Ephraim Kempton Sr.

Ephraim KEMPTON Sr. (1591 – 1645) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line.

Ephraim Kempton – Coat of Arms

Ephraim Kempton was born 26 Oct 1591 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England.  His parents were George KEMPTON and Mary JERSEY.  His brother Manasseh Kempton was also one of the “old-comer” immigrants.  He married Elizabeth WILSON 12 April 1617 in Holy Trinity the Less, London. He came to the Plymouth colony in the winter 1639/40.  His son Ephraim Jr. came with him and was in partnership with him from the time of coming to this country until his death. Ephraim died 5 May 1645 in Scituate, Mass.

The Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London, c.1810 – Ephraim was apprenticed to the Merchant Taylor’s Company from 1606-1615

Elizabeth Wilson was born about 1596 in Holy Trinity, London, England.  Her father was of the Scottish Wilson sept of the clan Gunn.    Elizabeth died about 1635 in London England and did not emigrate.

Children of Ephraim and Elizabeth The names of the other children are not known. They were probably daughters

Name Born Married Departed
1. John Kempton baptized
22 Nov 1618,
Holy Trinity The Less, London
Did not emigrate
2. Ephraim KEMPTON Jr. 18 Mar 1621, London, England
baptized 24 Jun 1623 at St. John The Baptist, London.
Joanna RAWLINS
28 Jan 1646 at Scituate, Plymouth Colony
.
Did NOT marry
Sarah Maddox
2 May 1656
bef.
2 Jul 1655
or
5 Mar 1660 Plymouth

The direct male lineage as Ephraim Sr. – George – William – Robert – George Kempton/FitzAlan – Thomas FitzAlan Earl of Arundel

Ephraim was a tailor by trade.  Sometime after the death of his father, Ephriam apprenticed himself to Daniel Elsmore of St Sitches Lane in London. He served Elsmore from 1606-1615, when he became free of the Merchant Taylors’ Company.

The Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Company, originally known as the Guild and Fraternity of St John the Baptist in the City of London, was first incorporated under a Royal Charter in 1327; the charter was confirmed by later charters in 1408, 1503 and 1719. Its seat is the Merchant Taylors’ Hall between Threadneedle Street and Cornhill, a site it has occupied since 1347.

The 108 livery companies are nominally trade associations based in the City of London, almost all of which are known as the “Worshipful Company of” the relevant trade or profession. The medieval livery companies originally developed as guilds and were responsible for the regulation of their trades, controlling, for instance, wages and labour conditions. Until the Reformation, they were closely associated with religious activities, notably in support of chantry chapels and churches and the observance of ceremonies, notably the mystery plays.

Under an order issued by Mayor Robert Billesden in 1484, the Merchant Taylor Company ranks in sixth or seventh place (making it one of the Great Twelve City Livery Companies) in the order of precedence of the Livery Companies, alternating with the Skinners’ Company.

In Ephraim’s time, the association of tailors. By the end of the 17th century, its connection with the tailoring trade had virtually ceased and it became what it is today, a philanthropic and social association. As a result it owns, supports or is associated with several schools, almhouses and other charitable institutions.  It owns Merchant Taylors’ School, Sandy Lodge & St. John’s Preparatory School, Northwood, and is associated with Merchant Taylors’ School, Crosby, Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School, Crosby, Wolverhampton Grammar School, Foyle and Londonderry College, Wallingford School, and The King’s School, Macclesfield. It is also associated with St John’s College, Oxford, founded by Sir Thomas White (a Master of the Company) in 1555, and with Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Ephraim’s brother Manasseh Kempton came in 1623, probably in the ship “Ann,” is called one of the “old-comers.” sharing in the division of cattle in 1627, was taxed in Plymouth in 1632, admitted freeman in 1633, deputy to the general court in 1639 and for nine years following. He was one of the purchasers of the town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He died 14 Jan 1662/63; his widow 19 Feb 1665, in her eightyfirst year. They left no children.

Ephriam Kempton and his son of the same name immigrated to the colonies between 1638 and late 1640, when they settled on a farm of twelve acres in Scituate, which had been purchased by his brother Manassas Kempton from Elder Henry Cobb.

