John Kelly

John Kelly

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  • Name John Kelly  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name John the Rocks 
    Person ID I596  Hannaway
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2018 

    Father Patrick Kelly,   b. 1836, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rose Anne Bennett,   b. Jul 1877, Durham, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1906, Lathbirget, Mullaghban, Co Armagh, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1897  Camlough, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Carrickcruppen RC Church, Chapel Road, Camlough, Co Armagh, Irel 
    • John Kelly is a Batchelor - unmarried. He will later remarry several times aftar losing his spouse.
      Rose Ann Bennett is aged 20 at her 1897 marriage (born July 1877 in Co Durham England - where her brother John/Johnny Bennett was also born).
      Witness Role: Bridesmaid [I39] Catherine HANNAWAY
      Witness Role: To correctly identify the Witness/Bridesmaid "Catherine Hannaway", there were only 3 others in the family named "Catherine Hannaway" potentially at the weddiing. Two had died in 1890 and 1891 the third was 4 years of age.
      Witness Role: Best man Name: John Kelly
    Children 
     1. Patrick Kelly,   b. 15 Oct 1898, Lathbirget, Mullaghban, Co Armagh, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Kelly,   b. 8 May 1902, Lathbirget, Mullaghban, Co Armagh, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Michael Kelly,   b. 1 Nov 1903, Lathbirget, Mullaghban, Co Armagh, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Ann Kelly,   b. 6 Apr 1905, Lathbirget, Mullaghban, Co Armagh, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bridget Bennett 
    Married 29 May 1907  Mullaghbane, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Mullaghban RC Church, Mullaghbane, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • Witness Role: Best man Name: Michael Crawley
      Witness Role: Bridesmaid Name: Minnie Hanratty
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Picture Note: Rose Ann Bennett (from Levelamore) & John Kelly (Lathbirget townland) marriage - 16 Sept 1897. Carrickcruppin RC parish church, Bessbrook, Newry, Co Armagh. Rose Ann's father is Patrick Bennett, John's father is Patrick Kelly. © https://www.irishgenealogy.ie - Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records.
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    KellyJohn(28)_Latb'get_1901_RocksDad
    KellyJohn(28)_Latb'get_1901_RocksDad
    Picture Note: 1901 census extract in Latbirget townland, Co Armagh. John Kelly aged 28 is the father of John "the Rocks Kelly". John's wife Rose (23) is Rose Anne Bennett from Levelamore, born in Co Durham, England in 1877. Patrick (age 2) is the first of her 4 children before Rose Anne dies in 1906. John's father Patrick Kelly is aged 65 and a widower. © AskAboutIreland and the Cultural Heritage Project; http://www.askaboutireland.ie
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    Kelly,John_Rocks2ndMarr_1907
    Kelly,John_Rocks2ndMarr_1907
    Picture Note: John "the Rocks" Kelly second marriage - 29 May 1907 to Bridget Bennett in Mullaghban RC church, Co Armagh. Bridget is from Ballykeel townland, her father is one of several Peter Bennetts at that time. © https://www.irishgenealogy.ie - Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records.
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  • Notes 
    • "That (Rose-Anne Bennett) was the first of three wives. To that poor woman Rose-Anne Bennett, he had maybe 4 or 5 children; they all died young-the eldest was 18. (2016 audio of Eugene McCann, local historian). "He buried 4 or 5 children and 3 wives before he died himself: John the Rocks." (2016 audio of Eugene McCann).

  • Sources 
    1. [S65] Eugene McCann (Ballykeel resident, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S76] irishgenealogy.ie, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs ., Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records. (Reliability: 3).
      It was customary for weddings to be held in the bride's parish church/chapel. So for Rose Ann & John, most likely Lislea chapel. Church/Chapel Sacraments were recorded in the central "Parish" records of Killeavy Lower/Bessbrook.

    3. [S76] irishgenealogy.ie, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs ., Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records. (Reliability: 3).