Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster

(24 July 1866 - 17 September 1907)
     Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster was also known as Fanny Elma in records. She was born on 24 July 1866 in Williamstown, Victoria. She was the daughter of William Dempster and Margaret Herbert Davies.
     Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster married Arthur Frederick Hooper, son of William Henry Hooper and Sarah Sophia Halliday, on 2 July 1894 in Holy Trinity Church of England, Williamstown, Victoria. Hooper-Dempster-On the 2nd inst. at Holy Trinity Church, Williamstown, by the Rev. G. F. Cross, Arthur Frcderick, second son of William Hooper of Denili quin, to Fanny Elma, third daughter of William Dempster, of Williamstown. 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.
     In James Wesley Hall's will dated 5 December 1898 in 'Oma', Toorak, Victoria, Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster was named as heir; His will appoints Walter Russell Hall, Kelso King & Arthur Frederick Hooper as executors and mentions his wife, Louisa Sarah the wife of his deceased brother Albert Henry Hall of Portishead, Somerset; Alfred Cadell; his sisters in law Georgia Frances May Dempster, Maria Huon Dempster and Fannie Madeline Elma, the wife of A F Hooper, 1000 shares each in the Mt Morgan Gold Mining Company; his cousin Thoams Carleton Skarratt £500; others; his uncle Thomas Carleton Skarrat of Kington, Hereford £200 annuity; £1000 pa for each of his children until 21 or marriage....
     Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster was mentioned on 2 February 1901. Fannie and her sisters Malla and May each received 1000 shares in the Mt Morgan goldmine on their brother in law's death.
     Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster was mentioned on 6 January 1906. Mrs Arthur Hooper and her family along with Miss Hume Black were guests of Mrs Wesley Hall who rented a house at Rickard's Point, Sandringham for three months in Jan 1906.
     Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster in 'Enmore', Mathoura Rd, Toorak, Victoria, sent a letter dated 4 September 1907 to Maria Hunn Dempster.
     Fannie died on 17 September 1907 in 'Enmore', Toorak, Victoria, aged 41. Terribly sad and pathetic was the death of Mrs Hooper, Mrs Wesley Hall's sister. There seems to be a fatality amongst this family, for it has been most noticeable that the best-looking ones die early. The first Mrs Wesley Hall, who was a sister of the present one, was a great beauty even in London, but died long before her time. Although Mrs Hooper had not been well, no one supposed for a moment the end was at hand. This family of sisters are noted for their affection for each other, so that great sympathy is felt for them in their loss.
     Miss Malla Dempster is back in Melbourne after a long absence at the other side of the world, and had taken charge of the children of her late sister Mrs Arthur Hooper. Mrs Dunlop Jackson Jackson is also back for a short time I believe. As far as money is concerned, this family has been what is called lucky, but in other respects they have had more than their fair share of trouble. They have lost father and mother, and two sisters, the two beauties of the family too. Then Mrs Wesley Hall is never well two days together, so that the truth that "money does not bring happiness" has been proved in this family. She was buried on 18 September 1907 in Boroondara cemetery, grave 67, Kew.
     Her will was proved on 26 October 1907 at Victoria.
     The Sydney correspondent of the Brisbane Telegraph, writing on the 13th instant, says :— Strong sympathy and kind words have been written and cabled to London to Mrs Dunlop Jackson, whose husband disappeared from one of the North Queensland steamers, near Townsville, some five weeks ago. The details of the mystery are still in volume I, and no one knows the whys and wherefores of the calamity. Married only about three years ago in Melbourne, Mrs Jackson was an equal favourite with her sisters— Mrs Wesley Hall and Miss Malla Dempster. She is a handsome, bright piece of womanhood, and met her late husband whilst on a trip to Europe, when he was acting as officer on a steamer of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. The Dempster sisters have been chased with one sorrow after another, the fourth member of the clan, Mrs. Hooper, passing away only about eighteen months back. And within twelve moons, the widower remarried, an action that the family greatly resented. Miss Malla Dempster travelled out specially from home to take charge, at her sister's dying wishes, of her little niece and nephew. The second 'marriage of their father upset things generally, so Miss Malla redeparted to the fog city accompanied for a few months' visit by Mrs Jackson, who now returns in May to fix up the sad details of her late husband's affairs.

Children of Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster and Arthur Frederick Hooper

Margaret Kate Lillian Dempster

(15 December 1869 - 24 September 1918)
     Margaret Kate Lillian Dempster was commonly known as Daisy. She was born on 15 December 1869 in Nelson Place, Williamstown, Victoria. She was the daughter of William Dempster and Margaret Herbert Davies.
     Margaret Kate Lillian Dempster was 'presented' at court on 15 May 1895 in London, England. She was presented by Lady Garvagh and her sister Mrs Wesley Hall gave a 'tail' tea afterwards. Guests included the Baroness de Bretton, Lady Garvagh, Hon Mrs Treffrey and Miss Wanda Treffrey, Dr & Mrs Lenton Heath, Mrs Bridge, Miss Lena D'Arcy, Mrs Tom Hall, Mrs Pilcher, Mrs Pickersgill Jay, Miss Austen, Mrs Phillip Nutting, the Hon Miss Molesworth, Mrs Church and the Misses Church, Lady Louisa Scott, Lady Margaret and the Hon Ernest Scott, Lt Treffry, Mrs Phillip Bull, Mrs Dr Dempster and Miss Dempster, Mrs & Miss Skarrett and Mr Theobald, Dr Johnstone Smythe, Mrs Oldbury Burne and many others.
     The Sun reported: The simple and elegant dress worn by Miss Daisy Dempster, of Melbourne, at the drawingroom held by H.R.H. the Princess of Wales on the 15th May, was much admired, and suited its petite wearer to perfection. The skirt and corsage were composed of rich white satin, the latter covered with spangled silk chiffon, large butterfly sleeves .of soft chiffon, the bodice completed -with bouquets of lilies and marguerites trail ing to the edge of the skirt. The train which was' fastened to the shoulders with bouquets of the same flowers was composed of rich white satin brocade, the design being lilies of the valley and marguerites, in compliment to the wearer's name (Marguerite Lilian). Court plumes and veil and a lovely shower bouquet of the same' flowers completed the costume. The ornaments worn were lovely old family pearls. Lady Garvagh, who presented her cousin, Miss Dempster, was one of the loveliest women at Buckingham Palace on that occasion, and looked regal in a magnificent gown of rich poppy red satin, court train of the same, hand somely trimmed with crimson silk poppies; the bodice softened 'with crimson chiffon, and wearing her magnificent diamond coronet and other ornaments. Miss Treffry, who also ac companied Lady Garvagh to court, wore a costume of white satin relieved with bunches of pink, blue, and heliotrope flowers. Mrs Wesley Hall, of' Melbourne, gave a "Tail' tea on May 15th, at the conclusion of the Queen's drawing room, at which her sister, Miss Daisy Dempster, was presented. The large reception rooms were beautifully decorated, and many guests were present to view the trains, among them being the Baroness de Bretton, Lady Garvagh, the Hon. Mrs Treffrey, and Miss Wanda Treffrey, Dr. and Mrs Lenton Heath, Mrs Bridge, Miss Lena D'Arcy, Mrs Tom Hall, Mrs Pilcher, Mrs Pickersgill Jay, Miss Austen, Mrs Phillip Nutting, the Hon. Miss Moles worth, Mrs Church and the Misses Church, Lady Louisa Scott, Lady Margaret and the Hen. Ernest Scott, Lieut. Treffry, Mrs Phillip Bull, Mrs Dr. Dempster and Miss Dempster, Mrs and Miss Skarrett and Mr Theobald, Dr. Johnstone Smythe, Mrs Oldbury Burne, and many others.
     The Williamstown chronicle reported on 18 July 1896: Mr Wesley Hall has taken Mr James Grice's residence 'Oma" Boundary Road, Toorak, where Miss Daisy Dempster will dispense hospitality on his account.
     Margaret Kate Lillian Dempster and James Wesley Hall were engaged circa 1898 in Toorak, Victoria. The engagement is announced of Mr J Wesley Hall, 'Oma', Toorak, to Miss Daisy Dempster, sister of Mrs Arthur F Hooper, "Enmore", Wallace Street, Toorak.
     Margaret Kate Lillian Dempster married James Wesley Hall as his second wife, on 5 December 1898 in 'Oma', Boundary Rd, Toorak, Victoria. The marriage of Mr J. Wesley Hall, of "Oma," Toorak, and Miss Daisy Dempster, fourth daughter of the late William Dempster, of "Stratford," Bruce-street, Toorak, was celebrated on Monday, 5th December at 2.30. The ceremony, which took place in the large drawingroom at " Oma" was performed by the Rev. Dr. Bevan, L.L.D., D.D., in the presence of the relations of the bride and bridegroom and about forty' old friends of the two families. The guests were received in the vestibule, which was beautifully de corated with palms and' pink carnatiohs by Mrs Arthur Hooper, sister of the bride. They then passed on to the drawingroom. to await the arrival of the bride. The large bow window and the end of the long room had been exquisitely arranged with white trellis work as a chancel, where the ceremony was performed. White wicker screens were daintily arranged with garlands of white roses, sweet pea and orange blossom, from which baskets of white water lilies and asparagus fern were suspended, while the.whole room was garlanded with white trails and the mirrors were draped with whitefsilk and banked up with water lilies. The presents were arranged in the dining-room on the Grand piano, which had been covered with the train of the bride's white brocrade gown worn on her presentation, at court. At 2.30 the bride drove from her sister's, "Enmore, " Toorak: accompanied by her brother-in-law. Mr Arthur Hooper, who afterwards gave her away. She was received in the entrance hall by her three little nieces, the Misses Maimee, Dora, and Ena Wesley Hall, who acted as bridesmaids, daintily frocked in ivory mousseline de sole, over white satin, quaint Josephine bonnets of white lisse were worn, with half handkerchief crowns of lace and white plumes. Master Ashby Hooper, nephew of the bride, was as a page, dressed in a suit of ivory corded silk, with beautiful Limerick lace collar and Napoleon hat of ivory silk. The bride, who looked very dainty in her exquisite wedding gown, made a pretty picture as she entered the drawingroom, followed by her four tiny attendants. Her gown was of ivory corded silk cut en princess, and trimmed from shoulder to hem with beautiful lace, the design outlined with tiny bebe ribbon, and the bodice softened with finely tucked chiffon; she also wore some old family pearls which had been worn by her great grandmother at her own wedding and by thle bride on her presentation at court; also a white picture hat, trimmed with white plumes and Renaissance applique. The wedding handkerchief, of beautiful Limerick lace, was the gift of her cousin, Lady Garvagh. Sir William Zeal acted as best man, and at the conclusion of the ceremony, while the wedding party were signing the register, the little bridesmaids and page distributed wedding favours of pink flowers, with W. and D. entwined, carried out in pink twisted silk. The wedding repast was set out in the diningroom, which was decorated entirely with La France roses their wonderful scent filling the handsome room. Roses were everywhere - in the huge silver cup, on the overmantel in large baskets, in half-open trellis-work hampers ; everywhere these magnificent blooms caught and held the eye. The
decorations, entrusted to Ronalds were truly unique and without doubt the most perfect of the season, especially when the scarcity of' flowers is taken into consideration. The Rev. Dr. Bevan proposed the health of the happy pair, andshortly afterwards the bride and bridegroom left for Ballarat amid showers of rose leaves. The bride travelled in a gown of heliotrope voile, over silk, the. skirt appliqued with ivory one, of the new coat bodices of applique over heliotrope and a smart hat to correspond. Mrs Arthur Hooper wore an elegant gown of' palest grey brocade, with trimmings of grey chiffon and cut steel buckles; hat of drawn grey chiffon and white wings. Miss Dempster silver grey faille, white skirt flounces of white crepe de chine, headed with ivory applique; bodice of the same; hat of silver grey tulle and plumes. Miss Malla Demster- white cashmere, the whole skirt handsomely appliqued with white satin ; small French hat of white tulle and ostrich tips. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of pink carnations tied with pink ribbons and wore their presents from the bride groom, which consisted of turquoise and pearl pendants in the form of a daisy. The bridegroom's gift to Mrs Hooper was a diamond and turquoise cluster ring, to Miss May Dempster a diamond and turquoise marquise ring, and to Miss Malla Dempster a gold pendant watch set with a daisy in turquoises and pearls, and fastened with a pearl and turquoise brooch.