The names of both  Ephraim and Ephraim Jr. appear on the list of 1643 of those able to bear arms, but that of Ephraim Sr. was crossed off afterward, his age doubtless exempting him from service.

7 March 1643, he was brought before the court charged with misdemeanor and use of opprobrious (disgraceful) language to Mr. Hatherly, a magistrate, for which he was fined twenty shillings and placed in the stocks for a few hours.

The inventory of his estate was filed and administration granted October 28, 1645, to his brother Manasseh and son Ephraim. The estate was divided June 4, 1645. Manasseh Kempton, of Scituate, and Thomas RAWLINS. Sr.. of Boston, father-in-law of Ephraim Jr., arranged for the apportionment of the estate to Ephraim and the three other children June 8. 1658.

Children

Ephraim Kempton Sr. never had a child 3, Manasseh; a child 4, Lettice; or a child 5, Annis. For an accurate reference, see the late Dean Crawford Smith’s excellent book, “The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton,” Part 1, page 71, about the children of Ephraim Kempton Sr. who were only John and Ephraim Jr. Manasseh and Annis were children of George Kempton and Mary Jersey (Ephraim Kempton Sr. parents) – see Smith.   Lettice never existed – this is an old myth.

1. John Kempton

John enrolled in the Merchant taylor’s School 1630-1634,  in the City of London where the brothers appear as ‘john Kempton ma’ and ‘Ephriam kempton minor,” the time honored way in which English private schools distinguish between two brothers attending the same school, major indicating the elder of the two; not seen thereafter.

The school is celebrating its 450th anniversary in 2011.  It was founded in 1561 by members of the Merchant Taylors’ Company. It was originally located in a manor house called the Manor of the Rose, in the parish of St. Lawrence Pountney in the City of London, where it remained until 1875.

2. Ephraim KEMPTON Jr.  (See his page)

4. Lettice Kempton

There were two woman named Lettice [joy in Latin] in early Plymouth.   Lettice Hanford and Lettice Kempton  are often mixed up with four marriages between them.  There is only one recorded death:  22 Feb 1691.  Here’s my crack at unsorting the tangle.

Lettice Kempton’s first husband John Morton was born in 1616 in Leyden, Holland.  His parents were George MORTON and Juliana CARPENTERJohn died 3 Oct 1673 in Plymouth, Mass.

Lettice Kempton’s second husband Andrew Ring was born in 1618 in Pettistree, Suffolk, England. His parents were William RING and Mary DURRANT.  He first married Deborah Hopkins (1625 Plymouth, Plymouth Colony – Bef. 1674 Plymouth, Plymouth Colony).  Deborah’s  father was Stephen HOPKINS.   Andrew and Deborah had seven children born between 1649 and 1661.  Andrew died 22 Feb 1693 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Lettice Hanford was baptized  8 June 1617,at Alverdiscott, Devonshire.  Her parents were Jeffrey Hanford and Eglin Hatherley.   Lettice Hanford clearly preceded her mother & younger sisters to New England.  On 10 Apr 1635, Eglin Hanford,” aged 46, & “2 daughters, Margaret Manford,” aged 16, & “Eliz[abeth] Hanford,” aged 14, along with “Rodolphus Elmes,” aged 15. & “Tho[mas] Stanley,” aged 16, were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the Defence.)

Lettice Hanford first married  8 Apr 1635 in Scituate, Plymouth, Mass. to Edward Foster (b. 24 Jan 1590 in Frittendon, Kent, England – d. 25 Nov 1643 in Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.)  at Mr. Cudworth’s [Scituate] by Captain Standish. She was admitted to Scituate church (as “Goody Foster”) 25 December 1636. They had 3 children: Timothy, Timothy again, & Elizabeth Hewett Ray.

After Edward died, she married Edward Jenkins (1618  Kent, England – d. 1699 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass)  On 4 March 1634/5, “Edw[ar]d Jeakins,” one of seven servants of Nathaniel Tilden of Tenterden, Kent, was included in the list of passengers of the Hercules of Sandwich.  Lettice and Edward had 3-4 children: Samuel (b. 1645), (probably) Sarah Bacon, Mary Atkinson Cocke, & Thomas.  In the late 1660s and early 1670s Edward Jenkins had to come to the aid of two of his children who experienced a number of problems. On 5 Mar 1666/67, “Dinah Silvester, Sarah Smith, and the daughter of Edward Jenkens, [are] summoned to the next court.

Sources:

http://chrisman.org/pedigree/out41.htm#RIN13781

http://www.famhist.us/getperson.php?personID=I596186&tree=allfam

Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of …, Volume 2 By William Richard Cutter

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/o/o/Janet-Moorhead/GENE5-0021.html

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=16426683&st=1

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  6. Bill Kempton says:

    Thank you for the great research you did on your family tree. I am a descendant of Ephraim Kempton and my previous search only took me back to Ephraim Kempton III, Thank you for taking my ancestry back to England. I will be in London in September and plan to visit some of the locations you mentioned in your narrative.

    • please read page 58 of f c cass’s book the parish of monken hadley which has kympton family the same as this one also has anthony wingfield which family via the de la pole’s and ray stephens rootsweb site will get you back to adam and eve 90 +generations if you want to go that far back

    • r c kempton says:

      see fc cass page 58 kympton pedigree se particularly anthony wingfied he is a GATEWAY ANCESTOR which on some databases go back to adam and eve

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  9. r c kempton says:

    the arundel fitzalan generation is wrong as the f c cass lists earliest known kympton as WILLIAM KYMPTON born 1505 died 1568 but another web site lists his father as WILLIAM KYMPTON he has no father listed some people say that kympton family were wool traders of some kind that could go back to 1300’s the brocket archive lists a richard de kympton in 1387 and a law suit of richard de kympton circa 1367

    • John Lord says:

      Your first reference of William Kempton is Tailor Sir Knight Alderman Sheriff of London William Kempton. That is the F C Cass said 5th son of William (as I say) William of Weston. William of Weston dies 1568. Sir William of London dies post-knighthood of 1575.

      • William Martin Kempton says:

        I am a descendant of Ephraim Kempton Sr.My ancestors made their way from Mass to Newbrunswick New Jersey around 18oo. Ships were built there and floated down to the coast. Thank you for your research. I was not sure the family coat of arms was real

  10. William Kempton says:

    Nice article about Ephraim Kempton Sr. but there are some errors.

    Ephraim Kempton Sr. never had a child 3, Manasseh; a child 4, Lettice; or a child 5, Annis. For an accurate reference, see the late Dean Crawford Smith’s excellent book, “The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton,” Part 1, page 71, about the children of Ephraim Kempton Sr. who were only John and Ephraim Jr. Your child 3 Manasseh and child 5 Annis were children of George Kempton and Mary Jersey (Ephraim Kempton Sr. parents) – see Smith. Your child 4 Lettice never existed – this is an old myth. The maiden name of John Morton’s wife Lettice has never been established and there is no evidence it was Kempton. For John Morton marriage, reference Robert Charles Anderson, “The Great Migration Begins”, Vol. 3, page 1297, George Morton’s son John married Lettice with no maiden name given; or Clarence Almon Torrey, “New England Marriages Prior to 1700, page 522, John Morton and Lettice ? (no married name given).

    The statement was made that Ephraim Kempton Sr. and his son settled on a 12 acre farm in Scituate which had been purchased by his brother Manasseh Kempton from Elder Henry Cobb. This is only partially correct. In 1640, Manasseh Kempton purchased two separate properties in the Town of Old Scituate from Henry Cobb. One was a 12 acre “farm” with a dwelling house on it in the then future village of Scituate. The other purchased property was an undeveloped 80 acre upland lot adjacent to the North River with an attached 12 acre marsh. It was the 80 acre North River property where the Kempton family first settled and is now located in the Town of Norwell not far from the village of Norwell. Ephraim Kempton 3rd of Boston and later of Salem sold a minor portion of this lot in 1672 to John Bryant and then sold the major portion of this property in 1675 to John James of Scituate (NEHGS Register, Vol. 153, page 437-8). Manasseh Kempton probably sold his 12 acre Henry Cobb Scituate village lot to Thomas Rawlins Sr., father-in-law of Ephraim Kempton Jr. Thomas Rawlins sold the Cobb village lot to Stephen Vinal of Scituate in 1752 (The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 35, page 143).

