Jessie Russell Dempster

(1882 - )
     Jessie Russell Dempster was born in 1882 in Prahran, Victoria. She was the daughter of Charles Dempster and Elizabeth Jane Blackmore.

John Dempster

(27 June 1795 - 25 February 1796)
     John Dempster was born on 27 June 1795 in St Leonard, Streatham, Surrey. He was named on the 29 June 1795. He was the son of John Sinclair Dempster and Elizabeth Stoakes. John Dempster was christened on 11 January 1796 in Streatham. John, son of John Sinclair Dempster & Elizabeth.
     John was buried on 25 February 1796 in Streatham, Surrey.

John Dempster

(before 1840 - )
     John Dempster was born before 1840 in Stockport, Cheshire, England. He may be the son of Dr James Dempster, an army surgeon and therefore brother of Alexander Carroll Dempster but the co-incidence of the Humberstone family is intriguing.
     John Dempster married Amelia Humberstone, daughter of William Henry Humberstone and Elizabeth Vanstone, on 25 February 1871 in All Saints Church of England, St Kilda, Victoria. The certificate states he was born Stockport, England, distiller, of full age, of Melbourne, son of James Dempster, soldier & Allen?? Bradley. Amelia was born in Adelaide, of full age, of St Kilda, daughter of William Humberstone & Elizabeth Vanstone, distiller. John Dempster was listed in a directory dated 1875 as J Dempster at Wellington St, Richmond, Victoria.

Children of John Dempster and Amelia Humberstone

John Dempster

(circa 1877 - 1883)
     John Dempster was born circa 1877. He was the son of John Dempster and Amelia Humberstone.
     John died in 1883 in Collingwood, Victoria.

John Dempster

(13 August 1793 - )
     John Dempster was born on 13 August 1793 in Stepney, London. He was the son of George Dempster and Elizabeth Edwards. John Dempster was christened on 30 March 1796 in St George in the East, Stepney, London.

John Dempster

     John Dempster married Elizabeth Henderson on 30 September 1621 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster.

John Dempster

(circa 1847 - )
     John Dempster was born circa 1847 in St James, London.
     John Dempster married Emily Louisa Pearce on 26 September 1868 in Bethnal Green RD.
     John Dempster and Emily Louisa Dempster appeared on the 1891 census in Tottenham, London. He was a carpenter and unlikely to be connected.

Children of John Dempster and Emily Louisa Pearce

John Dempster

( - before 18 February 1795)
     John died before 18 February 1795 in Lambeth, Surrey. He is the only Dempster registered between 1777 and 1819. He was buried on 18 February 1795 in St Mary, Lambeth.

John Dempster

(15 March 1764 - )
     John Dempster was born on 15 March 1764 in London. He was the son of John Dempster and Susanna Unknown. John Dempster was christened on 25 March 1764 in St Anne, Soho, Westminster.
     He may be the John Dempster who married Priscilla Field, both single of the parish at St Luke Chelsea on2 March 1792, both signed in the presence of James Barrett & Geo Goodyear.

John Dempster

     John Dempster married Susanna Unknown.

Children of John Dempster and Susanna Unknown

John Dempster

(14 November 1875 - )
     John Dempster was christened on 14 November 1875 in St John the Evangelist, Drury Lane, Westminster. He was the son of John Dempster and Emily Louisa Pearce.

John Dempster

(say 1735 - )
     John Dempster was born say 1735. He was the son of Patriarch? Dempster.
     John Dempster lived at Blandford Forum, Dorset.
     John Dempster was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 6 May 1819.

Child of John Dempster

John Dempster

     John Dempster was born. This is unlikely to be John Sinclair Dempster as he was the son of John not James. He was the son of James Dempster and Elizabeth Etheredge.
     John Dempster was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 6 May 1819.

John Dempster

(18 April 1765 - before 1780)
     John Dempster was christened on 18 April 1765 in Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was the son of George Dempster and Katherine Cameron.
     John died before 1780.

John Dempster

(24 October 1780 - )
     John Dempster was born on 24 October 1780 in Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was christened on 24 October 1780 in Erskine, Renfrewshire. He was the son of George Dempster and Katherine Cameron.

John Dempster

(16 August 1827 - 4 April 1892)
     Biographie Dempster John/ Biography Dempster John
Inhumation: 4 Apr 1892, Flowers Cove, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, Northern Peninsula - Lovell's Directory 1871 St. Barbe North District ~ Flowers Cove Flowers Cove. A fishing station on French shore on the south-west coast of the island. It has a fine harbor and good agricultural land. 13,000 seals were caught here during the past year. It has a church, and a resident clergyman. Distant from Cape Norman 40 miles by boat. Population 127.
SURNAME GIVEN OCCUPATION
APPLETON John fisherman
DEMPSTER John fisherman
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Northern Peninsula - Calpine's Directory 1898 St. Barbe North District - Nameless Cove It was transcribed by ALEXANDER W. PAYNE.
NAME OCCUPATION
APPLIN, Saml fisherman
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DEMPSTER, Richd do
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Top of Form 1 The above data was transcribed by Alexander W. Payne and posted to the Internet in September 1999 by Stephen Baker. Last modified on 10/27/1999 22:09:04 © 1999 Alexander W. Payne & Stephen Baker Northern Peninsula Region ~ St. Barbe North District

THE FIRST SETTLERS ON THE FRENCH SHORE Attached is a transcript of a talk given by Rev. Canon J. T. Richards, to the Newfoundland Historical Society entitled "The First Settlers on the French Shore". This document was transcribed by NGAIRE GENGE, March 2001. While I have endeavoured to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors. If you should find any errors, then please contact me among the list of contributors <../../../main_045.htm>.
THE FIRST SETTLERS ON THE FRENCH SHORE By Rev. Canon J. T. Richards, O.B.E. The march of the people of the world westward from the cradle of the human race was irresistible. For a while it was held up by the Atlantic Ocean. At last, the faith and perseverance of Columbus and the Cabots established the fact that a great new world awaited the westward trending pioneers. Although there are indications that Newfoundland was visited by daring adventurers - Basques and Jerseymen - as early as 1450, its real and undoubted discovery is attributed to John Cabot in 1497. West country merchantmen found in its waters, alive with fish, a source of great profit and naturally wished to reserve the Newfound Isle as a fishing post only. For the next two hundred years, therefore, the English settlers of the south and east coast found it difficult to establish and retain their foothold. The French, too, were strong competitors for ownership, and we must give them credit for their daring and tireless efforts to gain fishery rights in Newfoundland waters. Those rights became recognized to such an extent that the coastline from Cape Bonavista to Point Rich, was known as the French Shore. Afterwards, the limits were changed and the French Shore included all the coast from Cape St. John to Cape Ray - nearly half of Nfld. - which now became a bone of contention between would-be English settlers and the French. In order to administer justice between the French fishermen and English settlers, who also wanted to fish and live, England sent a warship each year, and so did France. There was a tendency, however, to favour the French fishermen to the detriment of the struggling English settlers, and we can safely say that, except for the Red Indians and the few Esquimaux who crossed the Strait of Belle Isle, not a single settler was to be found on that long dreary coast from Cape St. John to Cape Ray for about two hundred and forty years after Cabot. This, then, attempts to give the history of the settlement of that part of the French Shore which was the scene of my own labours for over forty years.
THE FIRST SETTLERS The history of a country is the history of its people. So we ask, who were the first English settlers on the French Shore? I am convinced that one named Robert Bartlett was the very first, and that Anchor Point in St. Barbe Bay was the first place permanently settled. Thomas Genge, born at Anchor Point in 1827, who died in 1914, gave me the story. As Bartlett was his father's great-uncle, if we allow only twenty-five years for each of the three generations, we can be safe in assuming that he settled at Anchor Point, St. Barbe's Bay, not later than 1750. As a matter of fact, Genge placed the date at 1740. Here is Thomas Genge's story: "Robert Bartlett, on board a fishing vessel on the north side of White Bay, went ashore with a companion to get wood. They rambled a distance from the shore and were captured by a company of Red Indians, who compelled them to carry their loads all day. At night they formed a ring around a campfire with Bartlett and his companion in the ring, and fell into a deep sleep. The two prisoners, who were not tied, crept out of the ring and escaped. They travelled as fast as they could until the sun arose, and hearing the Indians in pursuit, they hid in the thick underwood all day. When night came, they went on again. After a few days, they came to the salt water in what proved to be St. Barbe's Bay, and saw the spars of a schooner over the low land to the northwest. On travelling out around the shore, they landed at an ideal little harbour about one hundred yards deep and twenty yards wide, sheltered from the wind and sea by a long, low point extending a half mile to the westward. Here, snugly moored, was an American fishing vessel, the crew of which were making their fish. In the fall, Bartlett's companion sailed away in this ship, but Bartlett, himself having obtained provisions from a vessel of America, decided to stay all alone. By his companion, he sent a letter to a nephew, Robert Genge, of England in which he described the coast as abounding with fish (cod), salmon, seals, geese, and all kinds of game, while wild fruit in profusion grew around the shore. Next year, his nephew, Robert, arrived, and there they were, a pair of Englishmen, first settler on that historic portion of Newfoundland known as the French Shore. How long they lived there alone is unknown, but it must have been several years. One spring day, the younger man ran in with a cry, "Uncle Bob, there are sheep bleating out there on the ice!" The old man jumped up with a cry, "Seals, Bob, seals!" They went out and took all they wanted. Bartlett and his nephew hunted along the shore as far as St. John's Bay, where Bartlett's Harbour is named after him, and also a large lake named Bartlett's Pond. He also hunted on Doctor's Hills, where his splendid hunting dog saved his life. Once, in a fierce blizzard, when he was walking over a cliff his dog got in front of him and jumped upon him, tur?ing him back. On another occasion, the dog pulled him out of the water by the collar, and saved him from drowning. The dog was kept at Anchor Point until he became blind and died. Bartleet sent to Yeovil in Somerset for another nephew, Abram, who became the leader of the little band. He allotted to each the section of the coast he wished him to hunt. Thus, Abram Genge grew very rich as American vessels would take away furs and fish products paying him a good price. Robert Bartlett, an old man with plenty of means, returned to England where he died. Robert Genge was a great furrier, and stayed on as head man on Anchor Point room until he died of old age. Bartlett never married, nor did his nephews. In fact, there was no woman on the coast for anyone to marry. At this point, there appeared on the scene one family, by name, Watts, having two sons and two daughters. The father seems to