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family of Daniel & Harriet KEMP of Kumeroa, Woodville

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Daniel KEMP was born in 1849 in Bunwell, Norfolk England
His parents were David KEMP (1818-1870) & Mary COOPER (1816-1878)
He married Harriet GENTRY in 1884

They had a farm and homestead in Kumeroa, Woodville

Their known children were:
1886-1916 William Daniel Kemp
- he was a sheep farmer
- he did not marry
- he died in 1916 aged 30 in Pahiatua Hospital of a fractured skull received in a motor car accident near Woodville
- he is buried in Plot 4 - Block 2 Mangatainoka
- his headstone reads:
In loving memory
of William Daniel (Willie)
the beloved eldest son of Daniel and Harriet Kemp
who died Oct 24 1916 in his 31st year
At rest
"For God so loved the world
that he gave his only begotten son
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish
but have everlasting life" John III V.16.

1887-1893 Lily Hannah Mary Kemp
- Lily died aged 5 in 1893
- she is buried in the Kumeroa Cemetery

1889-1972 Charles Alfred Travers Kemp
- he married Edna Maude Mary Kemp in 1921
- she died aged 78 in 1972
- she is buried in Plot 14 - Block 4 at Mangatainoka
- her headstone reads:
Edna Mary Kemp
beloved wife of Travers
died 3rd Sept. 1972 aged 78 years
- Charles died in 1972 aged 79
- he is buried in Plot 49 - Block A of the RSA Woodville

1893-1931 Rosa Ellen Kemp
- Rosa did not marry
- she lived in Bryant St Palmerston North
- she died aged 89 in 1977
- she is buried with her father

In 1885 Daniel applied to pay the balance of his section in Tahoraite (near Dannevirke) but it was refused because he had not been in possesion for the period of time fixed by law

In 1905 Daniel gave up dairy farming (he was then 56) and sold all his herd which consisted of 40 cows, 6 heifers in calf, 2 bulls and 14 bullocks

In 1907 he told the Woodville County Council about the bad state of the culvert at the front of his house which had been blocked up for years, causing the water to bank up

Harriet died aged 76 in 1921
- she is buried in Plot 4 - Block 2 Mangatainoka
- she had been living in Palmerston North
- her headstone rads:
In loving memory
of Harriet
beloved wife of Daniel Kemp
died July 3rd 1921 aged 70 years
"Asleep in Jesus".

Daniel died aged 82 in 1931
- he is buried in Plot 3 - BLock 2 Mangatainoka
- he was still living in RD 1, Kumeroa Woodville at that time
- he is buried with his daughter Rosa
- their headstone reads:
In loving memory
of Daniel Kemp
died 5 May, 1931 aged 82 years
And his beloved daughter
Rosa Ellen Kemp
died 4 October 1977 aged 89 years

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by jandel on 2013-02-10 17:05:36

my Nana often talked about the Kemps of Kumeroa and especially mentioned Uncle Dan and Aunt Harriet - I am sure that this is the family she remembered.

David KEMP and Mary COOPER were married on 7 April 1843 in the Established Church parish of Bunwell Norfolk England. David was a weaver/silk weaver and his father, Daniel KEMP was also. Mary's father was John COOPER was also a weaver. David and Mary had 11 chn:
1. Jane KEMP b: c1841 Norfolk England was a bobbing filler age 10 (from 1851 census)

2. Lydia KEMP b: 10 May 1843 Bunwell Norfolk England married James LOVEDAY (see LOVEDAY family from Woodville)

3. William KEMP b: c1845 Norfolk England was a scholar age 6 (from 1851 census) and a silk weaver age 16 (from 1861 census)

4. Ezekiel (?Frederick) KEMP b: c1846 Norfolk England I have assumed that Ezekiel and Frederick are one and the same person - Frederick came to NZ in 1874 with wife Harriet and their 3 children Elijah, Willie and Harriet,his mother, and some brothers and sisters (see below for further info). They had 3 other chn: Elizabeth Schiehallion KEMP b: 17 Mar 1874 at sea on board Schiehallion, d: age 22 mths; David KEMP b: 12 Feb 1875 Waipukurau NZ and James KEMP b: 1876 NZ

