The Family of Kemmis
Edition 3.2 - 1 May 2010
Kemmis of Pantêg
The information respecting this Branch of the Family of Kemeys, which settled at Pantêg, a town and parish in the Co. Monmouth, 6 miles west of Usk and about 8 miles north of Newport has been obtained chiefly from Mr. Clark's "Limbus Patrum." In Kelly's "Directory for Monmouthshire," 1884, mention is made of Kemeys-Vach House at Pantêg.
- XXI. Roger Kemeys: 3rd. son of Edward Kemeys (XX)of Bertholey and Maesgenwith by Margaret his wife: of Pantêg, Attorney-at-law: in 1726 one of the Commissioners of Land Tax for Monmouthshire: died 23rd. July 1728 aet. 69: buried at Pantêg. M.I.: will dated 20th. April 1723 and proved in London 7th. February 1729: married Mary, daughter of ..... Long Esq. She died 8th. September 1736, aet. 71, and was buried at Pantêg, her will was proved at Llandaff 6th. September 1737. Issue,
- 1. Edward, of Pantêg: B.A. 1715 and M.A. 1719: Fellow of King's College, Cambridge: Taxor of the University 1720: (107) died s.p.: buried at Pantêg. s.p.: Administration at Llandaff 9th. October 1755 by his sister Margaret Norman; married ..... daughter of .....
- 2. George.
- 3. Roger: buried at Pantêg.
- 4. Anne: died unmarried and buried at Pantêg.
- 5. Margaret, married Rev. Richard Vaughan Norman, of Usk, Co. Monmouth.
- 6. Mary.
- XXII. George Kemeys: Attorney-at-law: of Pantêg and of Westgate House, Newport, by lease. The Newport Kemeys' had previously owned and lived in this house (from circa 1450 to 1611); it is still in existence and is now a hotel. Died 30th. April 1750 aet. 55: buried in the Chancel of the Church of St. Woollos, Newport: will proved December 1750 in London: married Anne, daughter of ....., she lived at Caerleon after her husband's death, where she died 10th. April 1770, aet. 75, and was buried in St. Woollos Chancel: M.I. her will was proved at Llandaff 5th. October 1770. Issue,
- 1. Roger: obiit 11th. February 1723, aet. 3.5 years: has a monument in St. Woollos.
- 2. George.
- 3. William: of Maendy, parish of Christchurch, and of Westgate House, Newport, of Ynis-arved, Co. Glamorgan, became owner of Newport Castle, with the exception of the tower, by exchange with Mr. Vann (108): as impropriator of tithes in the east end and west end tithings in the hamlet of Longcot, parish of Shrivenham, (109) Berks, when the hamlet was enclosed under Act of Parliament passed in 1796, was assigned with Mary his wife allotments of land: (110) J.P.: High Sheriff for Co. Glamorgan in 1783: nominated High Sheriff for Monmouthshire in 1790, but excused: died 6th. June 1807 (111) s.p.: married 1st. Catherine, widow of John Llewelyn of Ynis-y-Gerwn and daughter and heiress of Thomas Gwyn Esq. of Ford and widow of George Jones of Salusbury in Magor; the Charlet Kemeys whose will was administered in London 1774. 3rd. Mary, daughter of .....
Fettiplace Esq. (112) and widow of ..... Shaw, she died 23rd. April 1798. (113).
- 4. Charles: appears to have died s.p. subsequent to 1770. 5. Mary: married subsequent to 29th. September 171 Evan Jones of Llanvrecha, Co. Monmouth: their grandson Robert Jones Allard, Surgeon, of Bristol, became heir to his great uncles George and William Kemeys (114) and under the terms of the former's will assumed the additional surname of Kemeys. He was Knighted 6th. March 1817, and in 1820 was High Sheriff of Co. Monmouth. Sir Robert Jones Allard-Kemeys married Mary, daughter of Captain Robert Grant Gordon R.N. and sister to Sir J. Willoughby Gordon, Bart. but died s.p.
- 6. Anne: married ..... Shipman: living in 1770.
- XXIII. George Kemeys of Pantêg and Malpas: (115) Attorney-at-law and Clerk-of-the-Peace: J.P. died aet. 76 on 7th. February 1805 (116) and was buried at St. Woollos Church: will dated 2nd. November 1804 and proved at Llandaff 29th. June 1805: married 1st. ..... and 2nd. in 1767, Eleanor daughter of ....., and 3rd. a daughter of John Carne Esq. of Nash and of Marcham, Berks, who was High Sheriff of Co. Monmouth in 1731; she died 6th. April 1803, aet. 64, and was buried at St. Woollos Church with her husband. M.I.
Footnotes to Kemeys of Pantêg
- (107) Taxors were appointed annually the same as Proctors and must hold the degree of M.A. Vide:- Le Neve's Fast. Eccl. Angl. Vol. III, page 642.
- (108) Coxe's "Monmouthshire".
- (109) Longcot is 5 miles S.W. from Faringdon.
- (110) Lyson's "Brittanica", Vol. 1, p. 369.
- (111) Gent. Mag. Vol. 77, pt. 2, p. 684.
- (111a) She has a monument at Cadoxton by Neath, Glam:- vide Clarke's "Limbus Patrum" p. 105.
- (112) The Manor of North Denchworth, parish of Hanney, Berks, was purchased temp. Henry III from Baron Ralph de Cameys by Adam Fettiplace, as previously related.
- (113) Gent. Mag. Vol. 68, pt. 1, p. 445.
- (114) Ibid. Vol. 88, pt. 2, p. 204: Mayndee is described as the seat of Sir Robert Kemeys in 1818. Subsequently it became the property of Colonel Charles Kemeys-Tynte, who sold it about 1849.
- (115) Malpas lies 1.5 miles N. by E. from Newport.
- (116) Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 75, p. 190.
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