This page is an A-Z Index of the people from and associated with Kempsey. Click on a person's name to go to a page with more information about them. The name or topic of that page is given in (brackets).
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Abbot Balthun - Thirty manses belonging to the 'monasterium' called Kempsey were given in 799 by Coenwulf, King of Mercia, to Abbot Balthun.
Bate, Thomas (?-1464) and his son Walter (1438 - 1500). Peasant land-owners in Kempsey.
Bell, Major General Edward William Derrington - winner of the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Alma in the Crimean War in 1854. Buried in Kempsey churchyard.
Bentley's Worcestershire Directory 1840-1 Contains the names of the people living in Kempsey at that time.
Coenwulf, King of Mercia - Thirty manses belonging to the 'monasterium' called Kempsey were given in 799 by Coenwulf, King of Mercia, to Abbot Balthun.
Dick Turpin: highwayman
Directory - Bentley's Worcestershire Directory 1840-1 Contains the names of the people living in Kempsey at that time.
Elgar, Sir Edward, composer, lived in Kempsey from 1923-7.
The Gorle Family - Robert Vaughan Gorle, V.C., of Napleton, Harry Vaughan Gorle, Richard Gorle of Bromhall Yeoman, Iohn Gorle ye Elder of Nappleton, and the present Rev. Gorle.
Howden, Adam de - The estate called 'Howdens' probably originated in two messuages and a virgate of land at Broomhall in the manor of Kempsey granted by William, Bishop of Worcester (1302-7), to his chamberlain Adam de Howden, and confirmed to Adam by the prior and convent in 1313 and by the king in 1320.
Hulle / Hill - In 1299 Nicholas de Hulle or Hill held land at Kerswell, and was probably succeeded by a son of the same name, for in 1311 Nicholas de Hulle of Kerswell did homage to the bishop for lands held of him in the manor of Kempsey. He seems to have been succeeded by a son John, and the estate passed before 1346 to John son of John de Hulle, who obtained a grant of free warren in the manor in 1347.
Hyde, Thomas Worcester Attorney, 1806-1858 - Inscriptions from Plaques in the Church
Leader, Benjamin Williams - Worcester landscape painter who painted "Sabrina's Stream", a picture of Kempsey Church from across the river.
Littlebury's Directory of 1912's entry on Kempsey. It contains a list of people living in the parish.
Longford family, Richard Longford (married 1851), Thomas Longford 1790-1872, William Longford 1822-? , William Wingfield Longford 1856-1939, Rev. Doctor William Wingfield Longford ?-1965 and Rev. Canon Edward DE TOňSNY Wingfield Longford 1922-?.
Morrall, Andy - author / editor of this site.
Alexander Neckham - medieval scholar who died at Kempsey in 1217.
Nero - Roman Emperor: a gold coin inscribed with the head of Emperor Nero was found in Kempsey.
Major-General John Montressor Pilcher, Naval Officer in the Napoleonic Wars and Napoleon's jailer.
Snow, John East India Company, 1751-1808 - Inscriptions from Plaques in the Church.
Taillefer - may have been a member of the Ash family, Taillefer de Fraxino occurring in a deed in the parish chest of Kempsey, quoted by Prattinton. A messuage and 6 acres of land at Kempsey were held in the 13th century under John Taillefer by Peter de Frechnie, whose son John gave it up to John Taillefer, the chief lord.
Thatcher, John - A messuage called 'Broomhall' at Clerkenleap in Kempsey belonged to the monastery of Tewkesbury, but it is not known how the monks became possessed of it. In 1535 it was leased out at a rent of 24s. a year, and it was granted in 1544 to John Thatcher.
Turpin, Dick: highwayman
Ward, Elizabeth wife of John Ward and heir of John Winslow, 1678-1715 - Inscriptions from Plaques in the Church.
Ward, Elizabeth daughter of John and Elizabeth Ward, 1713-1732 - Inscriptions from Plaques in the Church.
Ward, John 1689-1729 - Inscriptions from Plaques in the Church.
John Whitgift - Bishop of Worcester who visited Kempsey in 1578. He became Archbishop of Canterbury.
Williams, Philip Penry died 1900 at Sannas Post, South Africa - Inscriptions from Plaques in the Church.
Winfield / Wingfield family Thomas Wingfield 1800-?, Sarah Wingfield 1826-?
Edward Winslow (sailed on the Mayflower)
Sir Edmund Wylde 1588 - 1620, Knight and High Sheriff of Worcestershire. Entombed in Kempsey Church.
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Last updated 4st September 2000.