Jul 1835 Whitstable, England, Christened 6 Aug 1835 Whitstable Kent England.
"Ocean Queen" which was stranded on the Longsands 14 Dec 1867. Residing on Victoria St. in 1866, Residing at 120 Victoria
St. Whitstable 1881.
1743 - 1829
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.
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.
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....
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Wise v. Kemp
Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land
17 October 1835
23 October 1835
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
Town Courier, 20 November 1835
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
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.
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
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 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.