of Shropshire & Staffordshire
Descendants of John & Charlotte Rose Kemsley
John Kemsley, born in Kent
in 1816, was a tanner who moved in pursuance of his calling first to Bermondsey and later to Shrewsbury. He and his wife Charlotte Rose
had a daughter and six sons John, Stamford,
Mark, Albert, Arthur and Frederick. Stamford
(born in 1850) had a son James Stamford who called on me in London
in 1936 when on a visit from Allerton, Liverpool, where he was a police fireman. He spoke of
his uncles Mark and Frederick, at that time living at Stafford.
His uncle Arthur (born in 1855) and his wife Alice Huthwaite
had a son Arthur, born in the cathedral city of Lincoln
in 1885, who emigrated to the United States, where he married Edith Scripps
and died in 1948. In 1915 they had a son Arthur who married Ruth Pardue [sic] and had sons Arthur - fourth in his line of
that name - and Scott. Arthur and Edith had a second son George in 1921; he
married Grace Gardiner and has a family of three sons - George, Mark and
David - and two daughters."
- Sir Colin Thornton-Kemsley,
1980, "Kentish Kemsleys and Their Descendants",
private publication, pp 18/19.
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