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William Kempe

Birthplace: of Olantigh, Kent, England
Death: before March 27, 1597
Wye, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Kempe, MP and Lady Anne Kempe
Brother of Sir Thomas Kempe; Reginald Kempe; Edward Kempe; Elyn Kempe; Moyle Kempe and 1 other
Half brother of Anne Shirley; Dorothy Chicheley; Margaret Cromer and Alice Kempe

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About William Kempe



Sir Thomas Kempe (1517–1591) did indeed have a son named William;[2] however, the claim that this William Kempe was the actor cannot be correct, since he was buried at Wye church on 27 March 1597 (Honneyman, 125–9; Bannerman, 3; private information, A. Findlay) .

  • 2. Richardson III 2011, p. 276.
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William Kempe's Timeline

of Olantigh, Kent, England
March 27, 1597
Age 45
Wye, Kent, England
March 27, 1597
Age 45
Wye Church, Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom