DESMIER Family Tree

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info from Diana Desmier dianadesmier@hotmail.com

?? DESMIER married ??, children:

  1. George Desmier (b ?)

Next Generation

George DESMIER  married Marie Gration, children:

  1. Derick Desmier (b 1946)

  2. Marlene Desmier

  3. Errol Desmier

Next Generation

Derick Desmier married Mary D'Costa, children:

  1. Dominic Desmier

  2. Mario Desmier b. 1979

Marlene Desmier married Mervyn Wilby, children:

  1. Michelle Wilby married Michael Bennett  and live in USA

  2. Melina Wilby

  3. Maxine Wilby married Julius Bellett

Next Generation

Dominic Desmier married Michelle Crake, live in Melbourne, AUS, children:

  1. Jonathan Desmier b.2002

  2. Rosanna Desmier b.2006

Mario Desmier married Diana Nash, live in Melbourne, AUS

Errol Desmier married Helena Vassou, children:

  1. Fabian Desmier

  2. Jacqueline Desmier

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info from John Arnold Desmier-Basalo  johnfalarkristipiborces@yahoo.com

(Part of tree below being reconstructed further down)

Conrad William DESMIER (
b 1908) married ??, had three daughters:

  1. Stella Desmier

  2. Cynthia Desmier

  3. Jean marie Desmier

Next Generation

Stella Desmier married Myu Nyunt, they have four sons:

  1. Kevin Nyunt

  2. Charles Nyunt

  3. Gregory Nyunt

(They now reside in Rangoon, Burma)

Cynthia DESMIER married Dudley SMART they have four daughters,

  1. Georgina Smart,

  2.  

Jean Marie DESMIER married a lady from the Phillipines Tereso BASALO, they had a son named:

  1. John Arnold Basalo (a history major in the university of San Carlos, Cebu city, Philippines)

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info submitted by  rdesmier@bigpond.net.au

René DESMIER Marie (Marguerite) Catherine TASCHET, children:

  1. Jean Philippe DESMIER b. 29 Jan 1727 Niort, Deux Sevres, Notre Dame d. bef Nov 1762

Next Generation

Jean Philippe DESMIER (occ. Barber. b. 29 Jan 1727 Niort, Deux Sevres, Notre Dame d. bef Nov 1762)   married Henriette GUILLON   Details from bp. cert. of Charles, children:

  1. Marie Marguerite Desmier b. 18 May 1751 Niort Deux Sevres France  

  2. Charles Francois Philippe Desmier b. 12 Apr 1752 Niort Deux Sevres France d. 4 Oct 1753,  Charles baptised at Notre Dame by his uncle and godfather who was a priest at La Croix Comtesse a nearby village.  

  3. Louis Augustin Desmier b. 3 Apr 1753 Niort Deux Sevres France 

  4. Pierre Charles Philippe Desmier b. 7 Apr 1754 Niort Deux Sevres France d. 23 Nov 1756 Niort Deux Sevres France  

  5. Charle(s) Julien Desmier b. bef 10 Feb 1757 Niort Deux Sevres France d. bef 1796 Pondicherry

  6. Marie Henriette Desmier b. 13 Jul 1759 Niort Deux Sevres France d. 11 Oct 1762 Niort, Deux Sevres, Parish St Andre   

  7. Louise Desmier

Next Generation

Louis Augustin DESMIER b. 3 Apr 1753 Niort Deux Sevres France, occ. Merchant, married Marie Catherine TEXIER, children:

  1. Marie Catherine Desmier, b. 12 Feb 1779, Niort Deux Sevres France.

  2. Jean Baptiste Desmier b. 22 Nov 1779, Niort, Deux Sevres, Parish St Andre, baptized 22 Nov 1779, Notre Dame Niort, Deux Sevres, France, d. 5 Dec 1779, Niort, Deux Sevres, Parish St Andre, buried: 5 Dec 1779, Notre Dame Niort, Deux Sevres, France.

  3. Louis Auguste Desmier, b. 27 October 1780, Niort Deux Sevres France, baptized 27 Oct 1780, Notre Dame Niort, Deux Sevres, France, d. 4 Oct 1784, Niort Deux Sevres France.

  4. Jacques Victor Desmier, b. 25 Sep 1781, Notre Dame Niort, Deux Sevres, France, baptized 25 Sep 1781, Notre Dame Niort, Deux Sevres, France.

  5. Louise Desmier, b. 10 Dec 1782, Niort Deux Sevres France, baptized 10 Dec 1782, Notre Dame Niort, Deux Sevres, France, d. 17 Sep 1784, Notre Dame Niort, Deux Sevres, France.

  6. Marie Lucie Desmier, b. abt Jan 1783, Niort, Deux Sevres, Notre Dame, d. 17 Sep 1784, Niort, Deux Sevres, Notre Dame.  Date of birth does not seem correct as it is too close to her sister Louise. Her age may have been copied wrongly from the death certificate.

  7. Marie Clotilde Desmier, b. 2 Dec 1783.

Louis Augustin DESMIER b. 3 Apr 1753 Niort Deux Sevres France  married. Marie Catherine TEXIER m. 12 Apr 1777 Niort, Deux Sevres, Parish St Andre , children

  1. Marie Catherine Desmier b. 12 Feb 1779 Niort Deux Sevres France    

  2. Jean Baptiste Desmier b. 22 Nov 1779 Niort, Deux Sevres, Parish St Andre d. 5 Dec 1779 Niort, Deux Sevres, Parish St Andre    

  3. Louis Auguste Desmier b. 27 October 1780 Niort Deux Sevres France d. 4 Oct 1784 Niort Deux Sevres France    

  4. Jacques Victor Desmier b. 25 Sep 1781 Notre Dame Niort, Deux Sevres, France    

  5. Louise Desmier b. 10 Dec 1782 Niort Deux Sevres France d. 17 Sep 1784 Notre Dame Niort, Deux Sevres, France    

  6. Marie Lucie Desmier b. abt Jan 1783 Niort, Deux Sevres, Notre Dame d. 17 Sep 1784 Niort, Deux Sevres, Notre Dame. Date of birth does not seem correct as it is too close to her sister Louise. Her age may have been copied wrongly from the death certificate    

