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Surname Saturday – Tempest

The first ancestor in my family tree with this name was Bridget Tempest.

My ancestral line is:

1 Lois Whimpey

2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

6 Wilfred Palmer Marr (1892-1955)
7 Edith Meriden Docwra (1904-1948)

14 Harry Docwra (1866-1934)
15 Emily Alice Oliver (1877-1926)

28 Alfred Docwra (1824-1903)
29 Mary Scott (1830-1885)

56 Tempest Sell (1787-1861)
57 Jane Docwra (1800-1840)

112 Simeon Sell (1753-1822)
113 Edith Leete (1765-1798)

224 Tempest Sell (1714-1769)
225 Mary Leete (1726-)

448 Henry Sell (1684-)
449 Bridget Tempest (1680-)

Bridget Tempest was christened 26 Jun 1680 at St Andrew, Holborn, London, England. She was the daughter of William Tempest and Alice.

Bridget married Henry Sell on 21 January 1610.  The marriage is recorded on the Bassingbourn parish registers, with the note in the marriage that the marriage took place at Buntingsford.  The marriage is also record in the parish registers for Layston, Hertfordshire.

I haven’t yet been able to find a burial record for Bridget.

In researching the Tempest family, I came across a family tree at Rootsweb WorldConnect:
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sch-wood&id=I6698

This family tree had a link to another website, which had a book about the Tempest family:
http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/families/ebt/index.shtml

Since I only discovered this book today, the following is the information I have added to my family tree so far:

Ancestors of Bridget Tempest

First Generation

Bridget Tempest, daughter of William Tempest and Alice Markland, was christened on 26 Jun 1680 in St Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England.1

Bridget married Henry Sell

Marriage Notes:

The marriage also appears in the parish registers for Bassingbourn.

The Bassingbourn entry lists Bridget as “Mrs Bridget Tempest”, and also says that they were married at Buntingford

The Layston entry shows that Henry was “of Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire”, and Bridget was “of St Giles Middlesex”.

Children from this marriage were:

  1. Tempest Sell was born before 24 May 1712, was christened on 24 May 1712 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England,3 and was buried on 11 Feb 1713 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.4
  2. Tempest Sell was born before 17 Jan 1714, was christened on 17 Jan 1714 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England,5 died on 7 Dec 1769, and was buried on 10 Dec 1769 in St Peter & St Paul, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.

Second Generation (Parents)

William Tempest, son of Thomas Tempest and Anne Loane, was born about 1650.

William married Alice Markland.

Children from this marriage were:

  1. Thomas Tempest was christened on 22 Apr 1679 in St Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England.6
  2. Bridget Tempest (refer above)
  3. William Tempest was christened on 6 Nov 1683.
  4. Susanna Tempest

Third Generation (Grandparents)

Thomas Tempest, son of Thomas Tempest and Martha Wylmote, was christened on 13 Mar 1616 in Wantage, Berkshire, England.7

Thomas married Anne Loane.

Children from this marriage were:

  1. Mary Tempest was born in 1645.
  2. Thomas Tempest was born in 1646.
  3. William Tempest (refer above)
  4. Charles Tempest was born after 1653 and died between 8 Jun 1722 and 5 Feb 1723.
  5. Bridget Tempest

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandparents)

Thomas Tempest, son of William Tempest and Elizabeth Moore, was born in 1595 and was buried on 17 Oct 1644 in Whaddon, Cambridgeshire, England.

General Notes: Although Ancestry does have many of the PCC wills, I couldn’t find this one there.  I therefore obtained this will from the UK National Archives site.