  11. William Kempton says:

    I agree with your assessment that Mrs. Lettice Morton surname was not Hanford as some erroneously state. Lettice Morton’s surname as Hanford which was originally suggested as a possibility by Josiah Leach in his 1894 book “Memorandum Relating to the Ancestry and Family of Levi Parsons Morton.” The proof that Lettice Morton was not a Hanford is the will of Lettice Hanford’s uncle Timothy Hatherly of Scituate written in 1664 [for a scholarly on-line review about Timothy Hatherly go to http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/great_migration/H.asp ]. In his will, Timothy listed his heirs as Lettice Jenkins (Lettice Hanford’s second husband was Edward Jenkins whom she married sometime between 1644 and 1650 – note husband Edward didn’t die until 1699) and her children Timothy and Elizabeth Foster (Lettice Hanford’s first husband was Edward Foster who she married in 1635 and he died in 1644). If Lettice Hanford Foster Jenkins had married John Morton, then her uncle Timothy Hatherly in his 1664 will would have listed her as Lettice Morton since she was still married to John Morton in 1664 and still having his children. But uncle Timothy listed her as Lettice Jenkins and hence Lettice Morton’s maiden name was most certainly not Hanford.

  12. John Lord says:

    Yes, there are some wrongs in what I was researching in the 1980s-1990s with genealogies passed down to me.

    Recent research has massively cleared up the entire lineage.

    We are the lineage of King RObert I Bruce, which can be traced back into Anatolia and Asgarde of the Scandinavians (and more).

    Baron (Prince) Sir Knight Robert Bruce, Lord of Liddesdale Border Reiver land

    A suspected single or double marriage with (still researching with Elliot and Douglas clan) (1) daughter of William Elliot, son of Walter D’Alyot, RObert the Bruce has 5 marriages that are slandered and libeled as bastard lines – they are not. Robert the Bruce with (2) marriage to the daughter of said Walter D’Alyot of Angus, warriors for the Earl of Angus, was married 1309/1310, and pulled the whole clan down to be under Sir Robert Bruce (and the Elliots thereafter naming their sons Robert as the clan chieftain). (2) Most likely daughter of Lord William Douglas of Douglas in Lanarkshire of the (Flemish origin) Douglas clan of Scotland.

    Sons (Robert) and William of London (King’s Sumpter Man in London and Kempton Park and Manor grounds). We are the (Robert) lineage.

    With the death of Baron Robert in 1332, widow Douglas-Bruce went with father to London. THere as a widow, she remarried to known Richard de Kympton, who moved from Hertfordshire into the London area in 1307 buying 5+ acres of land at Stratford upon the Thames on the northern side of the Thames. It is here that the Bruce sons were adopted by step-father Richard and given the Kympton surname.

    This is what Glover’s Ordinary (armorial_ shows as the royal Bruce black and silver coat of arms that was given to Baron Robert after the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, when knighted by his father, and given his father’s arms. This can not be denied – Scottish royal arms.

    We have done research of the whole maternal lineage of the de Kymptons back to 1089 with a Sir Richard de Kympton, buying land at Kympton, HERTS, and being employed at the same name location of Kympton, being a royal HQs administration location, besides, Windsor, London, and York. This lineage is very interesting in its own right.

    (Robert) has sons Mainprise (Sir Knights) Richard I and John of Essex and HERTS, who act as Deputies to the shire court of Hertford, a royal shire of the King himself. A Mainprise is more than the modern term as a Surety Bondsman, but more of a Deputy and Process Server of the court and king handing out subpoenas to appear before the shire court or the king himself.

    Mainprise Richard I has son Mainprise SIR KNIGHT Richard II de Kympton of HERTS. It is Richard II and his son (to be said) SIR KNIGHT William who are recorded being at Agincourt 1413, Richard II was a horse-mounted Lancer – under the Earl of Marche who died, while William was an infantryman protecting a lower nobleman. It is with these 2 that the hidden Frenchy coat of arms with the pelican appears. Withies Addition to GLover says it is a blue shield, 3 fleur de lis in the corners, with a white pelican rising, wings addorsed (right wing hiding behind the forward left wing). This is the source of the American and other non-Sir Knight lineages as recorded in F C Cass and the Visitations with Tailor and Sir Edmund of Lord of the Manor Weston (given him by Lady Jane Grey), Sir John Clerk of the Courts, and Tailor Sir Alderman Sheriff of London William Kempton.

