Charles Henry KEMPSON (1864-1947)
Charles Henry KEMPSON
9 Jun 1864
1881 (age 16)
Engineer and Machinist. 1901 Carrier Gilder Picture Dealer1
1881 (age 16)
Paxton Villa, Victoria Road, Yardley, Worcestershire1
Address: Paxton Villa, Victoria Road, Yardley, Worcestershire
24 Nov 1897 (age 32)
4 Warwick Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham
Address: 4 Warwick Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham
From CHK's marriage certificate. Note - age doesn't tie up with dob, so something's slightly awry.
26 Feb 1947 (age 82)
51 Southbourne Avenue, Ward End, Birmingham
Had a servant who was 13 in 1901 called Amy Hadland!
From Mike Kempson: An Elizabeth Kempson died, aged 88 years, on 29 July 1953 at Rosedale Street, Weston super Mare. Probate was granted to Raymond Tom Piper, band manager. This probate entry seems to fit with Elizabeth (nee Williams). The somewhat strange thing is that the effects of Charles Henry are recorded as being £732 and those of this Elizabeth six years later were £3599. I have trawled through all the Elizabeth Kempsons and other than this possible match cannot find another death that could be Elizabeth (nee Williams) nor where Elizabeth (of Weston) could have come from. The apparent discrepancy in probate values could be caused by a number of factors including the possibility that Elizabeth Chare being a widow may have owned a house from her first marriage.