Kelly, Ada (nee Henderson) (1871-1936) and (i) Daniel Joseph Kelly (1864-1901) and (ii) Charles Henry Parsons (d.1962)

Ada Kelly (nee Henderson) and Charles Parsons
with their daughter Annie in Ooty

Ada Kelly (nee Henderson) (1871-1936) and (i) Daniel Joseph Kelly (1864-1901) and (ii) Charles Henry Parsons (d.1962)

Ada Henderson (1871-1936)
Daughter of Fulton Henderson (1833-1906) and Emma Dady (1846-1908)
Born Rangoon on 14 February 1871
Baptised in Rangoon on 8 March 1871
Married (i) Daniel Joseph Kelly (1864-1901) on 6 April 1887 (ii) Charles Henry Parsons (d.1962) on 5 May 1902
Ada and Daniel had 5 children
Died Dehra Dun 1936


(i) Ada (Birdie) Kelly (1889-1985) Married Thomas Merrick (Brevet Colonel Nov 1918)

(ii) Rose Kelly (1892-1948) Married Thomas Tubbs (Captain in the ‘Green Howards’) 

(iii) Charles Edward Kelly (1893-1961), born in Rangoon 30 May 1893, Died in Perth, Sydney, Australia 26 January, 1961. Married Kathleen Eileen O’Kelly (1897-1984) Had four children Barbara Kelly (1925-1998), Lionel Desmond Kelly (b.1937), Noel Raymond Patrick Kelly (b.1931), Yvonne Kelly (b.1938) and Averil Kelly (b.1942) 

(iv) Agnes (Tootsie) Kelly (1897-1976). Born 22 July 1897, married Daniel Percival William Bailey. They had five children

(v) Millicent Jessie Kelly (1901-1901), born on 26 June 1901. Died of encephalitis in July 1901

(vi) Daniel Kelly (1901-1901). Died of encephalitis in August 1901

Ada Kelly (nee) Henderson (1871-1936), married (II) Charles Henry Parsons (d.1962), who was in the Lincolnshire Regiment, 1901.

Ada and Charles Parsons had three children

Charles Parsons


(1) Annie Elizabeth Parsons (b.1902). Born on 23 December 1902 in Poolamallee, Madras. Married Denis Louis Scully (b.1898) at Fort St George,Madras on 19 December 1923. They had three children, Peter Scully (1924-1924), Born in August 1924 and died the same month. Denise Scully who married …… WardPatricia  A.T. Scully (b.1933), who married John Brand, they had three children, Francis Brand, Anthony Brand and Paul Brand

(ii) Charles Henry ‘Harry’ Parsons (b.1905) married Violet Emily Pauline Dumaine in Madras in 1933. They have three children Charles Neil Parsons (b.1934). Born in Madras in 1934, David Eric Parsons (b.1939) Born in Dehra Dun on 6 August 1939 and Valerie Parsons (b.1944) born in Naintal on 6th July 1944.

(iii) Mary Ellen Emma Parsons (b.1908), Mary born on 18 December 1908 in Kirkee, Poona married in Denhra Dun on 22 August 1936 to Percy Eldridge Sampson (1905-1964), who was a Staff Sergeant born in India, died in Sidcup, UK.   No children.


Mary Ellen Emma Parsons and Patricia Scully

Charles Henry Parsons, Ada Parsons and Harry Parsons

(standing) Charles Henry Parsons (d.1962), Blanche Dady Henderson (1879-1961), George Henry Crampton (1865-1941), Arthur Albert Benns (1872-1939) (centre) Ada Parsons (b.1871) with Harry Parsons (b.1905), Emma Dady (1866-1908), Fulton Henderson (1833-1906), Isabella Leticia Henderson (b.1864), Maud Benns (1877-1918) with Blanche Emma Benns (1904-1983), (on floor) Anne Parsons (b.1903), Maud Peggy Colquhoun (1900-1975), Unknown, Thomas Colquhoun (1898-1967)

 Ada Henderson with her husband Charles Parsons and her children
 (left to right) Charles Edward Kelly (b.1893), Annie Parsons (b.1902) on Ada’s Henderson’s lap, Ada Isabella Kelly (b.1889), Rose Mary Kelly (b.1892) at the bottom, Agnes Maud Kelly (b.1897) and Charles Parsons

Ada Parsons

Ada and Charles Parsons with their daughter Mary (?)

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