1775-1838

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