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William Kelly Sr, c1750 - 1829

William Kelly Jr, 1774 - 1855 & wife Elizabeth White

both of Sidney Tp. Hastings County

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WHY I AM INTERESTED IN THIS FAMILY:
My original focus was on Elizabeth White (1776 - 1841) who married William Kelly Jr. It appears that this Elizabeth White, is the daughter of William and Hannah White based on land records, child naming patterns and White's Church involvement. However, there is no solid evidence so this remains speculative.

In doing this work it was important to know more about William Kelly Jr and his father William Kelly Sr. Note, some records spell the surname as Kelley. Linda Herman emailed me about a possible second wife of William Sr and this prompted me to update this page.
Thanks Linda.

Randy Saylor 2005, updated Oct. 2012


Use these links to jump up and down this page.
  1. Overview
  2. Family Lineage
  3. Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte
  4. William Kelly Sr
  5. William Kelly Jr
  6. Sidney Township Minute Book
  7. William Kelly of Murray & and others

1. OVERVIEW
This page focuses first on Elizabeth White and then William Kelly or Kelley Sr.

William Kelly Jr and Elizabeth [White] Kelly named their six children Stephen, Hannah, Cornelius, John, Reuben and Fanny. If Elizabeth was indeed a child of William White and Hannah Tompkins then her mother was Hannah and her siblings were Cornelius, Reuben, Fanny and possibly Stephen. The naming pattern of her children speaks loudly that there is a connection.

As well, the account below from PLBQ states that, "In a figurative sense, the Kelley's and White's Church are one and inseparable, so closely have the members of this family been associated with this old church from the beginning of its career." Reuben White gifted the land for White's Church and it was named after him. William Jr also has a number of land dealings with Cornelius and Reuben White as listed below. Given these ties, it is my assertion that Elizabeth White is the daughter of Hannah [Tomkins] White and sister of Cornelius, Reuben and Fanny White. There is no known record to confirm this.

Elizabeth is not named by John Stephenson Barker in his 1890 list of the White family. Given that Elizabeth died in 1841 it is easy to imagine that JSB did not know about her.

There is another possible father of Elizabeth in Sidney at the time. A Stephen White is in the early record witnessing land deals of William White and he disappears by 1805. It could be that he was a brother of William and possible father of Elizabeth or this Stephen could have been the oldest son of William who died as a young adult. Regardless, Elizabeth's oldest son was born in 1801 and named Stephen, perhaps in honour of Elizabeth's father. This puzzle sits unresolved.

William Kelly Senior petitions in 1797 stating that he arrived in Upper Canada 1788 with a wife and two children (sons John and William). William Jr was born in 1774 in NY state so assuming William Sr was about 24 at his birth that makes William Sr's birth year about 1750 and he died before March 1829. He did not petition as a Loyalist and his children did not petition as children of a Loyalist so it can be concluded that he was a settler and not a Loyalist. PLBQ erroneously suggests he was a Loyalist.

It is interesting to follow William Sr's land dealings. In 1789, William Kelly "of Adolphustown" buys the east half of lot 20, broken front and lot 20, con 2 in Sidney from John Elmes and wife and an affidavit in this record affirms that he lived on the lot since 1795. He pays Elmes the money owing before the Nov 1793 deadline and it takes two petitions to the Heirs and Devisee Commission in 1812 and in 1817 to straighten this matter out. He finally is given title to the land in 1821. In one affidavit, James McNabb JP admits to "I have either lost or mislaid the aforesaid Conveyance and cannot possibly find" the papers relating to the transfer of title. We can imagine how frustrated William Sr must have felt in his struggle to get title.

William Kelly Sr is a Path Master in Sidney in 1793 so he must have moved to Sidney earlier - perhaps as early as 1789. Meanwhile, in 1794 he is granted a lot in Thurlow that he declares 'unimprovable' and asks to have it changed to Cramahe Tp. In 1797 he is named as "of Sidney" and petitions for a further grant. He was granted a further lot in Hungerford Tp. and not in Cramahe. In 1798 William is one of 58 inhabitants of Sidney, Thurlow and Ameliasburgh who sign a petition.

