Paul Anthony Dempster

(26 July 1913 - 10 February 1970)
     Paul Anthony Dempster was born on 26 July 1913 in New South Wales. He was the son of Horace Hawkins Dempster and Ann Teresa Carney.
     Paul died on 10 February 1970 in Burwood District, New South Wales, aged 56. He was buried in Rookwood cemetery, Sydney. Paul Anthony Dempster, aged 56. Husband of Ruth. Father of Anne, Helen, Michael & Philip.

Percival Wilkes Dempster

(September 1840 - 10 March 1889)
     Percival Wilkes Dempster's birth was registered in the quarter ending in September 1840 in Turnham Green, Chiswick, Middlesex. He was the son of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford.
     Percival Wilkes Dempster appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford in 'Falkland House', Turnham Green, Chiswick, Middlesex.
     Percival Wilkes Dempster and Augustus Edward Dempster were recorded on the 1851 census in Caversham House, Caversham, Oxfordshire. Piercy 10 & Augustus Dempster 8, were scholars, born at Turnham Green, Mdx.
     Percival Wilkes Dempster appeared on the 1861 census in 1 Wells county?? Ter, Newington, Surrey. Percival W Dempster, aged 20, surgeon's assistant, born Turnham Green, Mdx with Thomas Howell, General practitioner & family. He witnessed David Rutherford Easthope and Charlotte Annan Dempster's wedding on 8 October 1862 in St Margaret, Plumstead, Kent.
     Percival Wilkes Dempster married Mary Ann Sophia Elizabeth Dean on 5 October 1868 in St Pancras, London, Middlesex, England.
     Percival Wilkes Dempster and Mary Ann Sophia Elizabeth Dean appeared on the 1871 census in 1a Murray Street, St Pancras, London. Ansell Dean 45, head, salesman born CamdenTown; with his children Henry Dean aged 18, baker, Francis Dean aged 16, Agnes F Dean aged 13 and Mary A S E Dempster aged 20 all born at Camden and her husband Percival W Dempster, aged 30, chemists assistant, born Chiswick.
     Percival Wilkes Dempster and Mary Ann Sophia Elizabeth Dean appeared on the 1881 census in 1A Murray Street, St Pancras, London, Middlesex, England. Percival W Dempster, head, aged 40, born Turnham Green, writer General Register & Record Office of Shipping and seamen; Mary Ann S E, wife, aged 30, born Camden Town; James H, son, aged 10; Ansell P, son, aged 9; John A, son, aged 8, Herbert F, aged 6; Horace S, aged 2; Florence A, daughter, aged 8 months, all children born at Camden Town. His widowed father in law, Ansell Dean, aged 55 born Camden Town, Middlesex, fruit salesman, foreman, was living with them.
     Percival Wilkes Dempster lived at 51 Russell Road, St Ann Rd, Stamford Hill, Middlesex, between 1888 and 1889.
     Percival died on 10 March 1889 in Guy's Hospital, Surrey, aged 48. He was buried on 16 March 1889 in Abney Park Cemetery, Hackney.
     His will was proved on 4 May 1889 at the Principal Probate Registry, London. The will of Percival Wilkes Dempster of 51 Russell Rd, St Anns Rd, Stamford Hill, Middlesex who died 10 March 1889 at Guy's Hospital Surrey proved by Mary Ann Sophia Elizabeth Dempster of above, widow, the relict, the sole executor.

Children of Percival Wilkes Dempster and Mary Ann Sophia Elizabeth Dean

Percy John Dempster

(4 July 1886 - )
     Percy John Dempster was christened on 4 July 1886 in Cocking, Sussex. He was the son of Joseph Dempster and Fanny Hopkins. Robert, Fanny and Percy were listed as the children of Fanny Hopkins in the 1891 census in Midhurst.

Phoebe Dempster

(1847 - )
     Phoebe Dempster was born in 1847 in Newfoundland. She was the daughter of John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop.

Reginald Robert John Dempster

(31 August 1885 - 13 May 1942)
     Reginald Robert John Dempster was commonly known as John. He was born on 31 August 1885 in Fifth Creek, South Australia. He was the son of Robert William George Dempster and Lydia May Ward.
     Reginald Robert John Dempster married Hilda Lane on 7 July 1914 in St Matthew's, Marryatville (Kensington), South Australia. Reginald was a music teacher, in Hutt St, Adelaide, South Australia. He wad described as the City Organist at this father's death in 1931.
     Reginald died on 13 May 1942 in Adelaide, South Australia, aged 56.

