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Kemp family

     England:   Kemp, Kempe, Kempson
     Germany: Kempe, Kempf, Kempfner, Kempfle, Kampf, Kampfl, Kompf, Kempner
     Holland:   Kemper, Kempers
     Finland:    Kemppainen
     Poland:    Kempa, Kempski, Kepka, Kepa, Kepski, Kempinski, Kepinski, Kepczynski

In England, the name first appeared in Kent where the family was seated from very ancient times, possibly well before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Australia
The first thing that we know about Isaac Kemp is that he was working as a labourer in the parish of Ticehurst, Sussex, in 1817, aged 21. The identity of his parents is unknown, although it appears that he had a brother called William.

At midnight on 12 December 1817, brothers Isaac and William Kemp, along with John Campany, burgled a house in Ticehurst (Sussex) belonging to James Golday with force of arms. The three were caught and tried at the Lent assizes in Sussex on 16 March 1818. Isaac and John Campany were found guilty but they were reprieved from the death sentence and committed to transportation for life. William Kemp was acquitted and discharged.

Three months later, Isaac had the misfortune to sail from England aboard the General Stewart under captain Robert Granger. John Campany was also aboard, as were several other convicts who had been convicted at the Sussex Assizes on the same day as Isaac and John. Also aboard was another of my ancestors: Thomas Casey.

Robert Granger was an incompetent and cruel captain. The voyage of the General Stewart was a nightmare for all on board, particularly the convicts. Many convicts died and many more were hospitalised in Sydney after the ship arrived on New Year's Eve after five and a half months of misery.

On disembarkation, Isaac was described as 5 feet five and a half inches tall with a dark ruddy complexion, dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He was 22 years old.

It appears that Isaac was assigned to work as a convict labourer for the Blackman family who had extensive landholdings in the Bathurst to Rylstone area.

Kemp ancestors
Our Kemp ancestors include:

Kemp Clan

Our Kemp Clan descends from Laurence Kemp (1681 - 1756)

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Laurence Kemp
(b. 1681, d. 1756)
Bridget
(b. Abt 1681)
Henry Kemp
(d. 1788)
Dina Spice
(b. Abt 1722, d. 1804)
Laurence Kemp
(b. 1751, d. 1803)
Elizabeth
(b. Abt 1751, d. Abt 1833)
Sarah Kemp
(b. 1773)
William Kemp
(b. 1774)
Diana Kemp
(b. 1776)
John Kemp
(b. 1778)
Henry Kemp
(b. 1780)
Jude Kemp
(b. 1783)
Uriah Kemp
(b. 1785)
Laurence Kemp
(b. 1787)
Mary Kemp
(b. 1790)
Thomas Kemp
(b. 1792)
Isaac Kemp
(b. 1796, d. 1857)
William I. Kemp
(b. Abt 1826, d. 1897)
Emma M. Elliott
(b. 1835, d. 1931)
William Kemp
(b. Abt 1857, d. Bef 1931)
Frances Kemp
(b. 1859, d. 1943)
Edgar Kemp
(b. 1877, d. 1953)
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Frances E. Gardner, Tolla
(b. 1883, d. Aft 1937)
Attwood C. Gardner
(b. 1862, d. 1937)
Attwood C. Gardner
(b. 1886, d. Aft 1937)
Bertha A. Gardner
(b. 1887, d. Aft 1937)
Emma M. Gardner
(b. 1890, d. Aft 1937)
Amy L. Gardner
(b. 1892, d. 1952)
James Jolliffe
(b. 1883, d. 1969)
Reginald A. Fleming
(b. 1908, d. 1984)
Reginald B. Fleming
(b. 1929, d. 2016)
Halvene T. Kessey
(b. 1934, d. 2005)
James B. Fleming
(b. 1935, d. 2019)
Elena McGilvray
(b. Abt 1940)
Kim M. Piggins
(b. Abt 1958)
Johannes ("Matthijs") Willemsen
(b. Abt 1917, d. 1945)
Jacques Pelissot
(b. Abt 1915, d. 1984)
Carole
(b. Abt 1984)
Vera
(b. ca. 1990)
Lune Pelissot
(b. 2018)
Merle Jolliffe
(b. 1911, d. 2014)
Boy Robinson
(b. Bef 1973)
Isobel Jolliffe
(b. 1913, d. 2011)
Fred Carmen
(b. 1907, d. Abt 1991)
Dianne Carmen
(b. Abt 1946)
Richard Carmen
(b. 1947, d. 1977)
David Carmen
(b. 1955)
Elyse Wergs
(b. Abt 1955)
Joseph Carmen
(b. Abt 1990)
Wilfred J. Jolliffe
(b. 1915, d. Abt 1992)
Unnamed t. Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1917, d. Abt 1917)
Unnamed t. Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1917, d. Abt 1917)
Brian A. Jolliffe
(b. 1924, d. 2013)
Girl Woods
(b. Abt 1994)
Clarinda M. Gardner
(b. 1893, d. Aft 1937)
Vida R. Gardner
(b. 1895, d. 1967)
Leo Finucane
(d. 1946)
Mary Finucane
(b. Abt 1917)
Verna Finucane
(b. Abt 1919)
Olga Finucane
(b. Abt 1921)
Reginald Finucane
(b. Abt 1922, d. 1923)
Stella Finucane
(b. Abt 1923)
John Finucane
(b. Abt 1925)
James Finucane
(b. Abt 1927)
Anthony Finucane
(b. Abt 1928, d. 1929)
Josephine Finucane
(b. Abt 1930)
Peter Finucane
(b. Abt 1933)
Paul Finucane
(b. Abt 1936)
Richard Finucane
(b. Abt 1939)
Robert Finucane
(b. Abt 1943)
Georgina J. Gardner
(b. 1897, d. Aft 1937)
Nora O. Gardner
(b. 1900, d. Aft 1937)
Audrey Ingram
(b. Abt 1935)
Norman A. Gordon
(b. Abt 1957)
Fiona Tully
(b. Abt 1959)
Albert G. Gardner
(b. 1902, d. Bef 1937)
Daisy Gardner
(b. Aft 1902)
Emily Kemp
(b. 1861, d. Aft 1931)
Elizabeth Kemp
(b. 1861, d. Bef 1931)
George Kemp
(b. Abt 1863, d. Aft 1931)
Lucy Kemp
(b. 1864, d. Bef 1931)
Alfred F. Kemp
(b. Abt 1865, d. Aft 1931)
Henry I. Kemp
(b. 1867, d. Bef 1931)
James Kemp
(b. 1868, d. Aft 1931)
Sydney E. Kemp
(b. 1869, d. 1954)
Ada L. Kemp
(b. 1872, d. Bef 1931)
Herbert E. Kemp
(b. Abt 1873, d. Aft 1931)
Amy L. Kemp
(b. Abt 1875, d. Bef 1931)
Marita M. Kemp
(b. 1877, d. Aft 1931)
Clarinda M. Kemp
(b. Abt 1879, d. Aft 1931)
Edith J. Kemp
(b. 1881, d. Aft 1931)
Sarah Shervington
(b. Abt 1814)
William Kemp
(b. 1753)
George Kemp
(b. 1754)
Jude Kemp
(b. 1758)
Mary Kemp
(b. 1760)
Thomas Kemp
(b. 1762)
Isaac Kemp
(b. 1764)
Mary Kemp
(b. 1713)
John Kemp
(b. 1716, d. 1818)
Laurence Kemp
(b. 1718)
George Kemp
(b. 1720)
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