Thursday, August 16, 2007

Roger Kemble, by Thomas Beach, c 1786. by kind permission of the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath & North East Somerset Council.

He was my 4G grandfather; b March 1, 1721/22 at Hereford, d December 6, 1802. A strolling player and actor in Ireland and England, later actor/manager, he married Sarah "Sally" Ward, also an actor (b September 2, 1735 at Clonmel, Ireland, d 1806) at Cirencester, Gloucester June 6, 1753. They had thirteen children, four of whom died in infancy, but of the remaining nine, four were particularly successful on the stage – Sarah Siddons, John Phlip Kemble, Charles Kemble and Stephen Kemble.


Another 2-0 victory, so I lead 64-61

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