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Isaac Kemp

b. 16 May 1796, d. 11 April 1857

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Logo Isaac Kemp 1796

Detailed biography

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Birth

Isaac Kemp was born on 16 May 1796 in Ticehurst. His Ticket of Leave says that he was born in Kent, not Sussex.1,2,3,4,5,6,1,7,8

Parents

FatherLaurence Kemp (b. 27 October 1751, d. 17 July 1803)
MotherElizabeth (b. about 1751, d. about 8 January 1833)

Family life

Isaac Kemp and Margaret Murphy were married on 4 October 1836 in Bathurst.1,9,10 He and Sarah Shervington were married on 4 September 1839 in Mudgee.1,9,11

Child with Mary Mowgee

SonWilliam Isaac Kemp+ (b. about 1826, d. 29 April 1897)

Partner with Margaret Murphy (b. circa 1818, d. 1 June 1837)

Partner with Sarah Shervington (b. about 1814)

Residence information

Isaac Kemp emigrated on 26 July 1818 from Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. SS General Stewart||The ship sailed to Australia via St Helena1,3,4 He immigrated on 31 December 1818 to Sydney, NSW, Australia. SS General Stewart1,3 He lived in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australian Colonies, on 18 August 1825.12 He lived in Mudgee, NSW, Australia, in December 1838.1 He lived in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, from April 1839 to April 1841. His residence then moved to Mudgee13 He lived in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australian Colonies, in April 1841, having been approved to move from Bathurst.13

Involvement in crime

Isaac Kemp committed a burglary on 12 December 1817 in Ticehurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. The items stolen from Ticehurst shoemaker William Elliot were 16 pairs of half boots and a quantity of shoes. The robbery was discovered in consequence of Isaac Kemp raffling a pair of half boots at a pub in the parish of Goudhurst, 7 miles away.1,14,15 He was tried for burglary on 16 March 1818 in Horsham. Isaac Kemp and John Campany were both found guilty and sentenced to death. They were later reprieved. William Kemp was found not guilty. The Sheriff was paid one pound for victualling Isaac Kemp and John Campany for four weeks (2/6 per week x 2 people).1,16,14,3,5,17 He was imprisoned on 8 May 1818 in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom.4 He was discharged for embarkation on 30 June 1818 in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom.4,18 He was recommended for a Ticket of Leave by the Bathurst Bench of Magistrates on 31 December 1827 in Bathurst.5 He was granted his ticket of leave on 18 August 1828 in Bathurst. His Ticket of Leave number was 28/170.1,5,6,1,8 He was granted permission to marry on 29 June 1836 in Bathurst.19,1,20 He was told that his application for a Conditional Pardon had been mislaid on 9 May 1837 in Bathurst. He was invited to reapply.1,21 He was applied to marry on 3 December 1838 in Bathurst. The application was approved but the marriage never went ahead.1,22 He was granted permission to marry on 8 December 1838 in Bathurst.8 He was granted permission to marry on 22 December 1838 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. The application was approved but the marriage never went ahead.6 He was refused a Conditional Pardon on 24 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".1,23 He was engaged to marry on 15 July 1839.24 He was engaged to marry on 18 July 1839 in Bathurst. The application was approved.1,24 He was granted a Conditional Pardon on 1 January 1842. His application had been supported by recommendations from James and William Blackman7,5,1 He was granted an absolute pardon on 24 March 1843.25

