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George Kelly

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While researching Dodds I found a George Kelly married my Margaret Dods at Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland in 1849. Think she died in 1852 Legerwood but it is her married name in records which is unusual in Scotland. Lose George after that but he turns up in 1863 Yetholm, Roxburghshire marrying another Margaret Dodds;) at Town Yetholm. He was a blacksmith in 1851 with first wife. When he marries his second wife he says he is proprietor of gold mines in Australia. When he dies he is blacksmith again, this 1887 (Town Yetholm) I did find a death notice on Trove for him in Ballaret Star saying he died in Scotland. Will there be anything else, wondering if there is family in Australia although he would have to have married a second time there for there to be? And intrigued by the gold mines and that he came back to Scotland. George Kelly's parents were James Kelly and Sarah Hall and he was born 1822 Yetholm
 
Several George Kellys in Victoria. A commander of a ship and an engineer to a shire, a pastry cook, a surveyor and a storekeeper.

I can't find one with shares in a gold mine. ??

If you rule out those with a middle name then two marriages in Vic.

KELLY George
Marriage
HUTCHINS, Elizabeth
1862
2291/1862

KELLY George
Marriage
DANDO, Emily
1870
3704/1870


No children showing for George & Elizabeth. Four for George & Emily 1867 - 1873 born at Geelong.

I can't find a definite death in Vic. for Elizabeth or Emily matching maiden name.
 
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No he was back in Scotland by 1863 and died there so doesn't look like either of those. He would go out to Australia after 1851 and before 1863.
 
The earlier marriages in Vic. for a George Ure Kelly and a George Henry Kelly.
 
The only George Kelly departing Vic. 1851 - 1863
KELLY GEORGE 29 VERSAILLES 1861 SEP - OTAGO 3
KELLY GEORGE 27 EMMA PRESCOTT 1852 APR - HOBART TOWN 1
 
I can't find an arrival in Vic. for a George the right age or occupation. The closest for age are a carpenter and a draper.
 
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