The marriage of Mr J. Wesley Hall, of "Oma," Toorak, and Miss Daisy Dempster, fourth daughter of the late William Dempster, of "Stratford," Bruce-street, Toorak, was celebrated on Monday, 5th December at 2.30. The ceremony, which took place in the large drawingroom at " Oma" was per formed by the Rev. Dr. Bevan, L.L.D., D.D., in the presence of the relations of the bride and bridegroom and about forty' old friends of the two families. The guests were received in the vestibule, which was beautifully de corated with palms and' pink carnatiohs by Mrs Arthur Hooper, sister of the bride. They then passed on to the drawingroom. to await the arrival of the bride. The large bow window and the end of the long room had been exquisitely arranged with white trellis work as a chancel, where the ceremony was performed. White wicker screens were daintily arranged with garlands of white roses, sweet pea and orange blossom, from which baskets of white water lilies and asparagus fern were suspended, while the.whole room was garlanded with white trails and the mirrors were draped with whitefsilk and banked up with water lilies. The presents were arranged in the dining-room on the Grand piano, which had been covered with the train of the bride's white brocrade gown worn on her presentation, at court. At 2.30 the bride drove from her sister's, "Enmore, " Toorak: accompanied by her brother-in-law. Mr Arthur Hooper, who afterwards gave her away. She was received in the entrance hall by her three little nieces, the Misses Maimee, Dora, and Ena Wesley Hall, who acted as bridesmaids, daintily frocked in ivory mousseline de sole, over white satin, quaint Josephine bonnets of white lisse were worn, with half handkerchief crowns of lace and white plumes. Master Ashby Hooper, nephew of the bride, was as a page, dressed in a suit of ivory corded silk, with beautiful Limerick lace collar and Napoleon hat of ivory silk. The bride, who looked very dainty in her exquisite wedding gown, made a pretty picture as she entered the drawingroom, followed by her four tiny attendants. Her gown was of ivory corded silk cut en princess, and trimmed from shoulder to hem with beautiful lace, the design outlined with tiny bebe ribbon, and the bodice softened with finely tucked chiffon; she also wore some old family pearls which had been worn by her great grandmother at her own wedding and by thle bride on her presentation at court; also a white picture hat, trimmed with white plumes and Renaissance applique. The wedding handkerchief, of beautiful Limerick lace, was the gift of her cousin, Lady Garvagh. Sir William Zeal acted as best man, and at the conclusion of the ceremony, while the wedding party were signing the register, the little bridesmaids and page distributed wedding favours of pink flowers, with W. and D. entwined, carried out in pink twisted silk. The wedding repast was set out in the diningroom, which was decorated entirely with La France roses their wonderful scent filling the handsome room. Roses were everywhere - in the huge silver cup, on the overmantel in large baskets, in half-open trellis-work hampers ; everywhere these magnificent blooms caught and held the eye. The
decorations, entrusted to Ronalds were truly unique and without doubt the most perfect of the season, especially when the scarcity of' flowers is taken into consideration. The Rev. Dr. Bevan proposed the health of the happy pair, andshortly afterwards the bride and bridegroom left for Ballarat amid showers of rose leaves. The bride travelled in a gown of heliotrope voile, over silk, the. skirt appliqued with ivory one, of the new coat bodices of applique over heliotrope and a smart hat to correspond. Mrs Arthur Hooper wore an elegant gown of' palest grey brocade, with trimmings of grey chiffon and cut steel buckles; hat of drawn grey chiffon and white wings. Miss Dempster silver grey faille, white skirt flounces of white crepe de chine, headed with ivory applique; bodice of the same; hat of silver grey tulle and plumes. Miss Malla Demster- white cashmere, the whole skirt handsomely appliqued with white satin ; small French hat of white tulle and ostrich tips. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of pink carnations tied with pink ribbons and wore their presents from the bride groom, which consisted of turquoise and pearl pendants in the form of a daisy. The bridegroom's gift to Mrs Hooper was a diamond and turquoise cluster ring, to Miss May Dempster a diamond and turquoise marquise ring, and to Miss Malla Dempster a gold pendant watch set with a daisy in turquoises and pearls, and fastened with a pearl and turquoise brooch
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     The Williamstown newspaper of 2 Feb 1901 reported: Mrs Wesley Hall has been left £10.000 and an annuity of £2000 by her late husband and each of her three sisters 1000 shares in the Mount Morgan mine, Queensland, out of which testator made his money.
     A Williamstown newspaper reported on 6 Jan 1906: Mrs Wesley Hall and family have left 'Wolverton' Torrak, and are renting Mrs Matthew Lang's house at Richard's Point, Sandringham, for three months. Mrs Arthur Hooper and her children and Miss Hume Black are the guests of Mrs Wesley Hall at Sandringham.
A report on 'High Branches' at 38 St Georges Rd, Toorak states: A 1905 MMBW Detail Plan shows land at the south east corner of St Georges Road and Torresdale Road occupied by a large residence named ‘Wolverton’. Wolverton was the home of stock and station agent Edward Trenchard. Trenchard died on 28 April 1927 and in July the same year executors of his estate offered Wolverton for sale.
Auction notices describe it as a substantial two-storeyed family residence of ‘chocolate brick’ with bluestone foundations and a slate roof, commanding extensive views to the north and east with a well laid out
garden and lawns.
