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John Winterburn KEMP[1, 2]

Male 1856 - 1936  (80 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 7 ancestors and 5 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Winterburn KEMP 
    Born 25 Jan 1856  Ballarat, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Birth certificate of John Winterburn Kemp
    Birth certificate of John Winterburn Kemp
    Birth certificate of John Winterburn Kemp
    Gender Male 
    _UID 098E524B49BBD511B5DF0010A4E67B38FF0E 
    Died 24 May 1936  Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    • Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Monday 25 May 1936
      KEMP-On 24th May, at the residence of his son-in-law, "Stewarton," Wangaratta, Victoria, John Winterburn, loved father of Elsie (Mrs. C. G. Thompson, Launceston); John Robert (Brisbane): Frank (A.I.F, deceased): and Dot (Mrs. Andrew Mitchell, Wangaratta).

      The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Saturday 30 May 1936
      KEMP.-on the 24th  May at his daughters  residence Wangaratta John Winterburn dearly loved father of John Robert (Brisbane) Frank Winterburn (deceased) Elsie (Mrs C G Thompson Launceston) and Ada (Mrs A J Mitchell Wangaratta) In his 81st year
      KEMP.--On the 24th May, at his daughter's residence, Wangaratta, John Winterburn, the dearly loved brother of Joseph H. (deceased),   William E (deceased), Sarah E (deceased) Catherine (Mrs McDonald deceased) Marle (Mrs McLennan) Thomas M (deceased) George J (deceased) Maggie (Mrs V J Morrow) Millie (Mrs E P Smith. Robert W and Arthur L (deceased) In his 81st year -One of nature's gentlemen
    Buried Aft 24 May 1936  Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Wangaratta Cemetery 
    Grave of John Winterburn Kemp
    Grave of John Winterburn Kemp
    Grave of John Winterburn Kemp, 1936, Wangaratta Cemetery
    Headstone of John Winterburn Kemp, 1936
    Headstone of John Winterburn Kemp, 1936
    Headstone of John Winterburn Kemp, 1936 Wangaratta Cemetery
    Person ID I1337  ONS
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 

    Father Ancestors John KEMP,   b. Abt 1825, Knottingley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1907, Mirboo East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Mary CLARKE,   b. Abt 1835, Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1853  Melbourne, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 10
    • 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
    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)
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MCCLELLAND,   b. Abt 1857, Enfield, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1927, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1882  Enfield, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 11, 12, 13
    Marriage certificate of John Winterburn Kemp and Elizabeth McClelland
    Marriage certificate of John Winterburn Kemp and Elizabeth McClelland
    Marriage certificate of John Winterburn Kemp and Elizabeth McClelland
    Children 
    Married: 2x1. Sir John Winterburn Robert KEMP,   b. 1883, Lal Lal, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Francis Winterburn KEMP,   b. 26 Mar 1885, Yendon, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1915, Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Married: 2x3. Elsie Mary KEMP,   b. 1886,   d. 1967  (Age 81 years)
     4. Mary KEMP,   b. 1887, Lal Lal, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 1x5. Ada KEMP,   b. 1889, Lal Lal, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1975, Sandringham, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Family ID F10030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1856 - Ballarat, Victoria, Australian Colonies Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 May 1936 - Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Wangaratta Cemetery - Aft 24 May 1936 - Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2718] Email: Ian Donald Stanley, Proposed Change: John Winterburn KEMP (I1337); 15 May 2013; Andrew Kemp (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S4266] Commonwealth War Graves Commission (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S286] VicGold Genealogy Database - National Centenary An.

    4. [S73] Victoria Pioneers Index - Births 1837-1888, Reg. No. 1856/1577 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S1142] Australian Vital Records 1788 - 1905, Reg. No. 1856/1577 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S2718] Email: Ian Donald Stanley, John Kemp (I1334); 15 May 2013; Andrew Kemp (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S100] Digger - Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, Reg. No. 1936/16250 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S2718] Email: Ian Donald Stanley, Ada Kemp (1889-1975); 15 May 2013; Andrew Kemp (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S2718] Email: Ian Donald Stanley, John Winterburn Kemp & Elizabeth McClelland; 15 May 2013; Andrew Kemp (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S2718] Email: Ian Donald Stanley, Proposed Change: John KEMP (I1334); 15 May 2013; Andrew Kemp (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S90] Internet - Email contact, Shirley Morrow ([email protected]) (Reliability: 2).
      Paper file sent from Shirley

    12. [S1142] Australian Vital Records 1788 - 1905, Reg. No. 1882/3679 (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S1142] Australian Vital Records 1788 - 1905, Reg. No. 1887/4389 (Reliability: 2).

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