John Kempton

Brief Life History of John

When John Kempton was born in 1720, in London, England, his father, Edward Kempton, was 21 and his mother, Mary, was 23. He married Mary Turner on 30 November 1749, in Westminster, Middlesex, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 24 October 1759, in Hopewell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America, at the age of 39.

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John Kempton
Mary Turner
Marriage: 30 November 1749
Moses Kempton
John Kempton
William Kempton
James Kempton

Sources (8)

  • John Kempton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Kempton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Kempton, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"

World Events (3)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.


Historical Boundaries 1755: Hopewell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America 1776: Hopewell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States 1838: Hopewell Township, Mercer, New Jersey, United States

Name Meaning

English (southeastern):

perhaps occasionally a habitational name from a place called Kempton in Shropshire, named from an Old English personal name Cempa + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’.

variant of Kimpton .

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

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