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''Great Grandfather Wm. Willis Bemister''
''Great Grandfather Wm. Willis Bemister''
Title''Great Grandfather Wm. Willis Bemister''
SubjectsBemister, William Willis, 1789-1863.
Physical Description1 drawing : sepia toned ; 14 x 10.5 cm
CollectorsRorke family
Date[ca. 1840]
Location No.PF-314.01.021
Biography / Administrative HistoryWilliam Willis Bemister (1789-1863), second son of John Bemister and Mary (Willis) Bemister, was born at Corfe Mullen, Dorsetshire, England on 7 May 1789. He came to Newfoundland in 1803 as a clerk with the firm of George & James Kemp. He married Ann Howell at Carbonear on 25 November 1810 and had 9 children including Mary (Bemister) Forward (wife of Capt. Mark Forward), William, Hon. John, Capt. Willis and Sarah Jane (Bemister) Pike. He later operated the firm of W. Bemister & Co. at Carbonear. He died at Carbonear on 30 December 1863.
Scope and contentWilliam Willis Bemister
DonorMr. and Mrs. J.E. Rorke, 1999
CollectionRorke Family fonds
Resource TypePhotograph
TypeStill Image
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