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Richard Kemp

Richard Kemp, one of 292 convicts transported on the Calcutta, February 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Kemp
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1769
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1847
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing seven sheep
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Calcutta
Departure date: February, 1803
Arrival date: 4th October, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 336
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Anonymous on 11th May, 2012 wrote:

per Calcutta 1803 married mary deal APril 1823

D Wong on 29th April, 2014 wrote:

Richard Kemp, was baptised 17 December 1769 at St Mary Cray.
Father: William Kemp and mother was Mary Rivers.

4/2/1792: married Anne Toler of Wilmington, Kent, born April 28 1773, daughter of Thomas and Anne Toler. Anne and Richard had one son, another Richard, who was baptised at Sutton at Hone near Wilmington and went on to marry Rosamund Burgess on 10 May 1818 at Ryarsh, Kent.
In 1804 Richard Kemp (the elder) was transported for stealing sheep from a local man, Thomas Harman, and he was convicted with Samuel Toler, Anne’s brother. Anne did not go with her husband to Tasmania. He married another convict , Mary Deal. She was Irish and was transported on The Janus to Sydney, and then to Hobart on The Princess Charlotte on 22 June 1820.  She and Richard had seven children (not all in wedlock). They included:
- Mary Kemp born 1824
- Ann Kemp born 1825
- Eliza Kemp born 1828
- Charlotte Kemp born 1830
- Susannah Kemp born 1832
- Matilda Kemp born 1836.
Richard was already a free man at the time of his marriage, although Mary was to wait another 10 years. The couple settled in Sorell, Tasmania, where Richard worked for a time for a Reverent Robert Knopwood. He and Mary were buried at the St Georges Church in Sorell Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 11th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1769-00-00, date of death 1847-00-00, gender m

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