1873 - 1960 (86 years) Submit Photo / Document
Has 8 ancestors and 55 descendants in this family tree.
||Robert Winterburn Kemp |
||20 Dec 1873
||Ballarat, Victoria, Australia [1, 2, 3]
||East Brighton, Victoria, Australia 
||3 Sep 1960
||East Brighton, Victoria, Australia [3, 4, 5]
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||ONS | KLN Yorkshire Victoria AUS
||10 Jan 2021 |
|| John Kemp, b. Abt 1825, Knottingley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom , d. 11 May 1907, Mirboo East, Victoria, Australia (Age ~ 82 years) |
|| Mary Clarke, b. Abt 1835, Sligo, Ireland , d. 1902, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia (Age ~ 67 years) |
||17 Mar 1853
||St James Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian Colonies [1, 6, 7]
- 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, 1853
- 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)
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|| Sophia Annie Smith, b. 31 Jan 1882, Beaufort, Victoria, Australian Colonies , d. 11 Mar 1938, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia (Age 56 years) |
||15 Jul 1903
||Fernlea, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia [3, 8, 9, 10]
- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Saturday 15 August 1903
KEMP-SMITH.-On the 15th July., at "Fernlea," Â Boolarra, Robert Winterburn, sixth son of Mr. John Kemp, Morwell, to Sophie Annie, third daughter of E. R. Smith.
Morwell Advertiser (Morwell, Vic. : 1888 - 1954) Friday 17 July 1903
KEMP-SMITH-On 15th July, at "Fernlea" Boolarra, by the Rev. G. Cox, Sophie Annie, third daughter of E. R. Smith, to Robert Wnterburn,sixth son of John Kemp, Morwell.
|+||1. Arthur Meredith Robert Kemp, b. 24 Jan 1904, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia , d. 15 Nov 1970, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia (Age 66 years)|
|+||2. Allan Winterburn Kemp, b. 18 Dec 1905, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia , d. 10 Oct 1964, Hampton, Victoria, Australia (Age 58 years)|
|+||3. Dorothy Edith Kemp, b. 26 Oct 1907, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia , d. 8 Jan 1995, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Age 87 years)|
|+||4. Marjory Annie Kemp, b. 30 Nov 1910, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia , d. 28 Feb 1996 (Age 85 years)|
| ||5. Claude Meredith Kemp, b. 17 Feb 1913, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia , d. 1 Mar 1948, Royal Park, Victoria, Australia (Age 35 years)|
| ||6. Living|
|+||7. Keith Clarke Kemp, b. 29 Jan 1917, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia , d. 10 Oct 1985, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (Age 68 years)|
|+||9. Frank Kemp, b. 16 May 1921, d. 24 Feb 2003, Victoria, Australia (Age 81 years)|
| ||10. Barry Winterburn Kemp, b. 25 Nov 1923, d. 19 Jul 1943, New Guinea (Age 19 years)|
| ||11. Living|
||10 Jan 2021 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Andrew D. Kemp. "Robert Winterburn Kemp". KEMP(E) Surname one-name study worldwide - Family History (tree) and Genealogy. https://www.kempfamilyhistory.com/getperson.php?personID=I1346&tree=adkemp (accessed June 30, 2022).
- [S286] VicGold Genealogy Database - National Centenary Ancestral Project on-line in Australia (http://www.ke.com.au/cgi-bin/texhtml?form=VicGold).
- [S1142] Australian Vital Records 1788 - 1905, Reg. No. 1874/6833.
- [S5848] Shirley Morrow, Email: Shirley Morrow.
- [S2268] The Ryerson Index (www.ryersonindex.org).
- [S100] Victorian Death Index 1921-1985, Reg. No. 1960/12016.
- [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.
- [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.
- [S98] Victorian Edwardian Index 1902-1913, Reg. No. 1903/4003.
- [S2718] Ian Donald Stanley, "," e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to , ., Proposed Change: Sophia Annie SMITH (I31667); 22 April 2013; Andrew Kemp.
- [S100] Victorian Death Index 1921-1985, Reg. No. 1938/13251.