On 8th September 2018 24 direct descendants of the Emptage / Emtage familes, plus 11 partners gathered at St Peter’s in Thanet for the inaugural Gathering. And so began a wonderful weekend.
Just five weeks from today, on 8th September, we will be gathering at St Peter’s in Thanet, to meet fellow Emptage / Emtage descendants.
Results of our DNA Study indicate that all of the descendants will be cousins. Some will have a fairly close relationship with traceable links. Others will be of a distant degree, connected only by the same common ancestor, whose name remains lost in the midst of time.
2018 marks the 5th anniversary of this website.
We are planning a Gathering in Thanet.
If you have Emptage heritage, you are very welcome to come and celebrate with us.
John Terry was the father of Joan, who married Edward Emptage, yeoman and church-warden of St Nicholas at Wade in 1591.
John Terry made bequests to his grandchildren, including the children of Joan and Edward Emptage.
Joan Emptage, the widow of Richard Emptage, married John Sackett in 1587 and thus began the Emptage connection with St Nicholas at Wade.
John Sackett made bequests to Joan and her four children by Richard Emptage.
At a time of severe gales, in January 1871, the Brigatine Sarah, carrying coal, was aground on Margate Sands. The crew of the lifeboat Quiver and a local lugger Ocean went to the rescue.