Marianna Ada Dempster

(6 August 1871 - )
     Marianna Ada Dempster was christened on 6 August 1871 in Eccleshall, Staffordshire. She was the daughter of Richard Frederick Dempster and Harriett Mathew.

Mary Dempster

(24 July 1823 - before 21 December 1859)
     Mary Dempster was born on 24 July 1823 in Mitcham, Surrey. She was the daughter of James Dempster and Sarah Johnson. Mary Dempster was christened on 22 August 1823 in Mitcham.
     Mary Dempster appeared on the 1841 census in the household of James Dempster and Sarah Johnson in Dorset Arms, High St, East Grinstead, Sussex. Mary 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.
     Mary Dempster was recorded on the 1851 census in South St, Horsham, Sussex. Mary Dempster, aged 25, unmarried, scholar, born Mitcham, was a boarder in the large household of Louisa Preston/Benton, schoolmistress.
     Mary died before 21 December 1859 in Crawley St, Ifield, Surrey. She was buried on 21 December 1859 in St Margaret, Ifield.

Mary Dempster

(1863 - )
     Mary Dempster was born in 1863 in Palamcottah, Madras, India. She was the daughter of Robert Dempster and Catherine Ellman.
     Mary Dempster and Robert William George Dempster appeared on the 1871 census in 4 Colville Tce West, Kensington, London. Mary Dempster aged 8 and R W E Dempster aged 6 both born in India were described as niece and nephew in the household of Ann Ellman, unmarried, governess, aged 39 born Lewes. Also in the household were Harriet her sister aged 31 also a governess born at Lewis; her aunt Elizabeth Ellman aged 49, pension, birthplace not known, nephew John H Elllman aged 8, born in Ireland.
     Mary Dempster married Frank Dawson before 1886 in India. He was adjutant to the Maharajah of Travancore at the time (Sri Moolam Thirunal Sir Rama Varma 1885–1924).
     Mary Dempster lived at London, England, 1893.
     Mary Dempster and Frank Dawson appeared on the 1901 census in 32 Park Tce, Paddington, London. Francis Dawson, 42 born Bayalore (Bangalore)?, major - India Staff Corps & Mary 38, born Pallancottel?? and their presumed daughter Mary F G aged 15 born at Madras, all in India & Augusta Dawson aged 40, born Topsham, Devon were boarders with the Page family.
     Mary Dempster and Frank Dawson appeared on the 1911 census in 26 St George's Court, Gloucester Rd, Kensington. Francis William Dawson, head, 52, Lt Colonel Indian Army, born Bangalore, India, resident; his wife Mary Dawson, 48, married for 26 years, 1 living child, born Pallamcotta, India, resident, with Edith Hill, servant, 27, single, born Shropshire.
     Mary Dempster lived at near Exeter, Devon, 1919. Eleanore & Peter Dempster hold a photograph of the family in 1895?
     Mary Dempster lived at 'Richmond House', Waterden Rd, Guildford, Surrey, after 1922. They had previously lived at 'The Mount", Rutland? Rd, Exmouth, Devon; 49 A..... Gardens, St ...
     Mary Dempster lived at 'Glynde', 22 St Albans Rd, Bedford, Bedfordshire, 1927.

Child of Mary Dempster and Col Francis William Dawson

Mary Dempster

(31 October 1783 - before 10 February 1830)
     Mary Dempster was christened on 31 October 1783 in St George in the East, Stepney. She was the daughter of George Dempster and Elizabeth Edwards.
     Mary died before 10 February 1830 in Red Cross St, Southwark, Surrey. She was buried on 10 February 1830 in St Saviour, Southwark, Surrey. Mary Dempster, Red Cross St, aged 46.

Mary Ann Dempster

(3 November 1791 - )
     Mary Ann Dempster was born on 3 November 1791 in Mitcham, Surrey. She was the daughter of James Dempster and Sarah Osborn. Mary Ann Dempster was christened on 21 November 1791 in Mitcham.
     In James Dempster's will dated 6 May 1819 in Mitcham, Mary Ann Dempster was named as heir; His will mentions his wife Ann, his eldest son James, his mother Elizabeth, his four sons James, Richard, John & Robert, daughters Sarah Norris & Mary Ann Dempster, his grand-daughter Frances (daughter of his son James by Augusta Frances his first wife) and his grandson George, son of James; his brother John & his sister Elizabeth Smith. James Dempster the elder of Mitcham in the county of Surrey schoolmaster I give all the manors messuages lands and hereditaments which are now vested in me as a Trustee or Mortgagee only unto Jackson Walton of Warnford Court in the City of London, Gentleman, John Parrott the elder of Mitcham Surgeon and Richard Barnett of Clarence Row Pentonville in the county of Middlesex Gentleman upon such Trusts and subject to such equity of redemption... and I give my copyhold messuage at Carlton Place Brighthelmstone in the County of Sussex now in the occupation of Mr Knowles ... upon trust that they permit my wife Ann Dempster to receive the rents for her life or permit my wife to reside therein during her life without paying rent and do after the decease of my wife assure the said messuage to such one or more of my children as my wife shall by her will appoint And I give my messuage called Baron House situate at Mitcham with the Gardens and all the lands adjoining held by me as tenant from year to year together with all my furniture, fixtures, plate, linen, china and books in and about the same (except such parts hereinafter given to my wife and grandson) and the goodwill of the business or concern now carried on at Baron House unto my eldest son James Dempster subject to the payment of an annuity of £40 to my mother during her life ... to each of my four sons James Dempster, Richard Dempster, John Dempster & Robert Dempster successively in the order in which they are here named or or such of them if any as shall have obtained the age of 25 years at the time of my decease ... six equal shares ... sons James, Richard, John at 25, Robert at 25, daughter Sarah Norris the wife of Thomas Norris, late of Holborn, Mdx, upholsterer, daughter Mary Ann Dempster ... and whereas by indenture of settlement dated 12 July 1811 made between me and my wife Ann ... after her decease to my eldest son James and his wife and children ... for my granddaughter Frances Dempster, the daughter of my son James Dempster and of his first wife Augusta Frances ... the large silver cup to my grandson George Dempster, son of my son James Dempster, and I give unto my mother Elizabeth Dempster, to my brother John Dempster, and to my sister Elizabeth Smith £20 a piece for mourning ... to my friend John Peter Cook of Brighthelmstone, schoolmaster £20... Signed and witnessed at Brighton by Charlotte Annan, Marlbro' Place; Robert Rogers, North St, Brighton, draper, William Scott, New Street, Brighton, artist... She and John Wafford, Mary Eve and Elizabeth Lee Wafford witnessed John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford's wedding on 17 July 1821 in St John, Hackney.
     Mary Ann Dempster and Jackson Walton obtained a marriage licence on 12 August 1823 in London.
     Mary Ann Dempster married Jackson Walton on 19 August 1823 in Hackney. On the 19th inst. at the parish church of St John, Hackney, in the county of Middlesex, by the Rev Challis Paroissien, James Barnes, Esq, of Tavistock Square, London, to Miss Walton of Sanford Place, Stoke Newington; and Jackson Walton Esq., of Sanford Place, aforesaid, to Miss Dempster of Mitcham in the county of Surrey. James Dempster was a witness at the marriage of Margaret Walton as well as Mary Ann.
     Mary Ann Dempster and Jackson Walton appeared on the 1841 census in Mornington Crescent, Regents Park, London. Jackson Walton, 60, attorney, and Mary Walton, 45, neither born in the county, with Edward 15, Mary 13 amd Isabella 11, all born in the county.
     Mary Ann Walton was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 18 August 1841.
     Mary Ann Dempster was recorded on the 1851 census in 19 Charrington St, Somers Town, London. Mary A Walton 58, widow, annuitant, born Mticham, Sry; son Edward Walton 24, solicitor, born St Pancras, Mdx and daughter Mary A Walton 23, born St Pancras, daugther Isabella Walton 21 born St Pancras, Harriett Rudman 19 servant.
     Mary Ann Dempster and Isabella Walton appeared on the 1861 census in 26 Manor St, Clapham, Surrey. Mary A Walton 69, head, widow, annuitant, born Mitcham, Sry; Isabella Walton 31, daughter, unmarried, 31, living with mother; born St Pancras; Sophia E Bristor 19, servant.

Children of Mary Ann Dempster and Jackson Walton

Mary Ann Dempster

(18 October 1799 - 16 November 1882)
     Mary Ann Dempster was christened on 18 October 1799 in St James, Merton, Surrey. She is described as his cousin by James Dempster of Ryde, but is more likely his cousin once removed. She was the daughter of John Sinclair Dempster and Elizabeth Stoakes. Mary Ann Dempster and John Smith Dempster witnessed George Robertson and Elizabeth Dempster's wedding on 9 October 1817 in St John, Hackney, London.
     Mary Ann Dempster married Thomas Horwood on 20 August 1818 in Hackney, London . Thomas Horwood, of the Middle Temple, London, bachelor & Mary Ann Dempster, of this parish, spinster, a minor, were married by licence with the consent of her father John Dempster, this 20 August 1818. Both signed in the presence of Mary Ann Dempster, J Dempster, Jane Horwood & Eleanor Davis.
     Mary Ann Dempster and Thomas Horwood appeared on the 1841 census in Lewisham, Kent. Thomas Horwood, 55, conveyancer, Mary Horwood 40, Alfred Horwood, 20, law strudent, none born in the county; with a female servant..
     Mary Ann Horwood was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 18 August 1841. She was his 'beloved cousin.'
     Mary Ann Dempster was recorded on the 1851 census in 'Albury Villa', West St, Newchurch, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Mary Ann Horwood 51, wife to head, born Merton, Sry; children Alfred John Horwood 29, Barrister at law in practice, born Camberwell, Sry; Frances Charlotte Horwood 19, daughter in law, born Pentonville, Mdx, Constance France Horwood, grandchild, 5 months, born St Pancras, Jane Horwood 66, sister to head, born Aylesbury, Bkm, Fanny Milmore 17, Jane Grice 14, servants.
     Mary Ann Dempster and Thomas Horwood appeared on the 1861 census in Platoff Cottage, Newchurch, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Thomas Horwood 79, conveyancer, born Aylesbury, Bkm; his wife Mary A Horwood 61, born Merton, Sry; Jane Horwood 77, sister, born Aylesbury; Jane Sprack 19, general servant.
     Mary Ann Dempster and Thomas Horwood appeared on the 1871 census in 79 West St, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Thoms Horwood, 88, income from house, born Aylesbury, Bucks; his wife Mary A, 71, born Merton, Surrey; Kate Harris, 20, domestic servant; Alfred J Harris!, son, barrister in practice, born Camberwell, Surrey.
     Mary Ann Dempster and Alfred John Horwood appeared on the 1881 census in Chale Villa, Ryde, Hampshire. Sarah Stephens 60, head, Lodging House keeper, born Oxf; Mary Eldridge 62, ditto; Mary A. Horwood, 81,widow, born Merton, Surrey, Alfred J. Horwood 59, married, visitor, practising barrister, born Camberwell, Surrey.
     Mary's death was registered in the quarter ending on 16 November 1882 in West St, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
     Her will was proved on 19 December 1882 in the Principal Probate Registry. The will of with a codicil of Mary Anne Horwood late of West-street Ryde in the Isle of Wight in the county of Southampton widow who died 16 November 1882 at West-street was proved a the Principal Registry by Thomas James Robertson of Princes Dock Rotherhithe in the county of Surrey gentleman the nephew and Thomas Hugh Horwood of 31 John-street Bedford-row in the county of Middlesex Gentleman the grandson the executors. Personal estate £1097/12/4.

Children of Mary Ann Dempster and Thomas Horwood

Mary Ann Dempster

(17 August 1873 - )
     Mary Ann Dempster was christened on 17 August 1873 in St John the Evangelist, Drury Lane, Westminster. She was the daughter of John Dempster and Emily Louisa Pearce.

Mary Constance Dempster

(16 December 1918 - 2001)
     Mary Constance Dempster was born on 16 December 1918 in Rose Park, South Australia. She was the daughter of William Robert Dempster and Vera Annie Bullock.
     Mary Constance Dempster married Alan Wayne Archer. In 1982 an unknown person was residing in 'Glynde Park', in Yangoora, Lenswood, South Australia.
     Mary died in 2001 in South Australia.

Mary Frances Dempster

(15 June 1803 - )
     Mary Frances Dempster was christened on 15 June 1803 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. She was the daughter of John Sinclair Dempster and Elizabeth Stoakes.

Mary Frederica Dora Dempster

(22 July 1864 - 23 November 1895)
     Mary Frederica Dora Dempster was commonly known as Dora. She was born on 22 July 1864 in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of William Dempster and Margaret Herbert Davies.
     Mary Frederica Dora Dempster married James Wesley Hall, son of Walter Hall and Elizabeth Carleton Skarratt, on 10 July 1889 in Holy Trinity church, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia.
     Mary Frederica Dora Dempster received 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
.      
Mary Frederica Dora Dempster and James Wesley Hall emigrated from Melbourne in March 1893 to London, England. Her father wrote on March 14 1893 My dear Dora, A few last words before you finally depart. 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 torn 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 and keep you all, Your loving father.

A letter dated March 14 1894 from her mother reads: My darling Dora, I am sending with this some cuttings relative to George Canning and his death also one or two letters of his. One written to his brother in which he accepts the sponsorship of my dear mother (his niece) and another written to his brother's wife (nee Dora Ashby) my mother's mother, relative to a likeness of her husband which as the only one extant she had sent George Canning but which he graciously refuses to deprive her of. They are of great value in consequence of their age and memories associated with them. Although of perhaps no monetary value and I beg you to take care of them for that reason darling. We have this moment received two nice letters from you and dear old Daisy. The girls are packing the few remaining things also a thin blouse that May has made for Das for the ... ... Mrs Roberts is going with the girls to the University concert and dance on Saturday evening. We were up at the Roberts last evening and didn't we talk about you dear. Mrs Parker says you more ... beloved by high and low ... and from ... any ...... I am sorry dear baby is still a wee bit ailing, kiss her for me and alike for Maimee. Tell her I shall go down to the beach just to think of her as I said to her ... see her playing there & with dearest love to you dear, Das, Wesley and the chicks, Believe me your ever loving mother..
     Her Majesty the Queen held a Drawing Room at Buckingham Plalace yesterday afternoon ... Mrs Wesley Hall, by the Lady Garvagh.
     Mary Frederica Dora Dempster lived at 'Rutland Gate', London, England, June 1894. They lived at 'Queens Gate Mansions', London; then 'Rutland Gate', Hyde Park, London. On May 17th 1895 she wrote to her mother saying she had now settled in at 4 Marble Arch.
     Mr and Mrs Wesley Hall entertained a large number of guests at a "water party" on the Thames on 6th June. Amongst those present were :-The Baroness de Bretton, Lady Garvagh, Lord Encombe, Lady Louise Scott, Lady Margaret Scott, the Hon. Mrs Treffry, Lieut. and Miss Treffry, the Ion. Gwen Molesworth, Lord Vivian, the Hon. MissVereker, the Hon Leopold Canning, Miss Skarrett, Ms Theobald, Mr Dormer Treffry, Miss Dempster, Mr C.Thompson and many others. After spending a pleasant day on the river in steam launches, visiting Staines, Taplow, Marlow and other places of interest, the guests returned to London during the evening.
     Mr & Mrs Wesley Hall and family have now left London and are the guests of Mrs Treffrey at Palace? Castle in Cornwall, for regatta week at Cowes.
     Mary died on 23 November 1895 in Hastings, Sussex, England, aged 31. Wesley-Hall - On Saturday night, the 23rd inst., at St Helen's Lodge, Hastings, England (of peritonitis) Dora Frederica Mary, the beloved wife of J Wesley Hall, dearly loved daughter of William & Margaret Dempster, E S & A Bank, Williamstown, and sister of Mrs A F Hooper, Kew (by cable) . Another account states that she succumbed to an old aliment - hydatids - which had troubled her in her schooldays, which she thought was successfully cured.

Children of Mary Frederica Dora Dempster and James Wesley Hall

Patriarch? Dempster

     He may be the George Dempster who with his wife Hannah had sons James & George in Dorset.
     An Elizabeth Dempster was buried at the Skinner St, Independent church, Poole, aged 54.

Children of Patriarch? Dempster

Paul Anthony Dempster

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

Percival Wilkes Dempster

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

Children of Percival Wilkes Dempster and Mary Ann Sophia Elizabeth Dean

Percy J Dempster

(circa 1886 - )
     Percy J Dempster was born circa 1886 in Cocking, Sussex. He was the son of Joseph Dempster and Fanny Hopkins. Robert, Fanny and Percy were listed as the children of Fanny Hopkins in the 1891 census in Midhurst.

Reginald Robert John Dempster

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

Children of Reginald Robert John Dempster and Hilda Lane

Richard Dempster

(20 March 1793 - 10 October 1873)
     Richard Dempster was born on 20 March 1793 in Mitcham, Surrey. He was the son of James Dempster and Sarah Osborn.
     In James Dempster's will dated 6 May 1819 in Mitcham, Richard Dempster was named as heir; His will mentions his wife Ann, his eldest son James, his mother Elizabeth, his four sons James, Richard, John & Robert, daughters Sarah Norris & Mary Ann Dempster, his grand-daughter Frances (daughter of his son James by Augusta Frances his first wife) and his grandson George, son of James; his brother John & his sister Elizabeth Smith. James Dempster the elder of Mitcham in the county of Surrey schoolmaster I give all the manors messuages lands and hereditaments which are now vested in me as a Trustee or Mortgagee only unto Jackson Walton of Warnford Court in the City of London, Gentleman, John Parrott the elder of Mitcham Surgeon and Richard Barnett of Clarence Row Pentonville in the county of Middlesex Gentleman upon such Trusts and subject to such equity of redemption... and I give my copyhold messuage at Carlton Place Brighthelmstone in the County of Sussex now in the occupation of Mr Knowles ... upon trust that they permit my wife Ann Dempster to receive the rents for her life or permit my wife to reside therein during her life without paying rent and do after the decease of my wife assure the said messuage to such one or more of my children as my wife shall by her will appoint And I give my messuage called Baron House situate at Mitcham with the Gardens and all the lands adjoining held by me as tenant from year to year together with all my furniture, fixtures, plate, linen, china and books in and about the same (except such parts hereinafter given to my wife and grandson) and the goodwill of the business or concern now carried on at Baron House unto my eldest son James Dempster subject to the payment of an annuity of £40 to my mother during her life ... to each of my four sons James Dempster, Richard Dempster, John Dempster & Robert Dempster successively in the order in which they are here named or or such of them if any as shall have obtained the age of 25 years at the time of my decease ... six equal shares ... sons James, Richard, John at 25, Robert at 25, daughter Sarah Norris the wife of Thomas Norris, late of Holborn, Mdx, upholsterer, daughter Mary Ann Dempster ... and whereas by indenture of settlement dated 12 July 1811 made between me and my wife Ann ... after her decease to my eldest son James and his wife and children ... for my granddaughter Frances Dempster, the daughter of my son James Dempster and of his first wife Augusta Frances ... the large silver cup to my grandson George Dempster, son of my son James Dempster, and I give unto my mother Elizabeth Dempster, to my brother John Dempster, and to my sister Elizabeth Smith £20 a piece for mourning ... to my friend John Peter Cook of Brighthelmstone, schoolmaster £20... Signed and witnessed at Brighton by Charlotte Annan, Marlbro' Place; Robert Rogers, North St, Brighton, draper, William Scott, New Street, Brighton, artist...
     Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford obtained a marriage licence on 18 December 1821 in London.
     Richard Dempster married Ann Wafford, daughter of John Wafford and Ann Wilks, on 20 December 1821 in St John, Hackney, London. Married - Yesterday,the 20th instant, at St John's Hackney, Richard Dempster, Esq., of Marlborough-place, Brighton, to Ann, third daughter of John Wafford, Esq., of Chatham-place West, Hackney.
     Richard Dempster lived at 2 Marlborough Place (Gent's Boarding Academy), Brighton, Sussex, 1823. He and Arnold Denman, Louisa Denman and Caroline Lay witnessed Robert Osborn Dempster and Mary Ann Denman's wedding on 17 November 1825 in Willingdon, Sussex. Richard Dempster and John Wafford, John Smith Dempster and Catherine Lee Dempster witnessed Denis Boully and Elizabeth Lee Wafford's wedding on 10 January 1832 in Hackney, London . He witnessed Robert Osborn Dempster's will dated 6 May 1837 in Broadwater.
     Richard Dempster lived at 6 Marlborough Place, Brighton, Sussex, between 1839 and 1847.
     Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford appeared on the 1841 census in Marlborough Place, Brighton, Sussex. Richard Dempster, 45 , schoolm/ Headm, Ann 40, Richard, 6, James 15, (Richard the younger, the only one born in the county) plus pupils and other staff.
     Richard Dempster was mentioned in the will of James Dempster dated 18 August 1841.
     Administration of the estate of George Augustus Frederick Dempster was granted to Richard Dempster, on 21 February 1848 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon of George Dempster late of Brighton, Sussex. gent, a widower deceased, was granted to Richard Dempster the uncle and George Tamplin the curators lawfully assigned to Augustus George Dempster & George Bunduck Dempster minors, the natural & lawful & only children for the use of the said minors until one of them shall attain the age of 21 years. James Dempster & John Best Webb the lawful grandfathers and only next of kin of the said minors having first renounced Curatorship. £4000.
He witnessed the codicil of Ann Milham on 27 October 1850 in Brighton, Sussex; This is a codicil of me Ann Dempster of Brighthelmstone Ssx widow I hereby confirm the direction in my will to James Dempster of East Grinstead the eldest son of my late husband James Dempster of the copyhold messuage and piece of freehold ground with stabling And whereas I appointed £300 three pound ten shilling per cent bank annuities in trust for my grandson George Dempster And I gave the land tax of £2.18.8 charged on Turks farm and all my real estate and residue of my personal estate unto my grandson George Dempster And appointed George Dempster executor And whereas my grandson George Dempster has departed this life Now I revoke all appointments and devises in my will in favour of my late grandson George Dempster And I hereby appoint the said £300 unto Sarah Dempster one of the daughters of the said James Dempster and I bequeath all my wearing apparel to Sarah the wife of the said James Dempster And I bequeath all the furniture wine spirits plate linen china books and other household effects belonging to me in my house no.42 Grand Pde Brighton and all my trinkets watches and jewellery to Sarah Dempster one of the daughters of James Dempster and I bequeath £19.19.0 each to Sarah Dempster and Mary Dempster and Ann Dempster two other daughters of James Dempster I give all the residue of my real and personal estate to Richard Dempster of Brighton Esq. and George Tamplin of no.150 Fenchurch St, London, gent upon trust to convert the same into money and be possessed of the same in trust for Augustus George Dempster and George Bundock Dempster the two children of my deceased grandson George Dempster to be equally divided between them share and share alike at the age of 21 And if both died before 21 in trust for Sarah Dempster, the daughter of James Dempster I appoint Richard Dempster and George Tamplin executors. Dated 27 Oct 1850. Witness Joseph Dempster, of 42 Grand Pde Brighton, H P Tamplin, 1 Lennox Place, Brighton.
     Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford were recorded on the 1851 census in 13 Hanover Crescent, Brighton, Sussex. Richard Dempster, House & Landed proprietor, aged 57 born Mitcham, Ann wife 52 born Hackney, Richard T?, son 16, born Brighton. Servants Eliza Hiemstead ?& Harriett Ward aged 22 & 28 housemaid & cook.
     Richard was registered as a house and landed proprietor in Brighton, Sussex, on the electoral roll dated between 1852 and 1859. He was an executor of Ann Milham's estate on 27 October 1859 in the Principal Probate Registry, London.
     Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford appeared on the 1861 census in Brighton, Sussex. Richard aged 65 and his wife Ann aged 61, and sister in law Frances Wafford aged 61, with two servants resided in the house. Ann & Frances were both born in Hackney. Richard described himself as a landed proprietor and fundholder.
     Richard Dempster and Catherine Lee Wafford appeared on the 1871 census in 11 Percy Rd, Hammersmith. Catherine Dempster, head, widow, 71, born Hackney; Catherine E Dempster, 42, daughter born Mitcham Surrey, Ann Dempster aged 78, married, visitor born Hackney, Richard Dempster aged 78 born Mitcham, married, visitor with Sarah Ann Hooper aged 18 born Middlesex, servant.
     Richard died on 10 October 1873 in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, aged 80.
     His will was proved on 13 March 1876 at PPR. The will of Richard Dempster, formerly of 13 Hanover Crescent, Brighton, Sussex, but late of Eccleshall, co. Stafford, Esquire, who died 10 Oct 1873 at Eccleshall, was proved at Lichfield by Richard Frederic Dempster at Eccleshall, Gentleman, the son, the sole executor. Effects valued at less than £3000.

Child of Richard Dempster and Ann Wafford

Richard Alfred Dempster

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

Children of Richard Alfred Dempster and Louisa MacKenzie

Richard Alfred John Dempster

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

Richard Frederick Dempster

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

Children of Richard Frederick Dempster and Harriett Mathew

Richard Talbot Frank Dempster

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

Robert Dempster

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

     Robert Dempster lived at Guildford, Surrey, between 1890 and 1893. He retired to England where he lived with his son-in-law Colonel Frank Dawson and daughter Mary at Glenthorne House, Guildford.
     In Mary Ann Denman's will dated 10 July 1890 in Guildford, Surrey, Robert Dempster was named as executor and an heir of the estate. He was an executor of Mary Ann Denman's estate on 24 January 1891 in the Principal Probate Registry, London.
     Robert Dempster and Catherine Ellman appeared on the 1891 census in Waterden Rd, Stoke, Guildford, Surrey. Robert Dempster, 64, army officer, deputy surgeon, Indian Army, born Willingdon; his wife, Catherine, 55, born Ringmer, Ssx; daughter Catherine E Dempster,31, born India, Madras, Trichinopoly, grandchildren, Mary E Hibbert, 10, Ethel G Hibbert 9, Robert F Hibbert     8, Emily Reed 18, Annie Earley 18, Mary E Miller 28, parlour maid, nursemaid & cook. Robert Dempster was mentioned in a letter from William Dempster dated 14 March 1893. A letter from William Dempster to his daughter Dora on her departure for England reads:- .
My dear Dora
A few last words before you finally start. Your telegram confirmed ... impressions of your ... to Adelaide. It is nice to have such a good beginning to a voyage enabling you to ... and to know people before they disappear from the scene for a time longer or shorter as the case may be.
Your going has left a great hole which it does not seem possible to fill but appearances are well maintained but there are ton hearts beneath them.
I must now introduce you to my people. Rob is a round ball of a fellow who had had to give up tennis on account of the rotundity. He is a straight out sort of fellow. Very ... and the enemy of humbug & a firm believer in his wife who I fancy you will like. Katie and Annie two daughters are with them. The former being a good little mother to two grandchildren, double orphans. Rose the mother died just after they left India and Frank Hebbert not long after her. Mary and her husband Capt. Dawson are home from India for a year or two. The latter a son of General Dawson, late of India, and now retired in England. And there you have them all except for offshoots. Robert's address is Glenthorn Rd, Guildford, about 20 miles from London. I am sending your portraits on so that they may know what they have to expect.
The carrier has just brought the cargo of logs and there is to be a grand ...
Tell Maimee that Clara Kelly is to have her boat and I expect she will cherish it jealously
One more goodbye, God bless & keep you all
Your loving father
.
     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 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.

Robert Dempster

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

Robert Arnold Dempster

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

Robert Augustus Dempster

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

Child of Robert Augustus Dempster and Leah Valender

Robert Brooke Dempster

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

Robert Osborn Dempster

(1 November 1796 - 20 June 1837)
Willingdon church, Sussex
     Robert Osborn Dempster was born on 1 November 1796 in England. He was the son of James Dempster and Sarah Osborn.
     In James Dempster's will dated 6 May 1819 in Mitcham, Robert Osborn Dempster was named as heir; His will mentions his wife Ann, his eldest son James, his mother Elizabeth, his four sons James, Richard, John & Robert, daughters Sarah Norris & Mary Ann Dempster, his grand-daughter Frances (daughter of his son James by Augusta Frances his first wife) and his grandson George, son of James; his brother John & his sister Elizabeth Smith. James Dempster the elder of Mitcham in the county of Surrey schoolmaster I give all the manors messuages lands and hereditaments which are now vested in me as a Trustee or Mortgagee only unto Jackson Walton of Warnford Court in the City of London, Gentleman, John Parrott the elder of Mitcham Surgeon and Richard Barnett of Clarence Row Pentonville in the county of Middlesex Gentleman upon such Trusts and subject to such equity of redemption... and I give my copyhold messuage at Carlton Place Brighthelmstone in the County of Sussex now in the occupation of Mr Knowles ... upon trust that they permit my wife Ann Dempster to receive the rents for her life or permit my wife to reside therein during her life without paying rent and do after the decease of my wife assure the said messuage to such one or more of my children as my wife shall by her will appoint And I give my messuage called Baron House situate at Mitcham with the Gardens and all the lands adjoining held by me as tenant from year to year together with all my furniture, fixtures, plate, linen, china and books in and about the same (except such parts hereinafter given to my wife and grandson) and the goodwill of the business or concern now carried on at Baron House unto my eldest son James Dempster subject to the payment of an annuity of £40 to my mother during her life ... to each of my four sons James Dempster, Richard Dempster, John Dempster & Robert Dempster successively in the order in which they are here named or or such of them if any as shall have obtained the age of 25 years at the time of my decease ... six equal shares ... sons James, Richard, John at 25, Robert at 25, daughter Sarah Norris the wife of Thomas Norris, late of Holborn, Mdx, upholsterer, daughter Mary Ann Dempster ... and whereas by indenture of settlement dated 12 July 1811 made between me and my wife Ann ... after her decease to my eldest son James and his wife and children ... for my granddaughter Frances Dempster, the daughter of my son James Dempster and of his first wife Augusta Frances ... the large silver cup to my grandson George Dempster, son of my son James Dempster, and I give unto my mother Elizabeth Dempster, to my brother John Dempster, and to my sister Elizabeth Smith £20 a piece for mourning ... to my friend John Peter Cook of Brighthelmstone, schoolmaster £20... Signed and witnessed at Brighton by Charlotte Annan, Marlbro' Place; Robert Rogers, North St, Brighton, draper, William Scott, New Street, Brighton, artist...
     Robert Osborn Dempster married Mary Ann Denman, daughter of John Denman and Ann Heatherly, on 17 November 1825 in Willingdon, Sussex. Married by licence. They were both single of this parish and the ceremony was witnessed by Richard Dempster & her brother and sister Arnold & Louisa Denman. The marriage licence dated 15 November stated that Robert Dempster of Willingdon was aged 29 and upwards and Mary Ann Denman of same was aged 22 and upwards, spinster, for Willingdon church. He was a churchwarden in Willingdon in March 1828. Robert was a tenant farmer in Willingdon. Robert Dempster shared the tenancy of Park Farm with his wife's family, managing the estate for the Lords of the Manor of Willingdon, absentee owners. He was not eligible to vote in the 1832 election, although his brother-in-law, Arnold Denman was.
     He first appears as a tenant of Offimgton Farm in Jan 1833 paying rates for land, by June he was payimg taxed on a house & land.
     He had a fall from his horse at Worthing Sands and he was mentally deranged and suffered subsequent depression culminating in his death. Robert was a yeoman farmer in 'Offington Farm', Broadwater, in 1836. He was of Offington Farm, Broadwater near Worthing and a tenant of James Daubuz of Offington House. The farm was assessed at £343.10s. with the Poor Rate due to be collected on 18 Oct 1837, £25/15/3.
     Robert Osborn Dempster made a will dated 6 May 1837 in Broadwater. Robert Dempster of Offington in the parish of Broadwater in the county of Sussex yeoman I give all my estate and effects whatsoever unto my dear wife and I appoint my said wife and Arnold Denman of Willingdon in the county of Sussex yeoman and George Dempster of Brighthelmstone in the county of Sussex executrix and executors. Signed Robert Dempster. Witnesses: Richard Dempster & Thos. Turner.
     Robert died by suicide on 20 June 1837 in 'Offington Farm', Broadwater, Sussex, aged 40. He threw himself down an 80 foot well on his farm. He had been depressed since a fall from his horse two years earlier. A coroner's inquest was held regarding his death. Distressing suicide - An inquest was held on Wednesday at Hill Barn, near Broadwater upon the body of Mr Robert Dempster, of Offington. The deceased had for some years past, been the tenant of Offington Farm, and it appears that nearly two years since, he fell from his horse on the Worthing sands, and somewhat disordered his mental faculties and from that time his spirits have been more or less depressed; but as it was usual for him to be in a low state, any particular behaviour or appearance were not noticed by those about him. Mr Dempster, in April last, went away for the benefit of his health, and had lately returned; during his absence, Mr Turner, (a gentleman who has recently retired from the farming business) a friend of the deceased, managed the farm, and has remained there to the present time. On Saturday last, when Mr T was passing near the Well-house at Hill Barn, he heard some one inside - he went in and saw the deceased looking down the well, deceased said he was merely admiring the buckets, they being made in a superior manner, - they both went out together and no more notice was taken of the circumstance. On Tuesday morning, deceased rose unusually early, and Mr Turner saw him coming down stairs, and observed that he was suffering very much from "lowness of spirits"; they took breakfast together, after which deceased appeared better and said he sould ride out, (which he had not done before since Mr Turner's stay there) when Mr T offered to go with him, but the other declined; deceased accordingly went, in a different direction from Hill Barn. About one o'clock, a woman living at Hill Barn, saw the deceased sitting on a stile near the well-house, and almost immediately afterwards he was seen by her child to go into the house and get down the well, 80 feet in depth with 6 or 7 feet of water; the child instantly informed the mother, who communicated the circumstance to a workman who had just returned from his dinner. He directly went to the well, and looking down heard a commotion of the water, as if some one was struggling, - assistance was immediately sent for, but her place being a considerable distance from deceased's residence and from any other houses, it was some time before the deceased was got up; he was quite dead. It is supposed that as there no bruises on his person, he hung with his hands on each side of the well and then dropped down; he had taken off his coat, and his horse was hid up close by. The jury returned a verdict that he destroyed himself in a fit of temporary derangement. He was buried on 24 June 1837 in St Mary's, Broadwater. The gravestone reads: Sacred to the memory of Robert Osborn Dempster who departed this life on the 20th June 1837 in the 41st year of his age. Also of George, youngest son of the above who died at sea on his passage from Melbourne 5th Dece 1861 aged 31 years.
     The entire, execellent, true Southdown stock ... belonging to Mr Robert Dempster, lately deceased will be offered at Offington Farm, near Worthing, consisting of about 700 ewes and young sheep to correspond and some rams.
     The Sussex advertiser & Brighthelmston journal Monday October 8, 1838 announced: Sales by Auction, Offington, near Worthing. Genuine modern and valuable household furniture, capital bedding, new patent mangle and effects. By Verrall and Son. On this day Monday 8 Oct 1838 at 12 o'clock precisely.
The genuine and valuable household furniture, excellent brewing utensils and other effects of Mr R Dempster, deceased, at Offington Farm, in the parish of Boradwater.
The furniture of the dining and drawing rooms includes a capital set of mahogany telescope dining tables, ditto pedestal sideboard, ditto set of chairs and elegant rose-wood loo table, set of imitation ditto chairs in green morine, sofa, curtains etc, (to march) two brilliant chimney glasses, large Brussels carpet *nearly new), hearth rugs, fenders, fire bras, etc. two capital four post bedsteads with morine furniture, prime goose feather bed, horse-hair and wool mattresses, large Witney blankets, mahogany wardrobe, large clothes press, chest of drawers, commodes, dressing and washing tables, glasses, Brussels and Kidderminster carpets, the furniture of the servants' bed room, a (nearly new) patent mangle, good set of brewing utensils, box church, diary articles, kitchen and pantry requisites, and numerous other valuables.
Printed catalogues to be had at the Norfolk Arms, Arundel : Mackenzie's Printing Office, Worthing ; and of the Auctioneers Lewes.
     Robert Osborn Dempster was mentioned as being deceased in the will of James Dempster dated 18 August 1841.
     His will was proved on 24 July 1860 at the Principal Probate Registry, London. 24 July 1860 the will of Robert Dempster proved by Mary Ann Dempster of Osborne Villas, Cliftonville, Hove, widow & relict & one of the surviving executors power reserved of a like grant to Arnold Denman the other surviving executor. Effects under £300.

Children of Robert Osborn Dempster and Mary Ann Denman

Robert William George Dempster

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

Children of Robert William George Dempster and Lydia May Ward

Rosa Frances Dempster

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

Children of Rosa Frances Dempster and Francis Henry Hebbert

Sarah Dempster

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