KEMP, Sir Robert, 3rd Bt. (1667-1734), of Ubbeston, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1701 - 1705
1708 - 5 Feb. 1709
1713 - 1715
9 Feb. 1732 - 18 Dec. 1734

Family and Education

bap. 25 June 1667, 1st s. of Sir Robert Kemp, 2nd Bt. M.P., of Gissing, Norf. by Mary, da. and h. of John Sone of Ubbeston. educ. St. Catharine’s, Camb. 1685. m. (1) Letitia, da. of Robert King of Great Thurlow, Suff., 1da.; (2) c.1699, Elizabeth (d. 1709), da. and h. of John Brand of Edwardstone, Suff. 5s. 2da.; (3) Martha (d. 1727), da. of William Blackwell of Mortlake, Surr., 3ch.; (4) 9 July 1728, Amy, da. of Richard Phillips, wid. of John Burrough of Ipswich, s.p. suc. fa. 26 Sept. 1710.

Offices Held


Kemp, whose father acquired Ubbeston manor by marriage, stood unsuccessfully as a Tory for Dunwich in 1715. In 1721 his name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter.1 Returned for Suffolk in 1732, he voted against the Government on the excise bill in 1733 and for the repeal of the Septennial Act in 1734. He died shortly after being re-elected, 18 Dec. 1734.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Stuart mss 65/16.