Reference Entry

O'Kelly, Dennis (c. 1728-1787), racehorse owner

Adrian Harvey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


O'Kelly, Dennis (c. 1728-1787), racehorse owner, was born in Ireland of humble parents, and had no formal education. After arriving in London about 1748, aged twenty, he became first a chair carrier, and then kept the scores at the billiard table and tennis court. However, he soon met Charlotte Hayes ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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