Isaac Kemp

(1796 - 1857)

Detailed biography

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Personal details

Birth

     He was born on 16 May 1796 in Ticehurst, EnglandG.1,2 He was the son of Laurence Kemp and Elizabeth (?).1,2

Family surname

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Death

     He made a will on 27 August 1856.3,4,1 He died at age 60 injuries received as a result of being run over by his own dray on 11 April 1857 in Cobra, AustraliaG.5,1 His body was interred on 12 April 1857 in AustraliaG. No inquest or magisterial inquiry was undertaken. Isaac was buried by John Blakemore (Publican at Bligh) and John Nichols. No minister was present. The death was registered on 16 April at the Police Office in Dubbo..5

Family life

Marriage

     He married Margaret Murphy on 4 October 1836 in Bathurst, AustraliaG.1 He married Sarah (?) on 4 September 1839.1

Child of Isaac Kemp and Mary (?)

Life event details

Involvement in crime

  • He was charged with burglary on 12 December 1817. The items stolen were 2 pairs of spatterducks, 5 yards of linen, 6 yards of printed cloth, 8 yards of sheeting, 1 yard on nankeen, 1 wrapper and 1 year of calico. The total value was 24 shillings and 6 pence.1
  • He was granted a Ticket of Leave on 18 August 1828 in Bathurst, AustraliaG.1
  • He and Margaret Murphy applied to marry on 20 June 1835.1
  • He was was told that his Petition for Conditional Pardon had been mislaid in May 1837. He was invited to reapply.1
  • He and Mary Tobin applied to marry on 3 December 1838 in Bathurst, AustraliaG. The application was approved but the marriage never went ahead.1,6
  • He and Mary Tobin applied to marry on 22 December 1838 in Bathurst, AustraliaG. The application was approved but the marriage never went ahead.7
  • He was refused a Conditional Pardon on 16 May 1839. He was informed that the recommendations made on his behalf were not "sufficiently strong" to warrant granting a pardon. "No enquiry seems to have been made respecting him of his employers or master".1
  • He was granted a Conditional Pardon in 1843.1

Migration

  • He emigrated aboard SS General Stewart on 19 July 1818 from Portsmouth, EnglandG. The ship sailed to Australia via St Helena.1
  • He immigrated aboard SS General Stewart on 31 December 1818 to Sydney, AustraliaG.1

Census, occupation and residence information

  • He was engaged in government employ in 1819.1
  • He and James Blackman were employed as rail splitter by government on 9 October 1820 in Bathurst, AustraliaG.1
  • He was employed at threshing wheat on 12 October 1820 in Bathurst, AustraliaG. Convict, Richard Milledge, said "I threshed the wheat on my own two and a half acres. Isaac Kemp, a prisoner of the government, assisted me to do it, after he had done his government work. We have sometimes finished our work at 1 o'clock. Mr James Blackman was Superintendent at the time. He never objected to the men working."1
  • Isaac Kemp was employed in Bathurst, AustraliaG, in 1822.1
  • Isaac Kemp was employed in Bathurst, AustraliaG, in November 1828.1
  • He was employed as a convict in 1837.1

Resources

Citations

  1. [S216] Research Report, Isaac Kemp, Lorraine Voigt, 29 Jan 1991, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming, A19910129.
  2. [S217] Research Report, Kemp Family Group Sheets, Lorraine Voigt, 29 Jan 1991, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming, A16810826.
  3. [S80] Isaac Kemp will (27 Aug 1856), , Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming.
  4. [S79] Letter from A Pickwood (Police Office, Dubbo) to Probate Office(?), 8 May 1857, A18570508, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming.
  5. [S78] Death Certificate for Isaac Kemp, 9/1857, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 16 April 1857.
  6. [S346] Permission to Marry, Isaac Kemp to Mary Tobin, NSW Archives, 3 Dec 1838.
  7. [S345] Permission to Marry, Isaac Kemp to Mary Tobin, NSW Archives, 22 Dec 1838.

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