Hempson genealogy

19 Sep 2020





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9 Susan Hempson

10 Philip HEMPSON c1667-1707

11 Philip Hempson

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m Elizabeth AMISE1690





Philip Hempson was born about 1665 probably in Brightlingsea, son of Philip Hempson, a yeoman.  He married Elizabeth Amise at Great Oakley and settled in the nearby parish of Ramsey.


Philip and Elizabeth baptised eleven children at Ramsey between 1692 and 1705 but six of them died as infants. Elizabeth herself died shortly after her last child was born and Philip died two years later aged about 40. They were all buried at Ramsey 


In his will made just before he died, Philip left cash and property in four different parishes to his children and was wealthy enough to be called a gentleman of Ramsey









    c1675 10
 9Sep1690 25
19Mar1692 27
 3Jan1693 28
25Jan1694 29
 7Mar1695 30
17Nov1695 30
10Dec1696 31
 7Jan1697 32
29Oct1698 33
25Jun1700 35
 6Jan1701 36
17Feb1702 37
26Jul1702 37
 7Oct1703 38
10Nov1703 38
16Jan1705 40
 2Feb1705 40
28May1707 42
30May1707 42

Philip born probably at Brightlingsea
Philip m Elizabeth Amise at Great Oakley
moved with parents to Ramsey
dau Eliz C at Ramsey
son Philip C at Ramsey
dau Anne C at Ramsey
son Philip C at Ramsey
son Philip bur at Ramsey
dau Mary C at Ramsey
dau Eliz bur at Ramsey
son Philip C at Ramsey
son Ames C at Ramsey
son Richard C at Ramsey
son Wm C at Ramsey
son Wm bur at Ramsey
dau Eliz C at Ramsey
dau Eliz bur at Ramsey
dau Susan C at Ramsey
wife Elizabeth bur at Ramsey
signed last will
bur at Ramsey





b=born m=married d=died

C=Christened   B=Buried



Philip was married in September 1690 and spent all his married life in the parish of Ramsey where he was buried in 1707, so a birth around 1660/69 or earlier is expected. The registers of Ramsey survive from 1648, but the baptism of Philip is not recorded there.


The Ramsey register however shows that a Rhilip and Anne Hempson baptised 5 children in the parish between 1675 and 1683. This Philip was buried in Ramsey in 1692 and his will signed in January 1684/5 shows that he then had a son named Philip under age so born after Jan 1664.


Given the right name date and parish it is beyond reasonable doubt that Philip and Anne were the parents of Philip Hempson 10 born between Jan 1664 and Sep 1669 (1667+/-3). The discussion of Philip Hempson-11 suggests he may have been born in Brightlingsea though the registers there have not survived before 1697.


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


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 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 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