Talk:Frederic Festus Kelly

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The information quoted from "Men of the Time" on Festus Kelly's ancestry is incorrect. A grandson, E. Festus Kelly, updated info using original sources (wills) in the Journal of the Galway Archeological and Historical Society Vol. 16, 1934-1935, p. 140-143. Festus Kelly (1752-1831) was the youngest son of William Kelly of Buckfield, co. Galway and his wife Reddis (also a Kelly by birth). [1] -- unsigned contribution by Mvmag (talk)

This Festus Kelly (1752–1831) would presumably have been the father of Frederic Festus Kelly, who died in 1883. Sadly, the archives of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society are not online, there is only a table of contents. If you have access to the article, can you summarize in what way it contradicts the information in "Men of the Time" and "Alumni Cantabrigienses"? (i.e.: Festus Kelly, of Castle Kelly, country Roscommon, a captain and presumably later a colonel). -- P.T. Aufrette (talk) 17:47, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
PS, the standard Wikipedia citation format for the reference you gave would be:
<ref>{{cite journal |last=Kelly |first=E. Festus |year=1934–35 |journal=Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society |volume=16 |issue=Nos. iii & iv |pages=140–143 |title=Notes on the O'Kelly Family}}</ref>
which gives:
Kelly, E. Festus (1934–35). "Notes on the O'Kelly Family". Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. 16 (Nos. iii & iv): 140–143. 
-- P.T. Aufrette (talk) 18:48, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

more family information[edit]

In 1840 and 1842, Frederic Festus Kelly apparently resided at 49 Hunter Street, Brunswick Square. In addition to Edward Robert, he had brothers Henry Linsey and Lucius.[1][2] His brother Edward Robert Kelly died July 8, 1896.[3] The "E. Festus Kelly" who wrote the article for the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society would likely be Edward Festus Kelly (Jan. 28. 1854 to June 23, 1939), eldest son of Edward Robert Kelly, who himself became a publisher of the Kelly's Directory.[4] -- P.T. Aufrette (talk) 06:22, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

  1. ^ Journal of the Galway Archeological Society Vol. 16 1934-1935 "Notes on the Kelly Family by Festus Kelly p. 140-143