The Kemsleys
of Shropshire & Staffordshire

Descendants of John & Charlotte Rose Kemsley

"A 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 from Detroit 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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