Children of Reginald Robert John Dempster and Hilda Lane

Richard Dempster

(20 March 1793 - 10 October 1873)
     Richard Dempster was born on 20 March 1793 in Mitcham, Surrey. He was the son of James Dempster and Sarah Osborn.
     In James Dempster's will dated 6 May 1819 in Mitcham, Richard 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...
     Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford obtained a marriage licence on 18 December 1821 in London.
     Richard Dempster married Ann Wafford, daughter of John Wafford and Ann Wilks, on 20 December 1821 in St John, Hackney, London. Married - Yesterday,the 20th instant, at St John's Hackney, Richard Dempster, Esq., of Marlborough-place, Brighton, to Ann, third daughter of John Wafford, Esq., of Chatham-place West, Hackney.
     Richard was a schoolmaster in Brighton, Sussex.
     Richard Dempster lived at 2 Marlborough Place (Gent's Boarding Academy), Brighton, Sussex, 1823. He and Arnold Denman, Louisa Denman and Caroline Lay witnessed Robert Osborn Dempster and Mary Ann Denman's wedding on 17 November 1825 in Willingdon, Sussex. Richard Dempster and John Wafford, John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Dempster witnessed Denis Boully and Elizabeth Lee Wafford's wedding on 10 January 1832 in Hackney, London . He witnessed Robert Osborn Dempster's will dated 6 May 1837 in Broadwater.
     Richard Dempster lived at 6 Marlborough Place, Brighton, Sussex, between 1839 and 1847.
     Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford appeared on the 1841 census in Marlborough Place, Brighton, Sussex. Richard Dempster, 45 , schoolm/ Headm, Ann 40, Richard, 6, James 15, (Richard the younger, the only one born in the county) plus pupils and other staff.
     Richard Dempster was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 18 August 1841.
     Administration of the estate of George Augustus Frederick Dempster was granted to Richard Dempster, on 21 February 1848 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon of George Dempster late of Brighton, Sussex. gent, a widower deceased, was granted to Richard Dempster the uncle and George Tamplin the curators lawfully assigned to Augustus George Dempster & George Bunduck Dempster minors, the natural & lawful & only children for the use of the said minors until one of them shall attain the age of 21 years. James Dempster & John Best Webb the lawful grandfathers and only next of kin of the said minors having first renounced Curatorship. £4000.
He 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.
     Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford were recorded on the 1851 census in 13 Hanover Crescent, Brighton, Sussex. Richard Dempster, House & Landed proprietor, aged 57 born Mitcham, Ann wife 52 born Hackney, Richard T?, son 16, born Brighton. Servants Eliza Hiemstead ?& Harriett Ward aged 22 & 28 housemaid & cook.
     Richard was registered as a house and landed proprietor at Brighton, Sussex, on the between 1852 and 1859 electoral roll. He was an executor of Ann Milham's estate on 27 October 1859 in the Principal Probate Registry, London.
     Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford appeared on the 1861 census in Brighton, Sussex. Richard aged 65 and his wife Ann aged 61, and sister in law Frances Wafford aged 61, with two servants resided in the house. Ann & Frances were both born in Hackney. Richard described himself as a landed proprietor and fundholder.
     Richard Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford appeared on the 1871 census in 11 Percy Rd, Hammersmith. Catherine Dempster, head, widow, 71, born Hackney; Catherine E Dempster, 42, daughter born Mitcham Surrey, Ann Dempster aged 78, married, visitor born Hackney, Richard Dempster aged 78 born Mitcham, married, visitor with Sarah Ann Hooper aged 18 born Middlesex, servant.
     Richard died on 10 October 1873 in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, aged 80.
     His will was proved on 13 March 1876 at PPR. The will of Richard Dempster, formerly of 13 Hanover Crescent, Brighton, Sussex, but late of Eccleshall, co. Stafford, Esquire, who died 10 Oct 1873 at Eccleshall, was proved at Lichfield by Richard Frederic Dempster at Eccleshall, Gentleman, the son, the sole executor. Effects valued at less than £3000.

Child of Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford

Richard Dempster

(June 1859 - 29 May 1929)
     Richard Dempster was born in June 1859 in Flowers Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. He was the son of John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop. Richard Dempster and William Dempster were listed in a directory dated 1897 as Dempster, Richard & William, fishermen at Flowers Cove, Newfoundland.
     Richard Dempster married Norah Frances Nosworthy on 9 February 1899 in Green Island Brook, St Barbe District, Newfoundland, Canada.
     Richard Dempster and William Dempster were recorded in 1921 census in Nameless Cove, St Barbe district, Newfoundland, Canada. In one house were: William Dempster, head, married born 1857 April, aged 64, born at Nameless Cove, C/E with wife Mary Dempster born 1861 Mar, aged 60. Next was Richard Dempster, head, widower, born 1859 Jun, 62, born in Flowers Cove, C/E & his son John W Dempster, single, born 1903 Mar. aged 18, born at Nameless Cove. Next was Richard Dempster, head, married, born 1899 Aug, aged 21, at Nameless Cove & his wife Evelyn M.
     Richard died Richard Dempster, of paraysis?, Church of England, aged 70, born Flowers Cover, the next entry is for Mary Demopster, aged 69, born at Sar... Cove, both buried at Flowers Cove, on 29 May 1929 in Flowers Cove, Newfoundland, aged 69.

Children of Richard Dempster and Norah Frances Nosworthy

Richard Dempster

(August 1899 - )
     Richard Dempster was born in August 1899 in Nameless Cove, St Barbe district, Newfoundland, Canada. His parentage is unproven. He was the son of Richard Dempster and Norah Frances Nosworthy.
     Richard Dempster was recorded in 1921 census in Nameless Cove, St Barbe district Newfoundland. Richard Dempster, head, married, born 1899 Aug, aged 21, at Nameless Cove & his wife Evelyn M Dempster, born 1900 Dec, aged 20, born at Nameless Cove.

Richard Alfred Dempster

(21 April 1824 - 14 October 1881)
     Richard Alfred Dempster was born on 21 April 1824 in Whitford Lane, Mitcham, Surrey, England. He was the son of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford. Richard Alfred Dempster was christened in 1824 in Independent church, Mitcham, Surrey.
     Richard Alfred Dempster appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford in 'Falkland House', Turnham Green, Chiswick, Middlesex.
     Richard Alfred Dempster arrived per "General Hewitt" on 22 January 1846 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
     Richard Alfred Dempster married Louisa MacKenzie on 9 May 1860 in St John's, Darlinghurst, New South Wales. On the 9th May last, by special licence, at St John's church, Darllinghurst, Australia, by the Rev Dr Howard, Richard Alfred, of the Clarence River, second son of John S Dempster, of Falkland House, Finchley, Middlesex, Esq., to Louisa, youngest daughter of J B Mackenzie, of Sydney, Esq. official assignee.
     Richard Alfred Dempster lived at Woollahra, New South Wales, between 1867 and 1879. Dempster, Richard A1867: 115 Palmer St, Woollahra; 1868 116 Palmer St; 1877 Dempster, Richard A, clerk, 189 Victoria St, Woollahra; 1879 Richard A Dempster, Carlo Cot., 189 Victoria St.
     Richard died on 14 October 1881 in Wallanga, Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia, aged 57. He was buried in Waverley cemetery, Bronte.

Children of Richard Alfred Dempster and Louisa MacKenzie

Richard Alfred John Dempster

(1902 - 1971)
     Richard Alfred John Dempster was born in 1902 in Glebe district, New South Wales. He was the son of Horace Hawkins Dempster and Ann Teresa Carney. Richard Alfred John Dempster was registered in the 1930 electoral roll with Horace Hawkins Dempster and Ann Teresa Carney. Richard Alfred Dempster, rubber worker.
     Richard Alfred John Dempster married Kathleen Vivian Weldon in 1937 in Petersham district, New South Wales.
     Richard died in 1971 in Sydney, New South Wales.