5. Daniel KEMP b: c1849 Norfolk England - as per ngairedith entry. Corrections to the info are: Rosa Ellen KEMP b: 15 August 1889 Woodville NZ; d: 4 Oct 1977 and Charles Alfred Travers KEMP b: 16 Dec 1892 NZ; d: 14 Oct 1975 Pahiatua (pvt 2803 Australian Imperial Forces buried RSA Woodville plot 49 block A

6. John KEMP b: c1851 Norfolk England; d:c1899; m: Harriet FLINT; father of Edna Maude Mary KEMP b: c1894 East Selkirk Canada who married Travers son of #5

7. Sarah KEMP b: 1852 Norfolk England - no info

8. Elizabeth KEMP b: c1854 Norfolk England came to NZ in 1874 with family; no other info

9. Edward KEMP b: c1857 Norfolk England; d:12 Sep 1932 Kumeroa NZ age 77; bur Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville plot 16 block 18 sect main; m: Maria LITTLE on 18 Feb 1886 at Puketoi/Kumeroa NZ; They had 9 chn = Mary KEMP b: 13 Nov 1886 Puketoi NZ; Frederick William KEMP b: 17 Dec 1888 Woodville NZ, Eliza KEMP b: 1 July 1890 Kumeroa NZ, Edward Francis KEMP b: 16 April 1892 Kumeroa NZ, Maria Erven KEMP b: 20 Sep 1893 Kumeroa NZ, Matilda Elizabeth KEMP b: 4 Apr 1898 Woodville NZ, Edith Myrtle KEMP b: 1901 Kumeroa NZ, Violet Lydia KEMP b: 14 July 1904 Kumeroa NZ and Ella Lilly KEMP b: 20 July 1908 Kumeroa NZ

10. Harriet KEMP b: c1859 Norfolk England - no info

11. Elizah (Elijah) KEMP b: c1862 Norfolk England; d: 9 March 1917 Hastings; bur:Hastings Cemetery plot 252 block C; m:Emily SILK 7 January 1885 in the residence of Albert COOPER of Waipawa; they had 8 chn - David Francis Silk KEMP b: 9 Nov 1885 Waipawa NZ, Elizabeth Maud Mary KEMP b: 1887 Napier NZ, Eva Blanche KEMP b: 28 Mar1889 Kumeroa NZ, Phoebe Alma KEMP b: 3 Aug 1891 Woodville NZ, Myrtle Laurel KEMP b: 8 Oct 1893 Woodville NZ, John William Elijah KEMP b: 27 Nov 1895 Kumeroa NZ, Louisa KEMP b: 4 Mar 1899 Pinfold Rd Woodville NZ, Henry Albert KEMP b: 9 Feb 1901 Napier NZ

Mary came to Hawkes Bay NZ on 26 May 1874 from Norfolk England on board the ship Schiehallions with her daughters Lydia (+husband and 7 children) and Elizabeth, her sons Frederick (+wife and 3 children) Daniel, Edward and Elijah, and her nephew Albert COOPER (+wife and daughter). Her occupation was stated as nurse and her age 49 years (younger than actual as was common practice for single woman immigrants).

The KEMP family was split up by employment:
Daniel (24) and Edward (16) were hired as labourers by CONDIE, a run-holder at Petane, just North of Napier. Daniel at 52 a year and Edward at 40 a year.
Frederick, Harriet and their children and Elijah (11) went South with the LOVEDAYS to Waipawa/Waipukurau to work on bush felling and road making for the Government.
Mary (49) was hired by MARSHAL at Meeanee.
Elizabeth was hired by HISLOP at Meeanee, both of them after living in the transit barracks for 21/2 months. Marys wage was 12/- a week.

I have other bits and pieces of information but would love to have gaps filled. I look forward to others comments, especially like to know where you ngairedith fit in the family?.

Regards Jan

by KylieDavidson on 2015-05-02 22:28:47

Hi. No. 9 Edward Kemp's 3rd child, Eliza Kemp I believe is my Great Grandmother. My Grandmother is Iris Kemp whose mother was Eliza Kemp, born 1890 died in Hamilton 1971, aged 81.

I know little of my grandmother's life before she married and moved to Hamilton circa 1942. Iris died 2005.

I believe Eliza & Iris lived at a boarding/lodging house in Wellington.

Any more information would be great.

Regards Kylie.

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