James Dempster

(31 May 1772 - )
     James Dempster was christened on 31 May 1772 in Eling, Hampshire, England. He was the son of George Dempster and Ellizabeth Powell.

James Dempster

(before 1725 - )
     James Dempster was born before 1725.
James Dempster married Rachel Gregory on 17 September 1743 in London. James Dempster, brasier of St Clement Dean, widower & Rachel Gregory of St Stephen Coleman St.

James Dempster

(July 1864 - 20 April 1936)
     James Dempster was also known as Jack in records. He was born in July 1864 in Flowers Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. He is the gt grandfather of Robert Adam, who supplied much of the information on this family but gave the birth date as 1865 - from his grandmother's notes.. He was the son of John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop.
James Dempster married Naomi Wells? before 1894.
Ellen Shanahan married secondly James Dempster on 5 November 1895 in St Patrick, Quebec, Quebec, Canada. On the 5th day of November 1895 ... Archbishop of Quebec has granted a dispensation from the law of the Church which forbade marrriage between James Dempster, a Protestant, widower of Naomi Wells? ... son of age, of the late John Dempster and Elizabth Bishop on the one part: and Ellen Shanahan, a Catholic, daughter of .., James Shanahan and Elizabeth Gr..., on the other part. ...
     Alice Unknown married thirdly James Dempster after 1907.
     James Dempster and Alice Unknown were listed in the 1911 census. 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.
     James Dempster and Alice Unknown were listed in the 1921 census in Limoilou, Quebec, Canada.
     James died on 20 April 1936 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada, aged 71. He was buried on the 22nd at Mount Hermon cemetery, Sillery, Quebec.

Children of James Dempster and Ellen Shanahan

Child of James Dempster and Alice Unknown

Sgt James Dempster

(circa 1842 - )
     Sgt James Dempster was born circa 1842 in Ireland. He was the son of James Dempster.
Sgt James Dempster married Emma Jane Daborn on 13 February 1872 in East Clandon, Surrey. James Dempster, aged 27, soldier of East Clandon, son of James Dempster, soldier. He signed James Dempster Sergeant.
     Sgt James Dempster and Emma Jane Daborn were recorded on the 1881 census in the Barracks, Winchester, Hampshir. James Dempster 39, Sgt Co Rifles, born Ireland, Emma Dempster 28, born Guilford, Surrey, Wm. Dempster, son, 8, born Winchester, Osmond Dempster, son, 6, born Devonport, son Ernest Dempster     4, Margaret Dempster under 7 months, both born Wincheste.