Richard Frederick Dempster

(14 November 1834 - )
     Richard Frederick Dempster was christened on 14 November 1834 in the Chapel Royal, Brighton, Sussex. He was the son of Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford.
     Richard Frederick Dempster appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford in Marlborough Place, Brighton, Sussex.
     Richard Frederick Dempster was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 18 August 1841. Richard was listed as the son of Richard Dempster in the 1851 census in 13 Hanover Crescent, Brighton, Sussex. Richard Frederick Dempster witnessed Hubert Frederic Dempster and Frances Joanna Startin's wedding on 17 January 1856 in St George, Hanover Square, Westminster.
     Richard Frederick Dempster married Harriett Mathew on 2 December 1858 in St Mary's, Lewisham, Kent.
     Richard Frederick Dempster and Harriett Mathew appeared on the 1861 census in 2 South St, Greenwich, Kent. Richard F Dempster, head, 26, married, solicitor, born Brighton, Sussex; Harriett wife 27 born London; with 2 servants. Richard Frederick Dempster was an executor of Richard Dempster's estate on 13 March 1876 in the Principal Probate Registry, London.
     Richard Frederick Dempster lived at Eccleshall, Staffordshire, March 1876.
     Richard Frederick Dempster and Harriett Mathew appeared on the 1881 census in Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Richard Frederick Dempster, head, aged 46, solicitor, born Brighton; wife Harriet aged 45, born London, children Frederick Wilberforce aged 21, solicitor's articled clerk?, John Hugh aged 16, scholar, born Greenwich, Henrieta H, aged 13 born Eccleshall. Richard Frederick Dempster was widowed on 3 April 1887 on the death of his wife Harriett Mathew.
     Richard Frederick Dempster married secondly Mathilde Unknown (Mendelssohn) in 1889 in London, Pancras RD.
     Richard Frederick Dempster and Mathilde Unknown (Mendelssohn) appeared on the 1891 census in Lower Road, Carshalton, Surrey. Richard F Dempster, head, 56?, retired solicitor, born Brighton, Sussex, with his wife Matilde aged 44, born Brussels, Belgium and his step-daughters Ida Mendelssohn aged 19 born Holborn, London & Paula Mendelssohn aged 15, born Peckham, Surrey & step-son Leo A? Mendelssohn aged 11, born Dalston, Middlesex; his mother in law Henriette? ... a 77 year old widow, and Alfred Wilson a 26 year old boarder, doctor .... born Australia.

Children of Richard Frederick Dempster and Harriett Mathew

Richard Talbot Frank Dempster

(28 October 1861 - )
     Richard Talbot Frank Dempster was born on 28 October 1861 in Greenwich, Kent. He was the son of Richard Frederick Dempster and Harriett Mathew. Richard Talbot Frank Dempster was christened on 12 June 1862 in St Mary, Lewisham, Kent.

Robert Dempster

(23 February 1827 - 12 December 1893)
     Robert Dempster was also known as Robert John in records. He was born on 23 February 1827 in 'Park Farm', Willingdon, Sussex, England. He was the son of Robert Osborn Dempster and Mary Ann Denman. Robert Dempster was christened on 5 April 1827 in St Mary, Willingdon.
     Robert Dempster appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford in 'Falkland House', Turnham Green, Chiswick, Middlesex.
     Robert Dempster was recorded on the 1851 census in 29 Little ...., St Anne Soho, Westminster. Robert John Dempster, unmarried aged 24, born Brighton, Sussex, student of medicine, was a visitor in the household of William Lucy, chemist.
     Middlesex Hospital ... Prize in Pathology Mr Robert John Dempster, Brighton. Robert was a surgeon in India from 1855 to 1883. He was accepted into the Medical Corps of the East India Company 4 August 1855. Assistant Surgeon 39th Native Infantry Madras Army Oct 31 1855. Embarked for India November 4 on board the Essex. Promoted to Surgeon 4 August 1867, Surgeon Major July 1 1873, Brigade Surgeon 28 March 1881. Retired 28 February 1883 as Deputy Surgeon General to England.
     Robert Dempster married Catherine Ellman on 15 October 1855 in St Andrew's, Hove, Sussex. On the 15th instant, at the parish church, Hove, Brighton, Daniel A Green esq, of Berechurch, Essex, to Fanny, also at the same time, Robert Dempster, Esq., Assistant Surgeon in the Hon. East India Company's Service, Madras, to Catherine, daughters of George Ellman, Esq., of Cliftonville, Brighton.      
Robert Dempster and Catherine Ellman emigrated from London on 4 November 1855 to India per "Essex".
     Robert Dempster lived at Madras, India, between 1856 and 1883.
     Surg. Maj. R Dempster, was (from 2 Sep 1870) in medical charge of the 34th *or Chicaole) Light Infantryof the Indian Army which arrived in Managalore 19 Dec 1870.
     Robert Dempster made a will dated 22 August 1882 in St Thomas' Mount, Tamil Nadu, Madras Presidency, India. He left all his property to his wife Catherine who was also sole executor.
     Robert Dempster lived at 119 Holland Rd, Kensington, London, September 1883.
     Robert Dempster was mentioned in the manorial court roll dated 23 February 1886 re North Hall and South Hall Farms. Manor of Twineham Benefield. Copy. Admission of (a) Robert Dempster of 119 Holland Road, Kensington, Co. Middlesex, Surgeon General late of the 84th. Regiment of Foot, on the death of (b) Thomas Ellman of 2 Oak Tree Villas, South Norwood, Co. Surrey, esquire. Recites: (i) 27 April 1885. Probate of Will of the said Thomas Ellman whereby all real and personal estate was devised unto Henry Daniels and the said Robert Dempster upon trust to sell the same. By this deed, the said Robert Dempster was admitted tenant of the said property, upon the trusts declared in the said Will.
Manor of Twineham Benefield. Copy. Admission of (a) Robert Dempster of 119 Holland Road, Kensington, Co. Middlesex, Surgeon General late of the 84th Regiment of Foot, on the death of (b) Thomas Ellman of 2 Oak Tree Villas, South Norwood, Co. Surrey, esquire. - ref. By this deed, the said Robert Dempster was addmitted tenant of the said property, upon the trusts declared in the Will of the said Thomas Ellman.