have been employed by Abram Genge in a section of the coast near Boat Harbour, four miles west of Cape Norman, and gave his name to a river in the vicinity now called Watt's River. About this time, William Buckle with his son William came to Anchor Point, and Abram Genge sent them to St. Margaret's Bay. The following winter the father died, and the son William went back to Labrador where Slade and Co. asked him if he would go on Belle Isle to see if there were any furs there. They had reason to believe that foxes, especially the White Arctic fox were plentiful on the island. Buckle consented to go, and found that foxes and also caribou abounded there. It was quite natural that through the years, these animals, adrift on the Arctic flow, should find sanctuary on the lonely isle. After some years living a Robinson Crusoe life on Belle Isle, Buckle went to Lanse au Clair, and lived with Peter St. Claire, a Frenchman, the first settler in the place. Then he went to Forteau, and was the first settler there. Forteau River had been fished in the summer time by a man named Hawkins. Before him, a Frenchman had fished the river. In those days, it was the river that had the value, not so much the land on its bank, and the rivers were bought and sold as any other property. When the Newfoundland government began to enforce the law for the preservation of salmon, great hardships were experienced by men who considered themselves as exclusive owners of rivers. In the case of the beautiful Pinware River, the transfer of which to an Englishman named Elsworthy, was legally executed by Stabb, Row and Holmwood, where his right to fish the river was taken away, his son, William Elsworthy was ruined and for a while lost his reason. Buckle had not forgotten St. Margaret's Bay where his father had died, and went back to Anchor Point to see his old friends and his employer, Abram Genge. Here, too, he met one of the two daughters of the Watt's family - the only marriageable girls on the coast - and married her. They were the ancestors of all the Buckles on the Labrador. Buckle fished Forteau River in the summer, and when his boys grew up went to Buckle's Point, called after his father, in St. Margaret's Bay for the winter. Here, a few miles in from the slender Ferolle Point, on the northwest coast of Newfoundland, was a great abundance of most excellent timber to improve their room across the Strait in Forteau.
James Dempster came over from England as a clerk on Bird's Room, Labrador. He came of a well-to-do family, and was engaged to marry an English girl who left him to marry another. He then resolved to run away from home, and came to Labrador in a Jersey vessel. He said he would marry the ugliest squaw on the coast, and sure enough, married an Esquimaux widow and had one son named John. He died comparatively young and was buried in Doury's Cove near Hawk's Harbour. John Dempster came across the Strait of Belle Isle and was the first settler at Flower's Cove, one mile east of French Island Harbour, which became the port of call for the mail boat. Flowers Cove now includes both harbours. Other English settlers were George Caines, first settler at Shoal Cove East; Charles Godfrey, who settled at Bear Cove and was the maternal grandfather of the merchant brothers Angus, Charles, and Isaac Genge; John Pittman, first settler of Seal Cove, and great-grandfather of the Pittmans now living at Blue Cove, Barby's Tickle. Blue Cove was originally called "Blue Guts Cove," but when Dr. W. W. Blackall first visited it, he advised the "Guts" be omitted from the name, and it has been called Blue Cove ever since.
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. John Dempster was born on 16 August 1827. Robert Adam wrote: John Dempster born August, 16,1827. Died April, 4th, 1892, Elizabeth Bishop born, Oct 12 1823. Died 190? Quebec City Can. Family Record ( From my Grandmother Catherine Dempster).
In the Diocese of Newfoundland in the year 1861, John Dempster of Flowers Cove, Newfoundland, bachelor, and Elizabeth Bishop, spinster, of the same place, were married at Flowers Cove aforesaid, this twenty ninth day of August in the year of the Lord, One thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty One. The said John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop were united by a layman according to a custom of the Shore, there being no Clergyman to be found on the 1st. March 1847. Marriage solemnized in Mission Forteau.
The above marriage was solemnized between John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop, in the presence of us (signed ) John Wells, Mary Ann Spencer, Grace Noseworthy.
I do hereby certify that the above is true and correct copy of the marriage Register of the said Mission as relating to the said marriage. (signed) Edward Botwood, S.J.G.
Children of the said John and Elizabeth Dempster (from Flowers Cove and Nameless Cove):
. He was the son of George Dempster.
     A contract for the marriage of John Dempster and an unknown person was signed on 1 March 1847 in Newfoundland.
     John Dempster married Elizabeth Bishop on 29 August 1861 in Flowers Cove, Newfoundland. Robert Adam wrote: (From my Grandmother Catherine Dempster).
In the Diocese of Newfoundland in the year 1861, John Dempster of Flowers Cove, Newfoundland, bachelor, and Elizabeth Bishop, spinster, of the same place, were married at Flowers Cove aforesaid, this twenty ninth day of August in the year of the Lord, One thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty One. The said John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop were united by a layman according to a custom of the Shore, there being no Clergyman to be found on the 1st. March 1847. Marriage solemnized in Mission Forteau.
The above marriage was solemnized between John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop, in the presence of us (signed ) John Wells, Mary Ann Spencer, Grace Noseworthy.
I do hereby certify that the above is true and correct copy of the marriage Register of the said Mission as relating to the said marriage. (signed) Edward Botwood, S.J.G.
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     John died District of St Barbe registrations gives 12 May 1903 at Flowers Cove, of consumption; the next entry is for June 3rd of Lenora Frances Dempster of La Grippe of Flowers Cove on 4 April 1892 aged 64.

