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||Knight of the Bath Sir Thomas KEMPE |
||Knight of the Bath |
||Turnbrid, Kent, England [2, 3, 4]
- 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
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
||Turnbrid, Kent, England [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]
||64 years |
||27 Mar 2014 |
|| Sir William KEMPE, b. 1436, Turnbrid, Kent, England , d. 1460, Kent, England, United Kingdom Age: 24 years |
|| Alice SCOTT, b. 1438, d. Yes, date unknown |
||1459 [1, 2, 4, 8]
|| Emelyn CHICHE, b. 1455, Kent, England, United Kingdom , d. 1491, Kent, England, United Kingdom Age: 36 years |
||Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom [2, 4]
- 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.
|+||1. Christopher KEMP, b. Abt 1489, of, Ollantigh, Wye, Kent, England , d. Bef 1518 Age: ~ 28 years|
|+||2. Sir William KEMPE, b. 1487, Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom , d. 28 Jan 1538–39, Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom |
|+||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|
|8. Cecilia KEMP, b. 1491, Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom , d. 1559 Age: 68 years|
| ||9. Daughter KEMP, d. Yes, date unknown|
|10. [--?--] KEMP, d. Yes, date unknown|
|11. [--?--] KEMP, d. Yes, date unknown|
|+||12. [--?--] KEMP, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||13. Daughter KEMP, d. Yes, date unknown|
- 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.
- [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).
- [S2269] Clare-Kreuch Family Tree, 9 February 2012; Michelle Kreuch; email@example.com (Reliability: 2).
- [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.
- [S1041] Email - Ivan Schindler, Re: Comments; 29 May 2010; Andrew Kemp (Reliability: 2).
- [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).
- [S3065] #2051 Memorials of the Family of Scott of Scot's-hall in the County of Kent, p. 184.
- [S3061] Book - Kemps of Ollantigh and Kemps of Poole, p. 11.
- [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).