John Kelly

24 January 1833–24 June 1908 (Age 75)
Lezayre, Isle of Man

The Life of John

When John Kelly was born on 24 January 1833, in Lezayre, Isle of Man, his father, Thomas Kelly, was 36 and his mother, Jane Quine, was 28. He died on 24 June 1908, in Kirkmichael, Isle of Man, at the age of 75, and was buried in Kirkmichael, Isle of Man.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Kelly
Jane Quine
Thomas Kelly
John Kelly
William Kelly
Jane Kelly

Parents and Siblings



World Events (4)


Age 30

Douglas becomes the capital of the Isle of Man, after its parliament. Tynwald moved their chambers from Castletown.

Age 34

First Elections to the House of Keys.

Age 39

The Education Act of 1872 marked an important turning point for the recognition and use of Gaelic within the education system.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all Irish family names in Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Kelly in household of Thos Kelly, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Kelly, "Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598-2009"
  • John Kelly, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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