William James Kelly

KELLY, William James (1829-1898) — London

Lithographer and draughtsman. Military Draftsman for the Quarter Master General’s Office. Produced, with Thomas Kippax King, Distance map of England and Wales 1854; with John George Kelly, Military sketch of the south western part of the Crimea 1856, etc.

Born at Hythe, Kent, and baptised 19 Jul 1829. He was the younger brother of John George Kelly above. In 1871, he was living with his brother, together with his father, a sister, his sister-in-law, two nieces and an aunt. In 1873 he married Matilda Jane Elliott (1843-1915), originally from Essex. Kelly was made bankrupt in 1882 after having been defrauded over some cheques by a man called James Toombs Thomas. In evidence at Thomas’s trial in March 1884, Kelly stated that he had been employed as a military draftsman at the War Office for almost thirty-four years. He died in London and was buried at Camden 10 Jun 1898.

85 Gloucester Road, Marylebone (home) — 1871
29 Chetwynd Road, St. Pancras (home) — 1881
85 Lupus Street, St. George Hanover Square (home) — 1891-1898

Census 1841-1851, 1871-1891. COPAC. OB. Tooley. Wallis & Robinson.

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