'Kempthorne1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Kempthorne (Ley) of Tonacombe, Ley of Kempthorn

Robert Ley of Kempthorn, Devon
1. John Ley of Kempthorn
  A. John Ley alias Kempthorne of Tonacombe
  m. Thomasin Jordan (bur 07.01.1585, dau/heir of Robert Jordan of Tonacombe)
  i. John Ley 'alias Kempthorne' (dsp 01.03.1592)
m. (21.01.1558) Katherine Courtney (dsp before 17.03.1614, dau of Sir Peirse Courtney, m2. Digory Tremayne of Collacombe)
  ii. Nicholas Ley 'of Morestow' (d 14.07.1589)
  m1/2. Margaret Luney (bur 17.08.1570, dau/coheir of John Luney of Luney (Liffney of Liffney))
  a. John Ley alias Kempthorne (bpt 21.03.1571, bur 28.04.1594)
m. (1591) Mawdelyn Clifford (bur 05.03.1614, dau of Anthony Clifford of Leescombe, m2. Leonard Vasie of Vasie)
  (1) John Ley alias Kempthorne (bur 10.05.1592)
  (2) John Ley alias Kempthorne 'of Tonacombe' (bur 19.10.1622)
  m. Ursula (Ulalia) Trevillian (dau of John Trevillian of Nettleham (Nettlecombe), m2. Timothy Browning)
  (A) Honor Ley (bpt 21.05.1620, bur 13.05.1696)
m. (06.04.1646) Thomas Waddon of Plymouth (bur 13.10.1684)
  b.+ other issue - Margaret, Thomasine (bpt 30.02.1567, bur 12.03.1578)
  m2/1. Katherine Trengoff (dsp)
  iii. Thomas Ley alias Kempthorne (bur 29.04.1594, vicar of Morwinstow)
  m. (08.09.1562) Thomaseine (or Elizabeth) Cholwell (bur 21.01.1619, dau of John Cholwell)
  a. John Ley (bpt 05.06.1568, a 4593)
  b. Edward Ley 'of Hockland' (bpt 24.06.1571, a 1622)
  m. Margaret White (dau of Oliver White of St. Stephens)
  (1)+ issue - John (a 1622), Thomasine (bur 24.02.1618)
  c. Richard Ley or Kempthorne (bpt 18.05.1578, d by 1610, Vicar of Morwenstow)
  m. Grace (bur 26.12.1610)
  (1) Edward Kempthorne (bur 1671)
  m. Sarah (bur 1647)
  (A) William Kempthorne (d before 24.10.1644) had issue
  m. (1639) Constance Parnell (buyr 1642)
  (B) Renatus Kempthorne
  m. (07.06.1641) Elizabeth Hickings
  (i) Renatus Kempthorne (bpt 23.05.1643, d before 15.06.1705)
  m. Loveday
  (a) Renatus Kempthorne (bpt 07.06.1674, d 1756)
  m. (1699) Jane Tonken (dau of Richard Tonken)
  ((1)) Renatus Kempthorne (bpt 1706, d before 16.06.1776)
  m. Elizabeth Tyacke (d 1792)
  ((A)) William Kempthorne (b 1738, d 1792, Captain RN)
m. Elizabeth Goodridge
  ((i)) William Kempthorne (Captain RN)
  ((B)) Renatus Kempthorne (b 1744, d 1790)
  ((C)) John Kempthorne of St. Ives (b 1750)
  m. Catherine Worth (dau of Charles Worth of St. Ives (by ?? Keigwin))
  ((i)) John Kempthorne
m. Susanna Kempthorne (dau of Captain John Kempthorne) @@ below
  ((a)) John Buckingham Kempthorne of Polhormon (a 1880) had issue
  m. Charlotte Thomas
  (b) Edward Kempthorne of Gunwalloe (bpt 19.03.1675, d before 06.06.1760) had issue
  m. Alice (d 1767)
  ((1)) Elizabeth Kempthorne (d before 05.06.1760, heir) possibly of this generation
  m. (01.05.1728) Henry Harris of Cusgarne (b 1703, bur 06.05.1768)
  (c)+ other issue - Grace (bpt 24.09.1672), Loveday, Elizabeth
  (C) Ambrose Kempthorne (a 1638)
  (2) Samuel Kempthorne (bur 25.03.1665)
  m1. Jane
  (A)+ issue
  m2. Florence (bur 1654)
  (B) Edward Kempthorne (bur 1693)
  m1. Mary
  (i)+ issue - Frances (bpt 1640), Elizabeth (bpt 1644)
  m2. (1649) Jane Stewart (bur 1705)
  (ii) Richard Kempthorne (bpt 1659, bur 1742, younger son)
