John Kemble was born in 1599 at Rhydicar Farm, St. Weonards in Herefordshire to parents John, and Anne the daughter of John Morgan from the Waen, Skenfrith in Monmouthshire. John’s uncle, George Kemble of Pembridge Castle, Welsh Newton, was the father of Captain Richard Kemble who was responsible for saving Charles II at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. (Not that Charles took this into account in later years!) Continue reading

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