From Isle of Man to New Zealand about 1880:
I reside in New Zealand and would like to hear from any
descendants of ELEANOR KELLY (OR KELLEY) (nee Mylroie) who emigrated to
Lancashire with her children from the Isle-of-Man around 1879 on the death of
her husband (ROBERT) in a mining accident in LAXEY in 1875. In
1881 she was resident with her son JAMES KELLY (b. 1863) (plumbers apprentice)
at 3 Berkeley Street, Burnley. Her eldest son, JOHN JAMES KELLY
(b. 1849) had emigrated earlier and in 1881 resided at 45 Brunswick Terrace,
Haslingden and later is known to have resided at 23 Beaconsfield Street,
Haslingden, and in 1916 was connected with the Haslingden Guardian. The other
children were: WILLIAM ARTHUR (1852) (joiner), THOMAS (1854), ROBERT
(1856), EDWARD (1858) (a joiner), and ELEANOR ANN (1860). ELEANOR
KELLY senior already had a sister (ANNE (1843-1923), wife of Richard Smith)
living in the Haslingden area.
I would very much like to hear from anyone researching any member of this family.
Gladys Norris email@example.com