    It is with a LDS genealogical researcher who states Sir William – George – William of HERTS with 9 sons (!). In this list of William, William, Richard, Robert, John, Thomas, Edmund, Edward, Simon, and Roger, it is Edward who is our lineage.

    Documented as Gentleman (Landed Gentry) DEPUTY to the royal shire court as an Assize Juror (somewhat of the tax man – last will and testament – and bi-annual lay and clerical tax subsidy agents walking all around and pulling out the king’s taxes from the people.

    (Gent?) Edmund of HERTS

    Then William of Weston as shown in the Visitations (and F C Cass) with wife Agnes, having sons Tailor and Master of the London Tailors Guild Sir Knight Edmund, Thomas (of Shephall), Sir John Clerk of the Courts, ROBERT I OF ARDELEY, Tailor Alderman Sheriff Sir William, Second William, and Edward (dying young of a sweating sickness).

    Robert I of Ardeley
    Robert II of Ardeley cum Walkern = Joan Hawkins, dau of Thomas Hawkins of Sandy BEDS, and the strongly suspected lineage from the Cornwall Sir Admiral John Hawkins lineage.

    George of Walkern and Berwick upon Tweed = Mary Jersey, dau of John Jersey and Elizabeth or Bridget .of Enfield (east London rich area) recent immigratns to England and London from the Lowlands. George dies 1618, and Mary Jersey-Kempton remarries 1619 to Richard Carter of Thaxted, Essex, where George’s younger sister also married an Essex man.

    Manasseh and Ephraim born in Berwick, put into the Tailor’s Guild as teenagers, then apprenticed out, when Mother Mary moves away. Manasseh goes to Colchester nearby Thaxted, where he has relations with the Scrooby Pilgrims, … and in Saints and Sinners, he goes and sees Mary before leaving to the Colonies.

    Ephraim I and II of London leave winter of 1633/1634. Mother Elizabeth Wilson is not shown in Scituate, … and also not shown in any burials in London. Unknown whether died in London or aboard the ship and cast overboard.

    Elizabeth Wilson is the daughter of the Wilsons of Walkern listed in the Visitations – and they were business friends of Kempton and Wilson in Berwick, where both Ephraim and Elizbeth grew up as childhood lovers – and eventually married in London.

    Our family descends from the Bruces, that trace back to 1066, into Normandy, with a General Rognvald, son of the Earls of Orkney and Shetlands and Earl of More og Romsdal (Trondheim) back into the Norse kings.

    In reality, our lineage should have been the Crown Prince lineage being the oldest son of King Robert I Bruce, but the Stewart shenanigans of putting age 5 King David II on the throne in 1329 with Stewart grandmother blood, then at his death in 1371, they again overstep the male descendants and go back to the first marriage and first child Marjorie Bruce married to Walter Stewart, 6th High Sterwart, and put their son King Robert II Stewart on the throne as the start of the Stewart royal dynasty of Scotland (and eventually the whole UK).

    We are BRUCES

    Lord Robert V of Annandale, Earl of Carrick by his marriage to Countess Marjorie of Carrick, parents of King Robert I Bruce, was in the 9th and 10th (last) Cruades in the Holy Land.

    So we as Americans have the royal Bruce Scottish arms, and our Agincourt 1413 Frenchy coat of arms with the rising pelican as our armorial.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi John,
      I’m a direct descendant of George and Mary on my Father’s, Mother’s side. I have been able to go back as far as who I think is Georges’s Father, William Kempton, the only thing I know about him is that he had a son, George Kempton who was born circa 1569 and married Mary Jersey.

      If you are willing to share the information you have before George, and how we connect to King Robert Bruce I would be very much interested in connecting and seeing it. This has quickly become a passion project I have taken up from my dad.

      (side note: I’m also wondering if any of the women in the family were connected to the Salem witch trials as well as it seems there are some family in that area around that time period)

    • sarahhlowee says:

      Hi John,
      I’m a direct descendant of George and Mary on my Father’s, Mother’s side. I have been able to go back as far as who I think is Georges’s Father, William Kempton, the only thing I know about him is that he had a son, George Kempton who was born circa 1569 and married Mary Jersey.

