Sir Robert Kemp, 2nd Baronet

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Memorial to Sir Robert Kemp by Edward Stanton, St Mary's church in Gissing St Mary's church Gissing Norfolk (432157448).jpg
Memorial to Sir Robert Kemp by Edward Stanton, St Mary's church in Gissing

Sir Robert Kemp, 2nd Baronet (2 February 1627 26 September 1710), of Gissing Hall, Norfolk and Ubbeston, Suffolk, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1675 and 1685.

Kemp was born at Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk, the son of Sir Robert Kemp of Gissing, Norfolk, and his wife, Jane Browne, daughter of Sir Matthew Browne of Betchworth Castle, Surrey. He succeeded to the Baronetcy on the death of his father on 20 August 1647. He married firstly, Mary Kerridge, daughter of Thomas Kerridge, of Shelley Hall, Suffolk and his wife Susan, at St Bartholemew the Less, London, on 15 July 1650. She died without issue in June 1655 and he married secondly on 20 November 1657, Mary Sone, daughter of John Sone of Ubberston, Suffolk. [1]

In 1675, Kemp was elected Member of Parliament for Norfolk in a by-election to the Cavalier Parliament. He was elected MP for Dunwich in the second election of 1679 and was re-elected in 1681. [2]

Kemp's wife died at Ubberston on 29 July 1705, and was buried on 2 August at Gissing. Kemp died on 26 June 1710 at the age of 83, and was buried at Gissing. His memorial is by Edward Stanton. [3]


He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Robert [1] His daughter Mary married Sir Charles Blois, 1st Baronet.

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References

  1. 1 2 George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage, Volume 3
  2. "KEMP, Sir Robert, 2nd Bt. (1628-1710), of Gissing Hall, Norf. and Ubbeston, Suff". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  3. Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851 by Rupert Gunnis p.367
Parliament of England
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Norfolk
1675–1679
With: Sir John Hobart, Bt
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Dunwich
1679–1685
With: Sir Philip Skippon
Succeeded by
Baronetage of England
Preceded by Baronet
(of Gissing)
1647-1710
Succeeded by