Person    | Male  Born 27/6/1810  Died 28/1/1885

John Kemp-Welch

Categories: Commerce, Food & Drink

Say what you like about estate agents, they are sometimes extremely helpful when trying to identify people of property from the past. Courtenays have published some of the history of the Clapham Abbeville Road and environs and include this: "The Clock House estate was the next to be developed. .... John Kemp-Welch, proprietor of Jacob Schweppe & Co, who bought the house in 1862 sold it for development in 1885."  That is surely our man. And it was probably his executors who sold the estate, not him.

Difford's Guide gives: "The 1st June 1834 marks another turning point in the history of Schweppes, as this is when two new owners took over the business, John Kemp-Welch, a wine merchant and William Evill, a prosperous silversmith, both from Bath."

And the Peerage provides Kemp-Welch's dates and: born Dorset, died Christchurch, Hampshire.

2023: Prompted by a contact from David Gomm we discovered that, 1876-85, Kemp-Welch was president of, what is now, the Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society. More about the Society.

2023: We are grateful to John Kemp-Welch, his third great-grandson, living in Ontario Canada, who kindly sent us this image.

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John Kemp-Welch

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Brixton Independent Church - foundation stone

We think it likely that Kemp-Welch, a local worthy, attended the church and m...

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