The 1829 sale of lot 20, Con 2, Sidney land states that John Kelly is the eldest son and heir at law of William Kelley, Sidney, deceased. Clearly, we can conclude that William Kelly Sr lived from the early 1790's till his death in 1829 on lot 20, Con 2 in Sidney.

Who did William Kelly Sr marry?
No record has been found that states who William Sr married. However there is a baptism record "William s/o William and Mary Kelly - Sidney  - 6 Mar 1797" in Rev. John Langhorn's register. This can be interpreted two ways.  The first, and I feel incorrect interpretation, is that William Jr, at age 23 is married to a Mary and has a son William. We know that by 1801 he has a son Stephen with his wife Elizabeth White. Therefore both Mary and son William would have had to die soon after this 1797 baptism. I think the correct interpretation is that William Jr is baptised at age 23. It is not unusual to see teeenage and young adult children being baptized in the early church records. If this is true, then William Sr's first wife was named "Mary".

Linda Herman has suggested a second wife for William Kelley Sr.

"My ancestor from Percy Twp was Thomas Curtis ... he came to Ontario about 1800 with a wife and 8 children, 6 from his first and second marriage and 2 from his wife's first marriage. His wife was Lucy Cheney who had married an unknown Cummings first and then somewhere in New York she married Thomas Curtis. When Thomas died in Percy Twp, Lucy married a William Kelly Sr."
 
Linda writes that Lucy is buried in Warkworth Cemetery and her headstone reads, "Lucy wife of William Kelly Senr Mother of David Cummings died May 10 1842, 81 yrs." Lucy's dates are therefore 1761 - 1842. Linda has searched the Percy and Haldimand township records and can find no other William Kelly in the area at that time and has concluded that William Kelly Sr  of Sidney is the most likely candidate. Of course we have no proof but this assertion is not unreasonable. William Sr buys land in Sidney (1789) was granted land in Thurlow (1797) and lived on lot 20, Con 2, Sidney. There was much travel between Percy, Murray and Sidney Townships so it is not hard to imagine William and Lucy marrying and Lucy moving to Sidney. William Sr dies before March 1829 and perhaps Lucy returned to Percy when the Sidney farm was sold by the Kelly sons in 1832. However there is a William Kelly of Murray Township who dies in August 1838 of natural causes. See the coroners report below. Perhaps he is the one Lucy Cheney married. So, we can speculate, based on thin evidence, that William Sr married first a Mary and then maybe Lucy Cheney at a later date.

William Kelly Jr lived in Sidney and John, the eldest son, lived in Haldimand Tp. In 1832 the boys sell the two lots in Thurlow that their father had been granted.

In the 1851 census William Jr is living with his son John Kelly and family in Sidney as an elderly single man and he is designated as a Quaker. This is not unexpected as Cornelius White and his father William White were Quakers as well. Probably he was affiliated with Cold Creek Meeting at Wooler, the records for which have not survived for this period. He has not been found in the West Lake Quaker books. According to PLBQ, William Jr dies in his 81st year in 1855 and his wife Elizabeth White predeceases him in 1841 at 65 years of age.

There is a George Kelly who is a Quaker in Haldimand Tp at a later date mentioned in the Orthodox West Lake Quaker Register (see item #13). There are no Kellys in the Hicksite Quaker register (#24).


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2. FAMILY LINEAGE
William Jr Kelly
  (William1) was born Abt. 1774 in NY, and died 1855.  He married Elizabeth White, probable daughter of William White and Hannah Tompkin.  She was born Abt. November 1777, and died
April 22, 1841 in Sidney Tp..
Their children are:
i.      Stephen5 Kelly, born 1801; died 1864.  He married Elizabeth Row; born 1807; died 1889 in Sidney Tp..
ii.    Hannah Kelly, born 1805.  She married Isaac Yates.
iii.    Cornelius Kelly.  He married Mary Fairman
iv.    John Kelly, born Abt. June 1812 in Canada West; died May 23, 1879 in Sidney Tp..  He married Abigail Caverly; born 1814 in Canada West; died September 25, 1895 in Sidney Tp..
 v.    Reuben Kelly, born 1813 in Canada West; died 1870.  He married Eliza Finkle; born 1814 in Canada West; died 1901.
vi.    Fanny Kelly.  She married John Wheeler.
See my World Connect Family File for lineages. (note - Kelley is the spelling of their last name in the World Connect database. I will change it soon. Both spellings show up in records but Kelly is more common.)


