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Kemmis name

Judith Townsend (View posts)
Posted: 30 Jul 2001 12:10PM GMT
Surnames: De Camois, De Camoys, Kemeys, Kemmis
The Kemmis family name started with the name De Camois, which went to De Camoys, then made many changes as the family travelled through Britain. With the main family settlements in Wales

The De Camois's went to Britain with William the Conqueror.

They were cousins to Vasco De Garma (I think that is how you spell it) who circumnavigated the world.

Kemmis is the Irish pronumciation, they went to Ireland to escape their cousin Oliver Cromwell, returning to Wales after he has died.

Kemeys is the Welsh spelling.

This is the line of Edward the Third through his mother Maude.

This is all documented through Bourkes Peerage, Exstinct and dormant,

This is my grandmothers family.

Re: Kemmis name

Susie Warren (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2001 12:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: KEMIT/KEMMIT/KEMMITT
Have you ever seen the name spelt Kemit/Kemmit/Kemmitt. We have a Kemit ancestor and I have seen it spelt all three ways and wondered if it might have originally been Kemmis.
I found them in Carlow/Wicklow near Kildare. I never see the spelling Kemit in any records in the 1700's. Any help appreciated.

Re: Kemmis name

Judith Townsend (View posts)
Posted: 7 Sep 2001 2:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have never come across the names you mention in any of the Camoys/Kemmis lineage.

This family was originally a Welsh family that moved to Ireland during the time of Oliver Cromwell. After his death some moved back to Wales and some remained in Ireland Kemmis is the Irish form of the Camoys name.

As the family porperty 'Shaen Castle' was in Wicklow I don't feel confident to say there was no relationship at all but I do think it is unlikely.

I will keep names you mentioned in mind when I am next looking at the family history and if I find anything I will be sure and get back to you.

I am sorry I can't help you more.

Judith

Re: Kemmis name

Posted: 25 Sep 2001 7:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kemmis, Kimmis, Kemeys
Hello! My name is Karen Kemmis Poulson. I am researching my family name in Ireland. My Gr. Gr. Gr. Gr. Gr. Grandfather John Kimmis came to the US from Ireland. He was born in 1731. I can't seem to find his parents and make the connection to the Kemmis, Kimmis, Kemeys, etc. line in Ireland. I have some info that suggests he might be the son of an Edward and Jane Kimmis of Co. Kildare, Ireland who is the son of Lewis And Mary Betson Kemeys from Wales. But again no proof! Have you ever heard of this John by chance? I know it is a long shot but any info you may have would be greatly appreciated! Thank You! Karen

Re: Kemmis name

Judith Townsend (View posts)
Posted: 26 Sep 2001 3:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kemmis, Kimmis, Kemeys
Hello

In the Kemmis history I have never seen the name Kimmis but as people moved ot different areas, their names were often changed, because of the local pronunciation of words.

My mothers family came from Shaen Castle, County Wicklow in Ireland. Her G G G G G Grandfather was born there, his father became Lord Camoeys at the begining of the nineteenth century.

The date of your G G G G G Grandfather's birth is about 20 years after the birth of mine, who was Henry Kemmis, younger brother of Arthur Kemmis.

I have read through your other emails associated with this name and saw that you are situated in Utah.

As this is the place where the Latterday Saints database on surnames is situated. If I was you I would contact them and search for the names you told me about, through their inquiry system. It is the biggest database of this kind in the world and I am sure would have the information you seek.

If you do no twant to do this, go to a large library in your area and look for Burkes Peerage and Landed Gentry, Extinct and Dormant, you will find most of the family antecedents there.

At the present time my family papers are packed away. In the future when I have unpacked them, I will look for the name you mentioned and maybe send another email to this list for you.

Bye for now.

Judith

Re: Kemmis name

Karen Poulson (View posts)
Posted: 2 Oct 2001 12:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kimmis Kemmis
Thank you for your reply, I appreciate the information. Please keep me posted if you find anything in your histories concerning John Kimmis. Thank you so much! Karen

Re: Kemmis name

Posted: 13 Aug 2002 9:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kemmis
I have come across a reference to a Captain Kemmis who was awarded the Military Cross [which is World War I]. I believe that he served in the Innniskilling Dragoons and a date of 1913 is noted on the reference.

Can anyone help with any details of this Captain Kemmis?

Re: Kemmis name

Posted: 6 Nov 2002 3:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Nov 2002 5:40AM GMT
I have a copy of'Memoir of an Irish Past' written by Captain Kemmis for English House and Garden May 1965 plus some family tree info.

Re: Kemmis name

David Tetlow (View posts)
Posted: 7 Nov 2002 5:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kemmis
Richard, I am researching this Captain Kemmis for my local pub here in Cricklade, Wiltshire. A Boar's head which was shot in Muttra, India has the name Capt. Kemmis inscribed on the plaque on which the head is mounted.
There are at least two Kemmis' who served in India at the time of the first world war and I'm keen to establish which one shot the boar. I believe that the Captain Kemmis who is likely to be the correct one is a William Daryl Olphert Kemmis although I have not found any reference to his being a Captain anywhere [I believe that in 1918 he was still a Lieutenant and the boar was shot in 1913].
I would appreciate any further details which you can provide regarding the family tree info you have and his military record. Many thanks. David Tetlow.

Re: Kemmis name

Posted: 2 Dec 2008 12:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: KEMMIS
I am researching henry kemmis b c 1811, son of thomas kemmis and mary. is this the same line you are following
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