Robert Bayes KEMPTON

Robert Bayes KEMPTON

Male 1846 - 1862  (16 years)

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  • Name Robert Bayes KEMPTON 
    Born 3 Jul 1846  Ely, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • No GRO birth entry
    Christened 31 Jul 1846  Holy Trinity, Ely, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census New 30 Mar 1851  Ely, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military Service 25 Jul 1860  enlisted in the Royal Navy, joining the training ship HMS Impregnable at Plymouth. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census New 7 Apr 1861  Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 6 Jul 1862  HMS Orlando, Grassy Bay, Bermuda Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    HMS Orlando 1861
    HMS Orlando 1861
    Newspaper Report 12 Jul 1862  Bermuda Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    CAMBRIDGE CHRONICLE & JOURNAL: FATAL ACCIDENT We are sorry to announce that Robert Kempton, son of Mr John Kempton, of Fore-hill, Ely, belonging to HMS Orlando, at anchor in Grassy Bay, Bermudas, while in the act of crossing the mast head, lost his hold and fell into the chains, and from thence into the sea. Three of the crew jumped overboard and brought him to the surface, quite dead from injuries received in his fall. He was buried the following day, in the cemetery, and a monument has been erected over his remains by his sorrowful shipmates. The accident occurred on the 6th ult., and the unfortunate youth was only in his 16th year.  
    Newspaper Report 15 July 1862  Bermuda Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    BURY & NORWICH POST: DIED: On the 3rd ult., on board HMS Orlando, at the Bermudas, having accidentally fallen from the mast head, Robert Baise Kempton, son of Mr John Kempton, confectioner, Ely. 
    Person ID I626  Kempton Tree
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2016 

    Father John KEMPTON,   b. 1817, Ely, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1879, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Eliza LEGGE,   b. 1821, Ely, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1883, Rotherhithe, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1846 - Ely, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 31 Jul 1846 - Holy Trinity, Ely, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Fore Hill, Ely, age 4, scholar - 30 Mar 1851 - Ely, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - CAMBRIDGE CHRONICLE & JOURNAL: FATAL ACCIDENT We are sorry to announce that Robert Kempton, son of Mr John Kempton, of Fore-hill, Ely, belonging to HMS Orlando, at anchor in Grassy Bay, Bermudas, while in the act of crossing the mast head, lost his hold and fell into the chains, and from thence into the sea. Three of the crew jumped overboard and brought him to the surface, quite dead from injuries received in his fall. He was buried the following day, in the cemetery, and a monument has been erected over his remains by his sorrowful shipmates. The accident occurred on the 6th ult., and the unfortunate youth was only in his 16th year. - 12 Jul 1862 - Bermuda Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - BURY & NORWICH POST: DIED: On the 3rd ult., on board HMS Orlando, at the Bermudas, having accidentally fallen from the mast head, Robert Baise Kempton, son of Mr John Kempton, confectioner, Ely. - 15 July 1862 - Bermuda Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S75] National Archives, Medals Index, (www.tna.gov.uk).

    2. [S40] Parish Register, Ely, Holy Trinity.

    3. [S64] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), HO107/1764/356/23.

    4. [S64] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG9/4493/181/15.

    5. [S107] British Newspaper Archive, (www.britishnewspaperarchive).