Amis Amise genealogy

19 Sep 2020





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9 Susan Hempson

10 Elizabeth AMIS(E) 1671-1705

11 William Amis

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m Philip HEMPSON 1690




Elizabeth Amis was born in the village of Ramsey in 1671 eldest child of William, a yeoman and gentleman, but both her parents and her older brother died when she was seven years old, leaving Elizabeth and her sister Mary sole orphans.


Their father had left extensive property in his will for the girl's upbringing, and this duty then fell to the will's supervisor Robert Blaxall married to their mother's sister Rachel. But he also died just three years later and Rachel remarried John Scarpe of Manningtree, which is where the girls went to live.


Elizabeth was still of Manningtree and just turned twenty when she married Philip Hempson at Great Oakley. Philip was a gentleman and landowner of Ramsey and they baptised eleven children there between 1692 and 1705 but only five survived childhood


Elizabeth died just two weeks after her last child Susan was born. Susan survived, but Elizabeth was buried at Ramsey in 1705 aged 33. Philip died two years later and was also buried at Ramsey








     1678  7
     1683 12
 9Sep1690 19 25
19Mar1692 21 27
 3Jan1693 22 28
25Jan1694 23 29
 7Mar1695 24 30
10Dec1696 25 31
29Oct1698 27 33
25Jun1700 29 35
 6Jan1701 30 36
17Feb1702 31 37
 7Oct1703 32 38
16Jan1705 34 40
 2Feb1705 34 40
30May1707    42

Elizabeth bap at Ramsey
father died in April, mother died in November
went to live with aunt Rachel in Manningtree
m Philip Hempson at Great Oakley
dau Eliz C at Ramsey; bur 7Jan1697
son Philip C at Ramsey; bur ?
dau Anne C at Ramsey
son Philip C at Ramsey; bur 17Nov
dau Mary C at Ramsey
son Philip C at Ramsey
son Ames C at Ramsey
son Richard C at Ramsey; bur?
son Wm C at Ramsey; bur 26Jul
dau Eliz C at Ramsey; bur 10Nov
dau Susan C at Ramsey
buried at Ramsey
husband Philip bur at Ramsey





b=born m=married d=died

C=Christened   B=Buried


Elizabeth Amis married Philip Hempson of Ramsey in 1690 and lived all her married life there so was probably born around1670. There is a suitable baptism at Ramsey:


C  2Aug1671  Elizabeth d Will  & Elizabeth Amis  


Elizabeth married Philip in the neighbouring parish of Gt. Oakley but was then of Manningtree some distance away. The explanation of this is that she was orphaned at the age of seven by the death of her mother, father and older brother all in the same year and was brought up by her aunt Rachel Cole of Manningtree (see William Amis-11 and Elizabeth Cole-11).



Susan Hempson-9 was baptised at Ramsey in 1704/5 daughter of Philip & Eliz Hempson.  At least eleven baptisms to these parents in Ramsey are directly preceded by a suitable marriage in the neighbouring parish of Great Oakley:


m 9Sep1690 Philip Hempson singleman of Ramsey & Elizabeth Amise of Maningtree singlewoman


Out of 11 children baptised at Ramsey only 5 survived childhood: Anne, Mary, Philip, Ames and Susan, and Philip died as a young man of 24

from the Ramsey parish register:

C 19Mar1691/2 Eliz    d Philip & Eliz Hempson B 1696/7
C  3Jan1692/3 Philip  s Philip & Eliz Hempson B ?
C 25Jan1693/4 Anne    d Philip & Eliz Hempson see will
C  7Mar1694/5 Philip  s Philip & Eliz Hempson B 1695
C 10Dec1696   Mary    d Philip & Eliz Hempson see will
C 29Oct1698   Philip  s Philip & Eliz Hempson see will; B 1722
C 25Jun1700   Ames    s Philip & Eliz Hempson see will
C 6Jan1700/1  Richard s Philip & Eliz Hempson B ?
C 17Feb1701/2 Wm      s Philip & Eliz Hempson B 1702

C  7Oct1703   Eliz    d Philip & Eliz Hempson B 1703
C 16Jan1704/5 Susan   d Philip & Eliz Hempson see will; m 1724


B 17Nov1695   Philip s Philip Hempson
B  7Jan1696/7 Eliz   d Philip Hempson
B 26Jul1702   Wm     s Philip Hempson

B 10Nov1703 the aforesaid Eliz was buried [next entry after her baptism]
B 30Jun1722   Philip Hempson from Tendring


Philip's will was proved in 1709 and there is a suitable burial in Ramsey preceded by the burial of his wife Elizabeth

from Ramsey parish register

B  2Feb1704/5 Elizabeth wife of Philip Hempson
B 30May1707   Mr Philip Hempson


1709 Will of Philip Hempson of Ramsey ERO ref D/ACW 23/240

Philip Hempson of Ramsey gentleman s28May1707 p8Feb1708/9
to son Ames Hempson freehold in Ramsey
to daughter Susan Hempson copyhold in Great Oakly called The Holt occ by John Mulley; and 50
to daughter Ann Hemson freehold in Tendring called Old Orchard occ by Thomas Porter; and 50
to daughter Mary Hempson copyhold in parish of Wickes [Wix] occ by William Loveday; and 50
to son Philip Hempson 100
rest to Ames, Ann, Mary, Susanna equally divided as any of them reach 21 or be married
exec friend John Blacksell of Ramsey gent
wit: Robert Riche, Thomas Server, Thomas Sadler, Wm Seagrave

1722 Will of Philip Hempson of Tendring ERO ref D/ABW 84/2/53

Philip Hempson of Tendring, yeoman s30May1722 p7Jul1722
to brother Ames Hempson of Ramsey, copyhold in Ramsey called Hicks coot on the hill
to sister Mary wife of Robert Harris of Little Oakly copyhold in Ramsey called Mayhouse
     and copyhold in Great Bromley occupied by Samuel Salmons
to sister Susan Hempson copyhold in manor of Weely Hall
to sister Ann wife of John Finer(?) of Colchester goods chattels and poersonal estate
exec:sister Ann, wit: M---(Mary?) Foster, Eliz Hemple, Robert Riche


The land called Mayhouse was left to Elizabeth Amis' brother William Amis who died 3 months later aged 5. Mayhouse then appears in the above will of Philip Hempson (1698-1722) the son of Philip and Elizabeth.  This is good supporting evidence that Philip's wife Elizabeth was indeed Elizabeth Amis of the Ramsey family, even though she was of Manningtree at marriage. Mayhouse seems to have passed to her from her brother.


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