  m. Sarah
  (a) Edward Kempthorne (bpt 1692, d before 08.05.1751)
  m. (06.07.1721) Margaret Tredidgon (bur 1747, dau of Pascoe Tregidgon of Chiverloe)
  ((1)) Robert Kempthorne (bpt 1731, 2nd son)
  m. Ursula
  ((A)) Margaret Kempthorne
  m. Samuel Kempthorne (Captain RN)
  ((i)) Susanna Kempthorne
m. John Kempthorne @@ above
  ((2)) James Kempthorne (bpt 1735, bur 10.06.1807, Admiral RN, 4th son)
  m. (04.05.1773) Eleanor Sandys (bur 02.10.1817, dau of Rev. Sampson Sandys of Lanarth in St. Keverne)
  ((A)) John Kempthorne (b 1775, bur 13.11.1838) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Whish (bur 26.12.1823, dau of Rev. R. Whish)
  ((B)) James Kempthorne of Kirland (bur 1851) had issue
  m. Mary Peter Borlase (dau of George Borlase of Kirland)
  ((C)) Eleanor Kempthorne (d 20.03.18759)
  m. (28.04.1814) Charles Bryan (rector of Wollaston)
  ((3))+ other issue - Edward (bpt 1727), Eamuel (bpt 1733), Pascoe (bpt 1738)
  (iii)+ other issue (bpt 1652) - Robert, Grace, Mary
  (C) John Kempthorne (bpt 1622, bur 1643) had issue
  m. Susan
  (D) James Kempthorne (bpt 1633) had issue
  m. Elizabeth
  (E) Thomas Kempthorne (bpt 1638)
  (3) Ambrose Kempthorne (bur 1634)
  d. Thomas Ley or Kempthorne (bpt 16.10.1580)
  m. (17.10.1616) Priscilla Heare (dau of John Beare of Borlawren)
  (1) Honor Kempthorne (bpt 30.12.1627)
  m. (03.07.1662) John Trewston
  (2)+ other issue - George (bpt 1617), Edward (bpt 07.06.1626, d infant), Edward (bpt 15.12.15632), John (bpt 21.03.1634), Thomas (bpt 21.03.1634), Thomasine (bpt 15.12.1632)
  e. Anne Ley (bpt 08.08.1563)
  m. (29.08.1585) Henry Wallis
f. Johan Ley (bpt 06.01.1565)
  m. (02.04.1589) John Yeo of Launcells
  g. Catherine Ley (bpt 12.12.1574)
  m. (17.01.1592) Richard Earle (vicar of Morwinstow)
  iv. Robert Ley alias Kempthorne of Merther, Cornwall (a 02.1607)
  m. Constance Kendall (a 1607, dau of Thomas Kendall of Treworga)
  a. Richard Ley alias Kempthorne of Merther (a 1620)
  m(2). Anne Bastard (dau of Joseph Bastard of Westmarker)
  (1)+ issue - Thomas (b c1611, a 1620), John (bpt 14.10.1614), William (a 1620), Henry (bpt 20.09.1622), Nathaniel (bur 05.03.1631), Dorothy (bpt 25.10.1629)
  b. Elizabeth Ley
  m. William Lanyon of Gwinear
  c.+ other issue (a 1607) - John, Constance
  v. Johanna Ley
  m. (07.02.1580) Henry Slarder
  vi.+ other issue - 2 daughters



"descended from the family of Kempthorne of Tonacombe" was ...
John Kempthorne (a temp Charles I who r. 1625-1649)
1. Sir John Kempthorne (b 1620, d 19.10.1679, Admiral, Commissioner of the Navy at Portsmouth)
  m. Joanna (bur 25.12.1691)
  A. Morgan Kempthorne (b 1654-5, d 20.05.1681, Captain)
  B. John Kempthorne (Captain RN)
  m. Anne
  i. Thomas Kempthorne of Bexley, Kent (bpt 14.08.1677, d 07.1736, Commissioner of Chatham Dockyard)
  m. Anne Hampden (d 01.09.1723, dau of John Hampden (by Anne Cornwallis) grandson of John Hampden 'The Patriot')
  a.+ issue (dsp) - Anne (d by 1723), Charlotte (a 1759)
  ii.+ other issue - John (bpt 16.06.1683), Joanne (bpt 22.04.1681)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Ley alias Kempthorne', p288+)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Kempthorne of Kent', p291)
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