Children of John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop

John Dempster

(circa 1885 - 12 May 1903)
     John Dempster was born circa 1885 in Flowers Cove, Newfoundland, Canada.
     John died of consumption, aged 18 on 12 May 1903 in Flowers Cove, Newfoundland. He was buried at Green Island Cove..

John Augustus Dempster

(March 1873 - )
     John Augustus Dempster's birth was registered in the quarter ending in March 1873 in Camden Town, St Pancras, Middlesex. He was the son of Percival Wilkes Dempster and Mary Ann Sophia Elizabeth Dean. James, Ansell, John, Herbert, Horace and Florence were listed as the children of Percival Wilkes Dempster in the 1881 census in 1A Murray Street, St Pancras, London, Middlesex, England.
     John Augustus Dempster married Eliza Unknown before 1900.
     John Augustus Dempster was employed was a fishmonger in 1904.

Children of John Augustus Dempster and Eliza Unknown

John Bundock Dempster

(24 May 1837 - before 9 March 1838)
     John Bundock Dempster was christened on 24 May 1837 in the Chapel Royal, Brighton, Sussex. He was the son of George Augustus Frederick Dempster and Marian Murch Webb.
     John died before 9 March 1838 in Brighton, Sussex. He was buried on 9 March 1838 in St Nicholas, Brighton.