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     Margaret Kate Lillian Dempster travelled to England in March 1908 per the "China". Mrs Wesley Hall, 56 and Miss Wesley Hall, 26. Daisy took her sister Dora's children to England after Fanny's death.
     Mrs Wesley Hall and her daughters are at Kensington Palace Mansions, says the"British Australasian" (London) of the 3rd of November. They will leave later to join a large party of friends for the winter sports at Engleberg.
Miss Malla Dempster has returned from her tour through Ireland and Scotland with her sister (Mrs Wesley Hall) and is staying at 72, Hyde Park Mansions, until after Christmas, when she will go to Marseilles to meet her sister (Mrs Dunlop Jackson), who is expected to arrive from Australia, says the "British Australasian" of the 3rd of November
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     Margaret Kate Lillian Dempster made a will dated 27 May 1915 in 6 Berkeley House, Hay Hill, London, England. The will of Margaret Kate Lillian Hall, formerly of Raveloe, Domain Road, South Yarra, Victoria but now of 6 Berkeley House, Hay Hill, in the county of London, widow ... dated 27 May 1915. She mentions her sisters Georgia Frances May Jackson and Maria Huon Dempster and her nieces May Elizabeth Wesley Hall, Dora Maryan Wesley Morris, Florence Mildred Georgina Canning Hall, her nephew Ashby Arthur Hooper, niece Margaret Elma Hooper, and Alice Mary Lush who is now residing with me.
The Victorian Supreme Court Exemplification of Letters of Administration describes her as late of Three Gables, Beech Road, Reigate, Surrey.
     Margaret died on 24 September 1918 in 'Three Gables', Beech Rd, Reigate, Surrey, England, aged 48. On the 24th September, at 53 Cheniston Gardens, London, W., Margaret Kate Lillian (Daisy), widow of the late James Wesley Hall of Mount Morgan and Melbourne, and sister of Malla Huon Dempster. [All other references give Reigate!]
     Mrs Wesley Hall whose death occurred at Reigate, after 24 hours illness, on the 24th September was formerly Margaret Dempster, daughter of the late R W Dempster of Melbourne, and married in 1898 the late James Wesley Hall, of Melbourne and Mount Morgan, Queensland. She was the stepmother of Madame de Mouzilly St Mars, Mrs Gerard Tharpe, and Mrs Charles Bridge. Mrs Hall was closely connected with many charitable works, and was recently decorated with the Medaille del la Reine Elizabeth for her services to the Belgian refugees.
     Cable advice has been received by Mrs A F Hooper of the death, following on a paralytic stroke, of Mrs Wesley Hall, widow of the late James Wesley Hall of Mount Morgan. Mrs Wesley Hall had lived in England for the last 10 years. She was a very active worker and generous contributor in regard to different war funds. For her services as hon. secretary of the Belgian Refugee Food Fund, an organization which has done notable relief work in London, she had the Queen Elizabeth medal conferred on her by King Albert of Belgium.
     Recently cabled news from England of the death of Mrs Wesley Hall .... recalls the 'furore'? that her marriage made here some years ago. The late Mr Wesley Hall of Mount Morgan fame, had been a widower for some time, when the announcement was made of his marriage to a deceased wife's sister. The two daughters who were presented at court ... grew up, married in England. The eldest daughter May, married to Marquis de St Mars, about four years ago; the second, Dora, married the Hon. George Morris, brother of Lord Killanin. As the latter was a bachelor Mrs Morris's son is heir presumptiave to the title. Her husband was killed in the early days of the war and has since married Mr Gerald Thorpe whose people are very wealthy and have a ... place in York. The youngest daughter married to Captain Bridge... son of General Bridge. Old residents will recognise that most of .... Dempster family originally of the ES&A Bank, Nelson Place. She was buried on 27 September 1918 in Brompton, London.
     Her will was proved on 19 February 1919 at the Principal Probate Registry, London.
     Her will was proved on 26 May 1919 at Victoria, Australia.

Maria Hunn Dempster

(4 March 1872 - May 1954)
     Maria Hunn Dempster was also known as Maria Huon in records. She was commonly known as Malla. She was born on 4 March 1872 in Nelson Place, Williamstown, Victoria. She was the daughter of William Dempster and Margaret Herbert Davies. Maria Hunn Dempster witnessed George Dunlop Jackson and Georgia Frances May Dempster's wedding on 22 March 1902 in St Thomas' Cathedral, Bombay, India.
