John (Red) Kelly
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I was Ned Kelly's father
'father Thomas Kelly of Clonbrogan? Ireland mother MaryCody brothers and sisters me, Edward (b1822),Thomas (b1825), Mary (b1828), Ann (b1831),James (Jim) (b1835), Daniel ' (b1839) wife Ellen Quinn children Mary Jane, Annie, Margaret, Edward (Ned), Daniel (Dan), Kate, Grace.
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Early years I was born in 1820 in Ireland near Tipperary in the poverty of a 3/8 acre farm.
Sentenced on 1 January 1841, probably for stealing to stay alive and finally transported on a ship called the Prince Regent and sent to Van Dieman's Land (now Tasmania).
Arrived in Hobart Town in January 1842.
I worked in a number of positions in convict camps at Browns River, Morven, Perth, near Launceston. I was granted a ticket of leave in 1845 and his certificate of freedom in 1848.
I was 5 feet 8 inches tall and had reddish hair, reddish whiskers
Photograph Coming to Victoria and getting married I met James Quinn, Ellen's father while he was fencing at Donnybrook.
I then went into business with the Quinns doing some horse stealing.
In 1857 my brothers and sisters Edward, Mary, Ann, James (Jim) and Daniel
After a time life at Wallan did not suite me and we moved to Avenel. While we were there I fell foul of someone. As a result in May 1865 I was charged with unlawful possession of a hide and sentenced to 6 months. (RCApp10)
Edward came to Australia but we dont know much about him
Thomas stayed in Ireland ?
Mary came to Australia but we dont know much about her
Ann married Jack Ryan
James (Jim) burnt down the Greta pub and nearly killed my wife Ellen
Daniel ' came to Australia but we dont know much about him