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3. PIONEER LIFE ON THE BAY OF QUINTE
KELLY CONNECTION
From the very beginning of civilization on the shores of the Bay of Quinte, the Front of Sidney has been the home of Methodism. White's Church is the oldest church in the township, it is said, and like all old churches, it has a history. The building of the church edifice was begun by the Presbyterians in about 1821, but being unable to complete it, they transferred their interests to the Methodists. The land upon which it stands was donated by Reuben White, an early settler on the Front. The Methodism of a century ago possessed a wonderful vitality. It was indigenous to the soil and adapted to the climate. Neither nationality nor social conditions could prevail against it. Methodism was the great panacea of pioneer times, bringing good cheer to the disheartened, hope to the despondent, and faith in a overruling Providence to the hopeless unbeliever. The old cabin builders found all the stoicism they wanted in their daily struggles for an existence; what the conditions of their lives demanded, was enthusiasm and emotional inspiration, and Methodism met this demand.

The Kelleys may be classed with the founders of Methodism in Sidney. In a figurative sense, the Kelleys and White's Church are one and inseparable, so closely have the members of this family been associated with this old church from the beginning of its career.

William Kelley, the pioneer ancestor of the family, was born two years before the colonies threw off their allegiance to King George, and it was several years after the war when he came to Sidney. It is said that his father was a United Empire Loyalist [note: this claim is not supported by the evidence]. William had four sons - Stephen, Cornelius, Reuben and John; and two daughters, Hannah and Fanny. William Kelley married Elizabeth White. He died in 1855 in his eighty-first year [b. 1774]; and his wife in 1841, in her sixty-fifth year [b. 1776].
Source: PLBQ, 1904, 474


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4. WILLIAM KELLY SR
1797 - ARRIVAL in 1788
The 1797 petition of "William Kelley of Sydney shewth that he has been settled in this province since 1788 brought with him a wife and two children and has drawn but 200 acres" and requests further land. Signed at Thurlow, 14 April 1797. Recommended for 150 acres of family lands. Warrant same day.
Source; Upper Canada Land Petitions,  RG1, L3, V268, AO, C-2117, Thurlow, bundle K3, #30, LAC on line image 42

1794 THURLOW LAND GRANT
[3] William Kelley granted lot 23, Conc 6, Thurlow, 200 acres, dated 8 Apr 1794 to improve and occupy.
[3a] Noted on the back is written, "The within lot 23 is not improvable praying to have it assigned to him in Cramahe Tp. Petitioner has a wife and two sons and has never taken up any land." dated 16 Apr 1796. Entered in Land book B, #120
Source; Upper Canada Land Petitions,  RG1, L3, V268, AO, C-2116, Thurlow, bundle K2, number 3, LAC on line image 943.

1797 THURLOW LAND GRANTED - sold in 1832 by his sons
John and William Kelly, seek ownership confirmation of Lot 23, Con 6, Thurlow and Lot 6, Con 5 of Thurlow. The land was in the name of the late William Kelly who was granted the land on 13 Nov 1797 under order in Council.  John Kelly, Haldimand Twp, Newcastle District and William Kelly Sidney, Midland District, devisees of their father the late William Kelly, deceased; dated 16 Feb 1832
Source: Second Heir and Devisee Commision case files, RG 40-5, AO, MS 657, reel 29, folder 40-1165

1798 PETITION
Wm Kelley is one of 58 male inhabitants of Sidney, Thurlow and Ameliasburgh who sign in support of a mill site for John Meyers on the Moira River.
Source: See the transcription on this web site - third petition on the page dated 21 Dec 1798.

TOWNSHIP PAPERS
1799, rec'd July 1801, To Hon David N Smith, Please send me per bearer Alexander Chisholm  Esq my certificate ... for Lot 20 in the 2nd Con and the west half of lot 20 in the 1st Con of Sidney ... [signed] William Kelly [page 222]
3 Nov 1803, certificate for West half Lot 20, Con 2  [224]
10 Nov 1803, survey form, [226]
24 June 1819, William Kelly the elder, survey form, East half, broken front, Lot 20, [p 233]
13 Mar 1818, William Kelly the Elder, survey grant form, lot 20, 2nd Con Sidney [418]
Source: Township Papers, Sidney, AO, MS658, reel 442, page 222

1812 HEIR AND DEVISEE - mentions 1789 PURCHASE of Lot 20, Con 2, Sidney
William Kelly of Adolphustown, District of Mecklenburg in the Province of Quebec ... buys Lot 20, Con 2, Sidney from John Elmes from the aforesaid, in the sum of 141.5 Halifax, at the rate of 5 shillings per dollar, to be paid to John Elmes, of the aforesaid .... dated 2 Nov 1789 .... the debt must be paid by 2 Nov 1793.  Also an affadavit swearing that William Kelly has lived on the premises since 1795. File seen by the Commission in 1812.

1. 6 Sept 1787, John Elmes and wife, Loyalist being entitled to 150 acres has drawn E Side of Lot 20, in the front and lot 20, Con 2 consisting of 300 acres in the Seigneurie No. 8, [Sidney].
2. 2 Nov 1789, ... I William Kelly of Adolphustown ... bound unto John Elmes of the aforesaid township, the sum of 140 5 shillings Halifax.  Note: several payments made by Kelly are noted on the back of this page.
3. 2 Nov 1793, John Elmes of Adolphustown for the sum of 70 12 sillings and six pence Halifax paid to me before 2 Nov 1793 by William Kelly, sells to said William Kelly half a lot of land, 100 acres, in front and a lot of 200 acres in Con 2, Sidney.
4. 10 Mar 1812, York, report of Surveyor Genl Office: Lot 20, Con 2, Sidney has been located  for John Elmes and wife. On 3 Nov 1800 returned the decription [ie: the land was free to be regranted]. Michael Smith had previously entered for the lot but gave place to the certificate in favor of Elmes. [Witnesss] Caleb Gilbert, William More? [Moore]
5. On 30 May 1811, Henry Smith, Sydney, Yeoman swears that he saw "John Elmes subscribe the foregoing transfer of the within certificate of lands."
6. 23 Dec 1811, Kingston, William Kelly, of Sydney, yeoman claims lot 20, Con 2, Sydney.
Source: Second Heir and Devisee Commission case files, RG 40-5, AO, MS 657, reel 17, 40-203

1817 HEIR AND DEVISEE RECORD
1. 26 Nov 1816, Kingston: William Kelly Senr of Sydney, yeoman, claims lot 20, Con 2 in Sidney, 200 acres as asignee of late John Elms of Adolphustown, now deceased.
2. 19 July 1817, York, Surveyor Genl Office: .... lot ... was described about the year 1800 in the name of John Elmes and wife ..... The lot has not since been described. Thos Ridout Surveyor Genl
3. 19 July 1817. Memo for Mr McNabb; Mr Colli's certificate for East side 20 front con & lot 20 2nd Con, Sidney in the name of John Elmes and wife was delivered to Allan McLean Esq by order of Mr President past 17 Feb 1806 at the presidents Office - it will probably be found in the Attorney Genl Office.
4. 21 July 1817, York, Attorney Generals Office; I do hereby certify that no certificate is in my office ......
5. 15 July 1817, I certify that William Kelly Senr, Sydney,  ... did appoint and request me to be his agent to lay before the Honble Commissioners ... his claim .... as asignee of the late John Elmes of Adolphustown .... a transfer for said lot ... witnessed by William Moore of Adolphustown  ... and further certify that I have either lost or mislaid the aforesaid Conveyance and cannot possibly find it .... James McNabb JP
Source: Second Heir and Devisee Commission case files, RG 40-5, AO, MS 657, reel 18, 40-304

1817 SIDNEY LAND PURCHASE - Lot 16, Con 2 Sidney
On 22 May 1798, the Crown patents the E1/2 (100 acres) of L Kelly, William, Frontenac County, 1824
Source: RG 22-159 Frontenac County Surrogate Court estate files , microfilm reel GS 1, Reel 1223ot 16, Con 2 Sidney to William Smith.
On 4 Feb 1804 and registered 5 Feb 1817, Wm Smith sells the land to William White (D 374).
On 4 Mar 1813 and registered on 13 Oct 1814, Lot 16, Con 2 Sidney, W1/2, 100 acres, William Kelly buys from Sebastian Hogle. Witness Reuben White and Edmund Marsh
On 24 Jan 1817 and registered on 6 Feb 1817, Cornelius White sells 100 acres to William Kelly. (D375)
On 2 Nov 1840, reg on 3 Nov 1840, William Kelly sells the 200 acres to Reuben Kelly, (O473)
Source: Copybook, Hastings, Vol A-D, 1800-1821, AO, GS4198, C282

LAND PURCHASE Lot 22, Con 2 Sidney
B166, M, 9 Feb 1811, reg 14 Nov 1841, Harvey Fletcher to Cornelius White
D407, M, 26 Mar 1817, reg 23 Dec 1817, Hugh Fletcher to William Kelly
D413, 3 Jan 1817, 23 Jan 1818, Hugh Fairman sells to Jacob Acher

1824 SURROGATE COURT RECORD
Kelly, William, Frontenac County, 1824
This will or probate could not be found on the film as indicated by the index.
Source: RG 22-159 Frontenac County Surrogate Court estate files, microfilm reel GS 1, Reel 1223

DECEASED before 26 Mar 1829
[Note: William Kelly Sr is deceased before this date.]
Lot 20, Conc 2, Sidney patented by the Crown toLand Sale, On 26 March 1829, John Kelley, Haldimand Tp., eldest son and heir at law of William Kelley, Sidney, deceased ......
Source: Hastings County Deeds, Sidney, AO, GSU 197908, M 1696
. Wm Kelly Sr, 200 acres, on 16 Mar 1818. On 26 March 1829, John Kelley, Haldimand Tp., eldest son and heir at law of William Kelley, Sidney, deceased sells to Isaac Yates, lot 20, Conc 2, Sidney. John Kelley administrator duly appointed to the estate of the late William Kelley. Witnessed by William H ?? of the Town of York, Esq., and John Dickstader, Village of Cobourg, carpenter. Dated 30 Apr 1831.
Source: Hastings County Deeds, Sidney, AO, GSU 197908, M 1696

Lot 20, Con 2, Sidney
Patent, 16 Mar 1818 Crown to William Kelly Sr, 200 acres
B&S, 26 Mar 1829, reg 30 Apr 1831, John Kelly eldest son and heir sells 110 acres Isaac Yates [M1696]
B&S, 7 Feb 1833, reg 7 Mar 1833, John Kelly sells 86 acres to William Kelly [N2146]
B&S, 25 Mar 1848, reg 17 Nov 1860, William Kelly sells 86 acres to Isaac Yates [C223]


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5. WILLIAM KELLY JR
BIRTH
Calculated from PLBQ above, William died in 1855 at 81 thus born abt 1774. William states he was born in NY in his 1796 petition below. PLBQ also states that his wife Elizabeth White died in 1841 at 65 thus born abt 1776. However, Elizabeth is buried in Whites Cemetery and the headstone reads: "In memory of Elizabeth, wife of Wm Kelley who died 22 Apr 1841 AE 63 Yrs 5m 14 d." Thus she was born abt 8 Nov 1777.
Source: Whites Cemetery Transcriptions, AO, MS 451, reel 68. p. 9

BAPTISM
William s/o William and Mary Kelly  - Sidney  - 6 Mar 1797 
Note: It is difficult to figure this out. Could it be that William Jr was baptized at age 22? It is very possible. If so then Mary is the forename of the wife of William Kelly Sr. Or it is possible that William Jr had a first wife named Mary and a son named William in 1797. Then he married Elizabeth White before 1801 when son Stephen was born. A son named William is not known to have survived for William Jr. Thanks to Linda Herman for noticing this record and wondering what it means.
Source: Anglican Registers 1787-1814, Rev John Langhorn, OGS, 1980, p. 58

SINGLE IN 1799
See the 18 June 1799 list of settlers in Haldimand Tp. where it states that William Kelly is single and living in Sidney.