      If you are willing to share the information you have before George, and how we connect to King Robert Bruce I would be very much interested in connecting and seeing it. This has quickly become a passion project I have taken up from my dad.

      (side note: I’m also wondering if any of the women in the family were connected to the Salem witch trials as well as it seems there are some family in that area around that time period)

      • John Lord says:

        As far as Morton Saunders doing the massive Kempton/Kimpton families book (my title for his book) he mentions no Salem involvement (passive or active) in that regards.

        As far as the earliest of info, Kevin Kempton, President U.S. Plastics Lima, Ohio and I have done this (me really) for the past 5+ years and made all the connections and various branches of the family. I have made comments via other websites of this linkage in detail and this link here as well ….

      • William Martin Kempton says:

        Are you a geneologist? How were you able to trace George Kempton back to Robert Bruce?

      • John Lord says:

        In the days of Marguerite Kempton Stevens (Reno NV, d mid-1990s) and her genealogy book of the late 1980s, and Morton doing his massive genealogical book (d late 1990s, printed by his children, early 2000s), I was doing my family’s genealogies since 1985 … and continued doing so up into the 2010s. Kevin contacted me … “and any further findings ?” in the late 2010s … and there was new and massive online genealogical records, parish records, all kinds of royal registers, and other assorted records … and the bi-annual lay and ecclesiastical records (1189-1600s, national tax records mandated by the King in all shires), and ran an immense of any/all records that the College of Heralds would run to do the genealogies. John Kitzmiller of Kitzmiller Genealogical Services at LDS Salt Lake City did some genealogical research (I suspect at Kew National Archives London) and potentially at the Hertfordshire (royal shire) archives. I have helped many other peoples when I first started in the mid-1980s at the LDS Genealogical Center, research at SLC archives. From all current knowledge I seem to be the clan’s researcher and solver of the ancient lineages – and more.

        The parish registers (1534-1800s_ gave up George of Walkern cum Berwick as a younger son of Robert (II) of (Y)Ardeley cum Walkern, and Robert (II) the son of Robert (I) … who is the only Robert fitting any/all Kemptons, Kymptons, de Kymptons of that time, that is Robert of (Y)Ardeley the son of William (as we designate him William of Weston) listed in the Visitations of Hertfordshire … and mentioned by FC Cass in his somewhat inaccurate presentation of the sons of William.

        The suspect first marrige of the (Sir Knight) sons Edmund, John, and William, and the (commoners) Thomas of Shephall, Robert of Ardeley, (second) William of Datchworth et al, and Edward of Stevenage (?). I ran down all the Kymptons/Kemptons of the parish registers for these sons – and any other Kymptons that could be found.

        There is also the remarriage of the widow Mary Jersey Kempton, who marries Richard Carter of Thaxted, Essex, who moved with husband in the same area of George’s younger sister who married a Thaxted man, … and fills in the Saints and Sinners book of Manasseh, coming to meet his mother before sailing with the Mayflower Fleet to the Colonies. She died and was buried there.

        Robert (II) marries Joan Hawkins of the famous Hawkins lineage tracing back into the Plymouth Hawkins of naval Admirals and Captains, tracing back to 1066 and Dover Castle back into the Anglo-Saxons (correction) back to the Kings of York and Northumberland who were part of the Great (Norse) Army wandering from the border lands of Galloway/Carrick across to York/Northumberland.

        There are other suspicions who could be some of the female wive’s lineages that need further validation.

        And if you read my statement of the lineage, it proves beyond doubt of the de Brus, Bruce and the First Dynasties of the de Kymptons (1089-1320s-ish) and our adoptive Bruce de Kympton Second Dynasty (1320s-ish —-). The 2 armorial designations continue to prove our English-Scottish ancestry. Further genealogical resaerch of the de Brus ancestry made further discoveries and corrections of others wrongful genealogical statements.

        I have helped other Canadian, Australian, and English Kemptons/Kimptons find their ancestral link and put them back into the direct lineage or into the 1800s, and their research can make the link up … with the many branches of the Kemptons and Kemptons of Scotland, Wales, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand … and potentially South Africa.

        So I have 30+ years of doing genealogies for the clan, but also for others in the States, across LDS records, and the online genealogical references of modern genealogy.

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