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 were recorded 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 resided at Eccleshall, Staffordshire, March 1876.
     Richard Frederick Dempster and Harriett Mathew were recorded 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) were recorded 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 24 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 resided 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 resided 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 resided 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 were recorded 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
.
     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 resided 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.
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. A wedding present of china ware was later given to their grand-daughter Fannie on her marriage to AF Hooper.. 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 were recorded 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 were recorded 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 were recorded 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 - 5 June 1918)
     Ruth Dempster was born in 1863 in Newfoundland. She was the daughter of John Dempster and Elizabeth Bishop.
     Ruth died on 5 June 1918 in Flowers Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. She may be a relative of the Ruth Dempster of Flowers Cove, who died June 5, aged 17, 5 Jun1918, born Flowers Cove.

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 were recorded 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 were recorded 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 was recorded 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 were recorded 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.

Thomas Dempster

     Thomas Dempster married Sarah Arnold on 24 June 1698 in St Marylebone, Westminster, London.

Thomas Albert Dempster

(28 December 1903 - )
     Thomas Albert Dempster was born on 28 December 1903 in Stamford Hill, Middlesex. He was the son of John Augustus Dempster and Eliza Unknown. Thomas Albert Dempster was christened on 8 December 1904 in St John the Divine, Stamford Hill.

Wallace Humberstone Dempster

(June 1849 - )
     Wallace Humberstone Dempster's birth was registered in the quarter ending in June 1849 in Turnham Green, Chiswick, Middlesex. He was the son of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford. Catherine, Hubert, Wallace and Emily were listed as the children of John Smith Dempster in the 1851 census in 'Falkland House', Chiswick, London. Catherine, Charlotte and Wallace were listed as the children of John Smith Dempster in the 1861 census in 'Falkland House', Ballards Lane, Finchley, London.
Surrey Advertiser: 13/05/1865 reported: Wallace Humblestone Dempster, assistant to Mr J Morris, ironmonger) provided evidence for a vagrancy charge at Godalming, Vagarancy.
The Surrey advertiser reported on 31 August 1867 reported a charge of assault by James Woods. Wallace deposed: I am apprentice Mr Norris, ironmonger, of Godalming ... saw the defendant....

Walter Harry Dempster

(11 November 1859 - 2 February 1861)
     Walter Harry Dempster was born on 11 November 1859 in South Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia. He was the son of James Edwin Dempster and Matilda Caroline Humberstone.
     Walter died on 2 February 1861 in Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia, aged 1.

