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Dennis O'Kelly

(circa 1728-1787), Racehorse owner

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Dennis O'Kelly ('The Eclipse Macarony'), published by Matthew or Matthias Darly, after  Richard St George Mansergh St George - NPG D5394

Dennis O'Kelly ('The Eclipse Macarony')

published by Matthew or Matthias Darly, after Richard St George Mansergh St George
etching, published 12 May 1773
NPG D5394

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23 August 2017, 13:52

Dennis O'Kelly and his business colleague William Wildman were well known to a similar horse breeder, trainer and racer, Philip Burlton. He in turn was well acquainted with Sir John Lindsay KB, Prince of Arcot, whom had vested interest in Burlton and his links to O'Kelly and Wildman. They all gambled. Sir John was the father of Dido Elizabeth Belle, whom I am researching. Dennis styled himself as Count Kelly.

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