Working life

  • In March 1819 Isaac Kemp was a government employ.1
  • In March 1819 Isaac Kemp was a general labourer in Sydney.26
  • In March 1820 Isaac Kemp was a general labourer in Sydney.27
  • On 9 October 1820 Isaac Kemp was a rail splitter in Bathurst.1
  • On 12 October 1820 Isaac Kemp was a worker engaged in threshing wheat in Bathurst. 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
  • In September 1822 Isaac Kemp was a carter in Bathurst.1,28
  • On 14 June 1823 Isaac Kemp was a stockkeeper to James Blackman Jr at Duramana in Bathurst. He and two others were keeping stock for James Blackman Junior who had been granted permission to take temporary occupation of 600 acres. This grazing run was "in a circle around your stock yard to be erected on the North East side of Winbournedale Creek, 14 miles North of Bathurst and 4 miles from Mr Terry's present stock station" which was at Millah Murrah. Blackman's land was therefore on the northern side of Winburndale creek near the junction of the creek and Turondale Road.29
  • On 26 July 1824 Isaac Kemp was a stockkeeper to James Blackman Jr in Cullen Bullen. Blackman sought a new Ticket of Occupation for a new depastruage site nine miles further North [near Capertee]. This was granted by a letter from the Colonial Secretary dated 17 August 1824.30,31
  • On 16 May 1825 Isaac Kemp was a government servant assigned to James Blackman Jr in Bathurst.32
  • On 11 October 1825 Isaac Kemp was a government servant assigned to James Blackman in Bathurst.33
  • In November 1828 Isaac Kemp was a government servant assigned to James Blackman Jr at Home Bush in Bathurst. Home Bush was Blackman's property 6 miles north of Bathurst.34,35
  • In 1837 Isaac Kemp was a convict.1
  • On 8 December 1838 Isaac Kemp was in the service of William Blackman in Mudgee.8
  • On 10 April 1857 Isaac Kemp was a carrier in Cobbora.36,37

Death

Isaac Kemp signed a will on 27 August 1856 in Merri Merri Creek. Isaac willed all his possessions to his son William Kemp, including a dray with working bullocks, cattle and money. This was on the condition that William pay all his just debts.38,39,1 He died from from injuries recieved when run over by his dray on 11 April 1857 at age 60 in Cobbora. He was transporting a load of wool to Maitland for a Mr Bennett. He died at a place two miles north east of Coborra on the road towards Dunedoo.36,1,37 He was buried on 12 April 1857 in Cobbora. 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.36,37

Memorial

There is a memorial to Isaac Kemp in Cobbora, New South Wales, Australia. Follow this link for information and images of his memorial.

