Esther Kemp was born on 14 Jun 1866 at Blueskin, Mount Cargill, Otago, New Zealand ,
Parents: John Kemp, Stettler and Bridget Ryan.1,2
She was the daughter of John Kemp and Bridget Ryan.
Esther witnessed the marriage of Thomas McMillan and Mary Ann Kemp on 19 Sep 1884 In the House of John Kemp, Mount Cargill, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand .1,3
Esther Kemp married Edward Joseph Clark, son of Edward McGraw/ James Clark and Harriett Jubber, on 11 Apr 1887 at At the residence of the Bride's Father Mount Cargill, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,
Aged 24, Boilermaker, Bachelor
Res: Port Chalmers
Parents: James Clarke, Lighthousekeeper and Harriet McKay nee Jubber
Aged 21, Spinster
Born: Mount Cargill
Res: Mount Cargill
Parents: John Kemp, Mariner, & Bridget Ryan.1,4
As of 11 Apr 1887,her married name was Clark.
Esther was present on the 1893 Electoral Roll Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand , in the household of Edward Joseph Clark.
CLARK, Edward, blacksmith, Port Chalmers
CLARK, Esther, Currie Street, Domestic Duties, Resident, Port Chalmers.5
Esther was present on the 1899 Electoral Roll Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand , in the household of Edward Joseph Clark.
CLARK, Edward, Currie Street, Port Chalmers, boilermaker, residential
CLARK, Esther, Currie Street, Domestic Duties, Resident, Port Chalmers.6
Esther and Edward Joseph Clark posed for a photo c 1900.
Esther recorded the birth of John Mafeking Clark on 17 May 1900 Currie Street, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand ,
John Mafeking Clark
Father: Edward Clark, Boiler Maker, 35,
Mother: Esther Clark MS Kemp, 34,
Born Mount Cargill, Port Chalmers
Married: April 11 1887, Mount Cargill
Informant: Esther Clark, Mother, Port Chalmers.1,7
Esther died on 27 Jul 1923 at 9 Currie Street, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand , at age 57 years, 1 month and 13 days
Married, Aged 57.
Parents: John Kemp, Labourer and Bridget Ryan.
Born: Mount Cargill
Married: aged 21, Dunedin to Edward Clark
Living Issue: M: 35, 23 F: 34, 32, 30.1,8
Esther's cause of death on 27 Jul 1923 was from Thrombosis of vein - 1 month
Cerebral Embolism Syncope - quite sudden.
Esther was buried on 29 Jul 1923 at New Port Chalmers Cemetery, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand ,
Both Esther and Edward are buried in the same plot.9
Esther's death notice appeared on 1 Aug 1923 in the "Otago Witness", New Zealand ,
Mrs E Clark,
whose death occurred last week, was an old resident of Port Chalmers. She was the second daughter of the late Mr J Kemp, and was born at Mount Cargill 57 years ago. The late Mrs Clark is survived by two sons and three daughters. Both the sons are well known in sporting circles. The daughters are Mrs Church (Wellington) and Mrs Gooch (Ranfurly). The deceased, who was of a kindly disposition, was a member of the Port Chalmers Old Identities' Association.10
Children of Esther Kemp and Edward Joseph McGraw/ Clark
|Father||John Kemp (Jan 1825 - 4 Jun 1918)|
|Mother||Bridget Ryan (8 Jul 1837 - 7 Jun 1917)|
- [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
- [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1866 NZ Online Database: 1866/27965 - 1866 Folio No 832. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
- [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1884 NZ Online Database: 1884/1418 - 1884 Folio No 2571.
- [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1887 NZ Online Database: 1887/118 - 1887 Folio No 1655.
- [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1893 NZ Electoral Roll, Port Chalmers Otago. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
- [S6] Electoral Roll, 1899 NZ Electoral Roll, Waikouaiti Otago.
- [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1900 NZ Online Database: 1900/10955 - 1900 Folio No 2322, June Qtr.
- [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1923 NZ Online Database: 1923/9816 - Aged 57 - 1923 Folio No 2900, Sept Qtr.
- [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Dunedin City Council Online Database: Port Chalmers Cemetery - Block DB Plot 37. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.
- [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Otago Witness, 1 Aug 1923. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.