William Kemsley

1725–1776
Boxley, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Kemsley was christened on 14 February 1725, in Boxley, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Kemsley, was 35 and his mother, Susan West, was 33. He married Margaret Hughes on 26 May 1750, in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died in January 1776, in Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

William Kemsley
1725–1776
Margaret Hughes
1729–
Marriage: 26 May 1750
William Kemsley
1752–1776
Kemsley
John Kemsley
1756–1837
Thomas Kemsley
1761–
Robert Kemsley
1768–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
26 May 1750
Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

Parents & Siblings

  • William Kemsley

    Male1690–1769Male

  • Susan West

    Female1691–1769Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Helmsley. The names are of different etymologies: the one near Rievaulx Abbey is from the Old English personal name Helm + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, whereas Upper Helmsley, near York, is from the Old English personal name Hemele + Old English ēg ‘island’, and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Kemsley in entry for William Kemsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Kemsley in entry for William Kemsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Kemsley in entry for John Kemsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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