Name: Thomas Kempe
Prefix: Sir 1 2
Birth: ABT 1374
Residence: Ollantigh, Wye, Kent
Change Date: 23 FEB 2008
His John, Cardinal Kemp, was Lord Chancellor of England (1426?1432 and 1450?1452), and Archbishop of Canterbury (1452?1454).
In The North Chancell of Wye church were buried several of The KEMPES, who were Possessed of Ollantigh, before it belong?d to The THORNHILLS. There are Two very ancient Stones, still in ye Church Yard (in the Place where ye North Chancell stood), which belong?d to them. One of them, was for Sr. Thomas Kempe and his Lady. They formerly had Brass Plates, and Portraits upon Them, which have been stolen away since ye Chancells fell. Close by These, was a Stone for *Sr. Thomas Kempe, and Beatrice his Wife; This was used at The Rebuilding The Steeple, to make Steps up to it. Several other Stones were sold by The Church Wardens, when the Chancell & Steeple were rebuilt, which was in ye Years 1705 and 1706.
*Weever says it had ye following Inscription. Hic sistunt Ossa Thomae Kempe, Marmore fossa, Cujus opus Pronum Se probat esse bonum. Dum vixit letus, fuit, et Bonitate repletus, Munificus viguit, Pauperibus tribuit. Jungitur huic Satrix Virtutum Spousa Beatrix, Que partitur Opes, sponte juvans inopes. Ex his processit, ut Ramus ab Arbore crescit, Cleri Presidium, Dux Sapiens Ovium. Christo Lectoris Mens cunctis supplicet Horis, Ut Patris Deitas luminet has Animas.
Father: Peter Kempe b: ABT 1325
- Isabell Kemp b: ABT 1427
- Roger or Robert Kempe b: ABT 1407
- Type: Web Site
Title: IGI (Aft Oct 2002)
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Title: Jim Weber
- Text: The Monumental Inscriptions in the church of Wye Church noted by Leland L. Duncan (d 1923).