Sayce, Kelly

Plot Location4E1
Given Name(s)Kelly
Place of Birth 
Date of Birth (Eng)circa 1875
Date of Birth (Heb) 
Date of Death (Eng)December 14, 1932
Date of Death (Heb)15 Kislev 5693
Age at Death57
Hebrew Name 
Spouse’s Name 
Father’s NameJacob Sayce
Mother’s Name 
Other Surnames 
Marital StatusS
Maiden Name 
Title (e.g., Dr) 
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of Death 
Other Family DataSisters: Fanny Sayce Butt (b. August 14, 1895, Baghdad; d. April 11, 1988, Vancouver) and Florence Sayce Haug(h)land (b. December 15, 1901, Baghdad; d. December 9, 1978, Norway). Brother:?
Inscription (Eng)IN LOVING MEMORY
DIED 14TH DEC. 1932. AGE 57 YEARS.
Inscription (Heb)זאת מצבה קבורת אחינו ועטרת ראשינו ה״מ כל׳ ש״ש הבחו נ״ע נלב״ע יום ד׳ ט״ו כסליו שנת התרצג והיו ימיו שבעה וחמשים שנה תנצבה
Inscription (Other)“J.S. LEE & CO.” and “151” on foot
HistoricalA 1917 jurors’ list has him as a tobacconist at 14 Beaconsfield Arcade. According to his obituary in the SCMP on September 15, 1932, Kelly was the owner of a bookshop on Ice House Street which, the paper reported, was in the process of being demolished. Prior to that, the shop was located in the Beaconsfield Arcade. It seems, then, that he was a both a tobacconist and a bookseller. The paper, however, goes on to say that this was a sideline business for him. His main source of income came from the stock market. The paper also says that he had lived in HK for 30 years.

The UK Probate Calendar of 1933 lists him as “Kadourie Cohen”.

He left his UK estate of 51 pounds, 1 shilling and 11 pence to Florence Haughland, who was his sister. The document states that Mrs. Haughland was a widow. According to her grandson, she married Harald Fredrik Haugland on the February 11, 1922, in Shanghai. They lived in Shanghai until Harald Fredrik died in Marseille on their way back after visiting relatives in Norway in 1927. Kelly also left his HK estate of HK$43,000 to Florence.

Florence was interned at Stanley Camp during WWII. She had a daughter, Esther Haugland, who was also interned at Stanley. (Both were temporarily housed in Room 439 at the Nam Ping Hotel before being transferred to Stanley.) She and Esther left HK for the UK on November 9, 1945. They listed their address as 28 Alexandra Street, Derby. They both travelled under Norwegian passports.

There may have been another sister who went to Israel.

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