Robert Kemp d.1647

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Sir Robert KEMP d.1647

Armorial stamp of Sir Robert Kemp (British Armorial Bindings)

Biographical Note

Son of Robert Kemp of Gissing, Norfolk. Admitted at Gray's Inn 1605. As a supporter of Charles I he was made a baronet in 1642, but he fled abroad shortly afterwards and was not directly involved in the Civil War. His son Robert (1628-1710), who succeeded as 2nd baronet, was MP for Norfolk and Dunwich between 1675 and 1681, but largely retired from political affairs after 1688.


A number of books with a 17th-century Kemp armorial stamp survive, whose imprint dates and inscriptions indicate ownership by the first Sir Robert, though some of the inscriptions are likely to be those of the second.