     Maria Hunn Dempster travelled to London, in 1903 per the "SS Nubia". She travelled in Norway on the "Vega" in August 1904.
     Miss Dempster was 'presented' at Court 29 May 1905 by the Lady Garvagh. At the Court held by Their Majesties The King and Queen at Buckingham Palace on Monday, the following presentations were made in the Diplomatic Circle .
Miss Malla Dempster (daughter of Mr Dempster, formerly manager of the local E. S. and A. Bank, and sister of Mrs Wesley Hall), was presented to Their Majesties at the Court held at Buckingham Palace on Monday, 29th May, by the Lady Garvagh. Miss Dempster wore a lovely frock of white chiffon over white'satin, with a Court train of handsome white satin, brocaded in a design of maiden hair fern, and fastened to the shoulder with a bouquet of lilies of the valley and white carnations. She wore as ornaments a necklet of beautiful old pearls, and carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley and 'white carnations..
     Maria Hunn Dempster received a letter from Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster dated 4 September 1907.
     Maria Hunn Dempster travelled in 1908 per the "SS Mongolia".
     Miss Malla Dempster (Victoria), who has been motoring through Germanv with her sisters (Mrs. Wesley Hall aud Mrs. Dunlop Jackson), says the British Australasian (London), of the 2nd of December, has returned to London. Miss May Hall, who was motoring in Italy with Lady Garvagh and the Marquis St Maur, met her mother in Paris, where the motoring parties joined for a few days. Mrs. Hall then proceeded to Dresden where she is at present.
     Maria Hunn Dempster mentioned in November 1910. She had returned from a tour of Ireland & Scotland with Daisy.
     She changed her middle name from Hunn to Huon.
We hold an undated clipping mentioning the surprise of the afternoon was the singing of Miss Mala Dempster, a very young pupil of Madame Lucy Chambers, and who made a decided impression.
     Malla Dempster and Georgia Frances May Dempster lived at Redcliffe Square, London, England, between 1914 and 1916. Maria Hunn Dempster was an executor of Georgia Frances May Dempster's estate on 19 December 1917 in the Principal Probate Registry, London.
     Maria Hunn Dempster married Edward Warren Trevor on 17 December 1919 in St Mary Abbot's, Kensington, England.
     Maria Hunn Dempster lived at 53 Cheniston Gardens, Kensington, Middlesex, England, 1920.
     We hold her address book, dated 7 October 22, labelled Mrs J Gibson Stott c/o National Bank of New...., Moorgate St, E6.
     Maria Hunn Dempster married Joseph Aloyisius Gibson Stott as her second husband, on 4 June 1927 in Lyons & Aix-les-Bains, France. 4 June 1927 Marriage solemnized at the British Consulate, Lyons. 5 June 1927 - Marriage solemnized in the chaplaincy of Aix-les-Bains in the Dept of Savoie in the country of France: Joseph Gibson Stott aged 67, widower, banker, son of Gibson Stott, Capt 92nd Gordon Highlanders, deceased; and Maria Huon Trevor, 54, widow, daughter of William Dempster, banker, deceased; both residing at Hotel Chateau Durieux, Aix-les-Bains: married in the Church of St Swithins according to the Rites & Ceremonies of the Church of England after Civil Marriage before H.B. Mi Consul General Lyon by me C S Ryder. chaplain of the Royal Memorial Church, Cannes, temporary chaplain of the English Church, Aix-les-Bains.
     Maria Hunn Dempster lived at 'Montalto', 31 Marne Street, South Yarra, Victoria, in the 1950s. It was a ground floor unit.
     Maria Hunn Dempster made a will dated 11 September 1952 in South Yarra, Victoria. Will of Maria (called Malla) Huon Stott of Montalto, 31 Marne St, South Yarra, widow. I appoint F G Fosbery and Ashby Arthur William Hooper to be executors and trustees. ... To John Hooper & George Hooper (sons of the said AAW Hooper) the sum of two hundred pounds each ... the residue to my niece Margaret Elma Hooper and my nephew the said Ashby Arthur William Hooper... articles belonging to my late husband ... to Gibson Stott of Wellington, NZ (son of my late husband) ...
     Maria died in May 1954 in 31 Marne Street, South Yarra, Victoria, aged 82. A special auction of furniture, jewellery etc. from the collection of the late Mrs J Gibson Stott "Montalto" 31 Marne Street, South Yarra, was held by Leonard Joel & Joshua McClelland 29 July 1954. She was buried on 18 May 1954 in Boroondara cemetery, grave 69, Kew.