John Herbert Dempster

(say 1895 - )
     John Herbert Dempster was born say 1895. He was the son of Herbert Augustus George Dempster.

John Hugh Dempster

(29 June 1864 - )
     John Hugh Dempster was also known as Joseph Hugh in records. He was born on 29 June 1864 in Greenwich, Kent, England. He was the son of Richard Frederick Dempster and Harriett Mathew. John Hugh Dempster was christened on 9 November 1864 in St Alphage, Greenwich, Kent. Frederick, John and Henrietta were listed as the children of Richard Frederick Dempster in the 1881 census in Eccleshall, Staffordshire. John Hugh Dempster was an executor of Harriett Mathew's estate on 14 May 1888 in the Principal Probate Registry, London.

John Joseph Dempster

(14 June 1901 - 31 October 1992)
     John Joseph Dempster was born on 14 June 1901 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of James Dempster and Ellen Shanahan. John Joseph Dempster was listed on the 1911 census with James Dempster and Alice Unknown in 1911; James Dempster, Chef, 47, born Terre Neuve (NFD), wife Alice Dempster, wife 38, born Angleterre; children: Elisabeth Dempster 12, John Joseph Dempster 10, George Dempter 6 (born Monteal), Catherine Dempter 1, all born Quebec. John Joseph Dempster was listed on the 1921 census with James Dempster and Alice Unknown in 1921 in Limoilou, Quebec, Canada.
     John died on 31 October 1992 in Riverside Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, aged 91. He married Mary Adele Grimes (1902-2000) on 7 May 1928 and had children John Richard James 27 May 1932, George Robert in 1940.

John Sinclair Dempster

(3 May 1769 - 31 December 1838)
     John Sinclair Dempster was christened on 3 May 1769 in Blandford Forum, Dorset. John Sincliar [sic] of John Dempster. He was the son of John Dempster.
     John Sinclair Dempster and Elizabeth Stoakes obtained a marriage licence on 21 February 1791 in London.
     John Sinclair Dempster married Elizabeth Stoakes on 24 February 1791 in Mitcham, Surrey. John was described as a schoolmaster circa 1794, Streatham, Surrey. Ja. Martin 14 Dec 1799 - about 5 years ago he hired himself to Jo. Dempster of Streatham, school master, at wages of £5, served the year and received his wages.
     Jno Dempster was occupier of land owned by Ths Gray assessed at £1/11/3.
     IN the 1804 list of Jury-qualified freeholders anc copyholders for St George, Surrey, John Dempster, schoolmaster, was at Hatfield Palce, bracketed with Thomas Marshall, Gent.. He was listed in a directory dated 1805 as Schoolmaster at 3 Hatfield Place, St George's Fields, Southwark, Surrey.
     John Sinclair Dempster lived at Hatfield House, Westminster Rd, Southwark, Surrey, between 1806 and 1814. J Dempster, Academical & Commercial agent, Hatfield House, Westminster Rd. Southwark; John Dempster, 3 Hatfield Place, St Georges Fields.
     He advertised in the Times on 4 July 1807: Preparatory seminary, Harleford-place, Kensington common - Mr Dempster respectfully informs his friends and the public that he has made arrangements for the reception of a limited number of young gentlemen from the age of four to nine, to be placed under the personal care of Mrs Dempster, by whom they will be treated with that maternal tenderness, which all who have been under her charge have uniformly experienced. The situation, which is on the Clapham-road, is airy and pleasant, and allowed by the Faculty to be one of the most salubrious in the vicinity of London: and the distance, being only two miles from the Bridges, will render it convenient for parents to witness frequently the attention paid to their children. The domestic accommodations are peculiarly adapted to the purpose ; and Mr and Mrs Dempster indulge the hope that their united endeavour to promote the comfort and improvement of their pupils, will be found too merit general approbation and encouragement, The terms are moderate, and may be known by application as above ; or Mr D on being addressed by letter, will wait upon those parents and guardians who may be disposed to patronize the undertaking. Stages every hour from Charing-cross, Somerset-house and Gracechurch-street.
     John Sinclair Dempster married secondly Mary Frost (Davies/Davis) on 6 July 1812 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey. They were both widowed of this parish. She was the widow of David George Davis.      
John Sinclair Dempster paid land tax on a house and school between 1818 and 1836 in Kingsland Crescent, Hackney.
     John Sinclair Dempster was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 6 May 1819. This possibly refers to his father as only the first name is given and their birthdates are closer. John was a teacher in 1819, Surrey. He was mentioned in his brother's will as a schoolmaster in 1819.
     Freeman's Journal (Dublin) 13 Nov 1820 reported: Address to the Queen: Wednesday a public meeting of the Schoolmasters of the metropolis and its vicinity was held at the Queen's Arms Taver, Newgate St. The meeting was respectably, but not very numberously attended. A few minutes before four o'clock Mr Dempster of Kingsland Crescent, took the Chair, and proceeded to address the meeting at some length. Several other gentlemen, in able speeches, followed. A seriees of resolutions was put and unamininously agreed to, as was an Address, founded upon therm, soon after which the Assembly dispersed..
     John Sinclair Dempster was recorded in 1821 census in Hackney. John Dempster, school, 28 males, 5 females. 33 total. He was listed in a directory dated between 1823 and 1824 as John Dempster, Academy at Hackney. He and John Smith Dempster were listed in a directory dated between 1823 and 1824 as Dempster, John, Academies (Gentlemen's Boarding) at Mitcham, Surrey.
     John Sinclair Dempster and John Smith Dempster lived at Mitcham, Surrey, between 1823 and 1824. John Dempster paid rates on a house there (which?).
     The Morning advertiser 16 July 1825 announced: NOTICE.- July, 1825. KINGSLAND CRESCENT SCHOOL, established 1800.—Mr. DEMPSTER respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, that his School Will RE-OPEN on the 21st Inst. Parents desirous of treating with Mr. D. will find cards of Terms at the following places, from all of which has young Gentlemen, and where any enquiries respecting the School may made, viz. 51, Lime-street, India House ; 25, Ludgate Hill; 27, Redcross street, Cripplegate; 16, Charles-street, Middlesex Hospital; and of Mr. Staines, Mathematician, 9, Fisher-street, Red Lion square. —Parents desirous of tireating with Mr. D. will he waited on till the end the Vacation, by addressing a line (post paid.)—A Junior Assistant to teach the general routine of business is wanted; also Clergyman of the Established Church..
     Mr Dempster, Academy, No. 1 Kingsland Crescent, advertised in The Morning advertiser 24 Mar 1829: Wanted immediate;y, a youth as junior assistant in a respectable and select Boarding School. He must be genteel in his deportmet, and perfectly capable of undertaking the English Department. The salary moderate to begin with, and to a Yourh desirous of improvement, the advantages will be considerable.. John Sinclair Dempster was listed in a directory dated 1830 as John Dempster at 1 Kingsland Crescent, Hackney, London.
     John Sinclair Dempster was recorded in 1831 census in Hackney. John Dempster, Kingsland Crescent, Kingsland Road [East], no. 1, 1 school [29 males]. He was listed in a directory dated 1832 as John Sinclair Demster, Academy at Hackney, London . It was a day school only (shown by the absence of the boarding mark in the list).
     John died on 31 December 1838 in St Thomas, Hackney, aged 69. He was listed in a directory dated 1839 as John Sinclair Dempster, boarding school at Hackney, London . He was buried on 9 January 1839 in St John, Hackney. He was mentioned as deceased at the death of Sarah Frances Dempster, on 11 October 1862. She was described as the youngest daughter of the late Mr John Sinclair Dempster, of Kingsland Crescent, Middlesex.

