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Family: John Kemp / Mary Clarke (F154)

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  • Father | Male
    John Kemp

    Born  Abt 1825  Knottingley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 May 1907  Mirboo East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  14 May 1907  Hazelwood Cemetery, Hazelwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  17 Mar 1853  [1, 2, 3]  St James Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian Colonies  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John Winterburn Kemp | F8397 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Catherine [--?--] | F8397 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Mary Clarke

    Born  Abt 1835  Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1902  Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1902  Hazelwood Cemetery, Hazelwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Mathew Clarke | F9888 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Eleanor Meredith | F9888 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Joseph Henry Kemp

    Born  1854  Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1915  Balwyn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Christina Lyle Russell | F9971 
    Married  27 Jul 1882  Emerald Hill, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + John Winterburn Kemp

    Born  25 Jan 1856  Ballarat, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 May 1936  Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Aft 24 May 1936  Wangaratta Cemetery, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Elizabeth McClelland | F10030 
    Married  28 Sep 1882  Enfield, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    + William Edward Kemp

    Born  9 Jan 1858  Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Sep 1933  Warragul, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Emma Collyer | F10031 
    Married  1882  Hazelwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    Sarah Eleanor Kemp

    Born  23 Nov 1859  Smythesdale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Jul 1879  Ballarat, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  29 Jul 1879  Ballarat New Cemetery, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    + Catherine Kemp

    Born  1861  Linton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1934  Royal Park, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Donald Fraser McDonald | F6268 
    Married  1886  Linton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    + Mary Henrietta Kemp

    Born  16 Jul 1863  Linton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1942  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  William Secombe | F10032 
    Married  1884  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  John W. Mercer | F10033 
    Married     
    Spouse  William John McLennan | F10034 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Male
    Thomas Matthew Winterburn Kemp

    Born  8 Nov 1865  Linton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Oct 1882  Ballarat, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  18 Oct 1882  Ballarat New Cemetery, Ballarat, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Male
    George James Kemp

    Born  19 Aug 1867  Sebastopol, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1892  Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 9 | Female
    + Margaret Jamieson Kemp

    Born  5 Sep 1869  Sebastopol, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Jan 1950  Albany District Hospital, Albany, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Valentine John Morrow | F10027 
    Married  25 Nov 1892  St James's, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 10 | Female
    + Amelia Meredith Kemp

    Born  20 Sep 1871  Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Nov 1960  Sandringham, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Edwin Phillip Smith | F6269 
    Married  11 Jan 1905  Morwell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 11 | Male
    + Robert Winterburn Kemp

    Born  20 Dec 1873  Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Sep 1960  East Brighton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sophia Annie Smith | F9410 
    Married  15 Jul 1903  Fernlea, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 12 | Male
    Arthur Lane Kemp

    Born  6 Feb 1877  Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Aug 1921  Wooroloo, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Aft 16 Aug 1921  Wooroloo, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Documents
    Marriage certificate of John Kemp & Mary Clarke
    Marriage certificate of John Kemp & Mary Clarke
    Marriage certificate of John Kemp & Mary Clarke, 1853

  • Notes 
    • KEMP FAMILY:

      "Mr. John Kemp arrived later in the year of 1878. He came from Ballarat accompanied by his son William Kemp and was later joined by two other sons, Thomas and George. Mrs. Kemp remained in Ballarat with the younger members of the family of twelve until a house was built at Boolarra. Mr. Kemp's property 3-4 miles out of Boolarra was named "Windsor Park" after Mr. Billy Windsor, an 18 stone, 6 foot giant of a man who used to shoot wild cattle on the Scrubby Forest Station at Yinnar. Later he worked for various families in the Boolarra district. When Mr. Kemp first came to his selection, he felled a very large tree of 12 feet in diameter. The ends rested on the ground, but under the middle was a depression in the ground up to three feet deep. A hut was built onto this log and bunks placed in the depression. If any branches or trees fell, the huge log protected the men. In 1880 Miss Katie Kemp opened the school at Yinnar. In 1884 Mr. Will Kemp and his brother-in-law Mr. Will Secombe started the first local paper "The Morwell Advertiser".
      - (Mrs. D. Morrow from letter written to Mr. Schmidt 1951)

      FURTHER PIONEERING FAMILIES:

      These three families were closely followed by other pioneering families. Families such as the Irvings, Hopkins, Earls, Mantons, O'Gradys, Collyers, Dan Stewart, Mulrooneys, Latters, Amiets, Kellehers, McDonalds, Blacks, Christians, Gleesons, Scanlons and many others in the ensuing years. Each member of the Irving family selected a block. Mr. Jack Irving, the first teacher had Brown's farm, Mr. Murdoch Irving had Pottengers, Mr. George Iriving selected part of Mr. W. Hibbins place, Miss Barbara Irving had Phillip's farm. Mr. & Mrs. Irving lived with their daughter while she taught at the Hazelwood Ridge School. Mr. Dan McDonald had "Barr's" Place but sold out a few years later to Mr. S. Burnie and moved to Yinnar.

      The Hopkins were on Newbegins, Mantons on Lockarts, Mr. Tom Collyer on Foxes and Mr. Jack Collyer on Cummins. Messrs. O'Grady and O'Reilly were in partnership on the National Mutual. Mr. O'Grady a little later moved to the adjoining farm which he called "Hilltop" and remained there till about 1921 when he sold out to Mr. Robbins and retired to Melbourne.

      The Duck were on Walsh's and Mr. Duck used to carry the mail from Morwell to Yinnar. Mrs. Duck planted thistles called Teasles used for teasing wool in the early days. Also on the same property Mrs. Fawkner (Faulkner) planted willows for the purpose of making baskets from the young limbs. They are called basket willows and can be seen today lining the banks of the rivers and creeks around Boolarra. This would have been in the late 1890's or early 1900's.

      The Black family was on the property once owned by the Perrys and Primroses who bought it from Mr. Harry Fancke, who took over from the Blacks. Two other early settlers were Mr. Harry Weatheral and Mr. Tom Weatheral the former having Mr. Harry Fisher's farm. They belonged to a family of cabinet makers and amongst other things made pianos and a large number of the cases in the Museum, Melbourne. The Earls owned Reid's property at Boolarra South and another Manton was on Mr. George Bickerton's property.

      The Hopkins family apparently came to Boolarra from the mining township of Mt. Egerton in the Ballarat district. The family established a general store in Boolarra in 1889. Another early-settler Mr. W. O'Grady was a member of the Morwell Shire Council from 1898-1906. O'Grady's Creek which flowed through his property at Boolarra is named after him.

      Mr. W. P. Christian and his brother bought Hopkin's store. W. P. Christian before coming to Boolarra in the late 1890's was a member of the champion Essendon Football Team 1891-92-93. David T. Latter established a blacksmith's business in 1866 but from 1891 became interested in the timber trade. Thomas Scanlon came from Geelong in 1884 and selected land nine miles out of Boolarra. He was also the proprietor of the Club Hotel in 1902. The Gleeson family came to Gippsland in 1875 and selected land at Hazelwood, later coming to Boolarra in 1895."
      - (Mrs. D. Morrow 1951 and Morwell Historical Society News 1966)

    Married:
    • Note, John's surname recorded as Genep possibly due to strong Yorkshire accent. As both John and Mary could not read/write (as indicated by mark for signature) this oversight could not be corrected

  • Sources 
    1. [S286] VicGold Genealogy Database - National Centenary Ancestral Project on-line in Australia (http://www.ke.com.au/cgi-bin/texhtml?form=VicGold).

    2. [S2718] Ian Donald Stanley, "," e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to , ., John Kemp (I1334); 15 May 2013; Andrew Kemp.

    3. [S2718] Ian Donald Stanley, "," e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to , ., Proposed Change: John KEMP (I1334); 15 May 2013; Andrew Kemp.