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KELLY – Jeremiah 86th Regiment

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86th Regiment
NameKELLY – Jeremiah
Regiment (s)86th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 932
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th June 1836 / 21 years  / Cashel Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
6 Ft 0½ in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years 11 months
Length of Service21 years 5 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 24th June 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1857 Clonmel
1862-1866 Western Australia
1867-1878 South Australia
Pension Paid1/3½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1861 Portland England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LINCELLES 28th January 1862
Date/Place of Birthc1815 Cashel Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1817 Cork Ireland (year differs in various documents)
Date/Place of Marriage3 January 1842 St Patrick’s Cork City Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeEliza born 17 May 1847 bp 23 May 1847 Poona India
Died 13 October 1853 age 6 years Poona India
Mary born 2 March 1849 bp 7 March 1849 Deesa India
Died 16 November 1849 age 8 months Deesa India
Margaret B 11 March 1857 Poona India bp 17 March 1857
M CALLAGHAN William 23 February 187 St Patrick’s Adelaide
M O’KEEFE Patrick 13 June 1900 St. Patrick’s Adelaide
D 13 January 1915 Adelaide South Australia
Patrick B 1856 Tralee Ireland
Bp 4 February 1856 Tralee, Ireland
D 19th June 1863 Western Australia – drowned
William B 1862 Western Australia – tentative listing
D 1863 Western Australia
Robert B Not yet known – tentative listing
Patrick B 1856 Tralee Ireland
Bp 4 February 1856 Tralee, Ireland
D 19th June 1863 Western Australia – drowned
Jane born 1858 Cashel Ireland
Bp 25 December 1858 Cashel Tipperary Ireland
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 24 June 1863 page 2 death of Patrick Kelly
Adelaide Express Friday 21 December 1866 page 2 (error in name) Sea Ripple
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 24 September 1884 page 4 Mary Kelly
Evening Journal Thursday 25 September 1884 page 3 accident
Adelaide Observer Saturday 11 October 1884 page 27 Court case
South Australian Register Thursday 25th September 1884 page 7 Call for an inquiry into deaths at the Adelaide Hospital
South Australian register 18th October 1884 page 4 Further on Marion (sic) Kelly’s death
Daily Herald Friday 22 January 1915 page 4 Death of Margaret O’Keefe nee Kelly
Departure from Western
1867 to South Australia per Sea Ripple December 1866
Date/Place of Death/Burial17 December 1880 Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
19 September 1884 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 932 Private location Dublin
1851 932 corporal location Poona India
Discharge: For the purpose of serving on the permanent staff of the North Tipperary Militia.
On the voyage of the Lincelles Pensioner J. Kelly late 86th Regt. reported by Sergt. Maj. Moody for neglect of duty on the 7th November 1861, this being his 4th offence of a like nature. Cautioned and informed that he will be reduced on next occasion.
In 1865 Jeremiah Kelly was employed as a carpenter for the Camden Harbour venture. He was accompanied by his wife Mary and daughters Margaret aged 13 and Jane aged 5.
On 30th January 1879 Jeremiah Kelly was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital, at the time he was aged 63, married, RC, and living at Ackland street. He said he was a labourer and had been 20 years in the colony. Daughter Jane was also admitted to the hospital four times her occupation varied between housekeeper to housemaid her place of birth being the East Indies.
Mary was admitted to the hospital on 17th September 1884 age 58. She gave her religion as RC, a widow, living Halifax street. She had been born in Cork Ireland and had arrived on the Sea Ripple. She died on the 19th September 1884. Mary Kelly was knocked down in Halifax Street Adelaide where she was living with her daughter Margaret Callaghan by 2 drunken men William Bassett and Edward Morrisey. She was admitted to hospital with a fracture of the neck of the thigh bone. where Ether was administered to her and as a result she died. Bassett was charged with grievous bodily harm and Morrisey with manslaughter but the court found she died from the effect of ether on a woman who was already suffering from extreme fatty degeneration of the heart, fatty degeneration of the liver, extreme disease of the large arteries and had a large stone in her gall bladder. The charge against Morrisey was dismissed and Bassett was found not guilty.
After Mary’s death there was a call for an inquiry into deaths at the Adelaide hospital due to the administration of narcotics. A report on this can be found in the South Australian Register 18th October 1884 page 4.