James Kemp (Bishop of Maryland)

James Kemp (Bishop of Maryland)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Right Reverend James Kemp (1764 - October 28, 1827) was the second bishop of the Diocese of Maryland 1816-1827. James Kemp was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, graduating from Marischal College in 1786. He emigrated to Maryland in 1787, living with a family in Dorchester County. Brought up a Presbyterian, he joined the Episcopal Church and was ordained priest on December 27, 1789. The next August Kemp became rector of Great Choptank Parish, serving until 1813, when he was elected associate rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baltimore. Kemp was elected suffragan bishop and consecrated on September 1, 1814, serving under Bishop Thomas J. Claggett and overseeing the churches on the Eastern Shore. Kemp became diocesan bishop when Claggett died in 1816.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136740001
  • 9786136740003