Robert Skelly, farmer from Garvaghy married Eliza Jane Martin from Finnis on 16 April 1897 at 1st Dromara Presbyterian Church, Dromara, County Down. Fathers John Skelly (farmer) and Joseph Martin (farmer). Witensses Joseph & Martha W. Martin.
On 31 March 1901 the Skelly family lived in Garvaghy, Gaevaghy, County Down. Robert Skelly (34) Farmer and Eliza Jane Skelly (24) both Presbyterian with servant Douglas Ringland (15). 
On the 1 April 1911 the Skelly family lived in Garvaghy, Garvaghy, County Down  Robert Skelly (45) Farmer and Eliza Jane Skelly (34) with Martha Essie Skelly (7), Presbyterian.