Name: William Kemp97
Married: 18 May 1779
Place: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Per the worldconnect site of Bob Wylie, William Kemp died 9 May 1859 in
Wickham Market, Suffolk. I have no doubt that a man of that name died on
that date in that place but it was likely not this William Kemp as he would
have been well over one hundred years old. It's not impossible but it is
According to Bob's page, William had three children:
- Sukey Damont Kemp christined 6 Jan 1780, St Mary's Woodbridge, co Suffolk, England
- William Kemp born 15 Oct 1781, St Mary's Woodbridge.
- Mahala Kemp
Lucy Kemp, daughter of William and Sukey Kemp was christined at the St
Mary's Woodbridge on 11 Dec 1784.
J W Fisk styles William as
"Lord Wm. Kemp" and mentions a "a very accurate genealogy" he had acquired
from church records in England but later lost. Did he have the correct
records? Did he draw the proper conclusions from those records? We may
never learn whether our Kemps were baronets but it's the only real clue we
have for now. With that, I've pulled down the following from British
Isle Genealogy, http://www.bigenealogy.com/suffolk/ubbeston_parish.htm.
It's transcribed from A Supplement to the Suffolk traveller, by
Augustune Page, 1844.
In the 6th of King Henry IV., Edmund de Redysham, of this parish, and
Margaret his wife, conveyed by fine, to John Clere and others, six
messuages, several parcels of land, with a fold course in Castor, near
Yarmouth; supposed to be the manor of Horning Hall, in that parish.
The lordship of this parish was vested in John Sone, Esq., who resided at
Ubbeston Hall. His sole daughter and heiress Mary, brought it, by marriage,
into the Kemp family; being the second wife of Robert, eldest son and heir
of Sir Robert Kemp, the first Baronet of that house: so created March 4th,
He removed from Gissing, in Norfolk: resided at Ubbeston Hall, and was
Knight of the Shire for the county of Norfolk, in 1668. Sir Robert had
issue, by this second marriage, three sons and two daughters; Mary married
to Sir Chas. Blois, Bart.; and Jane to John Bade, M.D., of Tannington, in
this county. He deceased in 1710.
Sir Robert Kemp, Bart., of this parish, his eldest son and heir, by Mary his
second wife, succeeded. This gentleman married four times, and left a
numerous issue. He died in 1734, having several times represented Dunwich,
and twice the city of Norwich, in Parliament. His eldest son, Sir Robert,
M.P. for Orford, succeeded; at whose decease (unmarried) in 1752, the title
devolved upon his brother, Sir John Kemp, Bart.
This family has been of ancient standing in the counties of Kent, Essex,
Suffolk, and Norfolk. We meet with two very eminent churchmen of the name;
John Kemp, LL.D., Bishop successively of Rochester, of Chichester, and of
London, then Archbishop of York, and finally Archbishop of Canterbury; and
Thomas Kemp, his Grace's nephew; who was consecrated Bishop of London, in
1449. The present representative of this house, is the Rev. Sir William
Robert Kemp, of Gissing, the 10th Baronet, on the decease of his father, in
1804. Sir William Kemp is rector of Flordon and Gissing, both in the county
of Norfolk. Ubbeston Hall has been pulled down, and the property now belongs
to Lord Huntingfield.
All original portions ©
Michael Cooley, OrbitInternet.net -