Citations

  1. [S470] "RR: Isaac Kemp summary by Lorraine Voigt", 29 Jan 1991, Lorraine Voigt (5 Kenworth Street Brassall Qld 4305), to James Fleming (Sydney); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  2. [S471] "RR: Kemp Family Group Sheets by Lorraine Voigt", 29 Jan 1991, Lorraine Voigt (5 Kenworth Street Brassall Qld 4305), to James Fleming (Sydney); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  3. [S1565] Isaac Kemp, Convict Indent 1818 NSW General Stewart: Kemp Isaac, (Sydney: NSW State Records), 31 Dec 1818, General Stewart. Master: R Granger.
  4. [S1566] Isaac Kemp, Convict Hulk Register: Kemp, Isaac 1818, (96 Euston Road, London: British Library), 8 May 1818, Convict Hulk Laurel
  5. [S1578] Isaac Kemp, Convict TOL Butt, (Kingswood: NSW State Archives), 18 Aug 1828, No. 28/170
  6. [S635] Isaac Kemp to Mary Tobin, Convict Permission to Marry: 1838 1222 Kemp Isaac to Tobin Mary, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 22 Dec 1838
  7. [S1583] Isaac Kemp, Conditional Pardon, (NSW: Colonial Secretary), 1 Jan 1842, 43/57
  8. [S1596] Marriage Certificate, Isaac Kemp and Mary Tobin, 8 Dec 1838, NSW.
  9. [S611] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Marriages, (Registry of BDM.)
  10. [S1595] Marriage Certificate, Isaac Kemp and Margaret Murphy, 4 Oct 1836, NSW.
  11. [S1594] Marriage Certificate, Isaac Kemp and Sarah Shervington, 4 Sep 1839, NSW.
  12. [S470] "RR: Isaac Kemp summary by Lorraine Voigt", 29 Jan 1991, Lorraine Voigt (5 Kenworth Street Brassall Qld 4305), to James Fleming (Sydney), From Isaac Kemp's bank account; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  13. [S1591] Isaac Kemp, Convict TOL Muster Roll: 1839 -1841 Isaac Kemp, (Kingswood: NSW State Archives), April 1839 to April 1841, No. 28/170
  14. [S1564] Sussex Assizes, Morning Advertiser, Court Reports, 19 Mar 1818, p3.
  15. [S1602] Isaac Kemp, Criminal Indictment: Sussex Lent Assizes 16 March 1818 Isaac Kemp, Lent Assizes 1818, Isaac and William Kemp plus John Campany. Burglary at the dwelling house of James Golday.
  16. [S1563] Isaac Kemp, Criminal Court Register: Sussex Isaac Kemp 1818, Lent 1818, page 1291
  17. [S1601] Isaac Kemp, Criminal Sheriff's Vouchers: Horsham 16 March 1818 Isaac Kemp, Lent Assizes 1818
  18. [S1567] Various articles re SS General Stewart, Various, Portsmouth, July 1818.
  19. [S1580] Isaac Kemp to Margaret Murphy, Convict Permission to Marry: 1836 1200 Kemp Isaac to Margaret Murphy, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), December 1836
  20. [S1581] Isaac Kemp to Margaret Murphy, Convict Permission to Marry: 1836 1201 Kemp Isaac to Margaret Murphy, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), Dec 1836
  21. [S1588] Isaac kemp, Conditional Pardon mislaid, (NSW: State Records Authority of NSW), 9 May 1837, Petritions for Reassignment 1838-39 volume X645-6
  22. [S636] Isaac Kemp to Mary Tobin, Convict Permission to Marry: 1838 1203 Kemp Isaac to Tobin Mary, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 3 Dec 1838
  23. [S1589] Isaac Kemp, Conditional Pardon refused, (NSW: State Records Authority of NSW), 24 May 1839, Petitions for Reassignment 1838-39 volume X645-6
  24. [S1582] Isaac Kemp to Sarah Shervington, Convict Permission to Marry:1839 0718 Kemp Isaac to Sarah Shervington, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 18 Jul 1839
  25. [S1584] Isaac kemp, Absolute Pardon, (NSW: Colonial Secretary), 24 Mar 1843, HO 10/153 p197
  26. [S1570] Isaac Kemp, Convict Assignment 1819 NSW: Kemp, Isaac, (Kingswood NSW: NSW State Archives), March 1819. Sydney.
  27. [S1571] Isaac Kemp, Convict Muster 1820 NSW: Kemp Isaac, (Kingswood NSW: NSW State Archives), 1820, general labourer
  28. [S1572] Kemp Isaac, Convict Muster 1822 NSW: Kemp Isaac, (Kingswood NSW: NSW State Archives), 1822, carter, Bathurst
  29. [S1573] Colonial Secretary, L: Colonial Secretary - James Blackman Jr, Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW, 14 June 1823, page 519.
  30. [S1574] Colonial Secretary, L: Colonial Secretary - James Blackman Jr 26 July 1824, Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW, 26 July 1824, page 327.
  31. [S1575] Colonial Secretary, L: Colonial Secretary - James Blackman Jr 17 Aug 1824, Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW, 17 Aug 1824, page 209/216.
  32. [S1577] Colonial Secretary, L: Colonial Secretary - James Blackman Jr 16 May 1825, Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW, 16 May 1825, page 322-3.
  33. [S1576] Isaac Kemp, Convict Muster 1825 NSW: Kemp, Isaac, (Kingswood NSW: NSW State Archives), 11 Oct 1825. Government servant assigned to James Blackman of Bathurst.
  34. [S470] "RR: Isaac Kemp summary by Lorraine Voigt", 29 Jan 1991, Lorraine Voigt (5 Kenworth Street Brassall Qld 4305), to James Fleming (Sydney), From the 1828 census.; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  35. [S1579] Isaac Kemp, Nov 1828 Census NSW, NSW, Bathurst, Archives Office, John Blackman's Home Bush property, 6 miles north of Bathurst.
  36. [S331] Death Certificate, Isaac Kemp, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1857 No 9.
  37. [S1592] Isaac Kemp, Probate: Kemp, Isaac 1857 file 2042 (Probate Packets), NSW State Records, Kingswood, NSW.
  38. [S333] Isaac Kemp will (27 Aug 1856), W: Kemp, Isaac, Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney. Hereinafter cited as W: Kemp, Isaac.
  39. [S332] A Pickwood, L: Pickwood to Probate Office?, 8 May 1857.
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