Children of John Sinclair Dempster and Elizabeth Stoakes

Children of John Sinclair Dempster and Mary Frost (Davies/Davis)

John Smith Dempster

(3 April 1795 - 30 March 1868)
     John Smith Dempster was born on 3 April 1795 in Mitcham, Surrey. He was the son of James Dempster and Sarah Osborn. John Smith Dempster and Mary Ann Dempster witnessed George Robertson and Elizabeth Dempster's wedding on 9 October 1817 in St John, Hackney, London.
     In James Dempster's will dated 6 May 1819 in Mitcham, John Smith Dempster was named as heir; James' will mentions his wife Ann, his eldest son James, his mother Elizabeth, his four sons James, Richard, John & Robert, daughters Sarah Norris & Mary Ann Dempster, his grand-daughter Frances (daughter of his son James by Augusta Frances his first wife) and his grandson George, son of James; his brother John & his sister Elizabeth Smith. James Dempster the elder of Mitcham in the county of Surrey schoolmaster I give all the manors messuages lands and hereditaments which are now vested in me as a Trustee or Mortgagee only unto Jackson Walton of Warnford Court in the City of London, Gentleman, John Parrott the elder of Mitcham Surgeon and Richard Barnett of Clarence Row Pentonville in the county of Middlesex Gentleman upon such Trusts and subject to such equity of redemption... and I give my copyhold messuage at Carlton Place Brighthelmstone in the County of Sussex now in the occupation of Mr Knowles ... upon trust that they permit my wife Ann Dempster to receive the rents for her life or permit my wife to reside therein during her life without paying rent and do after the decease of my wife assure the said messuage to such one or more of my children as my wife shall by her will appoint And I give my messuage called Baron House situate at Mitcham with the Gardens and all the lands adjoining held by me as tenant from year to year together with all my furniture, fixtures, plate, linen, china and books in and about the same (except such parts hereinafter given to my wife and grandson) and the goodwill of the business or concern now carried on at Baron House unto my eldest son James Dempster subject to the payment of an annuity of £40 to my mother during her life ... to each of my four sons James Dempster, Richard Dempster, John Dempster & Robert Dempster successively in the order in which they are here named or or such of them if any as shall have obtained the age of 25 years at the time of my decease ... six equal shares ... sons James, Richard, John at 25, Robert at 25, daughter Sarah Norris the wife of Thomas Norris, late of Holborn, Mdx, upholsterer, daughter Mary Ann Dempster ... and whereas by indenture of settlement dated 12 July 1811 made between me and my wife Ann ... after her decease to my eldest son James and his wife and children ... for my granddaughter Frances Dempster, the daughter of my son James Dempster and of his first wife Augusta Frances ... the large silver cup to my grandson George Dempster, son of my son James Dempster, and I give unto my mother Elizabeth Dempster, to my brother John Dempster, and to my sister Elizabeth Smith £20 a piece for mourning ... to my friend John Peter Cook of Brighthelmstone, schoolmaster £20... Signed and witnessed at Brighton by Charlotte Annan, Marlbro' Place; Robert Rogers, North St, Brighton, draper, William Scott, New Street, Brighton, artist...      
John Smith Dempster paid land tax as John S Dempster from 1819 in Mitcham, Surrey. There was also a John Dempster listed in the land tax assessments from 1819. This may be his uncle John Sinclair? Dempster.
     John Smith Dempster was recorded on 28 May 1821 census in Kingsland Crescent, Hackney. John Dempster, Kingsland Crescent, school, 28 males, 5 females, 33 total, p. 135. This is more likely to be John Sinclair Dempster, but then he married at Hackney.
     John Smith Dempster married Catherine Lee Wafford, daughter of John Wafford and Ann Wilks, on 17 July 1821 in St John, Hackney. On the 17th inst at St John's, Hackney, Mr John Smith Dempster, third son of the late J Dempster, esq., of Baron House, Mitcham, to Catherine, youngest daughter of Mr John Wafford, of Chatham Place, West Hackney. They obtained a licence from Faculty Office marriage licence allegations on 11 July. John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford witnessed Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford's wedding on 20 December 1821 in Hackney, London . John Smith Dempster and John Sinclair Dempster were listed in a directory dated between 1823 and 1824 as Dempster, John, Academies (Gentlemen's Boarding) at Mitcham, Surrey.
     John Smith Dempster and John Sinclair Dempster lived at Mitcham, Surrey, between 1823 and 1824. John Dempster paid rates on a house there (which?).
     John Smith Dempster and James Dempster lived at Mitcham, Surrey, between 24 March 1823 and 1824. 1823: #98 James Dempster. House & garden £12/5/0. Ditto for cottage Mrs Smith £1/7/6. His mother and was also listed. #20 John Dempster, house, £2/10/0.
     1824: #98 James Dempster, house and land, #11 afsd?, house [bracketed] £4/1/9. His brother John was also listed for a house valued at 15/-.
     James Dempster signed the collections for 1823 & 24 March 1824. John Smith Dempster was listed in a directory dated 1827 as John Demster, Classical-agent at 20 Great St Helens, London. He and John Wafford, Richard Dempster and Catherine Lee Dempster witnessed Denis Boully and Elizabeth Lee Wafford's wedding on 10 January 1832 in Hackney, London . John was a teacher in 1833, Turnham Green, Chiswick. Mr & Mrs John Dempster, according to Pigots directory for 1833, were keeping a preparatory boarding school for gentleman's sons at Turnham Green. He was listed in a directory dated __ ___ 1839, 1853-58 at 'Falkland House', Turnham Green, Chiswick.
     John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford appeared on the 1841 census in 'Falkland House', Turnham Green, Chiswick, Middlesex. Falkland House, next to Turnham Green, was headed by John Dempster, aged 40, schoolmaster, not born in the county, Catherine Dempster, 35, born in county, John Dempster, 15, Richard 15, Engineer's apprentice, Hubert 11, Charlotte, 4, none born in county, Percival 1, born in county. Among the pupils are Robert and William Dempster aged 14 and 11, neither born in the county.
     John Smith Dempster was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 18 August 1841.
     John Smith Dempster made a will dated 23 September 1845 in Turnham Green, Chiswick . He left all his property to his wife Catherine.
     John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford were recorded on the 1851 census in 'Falkland House', Chiswick, London. John S Dempster, 55, schoolmaster, born Mitcham, Surrey with his wife Catherine aged 47, born Hackney, children Catherine E, unmarried aged 23, Hubert F, unmarried aged 21, both born at Mitcham, Wallace H, aged 3, born Chiswick; Emily A, 17, born Chiswick; with assistants and servants.
     John Smith Dempster lived at Turnham Green, Chiswick , between 1853 and 1858. He and Catherine Lee Wafford and Catherine Elizabeth Dempster witnessed William Henry Spratt and Emily Ann Dempster's wedding on 23 August 1855 in Christ Church, Turnham Green, Chiswick, Brentford RD, Middlesex.
     On 10 May 1859 he advertised in the Times: Falkland House, Church-end, Finchley N. Mr Dempster begs to announce that he has removed his establishment for young gentlemen from Turnham Green to the above healthy locality, where he has taken a delightful and commodious residence standing in its own grounds with an especial view to securing to his pupils the advantages of imporved outdoor premises for their general exercise and recreation, Terms, which can be made inclusive if preferred, may be obtained by application to Mr Dempster. The half quarter will commence on the 11th instant. May 1859.
     John Smith Dempster lived at 'Falkland House', Church End, Finchley, London, between 1860 and 1862.
     John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford appeared on the 1861 census in 'Falkland House', Ballards Lane, Finchley, London. John S Dempster, head, married, 65, schoolmaster, born Mitcham, Sry; his wife Catherine aged 61, born Hackney; daughter Catherine E, unmarried, 39, scholar, born Mitcham; unmarried daughter Charlotte A, 23?, scholar, born Turnham Green, Mdx; son Wallace H, 12, scholar, born Turnham Green; with 12 resident pupils, 3 servants and 2 assistant masters.
     John Smith Dempster was listed in the 1863 Overseers returns.
     John was registered as John Smith Dempster, Falkland-house, Church-end, Finchley, house as occupier at 'Falkland House', Church End, Finchley, Midclesex, on the 1863 electoral roll.
     John Smith Dempster lived at 'Falkland Villa', Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, 1867.
     John died on 30 March 1868 in Sandgate, Kent, aged 72. The newspaper in Portland, Victoria had a notice: John S Dempster Esq. of Falkland Villa, Tetsworth, Oxon, England died 30 March 1868 at Sandgate, father of Mr John Dempster, of this town. Sydney & NZ papers please copy. He was buried on 4 April 1868 in All Soul's cemetery, Kensall Green.
     Valuable Freehold Dwelling House, and Garden. To be Sold by Auction, By Mr. Howland, At the Abingdon Arms Inn, Thame, on Tuesday the 23rd of June, 1868, at Three o'clock in the afternoon, under conditions to be then produced, and by direction of the Executrix of the late Mr. John Smith DEMPSTER . This valuable Freehold Dwelling House with Garden was late in Mr. DEMPSTER's own occupation, and the House has been recently newly fronted and entirely re-fitted. It contains dining and drawing rooms, two kitchens, four bed rooms and offices, with in-door water closet. - The water supply is excellent. This Property offers a most favourable opportunity, being so pleasantly situated, to anyone requiring a small comfortable Residence.
Particulars may be had at the George Inn, Aylesbury; Roebuck, Oxford; Falcon, High Wycombe; of the auctioneer, Thame; and of Messrs. Paine and Layton, solicitors, of No. 47, Gresham House, Old Broad-street, London, of whom further particulars may be known.
     His will was proved on 11 June 1868 at the Principal Probate Registry, London. The will of John Smith Dempster formerly of Turnham Green in the county of Middlesex but late of Tetsworth in the county of Oxford, gentleman was proved by Catherine Dempster of Tetsworth widow the relict and the sole executor, effects under £1500.
     His estate paid death duties in 1868. John Smith Dempster, Tetsworth. Oxford, executor, Catherine Dempster, PR, 410 ne.