Child of Sgt James Dempster and Emma Jane Daborn

James Edwin Dempster

(2 February 1826 - 12 June 1893)
     James Edwin Dempster was born on 2 February 1826 in Whitford Lane, Mitcham, Surrey. He was the son of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford. James Edwin Dempster was christened in 1826 in Independent church, Mitcham, Surrey.
A 1936 newspaper article in SA reported: Fine Handwriting "What do you think of that for writing by a boy of 10?" said Major H. C. R. Batcbelor to me yesterday, as he showed me a letter in a beautiful copper-plate hand. It was written by Mrs. Batchelor's father, the late James Edwin Dempster, to his parents when he was at boarding school in England. It is couched in such respectful terms that it is worth reproducing. Here it is:— Falkland House. Turnham Green. December I. 1836. My dear Parents, I nave the pleasure to acquaint you that our Christmas vacation will commence on Saturday the 17th instant, when I anticipate the happiness of meeting you and all my friends in perfect health. Pray, accept my best love, and believe that I remain, my dear parents. Your affectionate son, James Edwin Dempster. Mr. Dempster became head of the firm of Dempster, Webb & Dempster, Port Adelaide, solicitors, and died in June, 1893.
He may be the James Dempster who had a son James by Elizabeth baptised 29 Sep 1844 at Chichester. He was not listed with his family in the 1841 census.
James Edwin Dempster married Matilda Caroline Humberstone, daughter of William Humberstone and Mary Steer, on 10 June 1851 in St Mary's, St Mary's on the Sturt, Mitcham, South Australia.
     James resided at Alberton, South Australia. James was a solicitor, Supreme Court, South Australia. He was listed in an 1875 & 1881 directories at Queenstown and in partnership with Webb at Divett St, Port Adelaide. He was a JP in 1876.
     James Edwin Dempster made a will dated 17 May 1893 in Port Adelaide, South Australia. James Edwin Dempster of Port Adelaide.... to my son George Wafford Dempster ... my wife Matilda during her llife ... my children Ada Blanch Boot, the wife of William Boot of Mt Gambier, licenced land broker, and Amy Catherine Batchelor, wife of Henry Charles Rainsford Batchelor of Port Adelaide, clerk in the Civil Service ... for their separate use ... executors Geprge Wafford Dempster & William Brindley Webb, solicitors, (his legal partner). Effects sworn at less than £3000.
     James died on 12 June 1893 in 'Grosvenor House', Queenstown, South Australia, aged 67. His obituary in The Advertiser stated - DEATH OF MR. J. E. DEMPSTER. A PROMINENT PORTONIAN.
The legal profession of the colony and of Port Adelaide in particular has suffered a severe below in the death of Mr. James Edwin Dempster, which took place at his residence Grosvenor House, Queenstown, on Monday afternoon. The announcement of his demise did not cause much surprise, as he had been suffering very acutely from heart disease, complicated with other complaints, for many weeks. On several occasions during his long illness his death was expected, but so strong was the old gentleman's constitution and so bright his spirits that they, assisted by careful nursing and unremitting medical attention, managed to keep him alive for a considerable time. Mr. Dempster had been compelled to keep his room since early in April last, but as he rallied last year from a similar attack it was thought that complete rest and treatment would again bring about his recovery, and not until some 10 days ago did his medical attendants, Drs. Marten and Tiechelmann, consider his case hopeless. His death took place at about 2 45 o'clock in the afternoon in the presence of most of the members of his family. As a solicitor Mr. Dempster was esteemed above all by his contemporaries at the Port, where he had been in practice for a longer period than any other member of the legal profession. He excelled as a shipping adviser, being unequalled in the colony in that special branch of law. His name invariably figured in connection with any large shipping action which might be brought into court, his wide knowledge of merchant shipping law being well known to his legal brethren and to the mercantile community. Mr. Dempster arrived in the colony some 47 years ago, and after a brief clerkship with the then Sheriff (Mr. Newnham) took up the study of the law, being articled to Messrs. Hardy, James, & James. In connection with that firm he on the death of Mr. Wm. James accepted the charge of the Port Adelaide branch of their business, entering into partnership with Mr. H. B. James, whose interest he subsequently purchased. Having an unusually good presence, ready wit, and a fluent speech he was very successful in winning the cases entrusted to his care. The practice he assisted in building np was a very extensive one, and at the present time the firm of Dempster, Webb, & Dempster are legal advisers to the corporations of Port Adelaide and Semaphore, and the district councils of Woodville, Queenstown and Alberton, and Rosewater. Under instructions of the late Hon. Charles Mann, then Attorney-General, Mr. Dempster drafted a consolidation of the Marine Board Act, which was, however, owing to Parliamentary exigencies, postponed for a shorter measure.' also prepared by him for certain emergencies which had arisen, but it is under stood the Act now in use follows largely upon the lines of Mr. Dempster's draft. He was not infrequently called upon to advise the Government shipping departments, and received the appointment of Solicitor to the Treasury, which he subsequently resigned in the interests of his general clients. By this gentleman's demise Port Adelaide loses one of its most promising and respected citizens. Until late years, during which Mr. Dempster has owing to infirmity arising from an affection of the heart led a somewhat retired life, he was most active and greatly appreciated in connection particularly with all local public matters. Is 1881 be unsuccessfully contested the election for the Assembly, being beaten by his neighbor, Mr. Martinson, who secured the support of the various labor unions. Although of late, owing to his infirmities, Mr. Dempster was unable to take the active part he used to in public affairs, many people remember bow useful were the services he rendered the Port-road carriers by drafting petitions to the Government for the repair of that much maligned thoroughfare, upon the surface of which almost the whole of the goods traffic between the Port and Adelaide was at one time conducted. The deceased gentleman was highly respected by all classes, and especially by the members of the Church of England, to which he firmly adhered. He was a staunch supporter of Canon Green, and for 10 years acted as his vestry man at St. Paul's Church, a post he only resigned when infirmities compelled him to do so. For several years he held office in the Diocese of Adelaide as church advocate, and for a long period was an active and useful member of Synod. His wife and family, consisting of one son and two daughters, survive him. The son. Mr. G. W. Dempster, has been in practice with his father and Mr. Webb as Dempster, Webb, and Dempster for a number of years, while the two daughters are married to Dr. W. Boot, of Moruya, New South Wales, and Mr. H. C. R. Batchelor, of the Port Adelaide Customs. The remains of the deceased gentleman will be interred at St. Mary's, Edwardstown, where several of his family and relations are buried, to-morrow afternoon. The funeral arrangements have been placed in the bands of Mr. J. C. Haddy
. He was buried on 14 June 1893 in St Mary's, South Australia.
     His will was proved on 17 August 1893 at South Australia.