William Dempster

(14 December 1829 - 16 June 1898)
     William Dempster was born on 14 December 1829 in Willingdon, Sussex, England. He was the son of Robert Osborn Dempster and Mary Ann Denman. William Dempster was christened on 12 January 1830 in St Mary, Willingdon.
     William Dempster appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford in 'Falkland House', Turnham Green, Chiswick, Middlesex.
     William Dempster arrived between 1851 and 1852 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. A Mr Dempster departed Adelaide for Melbourne per Marchioness of Duoro, barque Woodford 27 September 1852.
Argus passenger index 1846-1851: Dempster, per Victoria Packet departed Melbourne 29 Jan 1851 for Hobart Town.
He possibly followed his cousins - Richard Alfred who went to NSW in 1846, John Wafford to SA in 1846, James Edwin to SA by 1851. Another cousin Charlotte went to NSW in 1867 from NZ..
The argus advertised on 24 May 1856: A general meeting of the Ship wrights of Melbourne, Williamstown, and Sandridge, will be hold at Mr. O'Farrell's large Iron Store, Bay-street, Sandridge, on Tuesday, 27th inst., at Seven o'clock p.m. As business of importance will be brought before the meeting, all shipwrights are particularly requested to attend.
By order of Committee of Management,
William Dempster.
He may have been the Mr Dempster, Defence Forces Gunner, Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment, who was a volunteer to quell the convict uprising when Inspector General of Prisons John Price was murdered.
He applied for the posiiton of Town Clerk of Williamstown in May 1857 but did not succeed. William was a bank manager for the ES&A Bank from November 1857, in Williamstown, Victoria. In February 1861 he was first placed in charge 'temporarily' at the Williamstown office of the Bank and took up residence in the quarters supplied by the Bank in that location. His salary at that stage was recorded as £300 p.a. "with house, fuel and £50 p.a. for servant". In April 1873 his basic salary was £400 p.a. It appears that he remained in that post (on a permanent basis) until Feb 1897, when as seen in a photostat copy of letter, it was recommended to the Bank's Board in London that after 40 years in the Bank and at the age of 67, he be retired on a pension of £150 p.a. after a period (indefinite) of leave on full pay. The reference to a reduction in salary in the letter is, in part, also related to the fact that in 1893, during the "financial crisis" of that year, the E S & A Chartered Bank after closing its doors for several months, was reconstituted under the name of E S & A Ltd.
     Letter dated 16 Feb 1897 from E S & A Bank to London Board: I have now to make some arrangements for the retirement of Mr William Dempster who for many years has been our manager at Williamstown but whose age & health make it impossible for him to continue his duties. He is 67 years of age, has been in the service of the Bank for 40 years, and has always been one of our must successful and valued branch managers. Of late years the business at Williamstown has considerably decreased owing to he removal of the greater part of the shipping trade to Port Melbourne and two years ago upon a general revision of salaries Mr Dempster was reduced from £400 to £300 to make it proportional to his decreased responsibilities. I propose, with the directors sanction for which I now ask, to allow him leave of absence for a time on full pay & then give him a pension of £150 a year.
According to a letter from the Town Hall, Williamstown in 1961, in 1860 he succeeded F A Stratford as manager of the Williamstown branch of the English Scottish & Australian Chartered Bank which was then in Thompson Street and later moved to 139 Nelson Place. He was a close friend of the Rev. George Wilkinson and acted as Clerk of Works when the present Holy Trinity Church was built. On his arrival in 1851 he accepted an appointment as counter assistant and clerk in the ship-chandlery of Probert & Verdon at Port Melbourne. It was George F Verdon who secured his appointment to the Williamstown Bank after William had assisted him in a political campaign. He resigned from the bank in 1897 due to ill-health. He was prominent in local affairs - municipal, industrial & charitable.
     The E S & A Chartered Bank was the first banking concern to open a branch at Williamstown in 1854 as their second branch outside Melbourne. According to the City of Williamstown Conservation study the former E S & A Bank at 139 Nelson Place, Williamstown was constructed in 1873 under architect Leonard Perry. It was of brick and contained 10 rooms and was increased to 14 rooms in 1893. Terry was also working on the Anglican church at that time. The branch was sold in 1943 and subsequently used as a seamen's mission after renovations and then became a Navy Club.
William Dempster married Margaret Herbert Davies, daughter of Rev Thomas Davies and Mary Reddish, on 1 May 1861 in Holy Trinity Church of England, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia.
William Dempster was listed in a directory dated 1868 as a bank manager at Thompson Street, Williamstown, Victoria.
The Williamstown Chronicle on 10 Ict 1874 reported: PRESENTATION TO MR DEMPSTER.- The happy consummation to the wishes and efforts of the parishioners of the Church of England in Williamstown, as seen in the handsome church now ornamenting the town, is very greatly due to the unflagging energy of Mr. W . Dempster, formerly church
warden and now guardian, and we are glad to see that the members have recognised the good services rendered the church by that gentleman. On Thursday evening a very chaste epergne, procured for the purpose by a few of the leading churchmen, was presented to Mr. Dempster by the rev. incumbent, who fully expressed the feelings of the donors in the merited compliment he paid the recipient for the strong interest he had taken in the welfare of the
church.
. He was an executor of Mary Reddish's estate on 25 November 1881 in Victoria.
He was the subject of Sketches of local celebrities as a prominent local banker in The Williamstown chronicle on 1 Oct 1887..
     In Mary Ann Denman's will dated 10 July 1890 in Guildford, Surrey, William Dempster was named as heir.
     William Dempster in Toorak, Victoria, sent a letter dated 14 March 1893 to Mary Frederica Dora Dempster. 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
. The Williamstown chronicle on 14 April 1894, reported that Mr Dempster the genial manager of the E S & A Bank, left this week to enjoy his annual holidays at Table-Top, one of the prettiest colonial health resorts. Mr F Power has taken charge of the Nelson Place bank in conjunction with his branch in Ferguson Street during Mr Dempster's absence... William Dempster was widowed on 25 May 1896 on the death of his wife Margaret Herbert Davies. A Williamstown newspaper dated 26 Feb 1898 reported in the Corresoondence column: The Messrs [Misses?] Dempster, who have been staying at Cowes, Phillip Island, accompanied by their little nieces for the last six weeks, returned to 'Oma' Toorak on Wedensday last. Mrs Arthur Hooper and her children who were staying with them, returned to 'Enmore'm Toorak, on the same day.
     William Dempster made a will dated 5 June 1898 in Toorak, Victoria. He left all his property to his daughters Georgia Frances May, Fanny Madeline Elma, Margaret Kate Lilian, and Maria Huon & appointed his daughter Georgia Frances May executor. The will was witnessed by J W Hall & A F Hooper.
     William died on 16 June 1898 in 'Stratford', Bruce Street, Toorak, Victoria, aged 68. On 18 June 1898 the Williamstown chronicle reported Obituary - Death of Mr W Dempster. After a lengthy illness, Mr W Dempster, late manager of the local branch of the English and Scottish Bank passed away peacefully at this residence "Stratford", Bruce Street, Toorak, at 9 o'clock on Thursday evening last from exhaustion, at the age of three score and eight. Mr Dempster arrived in Victoria in 1851, when he accepted an engagement under Probert and Verdon (the late Mr George Verdon) ship chandlers, Port Melbourne, which firm shortly afterwards made their headquarters at Williamstown. In the year 1860 he was appointed manager of the local branch of the English and Scottish Bank - due to a very large extant to the influence that the late George Verdon had, which position he occupied till March 1897, when he was compelled to retire through ill-health. Mr Dempster was one of the originators of the Gas Company and was appointed managing director upon its being established, which he filled until shortly after his retirement from the Bank, when his health would not permit of him carrying out the duties any longer. Ads manager he worked the institution up from its infancy and through zeal, perseverance and energy he succeeded in securing for the shareholders dividends ranging from 9 1/2% to 12 1/2%. He also supervised the building of the Holy Trinity church and for years acted as an elder in the church. For many years Mr Dempster filled the office treasurer to the Town Council, who has since been succeeded by Mr power, the present manager. He was a son of the later Robert Osborne Dempster, Willington, Sussex, and a brother to the late Surgeon General Dempster, of the 34th Indian Regiment. The deceased remains will leave his late residence tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) at 3 o'clock for the Booroondara Cemetery, where his late wife was buried two years ago.. He was buried on 19 June 1898 in Boroondara cemetery, Kew.
     His will was proved on 11 August 1898 at Victoria. Proved by Georgia Frances May Dempster of Bruce Street, Toorak, real estate less than £35 and personal estate worth £921. During probate of his estate, his daughters May, Daisy & Malla were living at Boundary Rd, Toorak. Note that Malla's middle name was given as Huon not Hunn in his will.

