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Richard Kemp
(Bef 1631-Bef 1700)
Mary
Henry Kemp
(Bef 1673-Bef 1744)
Elizabeth
(Bef 1682-After 1745)
Mary Kemp
(Bef 1713-Bef 1779)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Edward Rumens

  • Mary Rumens+
  • John Rumens
  • Elizabeth Rumens

Mary Kemp 1 2

  • Born: Bef 18 Jul 1713
  • Baptised: 18 Jul 1713, St. Alban's Church, Church Lane, Frant, Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex, TN3 9DX, GB 1
  • Marriage (1): Edward Rumens on 4 Nov 1735 in All Saints' Church, Friar's Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE, GB
  • Died: Bef 12 May 1779
  • Buried: 12 May 1779, St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8DU, GB 2

  Research Notes:

Possible burials in Lamberhurst:
- 12 May 1779
- 6 May 1787

  Events

• Residence, 18 Jul 1713, Frant, Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex, TN3, GB.

• Residence, 20 Mar 1718/19, Battle, East Sussex, GB.

• Residence, 29 Jan 1720/21, Lamberhurst, Kent, GB.

• Residence, 6 Feb 1720/21, Lamberhurst, Kent, GB.

• Residence, 2 May 1722, Lamberhurst, Kent, GB.

• Residence, 17 Feb 1722/23, Lamberhurst, Kent, GB.

• Residence, 8 May 1726, Lamberhurst, Kent, GB.

• Residence, 4 Nov 1735, Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN 21, GB.

• Will, 27 Jan 1743/44, Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN 21, GB. In the Name of God Amen I Henry Keemp of the Parish of Waldron
In the County of Sussex Founder who am week and sickley In body but of
a sound Disposeing Mind Memory and Understanding Thanks be given Unto Allmig-
hty God for the same and Considering the Certainty of Death and the Uncert-
ainty of the Time when do make and Declare this my Last will and testament
In manner and forme Following: and Touching and Concerning all my worldly
Estate with which it hath pleased God to bless me with I Give and Dispose of
In Manner as followeth First I Give and Devise unto my Loveing wife Elizabe-
th all that my Lece hold Teniment with the Appurten[an]ces lying and being in the
parish of Battel in the County afore said and Holden of the Manner of Netherfeild
the Terme of Naturial Life and after her Decease I Give and Devise the afore Said Land
with the Appurten[an]ces unto my Son Richard Kemp and his Heiers for Ever: I Give unto
my Daughter Jane the Sum[m]e of Twenty pounds of Lawfull money of England allso I Give
also to my other Two Daughter Sarah and Jemimah Each the Like Respetive Sum[m]es of
Twenty pounds Each I allso Give and Devise allsoe Unto my Other four Children
That is to Say my Son Harry and unto my Daughter Elizabeth and my Daughter Anne
and my Daughter Mary Each and Every one of them the Like Sum[m]e of Tenn pounds to them
there Heiers and there Assigns I allso Give unto my son Richard my Daughter Sarah and
my Daughter Jemimah Each and Eevery of them One Fether Beed with Stedle Curtins Roods
Bolsters pillers Quilts or any Other Coverings ass they are usally Healed and those Beeds shall be
set forth and alotted by my wife Elizabeth before her Disease or afterwards according to her
pleasure and further More my Mind and will is that those Legaceys shall be paid after my
wifes Decease by such person or persons whome she shall appoint but if she shall think proper
as need may Requier to pay them there Respective Legaceys at her own pleasure and Lastly
for the performance of this my will and Mind I doe Nominate Constitute and Appoint
my afore said wife Elizabeth Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament
Contain'd on one Single Sheet of paper Unto which I have set my hand and Seal
This Twenty Seventh Day of January and In the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hund-
erd and forty Three
Henry Kemp
Signed Seald published and Declar'd in the presence of us who at the Request
and in the presence of the Testator have Subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto
John Ashdown John Gosling John Smith

[Transcribed by Vyvyan Jones January 2019]