The will of Thomas Tempest of Whaddon in the county of Cambridgeshire mentions:

  • Martha my wife
  • Son Thomas
  • son William
  • son Robert
  • daughter Bridgett
  • sons Edward, Francis, Nicholas, Alexander and Michael

Thomas married Martha Wylmote

Children from this marriage were:

  1. Thomas Tempest (refer above)
  2. William Tempest was born circa 1619.
  3. Robert Tempest was born circa 1621.
  4. Martha Tempest was born about 1622.
  5. Bridget Tempest was born about 1624, died in 1710 aged about 86, and was buried in Whaddon, Cambridgeshire, England.
  6. Edward Tempest was christened on 20 Jun 1626 in Wantage, Berkshire, England.8
  7. Francis Tempest was christened on 10 Sep 1627 in Wantage, Berkshire, England.9
  8. George Tempest was christened on 2 Mar 1628 in Wantage, Berkshire, England.10
  9. Alexander Tempest was christened on 1 Aug 1630 in Wantage, Berkshire, England.11
  10. Nicholas Tempest was christened on 25 Oct 1631 in Wantage, Berkshire, England.12
  11. Cicely Tempest was christened on 26 Feb 1632 in Wantage, Berkshire, England.13
  12. Michael Tempest was christened on 5 Apr 1635 in Wantage, Berkshire, England.14
  13. Margaret Tempest was christened on 17 Sep 1638 in Wantage, Berkshire, England.15

 

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandparents)

William Tempest .

William married Elizabeth Moore.

The child from this marriage was:

i.       Thomas Tempest

 

Source Citations

  1. <i>London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906. Digital images.</i> (Ancestry.com. <i>ancestry.com.au</i>. http://www.ancestry.com.au), baptism entry for Bridget Tempest on 26 June 1680, London Metropolitan Archives, St Andrew Holborn, Register of baptisms, 1676 – 1693, P82/AND2/A/001/MS06667, Item 005.
  2. FindMyPast, “Hertfordshire Marriages,” database and images, FindMyPast (http://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records : accessed 17 Oct 2016); marriage entry for Henry Sell and Bridget Tempest; Layston Parish Registers.
  3. Tempest Sell 1712 christening entry, International Genealogical Index [IGI] (Salt Lake City: Family History Library).
  4. Cambridgeshire Family History Society, St Peter & St Paul Bassingbourn, CD-ROM Database (N.p.: Cambridgeshire Family HIstory Society, n.d.), burial entry for Tempest Sell 11 Feb 1713.
  5. Tempest Sell 1714 christening entry, International Genealogical Index [IGI] (Salt Lake City: Family History Library).
  6. FamilySearch, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 22 Oct 2016), christening entry for Thomas Tempest, 22 April 1679; citing  ST ANDREW,HOLBORN,LONDON,ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 374,350.
  7. FamilySearch, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 22 Oct 2016), christening entry for Thomas Tempest, 13 March 1616; citing WANTAGE,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 88,468, 88,469.
  8. FamilySearch, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 22 Oct 2016), christening entry for Edward Tempest, 20 June 1626; citing WANTAGE,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 88,468, 88,469.
  9. FamilySearch, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 22 Oct 2016), christening entry for Franncis Tempest, 10 September 1627; citing WANTAGE,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 88,468, 88,469.
  10. FamilySearch, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 22 Oct 2016), christening entry for George Tempest, 2 March 1628; citing WANTAGE,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 88,468, 88,469.
  11. FamilySearch, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 22 Oct 2016), christening entry for Alexander Tempest, 1 August 1630; citing WANTAGE,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 88,468, 88,469.
  12. FamilySearch, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 22 Oct 2016), christening entry for Nicholas Tempest, 25 October 1631; citing WANTAGE,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 88,468, 88,469.
  13. FamilySearch, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 22 Oct 2016), christening entry for Cicely Tempest, 26 February 1632; citing WANTAGE,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 88,468, 88,469.
  14. FamilySearch, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 22 Oct 2016), christening entry for Michael Tempest, 5 April 1635; citing WANTAGE,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 88,468, 88,469.
  15. FamilySearch, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 22 Oct 2016), christening entry for Margaret Tempest, 17 September 1638; citing WANTAGE,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 88,468, 88,469.

 

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