Richard Edward Kelly

8 March 1833–
Ealing, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard Edward

When Richard Edward Kelly was born on 8 March 1833, in Ealing, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Kelly, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 28. He married Ruth Rayner on 23 December 1861, in Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Berkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Reading St Giles, Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Richard Edward Kelly
Ruth Rayner
Marriage: 23 December 1861

Spouse and Children

23 December 1861
Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)


Age 10

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 21

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 47

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Edward Kelley, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Richard Kelley in household of Richard Kelley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Richard Kelly, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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