John Kempton

1720–24 October 1759 (Age 39)
London, England

The Life of John

When John Kempton was born in 1720, in London, England, his father, Edward Kempton, was 21 and his mother, Mary, was 22. 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, United States, 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

Spouse and Children

30 November 1749
Westminster, Middlesex, England


Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Kempton


    Mary Kempton


    Humphrey Kempton



    Mary Kempton


World Events (3)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 0

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

Age 32

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.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 34

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place called Kempton in Shropshire, named from an Old English personal name Cempa (or the Old English vocabulary word cempa ‘warrior’) + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. 2. variant of Kimpton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Kempton, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"
  • John Kempton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Kempton in the England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973

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