June 24, 1775, Plymouth, England.

November 6, 1838, Gloucester, England.

Son of Admiral James Kempthorne, John was educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge (BA 1796, BD 1807), and subsequently became a Fellow there. After taking Holy Orders, he became Vicar of Northleach, Gloucestershire (1816); Vicar of Wedmore, Somersetshire (1827); and Rector of St. Mary de Grace, Gloucester (1827). He was also a Prebendary in Lichfield Cathedral from 1826, and sometime Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of that diocese. His works include:

  1. I Know No Life Divided
  2. O My God, How Thy Salvation
  3. Spirit of God, on Thee We Call
  4. This God Is the God We Adore