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Numerous people with this common English and Irish surname have settled in Jersey. This page includes a link to an interesting Irish military family which moved to the island in the 19th century


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Detail from a Jacques Tissot painting of Kathleen Kelly

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Origins of surname

The name may have Irish, Scottish or English orgins. It is, of course, possible that it developed separately in all three countries in the dim, distant past, for it is a very old surname. The suggested Irish derivation is from the old Gaelic name "O'Ceallaigh". The name may also come from the lands of Kelly, near Arbroath, derived from the Gaelic coille for wood or grove, or from the Devonshire village recorded as 'Kelli' in the 1194 Pipe Rolls, also from the Gaelic for 'grove'.

Early records

The name made its first appearance in Jersey church registers in 1793 with the baptism of William son of John Kelly and Catherine, in St Brelade.

Variants

  • Kelly
  • Kelley
  • Kelli

Family records

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Family trees




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Births and baptisms



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Family histories



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Kelly family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Patrick Kelly 25 February 1853 - D/Y/A/28
  • Margaret Kelly née O'Connor, 78 New Street, St Helier - 22 April 1942, D/Y/A/109
  • Thomas Kelly, 2 Hautbois Terrace, St Helier - 8 October 1913, D/Y/A/72
  • Patrick Kelly, 5 Parade Square, Cannon Street, St Helier - 6 August 1910, D/Y/A/69
  • Elizabeth Kelly, widow of James Murphy - 21 April 1944, D/Y/A/112
  • Alice Kelly, wife of Thomas Charles Silvester, 4 Peirson Road, St Helier - 26 March 1943, D/Y/A/110


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Great War service



  • Thomas Kelly, Private in Royal Jersey Garrison Battalion

Family gravestones

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