     Robert Dempster lived at Guildford, Surrey, between 1890 and 1893. He retired to England where he lived with his son-in-law Colonel Frank Dawson and daughter Mary at Glenthorne House, Guildford.
     In Mary Ann Denman's will dated 10 July 1890 in Guildford, Surrey, Robert Dempster was named as executor and an heir of the estate. He was an executor of Mary Ann Denman's estate on 24 January 1891 in the Principal Probate Registry, London.
     Robert Dempster and Catherine Ellman appeared on the 1891 census in Waterden Rd, Stoke, Guildford, Surrey. Robert Dempster, 64, army officer, deputy surgeon, Indian Army, born Willingdon; his wife, Catherine, 55, born Ringmer, Ssx; daughter Catherine E Dempster,31, born India, Madras, Trichinopoly, grandchildren, Mary E Hibbert, 10, Ethel G Hibbert 9, Robert F Hibbert     8, Emily Reed 18, Annie Earley 18, Mary E Miller 28, parlour maid, nursemaid & cook. Robert Dempster was mentioned in a letter from William Dempster dated 14 March 1893. A letter from William Dempster to his daughter Dora on her departure for England reads:- .
My dear Dora
A few last words before you finally start. Your telegram confirmed ... impressions of your ... to Adelaide. It is nice to have such a good beginning to a voyage enabling you to ... and to know people before they disappear from the scene for a time longer or shorter as the case may be.
Your going has left a great hole which it does not seem possible to fill but appearances are well maintained but there are ton hearts beneath them.
I must now introduce you to my people. Rob is a round ball of a fellow who had had to give up tennis on account of the rotundity. He is a straight out sort of fellow. Very ... and the enemy of humbug & a firm believer in his wife who I fancy you will like. Katie and Annie two daughters are with them. The former being a good little mother to two grandchildren, double orphans. Rose the mother died just after they left India and Frank Hebbert not long after her. Mary and her husband Capt. Dawson are home from India for a year or two. The latter a son of General Dawson, late of India, and now retired in England. And there you have them all except for offshoots. Robert's address is Glenthorn Rd, Guildford, about 20 miles from London. I am sending your portraits on so that they may know what they have to expect.
The carrier has just brought the cargo of logs and there is to be a grand ...
Tell Maimee that Clara Kelly is to have her boat and I expect she will cherish it jealously
One more goodbye, God bless & keep you all
Your loving father
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     Robert died of apoplexy on 12 December 1893 in 'Glenthorne', Guildford, Surrey, aged 66. Eleanore & Peter Dempster hold a photograph in military attire. Victorian newspapers reported: Death of Mr Robert Dempster, Surgeon-General, late Madras Army, eldest son of the late Mr Robert Osborn Dempster, and brother of Mr William Dempster, manager E S & A Bank, Williamstown. Mr Dempster expired on the 12th ult, at Glenthorn, Guildford, England. He was buried in Stoughton cemetery, Guildford.
     His will was proved on 3 February 1894 at PPR. Robert Dempster of Guildford, Surrey, formerly of St Thomas' Mount in the Madras Presidency in India, Deputy Surgeon-General, Madras Medical Service, retired list who died on 12 December 1893 at Glenthorn proved and administration granted to Catherine Dempster of Glenthorn, widow, the sole executor. Personal estate valued at £1768/13/6.
     Robert Dempster was mentioned in the manorial court roll dated 19 July 1894 . In the manor of Twineham Benefield. 19 July 1894 - Admission of (a) William Arnold Dempster of Chiliwack, New Westminster, British Colombia, Canada, esquire, on the death of (b) Robert Dempster, his father. - Recites: (i) 12 December 1893. Death of the said Robert Dempster and subsequent burial at Stoke next Guildford, Co. Surrey.
(ii) 15 October 1855. Marriage of the said Robert Dempster at Hove, Brighton.
(iii) 15 January 1868. Baptism of the said William Arnold Dempster at Seetabulda, India, youngest son of the said Robert Dempster.
By this deed, the said William Arnold Dempster was admitted tenant of the said property, upon the trusts declared in the Will of Thomas Ellman, deceased, as described in Sergison 2.
Manor of Twineham Benefield. Admission of (a) William Arnold Dempster of Chiliwack, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, esquire, on the death of (b) Robert Dempster, his father. By this deed, the said William Arnold Dempster was admitted tenant of the said property, upon trusts declared in the Will of Thomas Ellman, deceased, as described in Sergison 3.

Children of Robert Dempster and Catherine Ellman

Robert Dempster

(15 October 1856 - 29 December 1857)
     Robert Dempster was christened on 15 October 1856 in St Mary, Petworth, Sussex. He was the son of Charles Dempster and Jane Russell.
     Robert died on 29 December 1857 in Petworth, Sussex, aged 1. He was buried at Barton's cemetery, Petworth on the 31st from St Mary's..

Robert Dempster

(21 May 1877 - )
     Robert Dempster was born on 21 May 1877 in East Guildford, Sussex. He was the son of Joseph Dempster and Fanny Hopkins. Robert Dempster was christened on 17 August 1877 in St Mary the Virgin, Rye. Joseph, Charles, Harry, Robert and Katherine were listed as the children of Fanny Hopkins in the 1881 census in North Street, Midhurst. Robert, Fanny and Percy were listed as the children of Fanny Hopkins in the 1891 census in Midhurst.

Robert Arnold Dempster

(26 June 1891 - 10 June 1967)
     Robert Arnold Dempster was born on 26 June 1891 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was the son of William Arnold Dempster and Mary Chipman Rounsefell. Robert Arnold Dempster was christened on 1 September 1891 in Vancouver, BC, CAN.
     Robert Arnold Dempster lived at Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, between 1891 and 1919. Robert was a dairy farmer in Clayburn, British Columbia, Canada, from about 1915 to 1967. He lived at Chilliwack and Dewdney prior to this.
     Robert Arnold Dempster married Gundrid Minna Rebbeck on 17 September 1924 in Vancouver, BC, CAN.
     Robert died on 10 June 1967 in Mission or Abbotsford?, British Columbia, Canada, aged 75. He was buried in Hatzic, British Columbia, Canada.

Robert Augustus Dempster

( - before 1806)
     Robert Augustus Dempster married Leah Valender on 8 February 1792 in St Luke, Chelsea, London.
     Robert died before 1806.