Child of John Smith Dempster and Jane Duke

Children of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford

John W Dempster

(circa 1903 - 6 January 1965)
     John W Dempster was born circa 1903 in Nameless Cove, St Barbe district, Newfoundland, Canada. He was the son of Richard Dempster and Norah Frances Nosworthy. John W Dempster was recorded on the 1921census in the household of Richard Dempster and William Dempster in Nameless Cove, St Barbe district Newfoundland.
     John W Dempster married Amy Unknown.
     John W Dempster and Amy Unknown were recorded in 1935 census in Nameless Cove, St Barbe district Newfoundland. John Dempspter, aged 32, fisherman wife Amy, 27, children Anthony J 8, Catharine 6, Nora F A 4, Gordon C4 months, all born in Newfoundland of British nationality.
     John W Dempster and Amy Unknown were recorded in 1945 census in Nameless Cove, St Barbe district, Newfoundland, Canada. John W Dempster, 42, fisherman, born Nameless Cove, wife Amy Dempster 47 born Green Island Brook, children Anththony J Dempster 18 fisherman, Katherine Dempster 16, Millie N F Dempster 14, Gordon Dempster 10, Clyde Dempster 7, Donald Dempster 5, Claud Dempster 1, all born at Nameless Cove.
     John died on 6 January 1965 in Newfoundland. John W Dempster, March 23 1903- Jan 6 1965, aged 62 years & 10 monts. Beloved husband of Amy.

Children of John W Dempster and Amy Unknown

John Wafford Dempster

(13 June 1822 - 24 July 1884)
     John Wafford Dempster was christened on 13 June 1822 in Mitcham, Surrey, England. He was the son of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford.
     John Wafford Dempster appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford in 'Falkland House', Turnham Green, Chiswick, Middlesex.
     John Wafford Dempster arrived per "Isabella Watson" on 13 May 1846 at Adelaide, South Australia, from London departing 2 Jan. He was described as a teacher..
     John Wafford Dempster married Jane Rebecca Humberstone, daughter of William Humberstone and Mary Steer, on 12 August 1847 in Holy Trinity church, Adelaide, South Australia. John was a teacher, Hope Valley, South Australia. He also had a school in Portland, Vic, before becoming a publican.      
John Wafford Dempster moved to Victoria, circa 1854.
     John Wafford Dempster lived at Portland, Victoria, 1858. The Portland Guardian advertised the Dempster Schoolroom. John was described as a living child of John Smith Dempster on 30 March 1868.
     John Wafford Dempster lived at Portland, Victoria, 15 June 1868. The Portland Guardian mentioned Mr John Dempster of this town, as son John S Dempster, Esq. who died in Tetsworth, Oxford on March 30.
     He was mentioned as unemployed in the 1883 Victorian Parliamentary Papers 30/149.
     John died on 24 July 1884 in Booth Street, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, aged 62. He was buried on 27 July 1884 in the Sandhurst cemetery, Bendigo.

Joseph Dempster

(before 30 June 1843 - )
     Joseph Dempster was born before 30 June 1843 in Petworth, Sussex. He was the son of Charles Dempster and Jane Russell. Joseph Dempster was christened on 5 July 1843 in St Mary, Petworth. Sarah, Joseph, Catherine, Charles and Fanny were listed as the children of Charles Dempster in the 1851 census in Market Place, Petworth, Sussex. Joseph, Catherine, Charles, Alice, Edward and Jessie were listed as the children of Charles Dempster in the 1861 census in Market Place, Petworth.
     Joseph Dempster married Fanny Hopkins on 31 May 1866 in Woolavington, Sussex, England. Joseph was a nurseryman in 1881, in Midhurst, Sussex.

