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Aaron Kemp 1835

Born 20 Jul 1835 Whitstable, England, Christened 6 Aug 1835 Whitstable Kent England.

Owner of "Ocean Queen" which was stranded on the Longsands 14 Dec 1867. Residing on Victoria St. in 1866, Residing at 120 Victoria St. Whitstable 1881.


Abel Kemp 1743 - 1829

Abel Kemp was born Aug 15 1743 in Groton, MA, the son of Hezekiah and Dorothy (Adams) Kemp. He married first on, 4 May 1775, in Pepperell, MA, to Lucy Pratt, born 2 Apr 1757 in Groton. Lucy was the daughter of Jonathan and Lucy (Bradstreet) Pratt. Lucy died in 1777, possibly during childbirth. Abel died in Mason, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire on   23 Sep 1829.

Abel served in Captain John Minot's company at Dorchester Heights, and was discharged from service 30 Nov 1776. Abel had no children. It was not known exactly when he removed to N.H., but he is known to have been in Groton, MA, in April 1778, but in Mason, N.H. on the 1790 census.


Albert Kemp 1842

Born: Abt. 1842 Augusta, Kalamazoo Co. Michigan Died: 1924 Eugene, Lane Co, Oregon. Albert Was a Civil War soldier in the 15th Michigan Infantry Co.H PVT....

Arthur Kemp was born in 1818 in England he married Mary Mollie Bliss. Their son was born 1847 in N.Y. He married Anjaline Baldwin and he died in 1924 Oregon. their children were Mary Lydia born 1869 in Nebraska, Mable Ellen born 1875 in California and Gertrude.

Alfred Bray Kemp

Alfred Bray Kemp was the third son of John Edward Kempe who was Rector of St James's Church in Piccadilly, London. Alfred attended St Paul's School which, at this time, stood in the churchyard of St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London. It was one of the leading independent schools in England and had a high academic reputation. At school he was also able to pursue his love for music. Kempe had a very fine counter-tenor voice and as a member of St Paul's School Choral Society he sang the treble parts as a young boy, while later in his school career he sang alto.

He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, as a Camden Exhibitioner, having won this award in his final year at St Paul's School. At Cambridge he became known as a superb singer, having a piano in his rooms in College to accompany himself when he practiced his singing.

Despite his love of mathematics and music, Kempe chose a profession which involved neither of these, becoming a barrister. He was called to the bar on 17 November 1873 and later became a Bencher of the Inner Circle in 1909 when he joined the Western Circuit. Both mathematics and music became hobbies to which he devoted much time. He married Mary Bowman in 1877.

Most of Kempe's early contributions to mathematics were on linkages, involving applications of geometry. There were practical advantages in finding mechanisms which would allow straight lines to be traced.

He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society on 2 June 1881 and in 1897 he was elected to the Council of the Royal Society . In the following year he became Treasurer of the Society. Kempe was President of the London Mathematical Society from 1872 to 1874.

Anthony Kempe 1671-1753

Anthony Kempe was born Abt 1671 in Slindon, Sussex, England to Sir Garrett (Gerald) Kempe & Wife (Beale). Anthony married Anne Browne abt 1699 in Slindon, Sussex, England. Anne was born Abt 1678 Of Cowdry, Sussex, England to Henry Browne & Barbara Walsingham. Anthony Kempe & Anne Browne had one known child - Barbara. Anthony died Abt 1753 in Sussex, England.

The lands of Slyndon were given by Henry I. to St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury. The manor place was first erected in the middle of the thirteenth century by an archbishop, as a summer residence, and was till lately a "peculiar" of Canterbury. Cardinal Stephen Langton, archbishop of Canterbury, died at Slindon in 1228. The estate was alienated to Henry. VIII. by Cranmer in 1543, and was granted by Edward VI. to Sir Thomas Palmer, in 1553. it was resumed by Queen Mary, and then granted and confirmed by her, and the constituted authorities to Anthony Kempe, third son of Sir William Kempe, of Ollantigh, Kent, In the second year of her reign, 1555. The estate remained in the Kempe family till the death of Anthony Kempe, in 1753, who settled it upon his eldest daughter Barbara, the wife of James Bartholomew, Earl of Newburgh, the son of Charlotte, Countess of Newburgh and Charles Radcliffe, brother to the Earl of Derwentwater, who was beheaded in 1746 for his illfated attachment to the cause of the Stewarts. The Kempes almost entirely rebuilt the mansion house, accommodating the interior arrangements to the taste of their different ages. Colonel Leslie is chief landowner. The area is 2,504 acres of arable, pasture, wood, and common land; the population in 1861 was 543, including Gumber.
The GUMBER is an extra parochial place, with 20 inhabitants.

Anthony Fenn Kemp

Soldier and merchant. He was born in London, the son of Anthony Facer Kemp and Susannah Fenn. He travelled to the United States and France before arriving in Australia as an ensign in 1795 as part of the NSW Corps. From 1795 to 1797 he served on Norfolk Island being promoted to lieutenant. In 1801 he was promoted to captain. In 1802 he married Elizabeth Riley, daughter of Alexander Riley. Kemp leased land on the corner of George and King streets where he built a shop outside the Barracks gate and charged high prices for his goods. Kemp was one of the more militant officers and was involved in attacks on Governor King's administration and was in the vanguard of those who arrested Governor William Bligh on 26 January 1808. After a series of economic upheavals Kemp successfully applied to settle in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and where once again he made his mark as a grazier and merchant. He died at Sandy Bay a wealthy man in 1868 at the age of 95 and was buried at St George's Church of
England cemetery.

Source: Kemp, M. C. 'Anthony Fenn Kemp', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume two, London, MUP, 1967.
Kemp, M. C. & Kemp, T. B. 'Captain Anthony Fenn Kemp', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 51, 1965.


Murray C Kemp & Therese B Kemp, 'Captain Anthony Fenn Kemp', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol 51, pt 1 (March 1965).

The next reference to freemasonry which concerned the N.S.W Corps was a ceremony that Capt Anthony Fenn Kemp of the N.S.W. Corps underwent in a French "Lodge" "not regularly constituted but properly assembled" on board one of Baudin's ships during their stay in Sydney in 1802. Anthony Fenn Kemp was born at Aldgate, London in 1773, and educated at Greenwich. He arrived in Port Jackson as an ensign with Governor Hunter in June 1790. Fenn was one of Macarthur's cabal and deeply involved in the arrest of Governor Bligh. He returned to England and was a witness for the defence in Lt. Col. Johnston's court martial on the charge of mutiny. Kemp's evidence was proven to be false and mostly hearsay. He remained in England for four years then returned to Van Diemen's Land in 1815. Fenn died at "Bertrams" in the Sandy Bay district of Hobart on the 28th October,1868.
Decisions of the Nineteenth Century Tasmanian Superior Courts

Wise v. Kemp

Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land

17 October 1835

Source: Tasmanian, 23 October 1835[1]

This was an action brought for slander by the plaintiff, John Wise, against Anthony Fenn Kemp, esq., for making use of certain offensive expressions in reference to plaintiff’s business as a publican. Mr. Attorney General opened the proceedings, by an eloquent address to the gentlemen of the Jury, after which, the Solicitor General proceeded to call the witnesses.

Mr. W. Wise is brother to plaintiff who was a publican; plaintiff has been a publican upwards of two years; knows defendant; about 4th or 6th of April; saw Mr. Kemp near the Commercial Bank; he said, I have received another circular from your brother. Mr. John Wise, calling his creditors together; he said he was a swindler, and nothing else but a swindler; witness said he himself was a creditor, and was satisfied there was 20s. in the pound for them all; he again repeated the words; he then said he (Mr. Wise) had six casks of Porter from him, (Mr. Kemp) and now wants to swindle me out of it; there was a great many people in the street.

By Mr. Gellibrand. - John Wise owed him near £100, at the time of calling his creditors together; he had frequently consulted witness respecting his affairs; did not know, nor believe he had several bills overdue; was not consulted respecting an advertisement in the Courier; knows he tried to raise a sum of money from the Derwent Bank; it was in order to pay bills as they came due, and save law expences; his debt was then due; he had no security; had security for part of it, by a bill; he gave the bill up at the meeting, and took bills for it to the amount of about £100, at 6, 9, 12, and 15 months; there was a meeting of creditors on the 10th April, when time was given to plaintiff for 6, 9, 12, and 15 months. Plaintiff’s debts at that meeting was about £800; it did appear then that plaintiff was unable to meet his payments as they came due; on a prior occasion, his brother had craved time from his creditors; does not know what time was given; there was no person present but witness; when he, Mr. Kemp, made use of the word; most positively asserts that the expressions were used by Mr. Kemp before the meeting, and not in the presence of Mr. Clare; it did not appear that the meeting was called in consequence of any losses recently sustained; does not know that at the time of the negotiation with the Derwent Bank, that they held an overdue acceptance.

By Mr. Solicitor General. - Plaintiff could not have paid his debts as they came due without assistance, and that was the reason the meeting was called; Mr. Clare was not present at the meeting.

C. Swanston, Esq., examined. - Recollects a negotiation being carried on between Mr. Wise and the Derwent Bank, about the latter end of May, or beginning of April; it eventually failed; it was for a loan of £300 to the plaintiff; witness thinks he was not satisfied with the securities offered.

Mr. Gellibrand then addressed the Jury at considerable length, and would leave his case in their hands.

His Honor summed up the evidence, and directed the Jury, that if they were satisfied that the expressions complained of, were used by the defendant to the plaintiff, with respect to his business, that they may according to law find a verdict for the plaintiff; but it was not actionable to call a man a swindler who is not in business, or unless it is respecting his business.

The Jury then retired, and after some time returned a verdict for the plaintiff. One farthing damages, on each of the four counts, on the second special plea of justification - found for the defendant on the first and third special pleas of justification.

His Honor was requested to certify as to the costs; he would consider on the subject.

Pedder C.J., 17 November 1835

Source: Hobart Town Courier, 20 November 1835[2]

The Attorney General moved to make Rule absolute for a new trial, on the grounds that the Verdict was inconsistent and contradictory.

Mr. Gellibrand argued against the Rule.

Rule made absolute, Costs to abide the event of the second trial.

Pedder C.J., 11 December 1835

Source: Hobart Town Courier, 18 December 1835

This was a new trial of the cause which was tried at the sittings after the last term. In was an action for slander; and on the last trial the jury gave a verdict for the plaintiff - damages, one farthing.

The jury retired at 3 o'clock, and after remaining out 12 hours, being unable to agree, were discharged. The cause will be tried again at the sittings after the next term.
In 1816, Anthony Fenn Kemp, a thoroughly unpleasant and despotic soldier-merchant, who seems to have spent most of his life fighting with governors and trying to manipulate the political scene in both New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land settled in the district.

Kemp arrived in Australia in 1795 and served two years at Norfolk Island as a commissioned ensign in the New South Wales Corp. In 1799 he established a shop on the corner of King and George Streets in Sydney where he managed, due to his privileged position as treasurer of the Committee of Paymastership, to sell goods to his fellow soldiers at huge profits. One contemporary report suggests that he bullied his fellow soldiers into buying from his shop and marked up his goods by 100 per cent. Attempting to maintain this lucrative sideline he ended up brawling with Governor King over a shipload of brandy, waged a pamphlet war against Governor King, and was instrumental in the overthrow of Governor Bligh.

In 1804 he was appointed second-in-command at Port Dalrymple (Launceston) and from August 1806 to April 1807 was in charge of the infant colony.

He settled in Van Diemen's Land in 1816 and by the 1830s, through a combination of grants and purchases, had 4100 acres in the Green Ponds area. It was here that he established and developed Tasmania's infant wool industry, bred horses and cattle, and introduced a hardy, North American, variety of corn.

In some quarters he is known as the 'Father of Tasmania' but this has much to do with the fact that his family (who married extensively into the upper echelons of Tasmanian society) consisted of seven sons and eleven daughters.

It is not surprising, given the size of Kemp's holdings, that Green Ponds was renamed Kempton in 1840.
Kemp was an opportunist. He cornered the notorious rum trade in the colony. Then Kemp took advantage of the presence of the French Explorer Nicolas Baudin to invent an intended French colonisation of Van Diemenís Land and thereby gain a commission for himself and his associates to colonise the island themselves. Despite the history of Tasmania as a penal colony, Kemp seems to have been the biggest crook there. He used his contacts and called in favours to get his own way and to do his enemies down.... and he never paid back his debts. Kemp took an ambivalent attitude to the Aborigines. As a radical and a republican he sympathised with their plight, and then supported the proposed Black Line, a cordon of settlers who would cross the island, driving the natives before them like like grouse before the beaters.

Rum Rebellion rebel, Church elder, republican, monopolist, chronic stirrer, father of 18 children, acquaintance of George Washington, who amazingly lived to the age of 95.


Arthur Kemp 1601-1645 

Arthur Kemp was born Abt. 1601 in Gissing, Norfolk, England, Sone of Robert Richard Kemp and Dorothy Harris. Arthur died in 1645  at St. Michael-at-Thorn, Norwich.   Arthur Kemp was at Pembroke College, Cambridge. from 1620-1623. From 1631-1635 he was Rector of Mapiscombe in Kent. He was destined to become Rector of Cricksea, and later of St. Michael-at-Thorn, Norwich, where he died in 1645, leaing a will but no issue. He left bequests to the poor of Antingham, Flordon, St.Michael-at-Thorn and the city or Norwich. Some say he did marry Jennifer Stone in 1624 in London England.        

Arthur Kempe (Rear Admiral) 1743-1823 Cornwall              Arthur Kempe was second lieutenant on the Adventure during Cook's second voyage, promoted to First Lieutenant at the Cape of Good Hope. Samuel Kempe was a midshipman on the same ship, who died at sea before they arrived at the Cape, having contracted a fecer at one of the Cape Verde Islands. The ship's records make no mention of any relationship between them.       The Crew of Cook's Secon Voyage (1772-1775) HMS Resolution HMS Adventure Consisted of : Capitan James Cook, Tobias Furneaux, Lieutenant Robert Cooper, Arthur Kempe (Second Lt. and then First Lt.)  Richard Pickersgill, James Burney, Charles Clerke, Midshipme:n James Colnett, Thomas Woodhouse, William Harvey, Love Constable, Isaac Manley, Samuel Kemp, Thomas Willis, George Moorey, Joseph Price, Henry Lightfoot, Charles Loggie, John Lambrecht, Master Joseph Gilbert, Peter Fannen Boatswain, James Grey, and Edward Johns.

Asa Kemp 1764                         Born August 5 1764 Groton,MA. Died March 30 1823 Francestown, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.  Asa enlisted July 12 1779, just shy of his 15th birthday, into Captain Thomas Hovey's Company, serving for over 5months in Rhode Island. In December 1780, he is described as age 18 (also give as age 20), 5 foot 8 Inches tall, light complexion, light hair, dark eyes, occupation Farmer/Laborer. It seems that Asa lied about his age in order to enlist, and continued to lie in order to remain in service. He Married Alice Nutting May 17 1781 in Groton, MA.