Child of Robert Augustus Dempster and Leah Valender

Robert Brooke Dempster

(11 March 1796 - )
     Robert Brooke Dempster was born on 11 March 1796 in Stepney, London. He was the son of George Dempster and Elizabeth Edwards. Robert Brooke Dempster was christened on 30 March 1796 in St George in the East, Stepney.

Robert Osborn Dempster

(1 November 1796 - 20 June 1837)
Willingdon church, Sussex
     Robert Osborn Dempster was born on 1 November 1796 in England. He was the son of James Dempster and Sarah Osborn.
     In James Dempster's will dated 6 May 1819 in Mitcham, Robert Osborn 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...
     Robert Osborn Dempster married Mary Ann Denman, daughter of John Denman and Ann Heatherly, on 17 November 1825 in Willingdon, Sussex. Married by licence. They were both single of this parish and the ceremony was witnessed by Richard Dempster & her brother and sister Arnold & Louisa Denman. The marriage licence dated 15 November stated that Robert Dempster of Willingdon was aged 29 and upwards and Mary Ann Denman of same was aged 22 and upwards, spinster, for Willingdon church. He was a churchwarden in Willingdon, in March 1828. Robert was a tenant farmer in Willingdon. Robert Dempster shared the tenancy of Park Farm with his wife's family, managing the estate for the Lords of the Manor of Willingdon, absentee owners. He was not eligible to vote in the 1832 election, although his brother-in-law, Arnold Denman was.
     He first appears as a tenant of Offimgton Farm in Jan 1833 paying rates for land, by June he was payimg taxed on a house & land.
     He had a fall from his horse at Worthing Sands and he was mentally deranged and suffered subsequent depression culminating in his death. Robert was a yeoman farmer in 'Offington Farm', Broadwater, in 1836. He was of Offington Farm, Broadwater near Worthing and a tenant of James Daubuz of Offington House. The farm was assessed at £343.10s. with the Poor Rate due to be collected on 18 Oct 1837, £25/15/3.
     Robert Osborn Dempster made a will dated 6 May 1837 in Broadwater. Robert Dempster of Offington in the parish of Broadwater in the county of Sussex yeoman I give all my estate and effects whatsoever unto my dear wife and I appoint my said wife and Arnold Denman of Willingdon in the county of Sussex yeoman and George Dempster of Brighthelmstone in the county of Sussex executrix and executors. Signed Robert Dempster. Witnesses: Richard Dempster & Thos. Turner.
     Robert died by suicide on 20 June 1837 in 'Offington Farm', Broadwater, Sussex, aged 40. He threw himself down an 80 foot well on his farm. He had been depressed since a fall from his horse two years earlier. A coroner's inquest was held regarding his death. Distressing suicide - An inquest was held on Wednesday at Hill Barn, near Broadwater upon the body of Mr Robert Dempster, of Offington. The deceased had for some years past, been the tenant of Offington Farm, and it appears that nearly two years since, he fell from his horse on the Worthing sands, and somewhat disordered his mental faculties and from that time his spirits have been more or less depressed; but as it was usual for him to be in a low state, any particular behaviour or appearance were not noticed by those about him. Mr Dempster, in April last, went away for the benefit of his health, and had lately returned; during his absence, Mr Turner, (a gentleman who has recently retired from the farming business) a friend of the deceased, managed the farm, and has remained there to the present time. On Saturday last, when Mr T was passing near the Well-house at Hill Barn, he heard some one inside - he went in and saw the deceased looking down the well, deceased said he was merely admiring the buckets, they being made in a superior manner, - they both went out together and no more notice was taken of the circumstance. On Tuesday morning, deceased rose unusually early, and Mr Turner saw him coming down stairs, and observed that he was suffering very much from "lowness of spirits"; they took breakfast together, after which deceased appeared better and said he sould ride out, (which he had not done before since Mr Turner's stay there) when Mr T offered to go with him, but the other declined; deceased accordingly went, in a different direction from Hill Barn. About one o'clock, a woman living at Hill Barn, saw the deceased sitting on a stile near the well-house, and almost immediately afterwards he was seen by her child to go into the house and get down the well, 80 feet in depth with 6 or 7 feet of water; the child instantly informed the mother, who communicated the circumstance to a workman who had just returned from his dinner. He directly went to the well, and looking down heard a commotion of the water, as if some one was struggling, - assistance was immediately sent for, but her place being a considerable distance from deceased's residence and from any other houses, it was some time before the deceased was got up; he was quite dead. It is supposed that as there no bruises on his person, he hung with his hands on each side of the well and then dropped down; he had taken off his coat, and his horse was hid up close by. The jury returned a verdict that he destroyed himself in a fit of temporary derangement. He was buried on 24 June 1837 in St Mary's, Broadwater. The gravestone reads: Sacred to the memory of Robert Osborn Dempster who departed this life on the 20th June 1837 in the 41st year of his age. Also of George, youngest son of the above who died at sea on his passage from Melbourne 5th Dece 1861 aged 31 years.
     The entire, execellent, true Southdown stock ... belonging to Mr Robert Dempster, lately deceased will be offered at Offington Farm, near Worthing, consisting of about 700 ewes and young sheep to correspond and some rams.
     The Sussex advertiser & Brighthelmston journal Monday October 8, 1838 announced: Sales by Auction, Offington, near Worthing. Genuine modern and valuable household furniture, capital bedding, new patent mangle and effects. By Verrall and Son. On this day Monday 8 Oct 1838 at 12 o'clock precisely.
The genuine and valuable household furniture, excellent brewing utensils and other effects of Mr R Dempster, deceased, at Offington Farm, in the parish of Boradwater.
The furniture of the dining and drawing rooms includes a capital set of mahogany telescope dining tables, ditto pedestal sideboard, ditto set of chairs and elegant rose-wood loo table, set of imitation ditto chairs in green morine, sofa, curtains etc, (to march) two brilliant chimney glasses, large Brussels carpet *nearly new), hearth rugs, fenders, fire bras, etc. two capital four post bedsteads with morine furniture, prime goose feather bed, horse-hair and wool mattresses, large Witney blankets, mahogany wardrobe, large clothes press, chest of drawers, commodes, dressing and washing tables, glasses, Brussels and Kidderminster carpets, the furniture of the servants' bed room, a (nearly new) patent mangle, good set of brewing utensils, box church, diary articles, kitchen and pantry requisites, and numerous other valuables.
Printed catalogues to be had at the Norfolk Arms, Arundel : Mackenzie's Printing Office, Worthing ; and of the Auctioneers Lewes.
     Robert Osborn Dempster was mentioned as being deceased in the will of James Dempster dated 18 August 1841.
     His will was proved on 24 July 1860 at the Principal Probate Registry, London. 24 July 1860 the will of Robert Dempster proved by Mary Ann Dempster of Osborne Villas, Cliftonville, Hove, widow & relict & one of the surviving executors power reserved of a like grant to Arnold Denman the other surviving executor. Effects under £300.