1796 PETITION
At York, dated 7 Feb 1796, William Kelley Jr of twenty one years of age born in the state of NY requests 200 acres in Murray Tp. Signed at Sydney 4 Apr 1796 by Caleb Gilbert on his behalf. Recommeneded for 200 acres. Warrant 4 July 97, Entered in Land Book B, pg 203?
Source; Upper Canada Land Petitions,  RG1, L3, V268, AO, C2116, Murray, bundle K2, number 4, LAC on line image 946

1809 SIDNEY LAND PURCHASE
25 Jan 1809, Willam Kelley, Sidney purchases Lot 20, Con 1, Sidney, from Willet Casey of Adolphustown Lot ??. Witnesses Christopher Alexander Hagerman and Daniel Hagerman both of Adolphustown.
Source: Hastings Co Copybook B, AO, GSU197905, instrument 153, p. 43

1813 SIDNEY LAND PURCHASE
Lot 16, Con 2 Sidney, W1/2, 100 acres, on 4 Mar 1813 and registered on 13 Oct 1814, William Kelly purchases from Sebastian Hogle. Witnesses Reuben White and Edmund Marsh.
Source: Copybook, Hastings, Vol A-D, 1800-1821, AO, GS4198, C282

1824 SIDNEY LAND PURCHASE
On 19 Apr 1824 John Kelley, Haldimand, sells to William Kelley, Sidney the W1/2 of Lot 20, Conc 1, Sidney.
Source: Hastings County Deeds, Sidney, AO, GSU 197907, L 1469

1829 SELLING FATHER'S SIDNEY LAND
Lot 20, Conc 2, Sidney patented by the Crown to Wm Kelly Sr, 200 acres, on 16 Mar 1818. On 26 March 1829, John Kelley, Haldimand Tp., eldest son and heir at law of William Kelley, Sidney, deceased sells to Isaac Yates, lot 20, Conc 2, Sidney. John Kelley administrator duly appointed to the estate of the late William Kelley. Witnessed by William H ?? of the Town of York, Esq., and John Dickstader, Village of Cobourg, carpenter. Dated 30 Apr 1831.
Source: Hastings County Deeds, Sidney, AO, GSU 197908, M 1696

1832 SELLING FATHER'S THURLOW LAND
16 Feb 1832: John and William Kelly, seek ownership confirmation of Lot 23, Con 6, Thurlow and Lot 6, Con 5 of Hungerford. The land was in the name of the late William Kelly who was granted the land on 13 Nov 1797 under order in Council.  John Kelly, Haldimand Twp, Newcastle District and William Kelly Sidney, Midland District, devisees of their father the late William Kelly, deceased.
Source: Second Heir and Devisee Commision case files, RG 40-5, AO, MS 657, reel 29, folder 40-1165

1842 SIDNEY LAND PURCHASE
On 26 May 1842, John Kelley, Haldimand Tp., son and heir at law of William Kelley, Sidney, deceased, sells to William Kelley, Sidney the E 1/3 of Lot 20, Conc 1, Sidney. Witnesses are Alfred Rubidge, Cobourg and John William Kelley, Sidney, yeoman. Dated 27 May 1842.
Source: Hastings County Deeds, Sidney, AO, GSU 197909, P 929

1851 CENSUS
John Kelly, 40, born CW, farmer, EM religion
W. Kelly, born US, Quaker, 76
Abigail, born CW, EM, 38
Sarah Jane, 10
William, 8
Marius? Marcus?, 7
Source: 1851 Census, Hastings County, Sidney, part 1, AO, C11727, 94 [image 95 on Ancestry; note this page of the census is not indexed on Ancestry so find page 94 for Sidney.]


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6. SIDNEY TOWNSHIP RECORD BOOK
The Township minute book has been transcribed on this web site and below are the entries for the Kelly family. See the full transcription and citation of the Sidney Township Minute Book web page.

