the same.

"Additional information Opening Lair. Lairholder Annie Scullion, 18 Stewartfield, Broxburn"


rootgatherer Report 11 Feb 2019 23:20

Not sure we are certain that Annie was born in Scotland. Have we actually found her on any census records? Did you get the marriage entry for her and Peter please? Who did she name as her parents?

This Ane Jane Scullion has a father named Maurice, m. Jane ms Morris

Date of Birth 1877
Group Registration ID 11672431
SR District/Reg Area Magherafelt
Sex N/R
Mother's Birth Surname N/R