Children of Robert Osborn Dempster and Mary Ann Denman

Robert William George Dempster

(6 January 1865 - 3 September 1931)
     Robert William George Dempster was born on 6 January 1865 in Trichinopolyor Pallamacottah, Tamil Nadu, India. He was the son of Robert Dempster and Catherine Ellman. Robert William George Dempster was christened on 14 March 1865 in Ootacamund, Poonamallee, Tamil Nadu.
     Robert William George Dempster and Mary Dempster appeared on the 1871 census in 4 Colville Tce West, Kensington, London. Mary Dempster aged 8 and R W E Dempster aged 6 both born in India were described as niece and nephew in the household of Ann Ellman, unmarried, governess, aged 39 born Lewes. Also in the household were Harriet her sister aged 31 also a governess born at Lewis; her aunt Elizabeth Ellman aged 49, pension, birthplace not known, nephew John H Elllman aged 8, born in Ireland.
     William & Robert (and the other children presumably) were brought up their aunt Harriet Ellman while their parents were in India.
     Robert William George Dempster and William Arnold Dempster appeared on the 1881 census in Eliot Bank Schook, 8 Eliot Bank, Forest Hill, Lewisham, Kent. Robert Willm Demmpster 16 & William Arnold Dempster 13, both born in India, were pupils in the school of Thomas Bryer. The school was earlier called Osborne House.
     Robert William George Dempster married Lydia May Ward on 30 January 1883 in the Register Office, London, England. He ran away from Sandhurst Military College to elope; at his marriage he gave his residence as 19 Garrick St, Lydia's was The Climb, Forest Hill [Lewisham]? where her father farmed.
     Robert William George Dempster arrived in 1883 at South Australia. Robert was an Anglican clergyman at South Australia from 1894. He was ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Salisbury in St Peters Cathedral 27 Dec 1894. Entered the priesthood 22 Dec 1895. Curate of Strathalbyn with the River Murray Mission 1894-95, St Johns Adelaide 1895-1901, Rector of St Matthews Kensington 1901-1931. Chaplain A.M.F. 1916-18. Honorary Canon 1927.
     In July 1931 the Advertiser & Register reported: S. MATTHEWS CHURCH, KENSINGTON - Successor to Canon Dempster. An invitation has been extended to the Rev. Harold Giles, of St. Aldan's, Payneham, to succeed Canon Dempster as rector of St Matthew's, Kensington. ...
Canon Dempster, who recently resigned from the charge of St Matthews on account of ill health, after 30 years' service, was extraordinarily well liked in his church and district.
The son of the late Surgeon-General Dempster, of the Indian Army, Canon Dempster was born at Trichinopoli, Madras, and received his theological training at St Barnabas' College, Adelaide, being ordained deacon in 1894 and priest a year later. After a year's experience In mission work on the Murray, he was appointed curate to Canon Hopcraft In St John's parish and stationed at St Mary Magdalene's Church, where he remained until his appointment as rector of Kensington in 1901. In 1927 he was elected honorary canon of St. Peter's Cathedral by his brother clergy, to fill the vacancy in the Howard Canonry caused by the death of Canon Swan
.
     Robert died on 3 September 1931 in Marryatville (Kensington), South Australia, aged 66. The Advertiser & Register Friday 4 Sep 1931 reported: DEATH OF CANON DEMPSTER. Fine Life Ends at 66.
Canon R. W. G. Dempster, rector of St Matthew's, Kensington, from 1901 until recently, when he resigned because of ill-health, died yesterday at the rectory in his sixty-sixth year.
He was one of the best known and best liked members of the clergy, his benevolent influence and the circle of his friends extending far beyond the limits of the district in which he laboured so long and so well. He shunned publicity, and was content to minister to the needs of his parishioners, and to do all in his power to make easier the path, of all with whom he came into contact. One of his chief interests was the peaceful churchyard of St Matthew's,which, dating back to the time when Kensington was a village, contains many interesting memorials of the old pioneers who helped to make the State's history. Under his care It has retained much of its old-time charm and beauty.
The son of the late Surgeon-General Dempster, of the Indian Army. Canon Dempster was born at Trichinopoli, Madras, and received his theological training at St.Barnabas' College. Adelaide. He was ordained deacon in 1894, and priest a year later. At the time of his ordination the See of Adelaide was vacant, the service being conducted by Bishop Wordsworth, Bishop of Salisbury, who was passing through Adelaide on a visit to New Zealand. The first 12 months of his ministry were spent in mission work on the Murray. It was not his first experience of such work, as before his or dination he had been for four years on the Poonindie mission station on Eyre Peninsula. After being ordained priest in 1895, he was appointed curate to Canon Hopcraft in St John's parish, and was stationed at St. Mary Magdalene's Church. He remained there until his appointment as rector of Kensington in 1901. He was rural dean of the eastern suburbs in 1916, and for three years (1916 to 1919) served as a chaplain with the Australian Military Forces. In 1327 he was elected honorary Canon of St. Peter's Cathedral by his brother clergy, to fill the vacancy in the Howard Canonry caused by the death of Canon Swan—an indication of the respect which his colleagues felt for him. In 1883 Canon Dempster married in England Miss L. M. Ward, who survives him. Mr. John Dempster, city organist, of Adelaide, and Mr. Will Dempster, of Tanunda are sons, and Mrs. Percy F. Leader is his only daughter.
There will be a funeral service at 1.30 p.m. today at St Matthew's Church.
Tribute in Synod.
At the afternoon session of Synod yesterday, the Bishop of Adelaide (Right Rev. Dr. Thomas, in announcing the death of Canon Dempster, paid tribute to his excellent work. On the motion of the Rev. Harold Giles, a resolution expressing sympathy with the widow and family was passed. Synod standing in silence for a moment
. He was buried on 4 September 1931 in the North Road cemetery, Adelaide. Burial of Canon Dempster: Many Anglican clergymen attend the funeral this afternoon of Canon R W G Dempster, of Marryatville, whose remains were buried in North Road cemetery. Right Reverend Dr A Nutter Thomas (Bishop of Adelaide) conducted services in St Matthew's church and at the cemetery. he was assisted by Rev J Rowell of Magill. Wreaths and messages of sympathy were received at the home of Canon Dempster. Brethren of the Lodge of Friendship, with which he had been actively associated in the Order of Freemasons, attended the funeral.

