Jane Kemp

about 1815–4 November 1876 (Age 61)
of Ashtn-Und-Lyne, Lanc., England

The Life of Jane

When Jane Kemp was born about 1815, her father, William Kemp, was 37 and her mother, Betty Newton, was 35. She died on 4 November 1876, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

William Kemp
1778–
Betty Newton
1780–1846
John Kemp
1800–1875
Jane Kemp
1815–1876
Joseph Kemp
1817–
James Kemp
1801–
Mary Kemp
1803–
Betty Kemp
1805–
Ann Kemp
1807–
Edwin Kemp
1808–
Samuel Kemp
1809–
Ednah Kemp
1811–
Ruben Kemp
1812–
Hannah Kemp
1813–1877
Elisabeth Kemp
1817–
Jubal Kemp
1820–1895

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (5)

1815

Age 0

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 8

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 18

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: status name for a champion, Middle English and Middle Low German kempe. In the Middle Ages a champion was a professional fighter on behalf of others; for example the King's Champion, at the coronation, had the duty of issuing a general challenge to battle to anyone who denied the king's right to the throne. The Middle English word corresponds to Old English cempa and Old Norse kempa ‘warrior’; both these go back to Germanic campo ‘warrior’, which is the source of the Dutch and North German name, corresponding to High German Kampf .2 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or processed hemp, from Middle Dutch canep ‘hemp’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Kemp, "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957"
  • Jane Kemp, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Kemp, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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