He sailed from Liverpool
onboard the "Ganges", arriving in Fremantle, Western Australia
on 15Oct1841. Timothy was listed as a labourer and Roman Catholic. He
was paired with Mary BOULGER/BOLGER on a list of nine adult couples brought
to Australia as bonded servants - Mr John Schoales received a bounty for
bringing these eighteen people to the Colony. They arrived in good health
and condition. Mary was 25 and a servant. She had been born about 1816
in Co. Carlow, the daughter of Edward Bulger, a farmer.
Timothy and Mary were
married 28Dec1842 in Perth a year after their arrival. Both signed their
Marriage Certificate with an "X". Being illiterate and probably
with broad Irish accents resulted in Officials spelling both surnames
in a variety of ways - e.g. Bulger, Boulger, Bolger, Balcer and even Byrnes.
KEHELY became Keilly, Keilley, Kelly, Kealey, Kahley, Kahly, Kahaley,
Kabley, Kehelly and Kelely!
Timothy and Mary had
two children, Mary Ann (died as infant) and Daniel, in Perth, then moved
onto South Australia. Three more children, Edward, Ellen
KEHELY and Catherine were born before the family sailed from Melbourne
on the 'Hussar' to Dunedin in 1863.
According to the Taranaki
Military Settlers Nominal and Descriptive Roll Book, Timothy KELLY enrolled
in No 1 Company, Reg No 133 on 1Sep1863 in Dunedin. He was designated
a butcher, aged 40 years. He was five foot five and a half inches tall.
He had joined with his son,Edward. Then his son in law Martin COSTELLO
joined 3 days later. They all sailed to Taranaki per 'Airdale'.
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