• Will, 18 Feb 1768, Lamberhurst, Kent, GB. 3 In the Name of God Amen I Edward Rumens of
Lamberhurst in the County of Sussex being weak in Body but of
a Sound disposing Mind and Memory praised be God but
considering the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the
Time when I Therefore Do this Eighteenth Day of February
in the Year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred
and Sixty Eight make and declare this my last Will
and Testament in manner and form as follows That
is to say First and Principally I commend my Soul into the
Hands of Almighty God hoping to have free remission
and forgiveness of all my sins And my Body I commit
to the Earth to be decently Buryed at the Discretion of my
Executors herein after mentioned And as to the Disposal
of such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God
to bestow upon me I Give devise and Dispose of the same
as follows (That is to say) First I give and
Bequeath unto my loving son John Rumens his Heirs and Assigns
for ever all that Farm of mine containing by Actual
Measurement five Acres and upwards of Meadows Pasture
and Hop Gardens with the Dwelling House Barn Oast
House and other the Buildings and Premises there to belonging
to the said farm and which is situate laying and being by
the side of Hookgreen in the Parish
of Lamberhurst in the County of Sussex aforesaid and now
in the Occupation of my self and my Son in Law Randolph
Bailey Also I give and bequeath unto my two Executors herein
after named all that Messuage or Dwelling house with the Orchard
and little Garden before the said House which is called the New House
Situate by the side of Hookgreen aforesaid & near the end of a Lane
called Bull Lane which said House Orchard & Garden with
other the Premises is now in the Tenure & Occupation of
Thomas Huxley & my Son in Law Randolph Bailey
for which I charge my two Executors herein after named with
the Yearly Rent or Annuity of four Pounds a Year to be paid
by four equal and even Quarterly payments to my loving Daughter
Mary Bailey Wife of my Son in Law Randolph Bailey That is to
say the Sume of Twenty Shillings a Quarter and every Quarter of
a Year during the Term of the Natural Life of my said Daughter
Mary Bailey the first payment to begin and be made on the first
most noted Quarter Day for payment next ensuing my Decease
And my will and meaning is And I will that it be […] understood
that after the Decease of my loving daughter Mary Bailey I
give and Bequeath the said House called the New House with
the Orchard and little Garden before it before mentioned and
Situate by the side of Hookgreen near the end of the Lane called
Bull Lane in the Occupation of as aforesaid unto the Eldest
of my Grand Children Born in Wedlock of the Body of my
loving Daughter Mary Bailey His or Her Heirs and Assigns
for ever But if the said Mary Bailey leave no Surviving
Children then my will is that the last mentioned House
Orchard and little Garden Situate by the Side of Hook-
green by the end of Bull Lane in the Parish of Lamberhurst
aforesaid Shall [def…] and I then give and Bequeath
it to my loving Daughter Elizabeth Rumens single woman her Heirs
and Assigns for ever Also I give and Bequeath unto
my loving Daughter Elizabeth Rumens aforesaid single
woman Her Heirs and Assigns for ever All that Messuage
or Dwelling House with the Oast House thereto adjoining and
Garden before it which goes by the name of [Jacksons] and
Situate by the side of Hookgreen in the Parish of
Lamberhurst aforesaid which said House Oast House &
Garden is in the Occupation of my loving sister Jane Pavey
myself and Thomas Huxley Also I give and Bequeath
unto my loving Nephew Edward Rumens Son of my dear
Brother Thomas Rumens (Deceased) the Sum of Twenty
Pounds of Lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid
to him by my Executors herein after mentioned within
Twelve months next after my Decease Also I give
And Bequeath to my loving Grandson Edward Rumens
Bailey Son of my loving Son and Daughter Randolph and
Mary Bailey aforesaid the Sume of Five Pounds of Lawfull
Money of Great Britain to be paid to him by my Executors herein after
named when he is Arrived at the Age of Eighteen Years But
if he die before he Arrive at the Age of Eighteen Years then
the said Sume of Five Pounds shall be paid to the Eldest of
my Grand Children Lawfully begotten at the time he the
said Edward Rumens Bailey would arrived at the
Age of Eighteen Years if he had lived Lastly I give
and Bequeath unto my Dear and loving Wife Mary Rumens
all my Goods and Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever
and wheresoever in this Kingdom or else whereof and not by
me before disposed of to be at her own Disposall without
the Molestation or Interruption of any whatsoever And I
appoint my Loving Wife Mary Rumens and my loving Son
John Rumens Joint Executors of this my last Will and
Testament And which said two Executors I charge
with the Payment of all my Debts Legacies Funeral Expenses
and Probate of this my last Will and Testament And
I hereby Revoke all and make Void all former and other
Will or Wills by me heretofore made Declaring this and no
other to be my last Will and testament In Witness
whereof I the said Edward Rumens the Testator to this my
last Will and Testament have set my Hand and Seal
the Day and Year first above Written

Edward Rumens [signature and seal]

Signed Sealed Published & Declared
by the said Edward Rumens the Testator
as and for his last Will and Testament
in the Presence of us who in his presence
and at his request and in the presence
of each other have hereunto set our
Names as Witnesses

John Ashby [signature]
Richard Smith [signature]
Tho. Smith [signature]

• Probate, 21 May 1770, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, GB. 3 21st May 1770 Then was sworn
John Rumens one of the Executors
named in this Will To whom
was committed the Burthen of
the Execution thereof Power being
reserved of granting the like to Mary
Rumens Widow the other Executor […]
By [USP] Ed. […] Surr.


Mary married Edward Rumens, son of Thomas Rumens and Penelope Thorp, on 4 Nov 1735 in All Saints' Church, Friar's Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE, GB. (Edward Rumens was born before 27 Jan 1711/12, baptised on 27 Jan 1711/12 in St. Mary the Virgin's Church, Speldhurst Hill, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3, GB, died before 8 May 1770 and was buried on 8 May 1770 in St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8DU, GB 4.)


Sources


1 St. Alban's Church (Frant, East Sussex, GB), "Parish Register 1543-1773," page 95 of 166; Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo.

2 St. Mary's Church (Lamberhurst, Kent, GB), Baptisms, marriages & burials, "Parish Register (1717-1843)," page 49 of 79; digital images, Findmypast, Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 27 Dec 2022).

3 Archdeaconry of Lewes, GB, Pre-1858, PBT/1/1/62/215, Edward Rumens (1712-1770); East Sussex Record Office, Brighton.

4 St. Mary's Church (Lamberhurst, Kent, GB), Baptisms, marriages & burials, "Parish Register (1717-1843)," page 47 of 79; digital images, Findmypast, Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 27 Dec 2022).

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