This record confirms that William Kelly Sr was living in Sidney before 1795 which had been the statement in an affidavit above. He bought Lot 20, Con 2 in 1789 and may have moved there at that time. Also, son William Jr settles in Sidney at least by 1802 and probably earlier.


Pg    Date    Name                     Duty
1    1806    William Kelly Senr    Paid for Minute Book
1    1806    William Kelly Junr    Paid for Minute Book
6    1793    William Kelly Senr    Path Master
7    1794    William Kelly            Pound Keeper
8    1795    William Kelly Senr    "
9    1796    William Kelly Senr    Assessor
10    1797    William Kelly Senr    Pound Keeper
11    1798    William Kelly Senr    "
12    1799    William Kelly Senr    "
13    1800    William Kelly Senr    "
14    1801    William Kelly Senr    ", Front Concession
15    1802    William Kelly Senr    ", Front Concession
15    1802    William Kelly Junr    Town Warden
16    1803    William Kelly Senr    Pound Keeper
17    1804    William Kelly Senr    "
18    1805    William Kelly Senr    "
20    1806    William Kelly Senr    "
21    1807    William Kelly Senr    ", First Concession
22    1808    William Kelly Senr    "
22    1808    William Kelly            Path Master
24    1809    William Kelly Jun      Path Master, Middle Div
28    1812    Wm Kelly Senr        Town Warden
29    1813    Wm Kelly                  Path Master, 2nd Division
61    1833    Stephen Kelly           Path Master, 2 Con
70/74    1837    Stephen Kelly       Fence Viewer, 2 Con
74   
75    1839    Reuben Kelly    Overseer Hwy, 2 Con
75    1839    Cornelius Kelly    Overseer Hwy, 3 Con
78    1839    Reuben Kelly    Pathmaster
90    1842    Reuben Kelly    Overseeer Hwy, 2 Con
102    1844    John Kelly    Overseer hwy, 1 Con
138    1848    Stephen Kelly    Overseer

Ear Marks
1    1796    William Kelly Senr ["died" written at some later date.]
1    1800    William Kelley Junr


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7. WILLIAM KELLY OF MURRAY TP. and others

WILLIAM KELLY OF MURRAY

1838 CORONERS INQUEST
28 August 1838, a William Kelly of Murray Township dies suddenly and a coroners inquest determines the death was of natural causes. This William Kelly is a different man from the subjects of this web page. Who is he? Could he be the William Kelly who married Lucy Cheney as discussed above? See the web page on this site of this record and others from the same group of coroners inquests.
Source: Newcastle District Coroner investigations and inquests, 1836-40, RG 22-3788, Box 2, barcode B270621

THIS RECORD is being conserved and will be checked when ready. Probably refers to the above man.
Kelley, William, Nuisance, 1835       
Source: Newcastle District Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace case files, RG 22-31, barcode B288086, Archives Ontario.

CHILD of this Wm Kelly?
Hannah Maria, daughter of William Kelly of Murray & his wife Charity, born 24th Dec 1836, was baptized publicly on the 22nd May 1837, by me, John Grier, Minister to Murray
Wm Kelly, Godfather
Mrs W Kelly, Godmother
Mrs P Stoneburgh, Godmother
Source: Register, St John's Anglican Church, Ameliasburgh, 1833 - 1848, held at Anglican Archives, Kingston, 2-A-1, baptism 621, image 44 in file AA Ameliasburgh 781-1043

OTHER WILLIAM KELLYS
KINGSTON SURROGATE COURT RECORD
Sarah Kelley, executix and widow of William Kelly of Howe Island. This is not the William Kelly of Sidney.
Source: RG 22-159, Kelly, William, Frontenac County, 1848, Frontenac County Surrogate Court estate files , microfilm reel GS 1, Reel 1223

KINGSTON SURROGATE COURT RECORD
Kelly, William, Frontenac County, 1854
This will could not be found on the film as indicated by the index.
Source: RG 22-159 Frontenac County Surrogate Court estate files , microfilm reel GS 1, Reel 1223

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