Person:Frederick Kempson (1)

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Frederick Kempson
m. 15 Apr 1867
  1. William George Kempson1867 - 1868
  2. Mary Ann Kempson1869 - 1870
  3. Frederick Kempson1871 - 1954
  4. Elizabeth Kempson1873 - 1961
  5. Clara Kempson1876 - 1960
  6. Ernest Kempson1877 - 1939
  7. Agnes Kempson1880 - 1976
  8. Bertie Kempson1882 - 1925
  9. Minnie Kempson1885 - 1896
  10. Maud Kempson1889 - 1978
m. 1893
  1. Frederick Kempson1895 - 1955
  2. George Valentine Kempson1897 - 1915
  3. Gertrude Kempson1900 -
  4. Bert Kempson1902 - 1960
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Name Frederick Kempson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1871 Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Census[2] 3 Apr 1881 Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandPark Place
Census[3] 5 Apr 1891 Luton, Bedfordshire, England48 Chobham Street
Marriage 1893 Luton, Bedfordshire, Englandto Alice Mary Ann Guess
Census[4] 31 Mar 1901 Luton, Bedfordshire, England148 New Town Street
Census[5] 2 Apr 1911 Luton, Bedfordshire, England47 Cambridge Street
Death[6][7] 8 Jan 1954 Streatley, Bedfordshire, EnglandSt Margarets Home

Frederick Kempson was born in 1871 at Luton in Bedfordshire, son of a straw hat sewer named Sarah Ann Kempson, formerly Smith, and her husband James Kempson, a bricklayer and plait bleacher. Frederick appears to have been the couple's third child, but both his older siblings had died as babies, making Frederick the oldest surviving child.

Frederick appears in the 1881 census living with his parents and siblings at Park Place in the centre of Luton. In 1891, he was living with his mother and siblings at 48 Chobham Street in the southern suburbs of Luton. His father, James, was not at home on census night, being in St Albans Gaol (James was convicted of poaching on several occasions).

In 1893, aged 21, Frederick married Alice Mary Ann Guess, who was about 19 and from the nearby town of Leighton Buzzard. They settled in Luton and appear to have had nine children together, although at least two of them died young. Frederick worked as a straw hat packer. The 1901 and 1911 censuses find him living with his wife and children at addresses in the southern suburbs of Luton. In 1911, he was just a couple of doors away from his parents - he was living at 47 Cambridge Street, whilst they were at 39 Cambridge Street. Frederick appears to have lived the rest of his live at 47 Cambridge Street.

Alice died in 1949, aged 75. Frederick outlived her by about five years and died at a home in Streatley (immediately north of Luton) in 1954, aged 82.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. Frederick KEMPSON, June Quarter 1871, Luton Registration District, Vol. 3b, page 430

  2. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 1651; Folio 4; Page 2, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: Park Place, Luton, Bedfordshire
    James Kempson, head, married, male, 32 [1848/9], Bleacher Plait, b. Chalk Hill, Bedfordshire
    Sarah Kempson, wife, married, female, 33 [1847/8], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Frederick Kempson, son, unmarried, male, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth Kempson, daughter, female, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Clara Kempson, daughter, female, 6 [1874/5], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Ernest Kempson, son, male, 4 [1876/7], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Agnes Kempson, daughter, female, 1 [1879/80], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1273; Folio 69; Page 13, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 48 Chobham Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Sarah Kempson, head, married, female, 42 [1848/9], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Fred Kempson, son, single, male, 19 [1871/2], Straw Hat Packer, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth Kempson, sister, single, female, 17 [1873/4], Straw Hat Sewer, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Clara Kempson, daughter, female, 15 [1875/6], Straw Hat Finisher, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Earnest Kempson, son, male, 14 [1876/7], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Agnes Kempson, daughter, female, 11 [1879/80], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Bertie Kempson, son, male, 9 [1881/2], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Minnie Kempson, daughter, female, 7 [1883/4], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Maud Kempson, daughter, female, 2 [1888/9], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 1517; Folio 10; Page 11, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 148 New Town Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Frederick Kempson, head, married, male, 28 [1872/3], Hat packer, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Alice Kempson, wife, married, female, 27 [1873/4], b. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
    Frederick Kempson, son, male, 5 [1895/6], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    George Kempson, son, male, 4 [1896/7], b. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
    Gertrude Kempson, daughter, female, 1 [1899/1900], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, RG14PN8995 RG78PN479 RD178 SD2 ED2 SN263, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Address: 47 Cambridge Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Six rooms occupied
    Frederick Kempson, head, male, 38 [1872/3], married 18 years, 7 children born, 5 still living, Packer - Straw Trade, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Alice Mary Ann Kempson, wife, female, 37 [1873/4], married, b. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
    Frederick Kempson, son, male, 15 [1895/6], single, Order boy - Straw trade, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    George Valentine Kempson, son, male, 14 [1896/7], School, b. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
    Gertrude Kempson, daughter, female, 11 [1899/1900], School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Bert Kempson, son, male, 8 [1902/3], School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  6. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Frederick KEMPSON, March Quarter 1954, Luton Registration District, Vol. 4a, page 134, aged 85 [1868/9]

  7. England and Wales. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards, Primary quality.

    1954
    KEMPSON Frederick of 47 Cambridge-street Luton Bedfordshire died 8 January 1954 at St. Margarets Home Streatley Bedfordshire Probate London 20 November to Frederick Kempson army pensioner. Effects £248 4s. 2d.