Kempthorne, John Pratt

John Pratt KEMPTHORNE
b: 1849
d: 18 SEP 1931
Biography
Birth Details
1883/11872, Arthur Selwyn Kempthorne, Mother: Mary Louisa, Father: John Pratt

Marriage Details
1878/3233, Bride: Mary Louisa Bow (sic) could be Boor, Groom: John Pratt Kempthorne

Nelson City Council Cemetery Records
Record No: WKCE26043
Family Name: KEMPTHORNE
Given Names: JOHN PRATT
Date Deceased: 18/09/1931
Interment Date: 21/09/1931
Age: 81 years
Gender: M
Address:
Area: CHURCH OF ENGLAND/ANGLICAN
Cemetery: WAKAPUAKA
Plot 043
Block: 26
Grave/Ashes: Burial
Denomination: CHURCH OF ENGLAND/ANGLICAN
Funeral Director: W E FLEMING
Notes J P

Evening Post 19 September 1931
OBITUARY
ARCHDEACON KEMPTHORNE
(By Telegraph.— Press Association.)
NELSON, This Day.
The death occurred last night of the Venerable Archibald John Pratt Kempthorne, vicar of St. Paul''s, Brightwater, and Archdeaeon of Waimea. He was in his 82nd year. He leaves a widow and large family, including Miss. Kempthorne, field secretary, of the campfire movement in the United States of America, the Bishop of Polynesia (the Rev. L. S. Kempthorne), the Rev. A. Kempthorne (Feilding), the Rev. M. Kempthorne (Karori), and Mr. Selwyn Kempthorne (Lower Hutt). One son, Harold Kempthorne, was killed in the war.
Archdeacon Kempthorne was born in 1849, and married in 1878 Mary Louisa, daughter of Dr. Boor, of Nelson. He had five sons and five daughters. He was educated at the Church of England Grammar School, Parnell, and at Bishopdale College, Nelson, and was ordained deacon in 1873 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and became a priest in Nelson in 1876. In 1885, he became examining chaplain to the Bishop of Nelson, and was commissary in 1888. In 1916, he became canon of Nelson Cathedral. He was curate Of Stoke from 1874 to 1878, headmaster of Bishops'' School from 1876 to 1878, vicar of Reefton from 1876 to 1880, vicar of Trinity, Greymouth, from 1880 to 1885, of Christ-Church Cathedral, Nelson, from 1885 to 1916, and became vicar, of St. Paul''s, Brightwater, in 1916, and Archdeacon of Waimea in the same year.

Evening Post 23 September 1931
LAST TRIBUTE
LATE ARCHDEACON KEMPTHORNE
(From Our Own Correspondent.)
NELSON, 22nd September.
The funeral of the late Archdeacon Kempthorne yesterday afternoon was well attended by the clergy of the Diocese and the public. The service at the Cathedral was conducted by Dean Askew and the graveside service by the Bishop of Nelson, Dr. W. Sadlier.
Speaking at the Cathedral, the Bishop paid a fitting tribute to the valuable work done by the late Archdeacon. Dr. Sadlier said it was fitting that he, as Bishop of the Diocese, should, in the Cathedral where the Archdeacon had faithfully served for 3O years, pay a tribute to the deceased. Archdeacon Kempthorne life of ministry in the city had left its mark. He was an exemplary citizen and an exemplary Christian. To-day there should be only a song of joy to mark the Archdeacon''s passing, as he had finished his course and kept his great faith. Forty-six years ago Archdeacon Kempthorne had moved the resolution as a result of which the St. Andrews Orphanage had been established and many throughout New Zealand had much to thank that institution for. In the days of the late Bishop Suter the Archdeacon had gone to the assistance of the Whakarewa Home at Motueka and since then had always been a great helper in the work done by the home. "He was pure in thought, generous of word, loyal and sincere, a good Christian a kind churchman, and a loyal devoted friend."
The pall bearers were Messrs. T. E. Maunsell, E. A. Wood, C. A. Goldsmith, W. Thompson, G. Samuel, and A. R. Dyson.


Probate John Pratt Kempthorne, Place: Nelson, Occ: Clerk Holy Ord, AAOO 17072 W5410 2665, Filed: 25/9/1931, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Nelson City Council Cemetery Records
Record No: WKCE26041
Family Name: KEMPTHORNE
Given Names: MARY LOUISA
Date Deceased: 6/11/1939
Interment Date: 15/11/1939
Age: 80 years
Gender: F
Address:
Area: CHURCH OF ENGLAND/ANGLICAN
Cemetery: WAKAPUAKA
Plot 041
Block: 26
Grave/Ashes: Burial
Denomination: CHURCH OF ENGLAND/ANGLICAN
Funeral Director: BREDBURY
Notes M L

Evening Post 14 November 1939
KEMPTHORNE.- On Monday, November 13, 1939, at Nelson, Annie Louisa, widow of the late Archdeacon J. P. Kempthorne, mother of the Rev. F. M. Kempthorne, Karori, and Mr. A. S. Kempthorne, Lower Hutt

Probate Mary Louisa Kempthorne, Place: Nelson, Occ: Widow, AAOO 17072 W5410 3343, Filed: 22/11/1939, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
Facts
  • 1849 - Birth -
  • 18 SEP 1931 - Death -
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CHILDREN
MJohn Pratt KEMPTHORNE
Birth1849
Death18 SEP 1931
Marriage1878to Mary Louisa Unknown
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Pratt KEMPTHORNE
Birth1849
Death18 SEP 1931
Marriage1878to Mary Louisa Unknown
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PARENT (F) Mary Louisa Unknown
Birth1859
Death6 NOV 1939
Marriage1878to John Pratt KEMPTHORNE
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CHILDREN
MArthur Selwyn KEMPTHORNE
Birth1883
Death15 JAN 1946
Marriageto Harriet Maria Unknown
Descendancy Chart
John Pratt KEMPTHORNE b: 1849 d: 18 SEP 1931
Mary Louisa Unknown b: 1859 d: 6 NOV 1939
Arthur Selwyn KEMPTHORNE b: 1883 d: 15 JAN 1946
Harriet Maria Unknown b: 1875 d: 19 DEC 1934
Kathleen Millicent KEMPTHORNE b: 1915 d: 23 SEP 1997
Arthur Leslie Ward b: 1915 d: 30 JUL 1999
John Selwyn KEMPTHORNE b: 1916 d: 27 NOV 1941