Children of William Dempster and Margaret Herbert Davies

William Dempster

(circa 1840 - )
     William Dempster was born circa 1840 in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
William Dempster married Eliza Smith on 19 January 1868 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.
     William Dempster and Eliza Smith were recorded on the 1871 census in 2 Providence Tce, Kensington, London. William Dempster, head, married, 31, Racterer??, born Lichfield, Staffordshire; wife Eliza aged 21, born Kington, Sry and children William 2 and Harry 1 both born in Kensington.

William Dempster

(say 1775 - before 10 March 1821)
     William Dempster was born say 1775.
William Dempster married Elizabeth Newby on 14 February 1802 in St Bride Fleet St, London.
     William died before 10 March 1821 in Earl St, London, St Andrew by the Wardrobe. He was buried on 10 March 1821 in St Andrew by the Wardrobe, London. No proof for the link.

Children of William Dempster and Elizabeth Newby

William Dempster

(26 April 1807 - )
     William Dempster was christened on 26 April 1807 in St Martin, Ludgate, London. He was the son of William Dempster and Elizabeth Newby.

William Dempster

(circa 1780 - before 17 April 1844)
     William Dempster was born circa 1780.
     William died before 17 April 1844 in Tottenham, Middlesex. He was buried on 17 April 1844 in Spa Fields Burial Ground, London.

William Dempster

(2 December 1877 - )
     William Dempster was christened on 2 December 1877 in St John the Evangelist, Drury Lane, Westminster. He was the son of John Dempster and Emily Louisa Pearce.