Children of Joseph Dempster and Fanny Hopkins

Joseph Dempster

(9 April 1826 - before 30 March 1899)
     Joseph Dempster was born on 9 April 1826 in Mitcham, Surrey. He was the son of James Dempster and Sarah Johnson. Joseph Dempster was christened on 1 March 1828 in Mitcham.
     Joseph Dempster appeared on the 1841 census in the household of George Augustus Frederick Dempster and Ann Milham in Ship St, Brighton. Joseph Dempster witnessed the codicil of Ann Milham on 27 October 1850 in Brighton, Sussex; This is a codicil of me Ann Dempster of Brighthelmstone Ssx widow I hereby confirm the direction in my will to James Dempster of East Grinstead the eldest son of my late husband James Dempster of the copyhold messuage and piece of freehold ground with stabling And whereas I appointed £300 three pound ten shilling per cent bank annuities in trust for my grandson George Dempster And I gave the land tax of £2.18.8 charged on Turks farm and all my real estate and residue of my personal estate unto my grandson George Dempster And appointed George Dempster executor And whereas my grandson George Dempster has departed this life Now I revoke all appointments and devises in my will in favour of my late grandson George Dempster And I hereby appoint the said £300 unto Sarah Dempster one of the daughters of the said James Dempster and I bequeath all my wearing apparel to Sarah the wife of the said James Dempster And I bequeath all the furniture wine spirits plate linen china books and other household effects belonging to me in my house no.42 Grand Pde Brighton and all my trinkets watches and jewellery to Sarah Dempster one of the daughters of James Dempster and I bequeath £19.19.0 each to Sarah Dempster and Mary Dempster and Ann Dempster two other daughters of James Dempster I give all the residue of my real and personal estate to Richard Dempster of Brighton Esq. and George Tamplin of no.150 Fenchurch St, London, gent upon trust to convert the same into money and be possessed of the same in trust for Augustus George Dempster and George Bundock Dempster the two children of my deceased grandson George Dempster to be equally divided between them share and share alike at the age of 21 And if both died before 21 in trust for Sarah Dempster, the daughter of James Dempster I appoint Richard Dempster and George Tamplin executors. Dated 27 Oct 1850. Witness Joseph Dempster, of 42 Grand Pde Brighton, H P Tamplin, 1 Lennox Place, Brighton. Ann and Joseph were listed as the children of James Dempster in the 1851 census in Crawley St, Ifield, Surrey. He was a solicitor living with his parents.
     Joseph was registered at 42 Grand Pde, Brighton, Sussex, on the between 1852 and 1859 electoral roll. He was not at this address in the 1851 census. Joseph was a solicitor from 1853, Brighton, Sussex. He qualified in Hilary Term (January) 1853. He witnessed the codicil of Ann Milham on 12 December 1855 in Brighton, Sussex; This is a codicil of me Ann Dempster of Brighton Ssx, widow, whereas I have by codicil to my will given the residue of my real and personal estate to Richard Dempster of Brighton Esq and George Tamplin of 159 Fenchurch St London gents, upon trusts for the benefit of Augustus George Dempster and George Bundock Dempster Now I revoke the devise and lieu thereof I give the residue of my real and personal estate unto my grandaughter Sarah Dempster one of the daughters of James Dempster. Dated 12 Dec 1855. Witness Joseph Dempster, solr. Brighton; Araunah Ballard, clerk to Messrs Woods & Dempster, Brighton. He witnessed James Dempster's will dated 26 June 1857 in Crawley, Ifield, Sussex. Joseph Dempster was listed in a directory dated 1858 as Joseph Dempster Esq. at Brighton, Sussex.
     Joseph Dempster appeared on the 1871 census in 64 Ship St, Brighton. Joseph Dempster, head, unmarried, 43, solicitor, born Mitcham wtih servants.
     Charlotte Unknown (Tewart) married secondly Joseph Dempster on 15 October 1873 in St Stephen's, Bayswater, Kensington RD, Middlesex. Marriage of Mr Joseph Dempster of Brighton and Mrs Charlotte Tewart, widow of the late Mr William Lawson Tewart.
     Joseph Dempster and Charlotte Unknown (Tewart) appeared on the 1881 census in 79 Lansdown Place, Hove, Sussex. Joseph Dempster, aged 54, married, solicitor, born Mitcham, with wife Charlotte aged 40, born Oxfordshire and three general servants including a Caroline Pafford!, born at Portsmouth. Joseph Dempster was an executor of Ann Dempster's estate on 27 January 1882 in the Principal Probate Registry, London. Joseph Dempster was an executor of Sarah Dempster's estate on 4 January 1886 in PPR.
     Joseph Dempster lived at Brighton, January 1886. He was an executor of Charles Dempster's estate on 22 December 1888 in PPR.
     Joseph Dempster and Charlotte Unknown (Tewart) appeared on the 1891 census in 79 Lansdowne Place, Hove, Sussex. Joseph aged 63, born Mitcham & Charlotte aged 50. They had two servants, Emily Easton aged 22, cook, domestic and Margaret Walthoe aged 22, housemaid, domestic. He was also listed at this address when executor in May 1891. Joseph Dempster was an executor of James Dempster's estate on 22 May 1891 in PPR.
     There was an earlier Joseph and his wife Elizabeth having a daughter Elizabeth baptised 6 May 1781 at St Martin Vintry, London.. Joseph Dempster was widowed on 23 July 1894 on the death of his wife Charlotte Unknown (Tewart).
     Administration of the estate of Charlotte Unknown (Tewart) was granted to Joseph Dempster, on 23 October 1894 in PPR, Charlotte Dempster of 79 Lansdowne Place, Hove, Sussex (wife of Joseph Dempster) died 23 July 1894 at the Spa, Tunbridge Wells. Administration at London 23 October 1894 to the said Joseph Dempster, solicitor. Effects £969/1/6/-.
     Joseph died before 30 March 1899 in Steyning RD.
     Valuation books: Hampton Place Schools [Brighton], schedule of fixtures; 20,21,22 Denmark Terrace [Brighton], list of rooms; 79 Lansdowne Place [Hove], estate of J Dempster deceased; 62 Lansdowne Place [Hove], estate of J Dempster deceased; 33 Lansdowne Place [Hove], estate of J Dempster deceased; 16 Holland Mews [Hove], estate of J Dempster deceased; 41 Fourth Avenue [Hove], inventory, 12 Apr 1900; tenants fixtures, 3 Oct 1900; Mrs Hatton, valuation of tenants, fixtures, (see AMS6508/5/2 and AMS6508/5/4), 15 Oct 1900.

Joseph Dempster

(19 July 1868 - )
     Joseph Dempster was christened on 19 July 1868 in St Andrew, Hove, Sussex. He was the son of Joseph Dempster and Fanny Hopkins. Joseph, Charles, Harry, Robert and Katherine were listed as the children of Fanny Hopkins in the 1881 census in North Street, Midhurst.

Joseph Dempster

     Joseph Dempster married Mary Ann Unknown.

Children of Joseph Dempster and Mary Ann Unknown