Thank you so much. I have spent a huge amount of time researching his son Lt Col Kelly, for a book I am writing. I am a descendent of this part of the Kelly family. Do you know if Mary Dillon cam from Portarlington. This is where Lt. Col EK was born. I know Capt. EK also bought a house near Kildare where his brother Thomas became Sovereign like his father.
On one point which you wrote about I have different information. Capt. EK was not the oldest son, Robert was. Thomas senior quarreled with him and Robert went off to serve in the East India Army where he was killed in a duel which he fought at his wifes instigation.
Any more information you might have would be very gratefully received.