The Sempill clan is an ancient Scottish clan that has its origins in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The clan takes its name from the lands of Sempill, which were located in this region. The Sempills were historically associated with the Earls of Lennox and held significant positions within the Scottish nobility.
One notable member of Clan Sempill is Robert Sempill, the 3rd Lord Sempill, who lived in the 16th century. Lord Sempill was a renowned poet and songwriter, contributing to the rich tradition of Scottish literature. His works, including satirical and love poems, are considered important contributions to Scottish Renaissance literature.