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Eliza Kelly (1808–1835)

from Australian

As Mrs. [Eliza] Kelly, wife of Mr. Hugh Kelly, of the Bird-in-hand, half-way public house, between Parramatta and Windsor, was on Saturday evening last, racking off some spirits into a bucket, a spark from the candle she held, set the spirit on fire, which catching the clothes of the unfortunate woman, burned her, so that she only survived the accident 41 hours, during which time, she endured the most excruciating agony. Mr. Kelly, is thus a widower for the third time; with a large young family bereaved of a mother's care.

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Alternative Names
  • Purcell, Eliza

New South Wales, Australia


7 February, 1835 (aged ~ 27)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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