Interesting Kellys - Kelly's In Jamaica

Kelly's in Jamaica

Charles Kelly was Registrar in Chancery and Clerk of the Patents; Member for St. Mary in 1725, for Clarendon in 1726-7, for St. David, 1727, 1728 and1731.    He married on the 14th January, 1723-4, Sarah, daughter of Colonel James Risbie, and was buried in the parish church of St. Catherine, (now the Cathedral), with his father-in-law;   - the gravestone in the church being thus inscribed:

"Here lies interred the body of the Honourable. Coll. James Risby, who departed this life, August 22nd, 1726, aged 63 years. Also the body of Jane, his wife, aged 19 years.

Here lies the body of Charles Kelly, Esq., who departed this life October ye 7th, 1731, aged 32 years.     Also the Body's Of Jane, Mary, and Edmund Kelly, Children of the said Charles Kelly, Esq."

D'Arcy Kelly was member of the Assembly for St. David in 1728.    He died and was buried at Port Royal on the 27th January 1730-31.

Dennis Kelly was member of the Assembly for Clarendon in 1726 and *27, and for St. Dorothy 1728 - 31, '32, '35, '45, '47. He was appointed Chief Justice in 1742. Elizabeth, his only daughter and heir, married in 1752, Peter Browne, 2nd Earl of Altamont, ancestor of the Marquess of Sligo.

Edmund Kelly, was member of Assembly for St. John in 1711 for Port Royal in 1718 -19, '21-22, for St. Dorothy in1721 - 22 and for St. Mary 1723. He was elected Speaker in 1719 married in 1719 Mary, daughter of Charles Puller and Catharine Maria Byndloss and granddaughter of Col. Thomas Fuller. He became Attorney-General in 1717.   He was superseded in the office by William Monk, in 1722-3, and soon after that Kelly left the island. Where he went I have no idea at this stage.