Children of Robert William George Dempster and Lydia May Ward

Rosa Frances Dempster

(21 September 1856 - 20 March 1883)
     Rosa Frances Dempster was commonly known as Rose. She was born on 21 September 1856 in Rangoon, Burma. She was the daughter of Robert Dempster and Catherine Ellman. Rosa Frances Dempster was christened on 25 March 1857 in Rangoon.
     Rosa Frances Dempster and Catherine Emma Dempster appeared on the 1871 census in 17 St Aubyns, Hove, Sussex. Rosa F Dempster, aged 14, born Fun? India, British Subject Catherine E Dempster, aged 10, born Trichinopoly were scholars at Maria Ashby's school.
     Rosa Frances Dempster married Francis Henry Hebbert on 29 March 1878 in Mangalore, India. Married by the Rev Dr McKee, F H Hebbert, Esq, Madras Civil Service, to Rosa Frances, eldest daughter of Surgeon Major R Dempster, 34th Regiment, Chicacole Light Infantry.
     Rosa died on 20 March 1883 in Madras, India, aged 26. The Times of India reported: March 20th at Madras Rose the wife of F H Hebbert CS .
William Dempster of Williamstown in 1893 stated that Rose died just after they left India and Frank not long after. Her children were raised by their maternal grandparents and aunt Katie.

Children of Rosa Frances Dempster and Francis Henry Hebbert

Ruth Dempster

(1863 - )
     Ruth Dempster was born in 1863 in Newfoundland. She was the daughter of John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop.

Sarah Dempster

(29 June 1842 - )
     Sarah Dempster was christened on 29 June 1842 in St Mary, Petworth, Sussex. She was the daughter of Charles Dempster and Jane Russell. Sarah, Joseph, Catherine, Charles and Fanny were listed as the children of Charles Dempster in the 1851 census in Market Place, Petworth, Sussex.
     Sarah Dempster married John Daniel Collins on 7 March 1861 in Petworth, Sussex.
     Sarah Dempster and John Daniel Collins appeared on the 1861 census in Deptford, St Paul, Kent. John Collins, 25, warehouseman manchester born Lostwithiel, Cornwall with his wife Sarah aged 19, born Petworth and a visitor Fanny Dempster, aged 12, born Petworth.
     Sarah Dempster and John Daniel Collins appeared on the 1891 census in Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. John D Collins 55, draper, born Lostwithiel, Cornwall, his wife Sarah Collins 49, born Petworth, Ssx, children Florence Collins 23, Ethel Collins 17, Russell Collins 7, Jessie Breeze 31, born Petworth, Ssx, sister in law, servants Maria Francis 27 Matilda Grant 24.

Sarah Dempster

(24 April 1820 - 16 October 1885)
     Sarah Dempster was born on 24 April 1820 in Mitcham, Surrey. She was the daughter of James Dempster and Sarah Johnson. Sarah Dempster was christened on 11 June 1820 in Mitcham.
     Sarah Dempster appeared on the 1841 census in the household of James Dempster and Sarah Johnson in Dorset Arms, High St, East Grinstead, Sussex. Sarah Dempster was named as an heir in the codicil on 27 October 1850 to the will of Ann Milham. 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.
     Sarah Dempster was listed in the household of Ann Milham as a grandchild in the 1851 census in 42 Grand Pde, Brighton, Sussex. Sarah Dempster was named as an heir in the codicil on 12 December 1855 to the will of Ann Milham. 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. Sarah was a beneficiary in Ann Milham's will proved 27 October 1859 in the Principal Probate Registry, London.
     Sarah Dempster appeared on the 1861 census in 'Melton Lodge', Chelsea, London. Sarah Dempster, unmarried, house holder aged 40, born Mitcham, was a visitor in the home of Emma Fielder?, a widow aged 51. She was listed as Charles Dempster's sister in the 1871 census in Half Moon Hotel, Petworth, Sussex; Charles Dempster, 58, innkeeper, born Mitcham, Jane his wife aged 54, born Dorking; Sarah Dempster, sister aged 50 born Mitcham; daughter Fanny Dempster, aged 22, unmarried, born Petworth, Alice, 19 daughter born Petworth, plus two domestic servants. Sarah Dempster was listed as Charles Dempster's sister in the 1881 census in 18 St John's Terrace, Hove.
     Sarah died on 16 October 1885 in 49 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, aged 65. She was buried on 20 October 1885 in Ocklynge cemetery, Eastbourne. After a service at St Mary's. Her memorial reads: In loving memory of
SARAH DEMPSTER/ Who fell asleep October 16th 1885 / aged 65 years.

     Her will was proved on 4 January 1886 at PPR. The will of Sarah Dempster, late of 49 Gildredge Rd, Eastbourne, Sussex, spinster who died 16 October 1885 at 49 Gildredge Rd, was proved by Joseph Dempster of 64 Ship St, Brighton, solicitor, the brother & Harry William Christmas of 22 Walbrook in the city of London, solicitor, the executors. Personal effects £1,023/16/5. Resworn March 1886 - £1,073/16/5.

Sarah Dempster

(21 August 1803 - )
     Sarah Dempster was christened on 21 August 1803 in St Luke, Chelsea, London. She was the daughter of Robert Augustus Dempster and Leah Valender.

