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Knight of the Bath Sir Thomas KEMPE[1, 2]

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  • Name Knight of the Bath Sir Thomas KEMPE 
    Title Knight of the Bath 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born 1456  Turnbrid, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Address:
    Goodneston Manor 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 9GVM-5F 
    Will 1518  [6
    • His chief mansion house of "Ollanty " and estates were strictly entailed to his heirs
      male. His wife, Emelyn, was to have the lease of the messuage in the town of Wye known as
      the " Bell," held from the Master and brethren of the College of Wye. She is also to enjoy the
      use of all the furniture and other goods at " Olantye." Cecile, his daughter, is to receive 300
      marks on her marriage, 100 in cash on her wedding day, and the remainder from the income
      derived from the testator's Manor of Boughton Aluph. William, the eldest surviving son, is to
      pay out of this manor to each of his five brothers five marks every half year ; if he fail to do so
      the brothers have right of entry, or to a grant of sufficient demise to satisfy this bequest. The
      tenements and lands in Warehorn, Newchurch, Roking and Snave, after the decease of the
      widow of Christopher Kempe are to revert to William Kempe and his heirs. The testator desires
      to be buried in the Parish Church of Wye, in the chancel of Our Lady, " beside the sepulchres
      of my grandfadres and grand-dams." He leaves the usual bequests, for the good health oi his
      soul and " all Christian souls," and donations to the poor. Sir Lawrence Broke, parson of
      Boughton Aluph, with the eldest son, is to be executor. Elinor, the wife of William Kempe, is
      mentioned, and the will is witnessed by John Roos, Esq., John Hales, Christopher Hales and
      Humphrey Gage.

      Sir Thomas gives his widow the option of using that part of " Olantye '' within the Mote,
      contaming the " chamber wherein I usually lye," for her own habitation, on the south side of the
      mansion. She is also to have an acre in Boughton Wood cleared for her fowls.

      Sir Thomas Kempe, Knight, of Ollantigh, demised the Manor of Boughton Aluph to his son William Kempe, in 1518
    _UID A95F53C9132C4792BDB5EF727042B5D84E07 
    Died 1520  Turnbrid, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Person ID I55777  ONS | KLN Kemp-Welch
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2014 

    Father Ancestors Sir William KEMPE,   b. 1436, Turnbrid, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1460, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Alice SCOTT,   b. 1438,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1459  [1, 3, 5, 9
    Family ID F17391  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Emelyn CHICHE,   b. 1455, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1491, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    • He married Emelyn, daughter of Sir Valentine Chiche(le), nephew of Henry Chichele, who was Archbishop of Canterbury, and the founder of All Souls, College, Oxford, in which all of the "Founders' Kin" and Kemps of Ollantigh ancestry still are entitled to education.
    Children 
    +1. Christopher KEMPE,   b. Abt 1489, of Ollantigh, Wye, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1518  (Age ~ 28 years)
    +2. Sir William KEMPE,   b. 1487, Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1538–39, Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Richard KEMPE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John KEMP,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Andrew KEMP,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Edward KEMP,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. George KEMP,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 1x8. Cecilia KEMP,   b. 1491, Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1559  (Age 68 years)
     9. Daughter KEMP,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 1x10. [--?--] KEMP,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 1x11. [--?--] KEMP,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +12. [--?--] KEMP,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Daughter KEMP,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F17393  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Sir William left two sons, Thomas and William, with this first shown strain of Royal blood in their family. In the text, HK shows that the son William was educated for the ministry, and officiated in several small parishes, his last record being 1522, and no heirs are mentioned, and that his brother Thomas, headed the next generation.

      CHAPTER 5 page 11 (KEMPS of OLLANTIGH)
      Sir Thomas Kemp 2nd of Ollantigh was knighted in 1510, at the marriage of Prince Arthur, son of Henry VII. He was sheriff of Kent in 1493, 1508 and 1513, died in 1519. He married Emelyn, daughter of Sir Valentine Chiche(le), nephew of Henry Chichele, who was Archbishop of Canterbury, and the founder of all Souls, College, Oxford, in which all of the "Founders' Kin" and Kemps of Ollantigh ancestry still are entitled to education. HK says: "John Kemp, Archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal of the Church of Rome, and Lord Chancellor of England, was buried in the Chancel of Canterbury Cathedral on the south side and just opposite the tomb of his friend and patron, Archbishop Chichele."

      Sir Thomas left seven sons, the two younger named Edward, and George. This was the first occurrence of these two names, which we hereafter will find frequently among the Kemps of Dorset, and are borne by this author.

      Will proved in 1520

      The arms and pedigree of this family are given in the " Visitation of Kent." Their initial coat is :—Per chevron sable and argent, three griffins' heads erased counterchanged. To this eight quarterings are attached.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3151] Book - Fred Hitchin-Kemp A General History of the KEMP and KEMPE Families of Great Britain and her Colonies, p.19||19 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S3151] Book - Fred Hitchin-Kemp A General History of the KEMP and KEMPE Families of Great Britain and her Colonies, p.II-46 insert||II-46i (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S2269] Clare-Kreuch Family Tree, 9 February 2012; Michelle Kreuch; mekreuch@yahoo.com (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S3068] #877 Stemmata Chicheleana, Or, a Genealogical Account of Some of the Families Derived from Thomas Chichele of Higham-ferrers in the County of Northampton: All Whose Descendants Are Held to Be Entitled to Fellowships in All Souls College. . . (1765), p. 5.

    5. [S1041] Email - Ivan Schindler, Re: Comments; 29 May 2010; Andrew Kemp (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S3151] Book - Fred Hitchin-Kemp A General History of the KEMP and KEMPE Families of Great Britain and her Colonies, p.23||23 (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S3065] #2051 Memorials of the Family of Scott of Scot's-hall in the County of Kent, p. 184.

    8. [S3061] Book - Kemps of Ollantigh and Kemps of Poole, p. 11.

    9. [S3151] Book - Fred Hitchin-Kemp A General History of the KEMP and KEMPE Families of Great Britain and her Colonies, p.16||16 (Reliability: 2).


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