Children of James Edwin Dempster and Matilda Caroline Humberstone

James Ernest Dempster

(circa 1857 - before 17 September 1938)
      He is possibly the James Ernest Dempster aged 55, a gorce, who was a member of the Whiteway Lodge in Newfoundland on 24 Sep 1915.. James Ernest Dempster was born circa 1857 in Dalston, Hackney, London. He was the son of James Dempster and Mary Ann Lawson. Ellen, Alice, James and Albert were listed as the children of James Dempster in the 1861 census in 3 Laurel St, Dalston, Hackney, London. James Ernest Dempster was christened on 15 November 1863 in St Matthias, Stoke Newington, Hackney. Alice, James, Albert and George were listed as the children of James Dempster in the 1871 census in 14 Bloomfield St South, Hackney West. James, Ellen and George were listed as the children of James Dempster in the 1881 census in 34 Kingsbury Rd, Islington, London, Middlesex. James was an estate agent living with his parents in Islington, London, on 3 April 1881.
James Ernest Dempster married Fanny Marion Huggins in December 1882 in St Paul Canonbury, London. Banns were called 4, 11 & 18th December, she was of the parish of Galston, Suffolk.
     James died before 17 September 1938 in Berkshire, England. He was buried on 17 September 1938 in South Moreton, Berkshire.

James Hubert Dempster

(September 1870 - 1942)
     James Hubert Dempster's birth was registered in the quarter ending in September 1870 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. 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.
James Hubert Dempster married Helen Elizabeth Wainer on 17 November 1895 in St Paul, Old Ford, London, Tower Hamlets. He was 25 and she was 23, both single, he was a clerk of North B..., London sonfo fPercivla Wilkes Dempster, clerk..
     James Hubert Dempster was recorded on the 1901 census in 22 Claude Rd, Bedford Terrace, Leyton, Essex. James H Dempster, aged 30, dock constable, born Camden Town,Mdx, wife Helen E, 29, born Spalding Lincs; children: Beatrice E 3, Doris F 1, both born Leyton, sister Beatrice L Dempster, aged 13, born Mdx..
     James Hubert Dempster was recorded on the 1911 census in 66 Goldsmith Rd, Leyton, Essex. James Hubert Dempster, 40, Gateman, Midland Railway, born St Pancras, wife Helen Elizabeth, 38, marrief 16 years, 6 children, all alive, born Spalding, Lincs; children (a;; born in Leyton): Kate Lilian, 15, boot machinist, born Leyton, Beatrice Louise, 13, Doris Florence 12, Percivla James 8, Frank John 6, Harold William 3, Horace Sidney, brother aged 25, single, labourer, born St Pancras.Horace Sidney 25, DempsterAge25NameKate Lilian DempsterAge15NameBeatrice Louise DempsterAge13NameDoris Florence DempsterAge12NamePercival James DempsterAge8NameFrank John DempsterAge6NameHarold William DempsterAge 3.
     James died in 1942 in Essex, England. He was admitted to the Trade Union in 1915, and was a loader in Natinal Union of Railwaymen, Kentish Town..

