John Kemp: Born 1792; Died 13 June 1866
First Wife: Mary Ann (nee Gunton) Born 1798
John Kemp and his wife Mary lived at Kings Lynn, Norfolk. At the time of the 1861 census, they lived at 12 Friar Street, Kings Lynn.
John was a Master Mariner who owned the sailing vessel “Sarah Mills.”
John & Mary Ann were married at Kings Lynn, Norfolk in June 1818. John was 26. Mary Ann was 20, and had resided at Gaywood. Her father was James Gunton, a fellmonger of Gaywood.
Note: A fellmonger was a dealer in hides or skins, particularly sheepskins, who might also prepare skins for tanning. The name is derived from the Old English ‘fell’ meaning skins and ‘monger’ meaning dealer.
Children: all borne by Mary Ann
- John born 1819
- Mary Ann born 1821
- James b 1823 but died soon after
- Abigail born 1824 but died soon after
- James born 1826
- Susanna born 1827
- Abigail born 1829 – married a Richard Ellis of Isleworth, Middlesex
- Benjamin born 1832 – (see the letter John sent him)
Second Wife: Sarah Loose