Sarah Elizabeth Dempster

(8 March 1790 - )
     Sarah Elizabeth Dempster was born on 8 March 1790 in Mitcham, Surrey. She was the daughter of James Dempster and Sarah Osborn. Sarah Elizabeth Dempster was christened on 21 March 1790 in Mitcham.
     Sarah Elizabeth Dempster married Thomas Heaton Norris on 15 October 1808 in Mitcham, Surrey. Thomas Heaton Norris Esq of Muswell Hill Middlesex to the eldest daughter of James Dempster of Baron House Mitcham, Surrey.
     Sarah Elizabeth Dempster was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 6 May 1819.

Children of Sarah Elizabeth Dempster and Thomas Heaton Norris

Sarah Frances Dempster

(before 21 June 1815 - 11 October 1862)
     Sarah Frances Dempster was born before 21 June 1815 in Kingsland Crescent, Hackney, London, England. She was christened on 21 June 1815 in St John, Hackney. She was the daughter of John Sinclair Dempster and Mary Frost (Davies/Davis).
     Sarah Frances Dempster and Robert Forbes obtained a marriage licence on 22 September 1840.
     Sarah Frances Dempster married Robert Forbes on 26 September 1840 in Hackney West, London.
     Sarah Frances Dempster and Robert Forbes appeared on the 1841 census in Kingsland Crescent, Hackney West, London. Robert Forbes, 30, CL?, born Scotland and Sarah Forbes 20 born in the county.
     Sarah Frances Dempster was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 18 August 1841.
     Sarah Frances Dempster and Robert Forbes were recorded on the 1851 census in Kingsland Crescent, Hackney. Robert aged 42 born Aberdeen, Scotland with his wife Sarah Frances aged 35 born West Hackney, both coal merchants and their children Charles D 9, Robert A 8, George A 6, John S 4, Frances E 2, with two general servants. Sarah Frances Dempster was also known as Jane Dempster in records.
     Sarah Frances Dempster and Robert Forbes arrived per "Thomas Lowry" in September 1852 at Victoria. Thomas [sic] Forbes aged 35 carpenter, Jane [sic] Forbes aged 34, Charles Dempster Forbes 10, Robert Arthur Forbes 8, Geo Alexander Forbes 6, John Sinclair Forbes 5, Frances Emma Forbes aged 3.
     Sarah died on 11 October 1862 in Melbourne, Victoria. The Times reported:On the 11th Oct, at Melbourne, from inflammation of the lungs, Sarah Frances, wife of Mr Robert Forbes, and youngest daughter of the late Mr John Sinclair Dempster, of Kingsland Crescent, Middlesex, aged 47. She was buried in Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Victoria. A slab stone in the Church of England section (N14) records: Sacred to the memory of Sarah Frances the beloved wife of Robert FORBES; late of Kingsland Crescent. London. Died 11 Oct 1862 age 47 yrs.
also Frances Emma, only daughter of the above; died 24 Mar 1852
age 4 yrs. and 8 mths.
In affectionate remembrance
of the above, Robert FORBES
who died at Melbourne 20 Jun 1878 in his 70th year Again together.

Children of Sarah Frances Dempster and Robert Forbes

Sophia Kate Dempster

(6 October 1868 - )
     Sophia Kate Dempster was also known as Kate in records. She was born on 6 October 1868 in Camden Town, St Pancras RD, Middlesex. She was the daughter of Percival Wilkes Dempster and Mary Ann Sophia Elizabeth Dean. Sophia Kate Dempster was christened on 10 March 1869 in St Thomas, Agar Town, Camden, London. Sophia Kate, daughter orf Percival Wilkes & Mary Ann Sophia Elizabeth Dempster, A1? Murray St, chemist's assistant; born 6 Oct 1868. Sophia, James, Herbert, Horace, Florence, Ada, Adam and Beatrice were listed as the children of Mary Ann Sophia Elizabeth Dean in the 1891 census in 51 Russell Rd, Tottenham, London.
     Sophia Kate Dempster married William Stewart Griffin on 3 September 1896 in St Anne's, Tottenham, Middlesex.

Sydney MacKenzie Dempster

(1867 - before 5 June 1929)
     Sydney MacKenzie Dempster was born in 1867 in Sydney, New South Wales. He was the son of Richard Alfred Dempster and Louisa MacKenzie.
     Sydney MacKenzie Dempster married Thassaly Smith in 1908 in Sydney, New South Wales.
     He was the Commodore of the Royal Sydney Yacht Club.
     Sydney died before 5 June 1929 in Randwick, New South Wales. The funeral of Mr. Sydney Mackenzie Dempster at Waverley yesterday was attended by a large number of his friends in the business world and by many yachtsmen. Services were conducted at Mr. Dempster's late residence, Darley-road, Randwick, and at the graveside by the Rev. R. T. Cameron, a brother-in-law of deceased. Among those who attended the funeral were the Rev. Hubert Dempster and Mr. Horace Dempster (brothers), Mr. Claude Cameron
(nephew), Mr. Russel Marshall (partner), Colonel Alfred Spain, Messrs. D. S. Carment (Yacht Racing Association), Mr. P. Ross vice-commodore of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron), O. A. Meyer (a member of the committee), C. Trebeck, L. C. Waterman, W. K. Dawson, T. F. H. Mackenzie, A. Wilson (vice-commodore. Royal Prince Alfred Yacht
Club), P. S. Arnott (rear-commodore), John Buchanan (hon. treasurer), A. J. Thompson, F F. Buchanan, A. J. Langan, C. S. Christie, T. L. Mulhall, W L. Dendy (Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Company), F. E. Stuart,
Norman L. Shaw, P. Crane, J. L. Milson, Dudley Hay, Byram Mansell, P. E. Andreas, J. M. D. Goddard, N. H. Mackenzie, S. Fotheringham, S. G. Robey, W. Mack Wa'ker, T. Brown, W. B. Williamson, P. Macdonald, B
M Welch, Richard Old, T. W. Bremner, R. I E. Millard, Dr. E. Marks, and Dr. Walter Perry.
.

Thomas Dempster

(2 February 1791 - )
     Thomas Dempster was born on 10 July 1789 in Stepney, London. He was christened on 2 February 1791 in St George in the East, Stepney, London. He was the son of George Dempster and Elizabeth Edwards.