Children of James Hubert Dempster and Helen Elizabeth Wainer

James John Dempster

(1849 - )
     James John Dempster was born in 1849 in Newfoundland. He was the son of John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop.

James Percival Dempster

(26 February 1852 - 1 February 1853)
     James Percival Dempster was born on 26 February 1852 in Nelson Cottage, Gilles St, Adelaide, South Australia. He was the son of James Edwin Dempster and Matilda Caroline Humberstone.
     James died on 1 February 1853 in Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia.

Jane Dempster

(22 November 1818 - before 1841?)
     Jane Dempster was born illegitimate before 22 November 1818 in Mitcham, Surrey. She was christened on 22 November 1818 in Mitcham, Surrey. Jane, daughter of John Dempster & Jane Duke, writing master of Mitcham, [illegitimate]. She was the daughter of John Smith Dempster and Jane Duke.
     Jane died before 1841?. She was not listed with her father's family in the 1841 census. But she may be with her mother's family, may have married or be working elsewhere.

Jane Elizabeth Dempster

(5 December 1802 - )
     Jane Elizabeth Dempster was born on 5 December 1802 in London. She was the daughter of William Dempster and Elizabeth Newby. Jane Elizabeth Dempster was christened on 9 January 1803 in St Sepulchre, Holborn, Holborn, London, Middlesex.
Jane Elizabeth Dempster married Henry George Jenns on 24 October 1832 in St Pancras, London.

Jean Dempster

(13 June 1920 - 16 April 1992)
     Jean Dempster was born on 13 June 1920 in Caltowie, South Australia. She was the daughter of Edwin Wafford Dempster and Ellie Holbrook Turner.
     Jean died on 16 April 1992 aged 71.

Jean Dempster

(6 May 1777 - )
     Jean Dempster was christened on 6 May 1777 in Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of George Dempster and Katherine Cameron.

Jessie Dempster

(17 July 1859 - December 1922)
     Jessie Dempster was christened on 17 July 1859 in St Mary, Petworth, Sussex. She was the daughter of Charles Dempster and Jane Russell. Joseph, Catherine, Charles, Alice, Edward and Jessie were listed as the children of Charles Dempster in the 1861 census in Market Place, Petworth.
     Jessie Dempster was recorded on the 1871 census in Brighton, Sussex. She was a school pupil aged 11, born at Petworth.
     Jessie Dempster was described as a visitor in the 1881 census at the home of Edmund Pawlett and Alice Jane Dempster in Pound Street, Petworth, Sussex.
Jessie Dempster married George Charles Breese on 13 March 1886 in St Luke, Oseney Crescent, London, Camden. George Charles Breese, 22, bachelor, commercial clerk, of Kentish Town, son of George Mayling Breese, gardener; to, Jessie Dempster, 26, spinster, of Hove, Sussex, daughter of Charles Dempster, gentleman; by licence. Both signed in the presence of ArthurHenry Breese & Eliza Sargent. An unknown person was listed as John Daniel Collins's sister-in-law in the 1891 census in Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon.
     Jessie Dempster and George Charles Breese were recorded on the 1901 census in 'Vine Cottage', Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Geo Chas Breese 36, mercantile clerk, born Killarney, Ireland, his wife Jessie Breese 39, born Petworth, Surrey, children Chas Dempster Breese 11, Doreen Annie Breese 5, both born Sutton, Sry and 2 servants Rose Birch 17, Edward Ware 52.
     Jessie's death was registered in the quarter ending in December 1922 in Marylebone RD, Middlesex.

Children of Jessie Dempster and George Charles Breese

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 were recorded 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 resided 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.
APPLETON John fisherman
DEMPSTER John fisherman
Northern Peninsula - Calpine's Directory 1898 St. Barbe North District - Nameless Cove It was transcribed by ALEXANDER W. PAYNE.
APPLIN, Saml fisherman
DEMPSTER, Richd do
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.
     John died on 4 April 1892 in Nameless Cove, Newfoundland, aged 64. His age was given as 64 and born at Hawkes Bay, buried at Flowers Cove.

Children of John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop