Edward Dempster married Mary (Maggie) Taylor of Candyup in Albany on the 5th March. They then resided at the Buckland homestead in Toodyay.

Emily Mary Marsden of Northam married Andrew Dempster, 28th August, in Northam.

At Buckland, in Toodyay, James Dempster bred horses, sired from thoroughbred stud stock. Having a keen interest in horse breeding, Mr Dempster and Mr. Pratt imported the first mares to the colony. In 1834, James Dempster, brought Pratt’s stud stock from Sydney. He kept records of their progeny, which contributed to the colony’s foundation stock.

The following generations of the family also had a keen interest in the animal and their horses were some of the finest in Esperance Bay.



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