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Elizabeth (Wormeley) Smith (abt. 1630)

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Elizabeth Smith formerly Wormeley aka Kempe, Lunsford
Born about [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Wife of — married (to ) in Virginiamap
Wife of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Wife of — married in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Elizabeth Wormeley

Uncertain Origin

According to the article in 1928 , Elizabeth Wormeley was a daughter of Christopher Wormeley.[1] However, there is no evidence for this, and the dates are a problem. Christopher was baptized in 1626, and Elizabeth married for the second time in 1653. This profile has been detached from Christopher Wormeley as her father.

Others assume she was the daughter of Henry Wormeley (d 1657) and Margaret Consett, and her paternal grandparents were Christopher and Elizabeth Hogg Wormeley. Another assumption Elizabeth was the child of Christopher Wormeley, governor of the Tortugas, and his wife, Mary Adams (who married 2nd to William Brocas). Both theories use wills as evidence for Elizabeth’s origin.[2]


Elizabeth married three times.

  • She married as her 1st, and probably as his 2nd, to Richard Kempe, Secretary ot the State in 1634 and acting governor of the Virginia Colony.[1] He was the brother of the first Sir Robert Kemp, Baronet of Gissing.[3]


Child of Elizabeth and Richard Kempe:[4]

  1. Elizabeth Kempe


  1. 1.0 1.1 (Jan., 1928) "The Wormeley Family (Continued)." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Virginia Historical Society accessed 16 August 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 98-101, citing p 98).
  2. Eli and Betsy McCarter Family, (2010) "Elizabeth Wormeley, b. c1616, d. after 1658." accessed 17 August 2016.
  3. Hitchin-Kemp, Fred, (1902) A General History of the Kemp and Kempe Families of Great Britain and Her Colonies ....] London: Leadenhall Press, accessed 17 August 2016(Page 61).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hatcher, Patricia, L., (2013) "Identifying Judith Hone, Wife of John 2 Armistead of Virginia, with Hone and Aylmer Ancestry of Presidents William Henry and Benjamin Harrison." American Ancestors Journal. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009-. accessed 16 August 2016 (Vol 2013, Pages 352-79, citing pp 375-77).

See also:

  • Muraca, D. Richard Kemp (ca. 1600–ca. 1650). (2012, January 18). In Encyclopedia Virginia. Retrieved from {].
  • Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists [database on-line] Provo, UT, USA: Operations 2006. Original Data: Faris, David. Plantagenet Ancestry of seventeenth-century Colonists. Baltimore, Md USA: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996.(pg 152)

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On 14 Aug 2016 at 07:50 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

This profile is in process. Will add more sources in next session. Thanks!

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