  7. Marie Clotilde Desmier b. 2 Dec 1783  

Charle(s) Julien DESMIER b. bef 10 Feb 1757 Niort Deux Sevres France d. bef 1796 Pondicherry   married. Marie Dominique DaCOSTA on. 21 Feb 1786 at Our Lady of the Angels, Pondicherry  b. Cir 1771 Pondicherry,  Baptism date researched by a colleague in Niort. The family was catholic. Charles was Assistant surgeon at the King's Hospital, Pondicherry at time of his marriage, children:

  1. Marie Rose Desmier b. 7 Feb 1787 Pondicherry   

  2. Jean Marie Charles Desmier b. 5 Mar 1789 Pondicherry 

Next Generation

Jean Marie Charles DESMIER b. 5 Mar 1789 Pondicherry   married. ??, children:  

  1. ? Desmier  . Went to north India with a brother refer letter M Conroy (#74) 22/02/1963 ,  

  2. George Desmier b. abt1812 d. 20 Aug 1869 Hyderabad, Sind  

  3. Frederick Desmier b abt 1830

Next Generation

George DESMIER b. abt1812 d. 20 Aug 1869 Hyderabad, Sind, married Marianna ?  b. abt 1824 d. 6 Oct 1885 Hyderabad, Sind, Assumed to be son of Jean based fact that his son George was married in North India and letter from M Conroy saying that Frederick had brothers who went to the north. George died of fever. In the register it is stated that he died  " after a long illness surrounded by a large family, died piously assisted until his last moments" Buried in the new burial ground (1869) children:

  1. George Charles Desmier b. 16 Jun 1840.

  2. Isabella Desmier b. 30 Nov 1842.

  3. Leonora Margaret Desmier, b. abt 1845, Hyderabad ?.  She married John Rourke, 09 May 1860, in Hyderabad, Sind, b. abt 1832, Hyderabad ?, occupation Clerk.  Confirmed by Rev JC Marchetti 2/11/1831

  4. Adolina Desmier, b. 28-May-1848, Hyderabad, Sind, baptized 28-Jun-1848, St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad, d. 9-Nov-1850, Hyderabad, Sind.  Godparents : Paul da Souza and Adolina Drustan.

  5. Mary Desmier.  Assumed to be daughter of George. She is mentioned on the bapt. cert. of Regina Desmier in 1861 who would be her niece.

  6. William Charles Desmier.

  7. Agnes Desmier b. 6 Jul 1851, Hyderabad, Sind, baptized 20 Aug 1851, St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad.  She married Charles McLean, 28 Jun 1867, in Karachi, Sind, b. abt 1840, Karachi ?, occupation Engineer.  Sponsors: RevFr. George De Silva and Maria Desmier.

  8. Charlotte Desmier, b. 6-Oct-1853, Hyderabad, Sind, baptized 6-Nov-1853, St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad.  Godparents : Antone and Euphramine De Almeida

  9. Willermina Desmier b. 17-Oct-1855, Hyderabad, Sind, baptized 11-Nov-1855, St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad, d. 19-Sep-1856, Hyderabad, Sind.  Godparents : Emmanuel and Adelaide Drustan. Willermina died of fever 11 months

  10. Joseph Francis Desmier, b. 29-Jul-1857, Hyderabad, Sind, baptized 5-Aug-1857, St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad, d. 19-May-1858, Hyderabad, Sind.  Godparents : Joseph and Elizabeth Vinerod. Joseph died of convulsions 9 months 21 days.

  11. Caroline Virginia Desmier, b. 31-Aug-1861, Hyderabad, Sind, baptized 25-Sep-1861, St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad.  Godparents : Thomas Fernandes and Emilia Grew

Frederick DESMIER, b. ------ 1830 married Marie Leonora LAWS (b. -- ___ 1830, Bombay, daughter of Thomas Laws and Johanna ------ d. 23 Jan 1888, Tiruchirapalli, buried: St Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.)., children

  1. George Arthur Desmier b. 20 Oct 1862.

  2. Thomas A Desmier b. 28 Aug 1867.

  3. Marie Desmier

Next Generation

George Charles DESMIER b. 16 Jun 1840 d. 15 Jun 1920 Poona, India, married Sarah Angelina ETRIDGE on 19 May 1860 Hyderabad, Sind  b. 15 Jan 1840 Tanjore, India d. 21 Feb 1905 Poona, India. George Charles was remembered well by his g/daus.Sibyl and Laura as he retired  to live with their mother Esther in Poona and they were still in their 20's  when he died. It seems he was quite a character, very fond of the ladies and used to ride around Poona on a tricycle with an Indian boy following to push him up the steeper bits. When ladies came into view he used to sharply tell the boy to let go so that he would appear to be cycling proudly uphill on his own. Sybil and Laura also remember that he had a hand that had been injured slightly from a gunshot wound whilst out hunting. Laura remembers that he obtained a medal following the mutiny of 1857. He was a good horseman and rifleman. He was a farmer type who owned land and animals. He had many jobs during his lifetime. The following was researched by Robert Gibbs (547):  In the 1868 list of un covenanted civil servants (IOR L/F/10/143) George is included in the return from the Sind  Left Bank District Settlement Department as English Clerk earning a salary of 110/-. In the return of 1870-76 (L/F/10/144) he is mentioned as a Jailer earning a salary of 100/-. In the period 1877-1884 his salary was 180/-. In the 1891 list (L/F/10/147) for Surat Jail he is described as a Jailer earning a salary of 150/- and  having been born in India. According to Thackers Directory George was a jailer at Hyderabad Sind from  1884-1891 and Jailer at Surat 1893-1898. It seems as though he moved to Surat during 1891 it is unclear however why there was an apparent drop in salary although this may be have been made up by other allowances not recorded. Occupation: 1861 clerk in the Collectors Office,1863 clerk Settlement Office He was eventually Governor of jails in Hyderabad and Surat. George was confirmed by Rev. JC Marchetti on 2/11/1831. Children:

  1. Regina Mathilda Desmier b. 14-Jul-1861 Hyderabad, Sind       

  2. Annie Albertina Desmier b. 20 Jun 1863 Hyderabad, Sind,   Annie became blind at 14 years of age and lived in Poona with Esther and later with Mable Maud. Mable took her once to Goa to the Exposition of St Francis Xavier. This event used to occur every 10 years and was attended by thousands of pilgrims hoping for miracle cures of the ills.           

  3. George Thomas Edwin Desmier b. 5 Feb 1865 Hyderabad, Sind d. abt1912 .

  4. Alice Desmier b. 21-Mar-1867 Hyderabad, Sind 

  5. Esther Dorothea Desmier b. 5-Nov-1869 Kotri, Sind d. c 1935 Jaipur, India 

  6. Charles Eugene Desmier b. 09 Mar 1871 d. 26 Jun 1926 Karachi, Sind  

  7. Arthur Herbert Desmier b. 8-Nov-1872 Kotri, Sind    

  8. Ernest Edgar Desmier b. 28-Jan-1874 Kotri, Sind 

  9. Mable Maud Desmier b. 22 April 1876 Kotri, Sind d. 1948 Bombay

  10. Conrad Etridge Desmier b. 28 July 1877 Kotri Sind 

  11. William Edmond Desmier b. 8 Dec 1879 Hyderabad, Sind d. cir1945 Whitefields, Bangalore, India     

Isabella DESMIER b. 30 Nov 1842 Hyderabad, Sind  m. John McLEAN on 31-Jan-1859 St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad   Confirmed by Reverend JC Marchetti 2/11/1831, children:

  1. William McLean b. c 1865  m. Alice Desmier m. 4-Feb-1889 St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad b. 21-Mar-1867 Hyderabad, Sind. Married first cousin by special licence. Lived in Sukkur         

Leonora Margaret DESMIER (b. abt 1845 Hyderabad ?) married John ROURKE (b. abt 1832 Hyderabad ?) on 09 May 1860 Hyderabad, Sind          Confirmed by Rev JC Marchetti 2/11/1831    

William Charles DESMIER (assumed to be the son of George, mentioned on the baptism certificate as sponsor of Arthur Herbert Desmier who would be his nephew. name is given on marriage certificate of his three daughters, married ??. Children:

  1. Angelina Louise Desmier, b. bef1899.  She married Duncan Cyril Cuthbert North, 7 Jul 1920, in Registry Office, Bombay, b. bef1899, occupation Motor Mechanic.

  2. Lillian C Desmier, b. abt1902.  She married Arthur Charles Peters, 13 Jan 1924, in Holy -- RC Church Bombay, b. abt1902, occupation --- Telegraph.

  3. Antonia Alice Desmier, b. 1906.  She married Eric John Birch, 3 Sep 1925, in St Patricks RC Church Karachi, b. 1897, occupation Driver NWR Railway.  May not be sister of Lillian and Angelina as abode at time of marriage is different to that of the other two (Bombay).

Agnes DESMIER b. 6 Jul 1851 Hyderabad, Sind  married Charles McLEAN (b. abt 1840 Karachi ?) on 28 Jun 1867 Karachi, Sind     Sponsors: Rev Fr. George De Silva and Maria Desmier         

 

Charlotte DESMIER b. 6-Oct-1853 Hyderabad, Sind  Godparents : Antone and Euphramine De Almeida         

 

Willermina DESMIER b. 17-Oct-1855 Hyderabad, Sind d. 19-Sep-1856 Hyderabad, Sind  Godparents : Emmanuel and Adelaide Drustan. Willermina died of fever 11 months         

 

Joseph Francis DESMIER b. 29-Jul-1857 Hyderabad, Sind d. 19-May-1858 Hyderabad, Sind  Godparents : Joseph and Elizabeth Vinerod. Joseph died of convulsions 9 months 21 days.         

 

Caroline Virginia DESMIER b. 31-Aug-1861 Hyderabad, Sind  Godparents : Thomas Fernandes and Emilia Grew       

 

George Arthur DESMIER b. 20 Oct 1862 d. 13 Jan 1936  m. Winifred Maud GORDON m. 23 Sep 1889 Catholic Cathedral, Trichinopoly  b. 4 Nov 1871 d. 11 Mar 1937  Burial certificate states George died of old age.

Catholic Cathedral, Trichinopoly, b. 4 Nov 1871, d. 11 Mar 1937, buried: St Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.  George died 13 Jan 1936, buried: St Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.  Burial cerificate states George died of old age. Children:

  1. Joseph George Desmier b. 1893.

  2. Francis Charles Desmier, b. 23 Nov 1895.  He married Mary E Conroy, b. 16 Apr 1910, d. 22 Feb 1976, buried: St Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.  Francis died 16 Jun 1971, buried: St Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.  Frank was keen on genealogy and was the holder of the marriage certificate of Charles Julian Desmier and the bapt. certificates of JM Charles and Marie Rose His wife wrote to Eric (#13) in Canada in 1963 (copy of letter available). Frank is buried in his father's grave.

  3. Marie F Desmier b. 6 Jan 1906.

  4. Terrence Edward Desmier b. 16 Sep 1910.

  5. Percival Desmier.

Thomas A DESMIER, b. 28 Aug 1867, occupation Railways, married Mary Therese FERNANDEZ, 27 Jul 1892.  Uncle Tom, as he was known to many of the Desmiers in Trichy worked for the railways. In addition he was the organist at St Mary's Cathedral. The pipe organ is still in the Cathedral - but untouched. He was also instrumental in the planning of the Railway Colony at Golden Rock, Trichy.  Children:

  1. Mary Desmier b. 4 Jun 1893.

  2. Bertram Desmier b. 10 Jan 1895.

  3. Winifred Desmier, b. 14 Feb 1896.  She married --- Rodgers.

  4. Thomas Desmier, b. 17 Sep 1898.

  5. Cyril A Desmier b. 1 Jul 1900.

  6. Dorothy Desmier, b. 30 Oct 1905, occupation Nursing Sister, d. 1 May 1981, buried: St Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.  Also known as Dorie. She never married.

  7. Frederick Desmier, b. 25 Apr 1908, occupation Railway Guard.  He married Dorothy Reynolds, b. 25 Apr 1908, occupation Hospital Matron, d. 8 May 1981, buried: St. Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.  Frederick died 26 Jun 1976, Vallenkanni.

  8. Cecelia Desmier b. 4 Jun 1912.

  9. John Desmier, b. 26 Dec 1914.  He married Marie Norris

George Thomas Edwin DESMIER, b. 5 Feb 1865, Hyderabad, Sind, baptized 23 April 1865, St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad, occupation Loco foreman, Burma rlwys, married Stella Maude Clarkson, 6 Jan 1898, in Toungoo, Burma, b. abt1877, d. 18 Jul 1910, Toungoo, Burma.  George died abt1912.  Marr cert age suggests that date of birth is about 1867. Residence at time of marriage was Mandalay. Although on his marriage certificate he gave his name as Edwin on the baptism certificates of all children this has been changed to Edward (even though one son was baptised with the name Edwin). His occupation was stated as engine driver for the Burma Railways on children's birth certificates from 1905 to 1910 and as Loco Foreman again in 1917. George's Godparent was Isabella McLean (nee Desmier). Children:

  1. Aileen Desmier b. abt1898.

  2. Dorothy Marie Therese Desmier b. 4 Feb 1901.

  3. Ivy Mabel Desmier b. abt1902, Burma.  She married Clarence Charles Barrett, 8 Jun 1926, in Maymyo Town Church, Burma, b. abt 1895, occupation Foreman RET&S Co.  Ivy died 1992, Barnes, London, England.  Residence at time of marriage was Maymyo. The couple emigrated to England. They had no children.

  4. Donald Desmier, b. 9 Nov 1903, Toungoo or Yamethin, Burma, baptized 14 Aug 1917, RC cathedral, Rangoon or Mandalay, occupation Royal Navy, d. abt1942, at sea.  Joined the Navy in 1930 and is believed by Ivy to have died at sea during WW2 Last contact with him was in 1941 by Ivy Desmier.

  5. George Edwin Clarkson Desmier b. 27 Dec 1904.

  6. Alice Regina Desmier, b. 5 Jan 1907, Yamethin, Burma, baptized 23 Feb 1907, Toungoo, Burma.  She married Alfred Norman Cotte, 22 Apr 1925, in St Mary's Cathedral, Rangoon, Burma, b. abt 1903, occupation Fireman Burma Rlwys.  Alice died abt1973, Australia.  Residence at time of marriage was  Yamethin. Emigrated to Australia, details of children unknown. Alice was baptised a second time with her sister Dorothy 0n 14th Aug 1918 at the RC cathedral in Rangoon. This was exactly a year after three of her brothers had also been baptised there.

  7. Conrad William Desmier b. 27 Dec 1908.

  8. Herbert Stanley Louis Desmier b. 18 Jul 1910.

Esther Dorothea DESMIER, b. 5-Nov-1869, Kotri, Sind, baptized 8-Dec-1869, Hyderabad, Sind, occupation Dressmaking business.  She married Tomas Hannibal AQUINO, 2-Jul-1891, in St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad, b. abt1859, (son of Antonio Alexandre de Aquino Rodrigues and Clotilde Otilia da Silva) occupation Surgeon, d. bef 1901.  Esther died c 1935, Jaipur, India.  Confirmed 1/5/1881 by Bishop Paul Tosi, O.C. Bishop of Redopopolis Esther moved to Poona sometime during the period 1898 - 1900 and stayed until 1908/9, she had a house in Arsenal Road. From there she moved to Watson's Annexe in Bombay which was close to the Gateway of India. Information from her daughter Sibyl. Esther later moved to live with her daughter Mary in Jaipur until her death in 1935/6.Children:

  1. Othelia Clothilde Aquino b. 10-Nov-1892.

  2. Sibyl Aquino , b. 14-Dec-1893, Bombay, occupation Housewife.  She married Anthony George Currie, 1921, in Bombay, b. Scotland, occupation Worked for Dunlop's, d. UK.  Sibyl died 23 Dec 1995, Orpington, Kent, buried: Orpington Kent.  Had two children - one died as an infant, other killed during a bombing raid in WWII. In India lived in Watson's Annexe, Colaba, Bombay. Went to school in Colaba Woodhouse Rd Convent and later Poona Convent.

  3. Laura Esther Aquino b. 20-Oct-1895.

  4. Mary Aquino, b. 1899, Sukkur, Pakistan, occupation Doctor.  She married -----  Nazareth, occupation Medical Doctor.  Mary died 1935, Jaipur, India.  Mary was a Doctor who was in charge of a hospital in Jaipur. They had no children of their own but adopted two boys both (according to Laura #566) were princes of the Jaipur Maharaja. One was named Goanji. They bpth became Generals in the Indian Army in the 1939-45 war.

Mable Maud Desmier, b. 22 April 1876, Kotri, Sind, baptized 19 May 1876, Hyderabad Sind, married Joseph Samuel Kirby, 29 Jan 1900, in Hyderabad, Sind, b. 17 July 1876, occupation Bridge Engineer, d. August 1943, Jallunder,India.  Mable died 1948, Bombay.  Mable looked after Joe von Ruhland after his mother and father had died. Joe remembers Mable as intelligent, lively, imaginative, educated, refined, very brave and utterly self reliant. She was a true pioneering type who was more happy out in the bush than in an urban environment, she preferred a hurricane lamp to electric lights. At one place they lived in in the North Deccan she was the only white person when husband Joseph was away at work. She kept a gun and used to shoot at hawks that attacked her chickens so that the word would get around to the local dacoits that she was a lady who knew how to use a gun. During the First World War when her husband was stationed in Africa she always  slept with a revolver under her pillow. When they lived in Ahmednagar there  was a German internment camp close by the home. One night she ws writing a letter, it was late and dark outside and she heard a rustle. She called out "Kaun hai?" (who is it?) and the reply was "sshhh!" So knowing that no Indian  would say sshhh she said "Come in to the light where I can see you". It was a  German internee who had escaped and wanted to visit his daughter who, he had heard, was very ill in a women's camp some distance away. He was after money and food for the journey and as he had seen her from the camp with her children he knew that she would understand. The next morning when the soldiers  said that someone had escaped she said nothing. She heard later that he had been caught as they knew where he was headed.  Mable's hobbies were cooking and gardening, she used to make all the pickles  and chutneys for the family.  Joe remembers that Mable had three other daughters: one knicknamed Chucha died  of meningitis shortly after her 1st birthday, the other two were either stillborn or died shortly after birth.   Sponsors for Mable were Edwin  and Lisa Desmier. Children:

  1. Vera Beryl Kirby b. 1 Apr 1901.

  2. Mary Hilda Kirby b. 1 Mar 1905.

  3. Marjorie Ellen Kirby, b. abt 1908, d. abt 1927, Jhansi.  Marjorie drowned while swimming in the Bara Tawa river.

  4. Joseph Allen Kirby b. 6 Jul 1912.

Conrad Etridge Desmier b. 28 July 1877, Kotri Sind, baptized 20 Aug 1877, Hyderabad Sind, occupation S. Africa & Bombay Railwa.  He married Sybil Beryl Loader, 26 Feb 1906, in St Thomas Church Howrah, Calcutta.  Driver for BN railways at time of marriage. Residence at time of marriage was Tikyapura. Also see notes for William Edmond (#11) Sponsors: Rev Conrad Peters & Caroline Desmier (#593?) Confirmed 5/11/1891 by Theodorus Dalhoff, SJ Administrator.  Children:

  1. Albert Etridge Desmier b. -- Aug 1912.

  2. Vivian Leslie Desmier b. 7 Sep 1914.

William Edmond Desmier, b. 8 Dec 1879, Hyderabad, Sind, baptized 28 Dec 1879, Hyderabad, Sind, occupation Mechanical Engineer.  He married (1) Aileen Helen MYERS, 25 Feb 1905, in Ferozapur, Punjab, b. abt1884, d. 7 Jul 1906, Nagpur, buried: 8 Jul 1906, Church of Rome Nagpur.  He married (2) Edith Anne EARLE, 9 Jun 1909, in St John the Evangelist, Sealdah,Calcutta, b. 26 Nov 1876, Calcutta, India, (daughter of Edward William Earle and Sarah Ann Poulson) baptized 6 Jan 1877, St James church, Calcutta, India, occupation Teacher, d. cir1950, Calcutta, India, buried: Calcutta, India.  William died cir1945, Whitefields, Bangalore, India, buried: Catholic Cemetery, Bangalore, India.  Sponsors: Edmond and Delphina Murray. Confirmed 5/11/1891 by Theodorus Dalhoff

       William was employed as a Fireman on the Indian & Peninsular Railway at Rajhanwali near Ferozapur in the Punjab at the time of his marriage to his  first wife Aileen. When she died he went to Kenya in East Africa either with or to join his brother Conrad where he worked as an engine driver. Later he  returned to Calcutta as an engine driver and also studied engineering. It was here that he met and married Edith. They later moved to Bangalore where he was the engineer in charge of the Loco shed. The Loco shed was where they repaired and maintained the steam engines and the rolling stock. He was transferred to Arsikere and while there he bought a plantation at Bokasagara, Kadur.When the cholera plague hit Arsikere the family lived in 2 railway carriages for about 6 months to isolate themselves from the disease. On the plantation they grew oranges amongst other things. From Arkisere the family moved back to Bangalore then Gooty and Pakala living for about 4 years in each place. In Gooty and Pakala he had his own railway carriage to take him wherever he needed to go.  He was a strong, tall and heavy man who once pulled a railway carriage along with a rope. He is said to have nearly killed an Indian once when he referred to his wife as a woman instead of a lady.  William and Edith went to England in September 1938 but they didn't like the cold weather and having to do without servants so they returned to India in March 1939. Back in India William built 2 bungalows in Whitefields a developing Anglo-Indian colony near Bangalore he sold one and they lived in  the other.    Children:

  1. Eric William Samuel Desmier b. 29 Nov 1910.

  2. Edith M Desmier b. 10 Jun 1912.

  3. Frederick Earle Desmier, b. abt 1915, Calcutta, India, occupation student Bishop Cotton Sch, d. 13 Mar 1930, Bangalore, India, buried: 13 Mar 1930, St Matthews Dossoor Rd cem. Bangalore.  Died from cerebral malaria although Terry believes that it was too much morphine given to him by the doctor that killed him.

  4. Terence Earle Desmier b. 1 Jan 1916.

Joseph George Desmier b. 1893, occupation Dist.signalling inspector.  He married (1) Stella Maud Hawkins, b. -- Aug 1902, d. 20 Mar 1928, buried: 21 Mar 1928, St Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.  He married (2) Antonette Josephine Hirsh, b. Austria.  Joseph died 20 Jan 1933, Madras, buried: 21 Jan 1933, St Mary's Cathedral Madras.  Joseph and family lived in Tiruchirapalli. On his wife's grave his middle name is given as Frederick as is the initial on his burial cert. Joseph died of cerebral malaria.  Children:

  1. Percival Charles Ignatius Desmier b. 13 Aug 1921.

  2. Basil Desmier b. -- May 1922.

  3. George Desmier.

  4. Bernadette Desmier.

  5. Marie Desmier.

  6. Patrick Desmier b. 1929.

  7. Douglas Kenneth Desmier b. 7 August 1930.

  8. Noel Frederick Desmier b. 30 Nov 1931.

Marie F Desmier, b. 6 Jan 1906.  She married Mervyn H Casey, 20 Jun 1927, b. 4 May 1899, d. 6 Nov 1948.  Marie died 4 May 1961, buried: St Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.  Marie's nickname was Buddie according to a letter from her sister in law Mary to Eric and Gwen in Canada.  Children:

  1. Esme Casey b. 8 Apr 1928.

  2. Carol Casey.  lives in UK. Married name is Netto

Terrence Edward Desmier, b. 16 Sep 1910, christened 1963, emigrated to UK.  He married Phyllis Rodgers, 27 Jun 1937, b. 11 Jul 1912, d. 2 Feb 1991.  Terrence died 5 Jul 1991.   Children:

  1. Desmier, b. 18 Dec 1937, Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India, d. 18 Dec 1937, Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India, buried: 18 Dec 1937, St Mary's Cathedral, Trichinopoly.  The baby was stillborn and not baptised so had no christian name.

  2. Gwen Desmier b. 17 Apr 1939.

  3.  Yvonne Desmier, b. 26 Jun 1940.

  4. Teresa Desmier b. 15 Mar 1945.

Mary Desmier, b. 4 Jun 1893, christened to Kenya.  She married (1) Jimmy GallyotShe married (2) ----- RenauxMary died Kenya.  Mary's nickname was Girlie. After marriage they emigrated to Kenya. Their daughter returned to India.  Children:

  1. Merlyn Renaux, occupation Teacher, d. India.  Encouraged by her mother to return to India because of the trouble in Africa Merlyn did so and taught at Stella Maris School for about a year. She had some trouble with her throat which turned out to be cancer she eventually died of it. Her husband eventually remarried.

Bertram Desmier b. 10 Jan 1895, occupation Railways.  He married I d'Laselle, b. 1906, d. 12 Jul 1990.  Bertram died 1 Feb 1966. Children:

  1. Joseph Thomas Desmier b. 17 Mar 1926.

  2. Cyril John Desmier b. 22 May 1928.

  3. Ronald Alfred Desmier, b. 12 Dec 1930, christened 1961, UK, occupation Railways.  Ronald and family now live in Rayne's Park London

  4. Patrick Vincent Desmier b. 30 Sep 1932.

  5. Philomena Desmier b. 19 Feb 1934, christened 1962, to UK.  She married Eugene Lopez.

  6. Iris Rita Desmier, b. 15 Jun 1935, christened 1961, to UK.  Rita is not married.

  7. Leonard Desmier b. 17 Oct 1936.

  8. Robert Vincent Desmier b. 7 Jun 1940.

Cyril A Desmier, b. 1 Jul 1900, christened July 1960, UK, occupation Railways.  He married Mary Therese Fernandez, 14 May 1930, b. 7 Oct 1908, christened July 1960, UK.  Cyril died 28 May 1965.      Children:

  1. Douglas G Desmier b. 8 Apr 1931.

  2. Celine A Desmier, b. 29 Apr 1932.  She married Christopher Cooper, 22 May 1957, b. 22 Dec 1927.

  3. Neville A Desmier b. 12 Apr 1934.

  4. Malcolm T Desmier b. 16 Jun 1935.

  5. Eugene I Desmier b. 16 Jul 1937.

  6. Shirley P Desmier b. 9 Feb 1939.  She married Adrian Donoghue, 9 Aug 1966, b. 21 May 1941.

  7. Noel Desmierb. 8 Dec 1940.

  8. Jude Desmier, b. 26 May 1945, d. 26 May 1945.  Jude died at birth

  9. Julian A Desmier b. 9 Jul 1948.

Cecelia Desmier, b. 4 Jun 1912.  She married Frederick JEREMIAH, b. 21 Jul 1908, occupation Driver SI Rlwy, d. 29 Oct 1978.  Cecelia died 4 Jun 1991, buried: St. Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.  Cecilia's nickname was Cissy. Remembered as a very affectionate person by Winifred (#99).   Children:

  1. ---- Jeremiah.  died young. Information on brothers and sisters from Winifred #99.

  2. Royce Jeremiah, occupation Railways.

  3. ---- Jeremiah, occupation Railways.

  4. ---- Jeremiah, occupation Railways.

  5. ---- Jeremiah, occupation Railways.

  6. Maureen Jeremiah

  7. Veda Jeremiah.  She married ---- Johnson.  The family consists of one daughter and three sons.

  8. Colleen Jeremiah

Next Generation

Aileen Desmier b. abt1898, Rangoon, Burma.  She married Alexander Aloysius FALK, 11 Oct 1916, in Maymyo Town Church, Burma, b. abt 1878, occupation Driver Burma Mines Rlwy, d. abt1924, Burma ?.  Aileen died 1924.  Residence at time of marriage given as Namyao Burma on certificate. Her father George was a witness at the marriage. Children:

  1. Edwin Falk b. abt 1920, occupation Commercial Artist.  Edwin currently lives in Perth WA

  2. Marie Falk.

Dorothy Marie Therese Desmier b. 4 Feb 1901, Burma, baptized 14 Aug 1918, RC cathedral Rangoon Burma.  She married Louis Jules Clarence Fernandez, 8 May 1922, in St Mary's Cathedral, Rangoon, Burma, b. Burma, occupation Lawyer.  Now lives in San Francisco USA. The family name was changed from Fernandez to Edwinson by deed poll in 1949. Dorothy's great grandparent is believed to have married a Miss Roberts who was the daughter of a Dr Roberts and the daughter of the Nizam of Hyderabad. person referred to may be Theophilus Desmier. According to Herman (#224) Dorothy's middle name is Violet,   Children:

  1. Ivan Randolph Edwinson b. -- ___ 1924.

  2. Stella Edwinson, b. -- ___ 1926, Burma, d. -- ___ 1945, Burma.

  3. Richard Edwinson b. 24 Jul 1928.

  4. Edwin Edwinson, b. -- ___ 1930, Burma, d. -- ___ 1939, Burma.

  5. Louise Edwinson, b. -- ___ 1932, Burma, occupation Nun before marriage.  She married Harry Dawson, b. USA.  Louise was a Carmelite nun in Burma but left the order when they would not accept her into the order in England. She later emigrated to USA.

  6. Lionel Edwinson b. -- ___ 1936.

George Edwin Clarkson Desmier b. 27 Dec 1904, Toungoo, Burma, baptized 28 Jan 1905, St John Baptist Ch. Toungoo Burma (1).  He married Marie AnthonyGeorge died 1986, California, USA.  George emigrated to England about 1956 and from there to California in 1959. His wife Marie left him in 1942 with their daughter Patricia. He was baptised twice, the second time with his brothers Donald and Conrad at the RC cathedral when he was 13 years old he was baptised this time as George Thomas. (BEN 422/287).  Children:

  1. Patricia Desmier, b. abt1938, Burma.

  2. George Patrick Desmier, b. 1939, Burma, d. 1941, Burma.

Conrad William Desmier, b. 27 Dec 1908, Yamethin, Burma, baptized 25 Jan 1909, Toungoo, Burma.  He married (1) Mupphet Johanes in Burma, b. Armenia ?, d. abt 1941, Burma.  He married (2) Anne CAREYConrad died abt1963, Rangoon, Burma.  Conrad was Baptised a second time with his brothers Donald and George when he was 9 years old at the Cathedral this time he was given the names Conrad Cyril. Children:

  1. Stella Desmier.  She married ---- Smart.  Believed to be living in Australia

  2. Cynthia Desmier.  She married ----- Hall, (son of Mervyn Hall). Believed to be living in Australia.

  3. Jean marie Desmier

Herbert Stanley Louis Desmier, b. 18 Jul 1910, Yamethin, Burma, baptized 5 Sep 1910, St John Baptist Ch. Toungoo Burma, occupation Sgt Burma Rly Mlty unit.  He married Florence Barbara Christenson, 8 Mar 1943, in St Ignatius Church Kirkee, b. 24 Sep 1918, Rangoon, Burma, occupation Pianist & music teacher.  Herbert was known for his feats of strength in Burma. During WW2 he served with the British army in Burma. The family emigrated to England (Nuneaton Warwick) in October 1949. At the time of birth of Edwina he was a sergeant in the army.   Children:

  1. Stella Rita Desmier b. 9 Apr 1944.

  2. Antoinette Edwina Desmier b. 6 Nov 1945.

  3. Cheryl Germaine Desmier b. 11 Aug 1947.

  4. Herman Christopher Desmier b. 2 Dec 1948.

  5. Penelope Mary Desmier b. 25 Mar 1950.

Albert Etridge Desmier, b. -- Aug 1912, occupation Bombay Railways.  He married Marjorie Swan-Brown, cir 1938, in India.  Albert played rugby for the railways. He was shorter than his brother Vivian and looked more like his father. May have been married in Kharagpur according to aninternet source and may have attended a wedding Nailer/Magry. Also information that a kitty magry married an Earle in Kharagpur,    Children:

  1. Glyn Desmier, b. cir 1941, India.

Vivian Leslie Desmier, b. 7 Sep 1914, India, christened 1948, Sydney, Australia, occupation Police.  He married Iris Cecile Jennings, 5 Oct 1940, christened 1947, Sydney, Australia.  Vivian died 6 Aug 1973, Australia.  Vivian was a tall man with wavy hair. In India Vivian was in the police based in Calcutta. They emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1947. Initially he worked for Dunlop and later became house detective for a hardware store. Vivian and Iris separated when Vivian started drinking excessively.  Children:

  1. Leslie Aubrey Desmier b. 16 Jul 1943.

Eric William Samuel Desmier b. 29 Nov 1910, Calcutta, India, christened 1952, Family emigrated to Montreal Canada, baptized 26 Dec 1910, St John's Ch. Sealdah, Calcutta, occupation Civil Engineer.  He married Gwen, b. Quetta, Pakistan.  Eric died 20 October 2000, Roxboro Quebec Canada.  Went to school in Darjeeling and then to St Josephs College Bangalore. Grad. B.Sc Civil Engineering Bristol University UK. He returned to India and worked for the railways before emigrating with family to Canada where he worked mainly for Alcan. Masters Degree McGill University Montreal about 1970. Children:

  1. John Andrew Desmier b. 1948.

  2. Peter Laurent Desmier, b. aft 1948, India.

  3. Paul Edmond Desmier b. aft 1948.

Edith M Desmier, b. 10 Jun 1912, Calcutta, India.  She married (1) -------- Jan, b. India.  She married (2) Harold Ewald, in USA, b. USA, occupation Electrical Engineer, d. USA.  Edith died 17 April 2004, Sun City Florida USA. Children:

  1. Yvonne.  died as a child

Terence Earle Desmier, b. 1 Jan 1916, New Delhi, India, baptized 27 Mar 1916, St Mary's, Delhi, India, occupation Telecom Engineer.  He married Alma May Piper, 27 Jan 1941, in Marylebone, London, UK, b. 26 Jan 1917, Marylebone, London, UK, (daughter of Alfred William Piper and Alice Cook) occupation Milliner before marriage, d. 29 May 1992, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, UK, buried: Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, UK.  Terence died 8 Aug 2001, Angle Vale South Australia.  Terry left India in August 1934 at the age of 18. He went to England to study as a ship's Wireless Operator. He passed his exams for a position with Marconi in December 1935. marconi was the company that at the time supplied operators to the shipping lines. As there was a waiting list of about 6 to 9 months for positions on ships he then went to do further study at the british  radio Engineering College. He worked for several radio companies the last of  which was with the Boosey & Hawkes Hammond Organ Company who he was with for  about 2« years. He joined the RAF the day that war was declared. He went to  their college at Colwyn Bay in Wales and then Clapham in London. He was stationed as a corporal (wireless operator) at Hendon, London (Googe St.), Leighton (Bedfordshire), Whitehall, Cardington and Cranwell. He continued with this type of work after the war working for Cable &Wireless later to become British Telecom.  His hobby and interest was farming and he had a hobby farm of 40 acres in Burgess Hill in Sussex for many years where he reared beef cattle and reared and kept laying poultry and turkeys for the christmas market.  In Hurstpierpoint where he retired to he had an allottment where he grew all his own fruit and vegetables. After the death of Alma he emigrated to Australia to be closer to his son. He had a house opposite Rick's in Angle Vale. Age caught up with him and following an opperation to replace a fractured hip he suffered a stroke from which he never recovered.  Children:

  1. Richard Earle Desmier b. 15 Jul 1948.

Percival Charles Ignatius DESMIER, b. 13 Aug 1921, baptized 28 Aug 1921, St Mary's Cathedral Tiruchirapalli, occupation Indian Army.  He married Winifred Maria  Le 'Geois, 27 Dec 1947, in St Patrick's Church Moulmein Burma, b. 27 Dec 1917, Moulmein Burma, (daughter of Francis Benjamin Le'Geois and Margaret Lucy Fontyne) baptized 1 Jan 1918, St Mary's Church Moulmein Burma.  Percival died 16 Nov 1992, buried: St Mary's RC cemetery Tiruchirapalli.  Percy and Winifred met during the latter half of World War II near Moulmein, Burma. Percy was at the time a Sergeant in the security division of the army and, with other soldiers, he used to escort the European families of the area to and from mass on Sundays to ensure their safety. After Mass Winfired's mother used to invite the boys in for a meal and a drink and so they all got to know each other quite well. A year later toward the end of the war the Japanese surrendered only 48 miles distant from their town of Amherst. The friendship between Percy and Winifred's family developed further in these easier times as Percy was in charge of the Cinema shows that the army organised. He would regularly drive over to pick them all up to see the films. When the war ended and the troops were due to return back to India Percy approached Winifred's father and asked for her hand.     When the British left India Percy transferred to the Indian Armed Forces.  Following a course at Poona he passed out as a 2nd Lieutenant and joined the  signal corps. Some of the places that he was stationed at included Calcutta, Delhi, Meerut, Jullandar, Ferozepore, Mathura, Ranchi (where their daughter Dorothy was born) Goa and finally Jabalpur. He retired as a Senior Major. After retiring they moved permanently to Tiruchirapalli where several others in the Desmier clan lived. Percy loved gardening and daily spent his time watering his plants. Roses were his favourites. He also devoted much time to helping the poor and needy by writing applications for them and in any other way that he  was able. Percy is buried in his grandmothers grave.  Children:

  1. Dorothy Desmier, occupation Doctor.

Basil Desmier, b. -- May 1922, occupation Indian Air Force.  He married Esme Casey, 6 Jan 1954, b. 8 Apr 1928, (daughter of Mervyn H Casey and Marie F Desmier) d. 20 Sep 1980.  Basil died 1982.  Basil married his cousin Esme (#251) After the Air Force he worked for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Bangalore. One of his interests was breeding game birds.   Children:

  1. Joseph Desmier.

  2. Stella Desmier, occupation teacher.

  3. Mervin Desmier, occupation Hotel management.

  4. Vincent Desmier.  Vincent works as an art teacher.

George Desmier, occupation Army Medical Corps.  He married Heather_______.  The family live in Egmore Madras,  Children:

  1.  ----- Desmier

  2. ----- Desmier

 Bernadette Desmier.  She married ----- France.   Children:

  1.  Jacqueline France

  2.  ---- France

  3. ---- France

Marie DESMIER married Melvin MERRITT, 1945, b. 1920, family lives in Melbourne. Children:

  1. Stella Merritt

  2. Patricia Merritt

  3. Fredrick Merritt

  4. Anne Merritt

  5. Esther Merritt

  6. Maxine Merritt

Patrick Desmier, b. 1929.  He married Joan Fernandez,  Children:

  1. ------- Desmier

  2. ---- Desmier

  3. ------ Desmier

Douglas Kenneth Desmier, b. 7 August 1930, Tiruchirappalli, christened 1950, Emigrated to Australia, occupation Railways india and Aus.  He married Marlene FernandezDouglas died 17 June 1996, Melbourne Australia.  Douglas and Marlene live in Pascoe Vale a suburb of Melbourne Australia,  Children:

  1. Julie Ann Desmier b. 1957.

  2. Francis Charles Desmier, b. 1960.

  3. Sandra Louise Desmier b. 1963.  She married Phillip Barnes.

Noel Frederick Desmier, b. 30 Nov 1931, Tiruchirapalli.  He married (1) Anna Maria Getrud Noojen, 1961, in Melbourne Australia, b. 20 Apr 1925, Eindhoven, Netherlands, d. 19 Dec 1984, Australia.  He married (2) Mary Elizabeth Gobber, 1985, in Australia.  Noel lives with his family in northern New South Wales,     Children:

  1. Frederick Matthew Desmier b. 14 Apr 1964, Australia.  He married Catherine Duncan, -- Nov 1991.

  2. Jacqueline Wilhelmina Desmier, b. 7 Jul 1962, Melbourne Australia, occupation Clerk finance Co.  She married Richard David Sanderson, -- Feb 1992, b. 5 Sep 1958, Toowoomba, Queensland, occupation Clerk at the Mater Hosp.

Gwen Desmier, b. 17 Apr 1939.  She married Eugene I Desmier, 15 Jul 1967, in UK, b. 16 Jul 1937, Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India, (son of Cyril A Desmier and Mary Therese Fernandez) christened July 1960, UK, occupation Electrical engineer.  Gwen married her 2nd cousin as did her sister Teresa,   Children:

  1. Richard Desmier, b. 30 Dec 1970, New Malden, Surrey, UK, occupation Chemist.  Richard graduated with a first class honours in chemistry from Bristol University and is now working for Proctor & Gamble as a products research manager in Egham Surrey.

  2. Helen Desmier, b. 26 May 1980, New Malden, Surrey, UK, occupation student.  Helen is a student at the Holy Cross Convent in New Malden.

Teresa Desmier, b. 15 Mar 1945.  She married Noel Desmier, 20 Jul 1968, b. 8 Dec 1940, (son of Cyril A Desmier and Mary Therese Fernandez). Teresea married her 2nd cousin as did her sister Gwen,  Children:

  1. Sonia Desmier, b. 1969.

Joseph Thomas Desmier, b. 17 Mar 1926, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, christened 1989, to America then Melbourne Australia 1992, baptized 25 Mar 1926, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, occupation Indian Railways ret'd '84.  He married Heather Theresa NEEVES, 12 Sep 1953, in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, b. 21 Jan 1934, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, (daughter of Percival Joseph Neeves and Mary Burnice Poppin christened 1989, USA then Australia May 1992, baptized 30 Jan 1934, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu. Children:

  1. Michael Joseph Desmier, b. 29 Jul 1954, Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India, christened 1981, USA, occupation Accountant - CPA.  He married Lominda White, 31 Dec 1980, in Madras.

  2. Anne Marie Desmier, b. 28 Jun 1956, Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India, christened 1991, Australia, occupation University student.  She married Denzil Rao, 2 Jan 1983, in Madras.

  3. Cheri Theresa Desmier, b. 5 Jul 1958, Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India, christened July 1991, Australia.

  4. Beverley Gerald Desmier, b. 23 Apr 1960, Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India.

  5. Marie Jeanne Desmier, b. 2 Nov 1962, christened June 1986, Australia, occupation Bank Teller ANZ bank.  She married Conrad Rebello, 8 Jun 1984, in Madras.

Cyril John Desmier, b. 22 May 1928, christened 1962, to UK, occupation Post & Telegraph.  He married Jeanne De Rosario, 2 Jun 1954, b. 6 Jan 1935, d. 27 Oct 1962.    Children:

  1. Charmaine Desmier, b. 1955.

Patrick Vincent DESMIER, b. 30 Sep 1932, occupation Chief Booking Office Clerk.  He married Carole DRAPERPatrick and family live in Erode, Tamil Nadu, India,   Children:

  1. Marie Desmier

  2. Ingrid Desmier

  3. Noella Desmier

  4. Dominic Desmier

Leonard Desmier, b. 17 Oct 1936, occupation Railways.  He married Gwen Wilfred.  Leonard and family live in Hubli, Karnataka, India. Information on family from Eugene #252.     Children:

  1. Eileen Desmier.

  2. Roland Desmier, occupation Working in Persian Gulf.

  3. Glen Desmier, occupation Student in USA.

  4. Dale Desmier

  5. Derrick Desmier.

Robert Vincent Desmier, b. 7 Jun 1940, christened 1961, to UK, occupation Railways.  He married Dawn Rozario, Children:

  1. Ian Desmier

  2. Gaile Desmier

Douglas G Desmier, b. 8 Apr 1931.  He married Pamela Fernandez, 6 Jan 1958, b. 9 Jul 1932.   Children:

  1. Lindsay Desmier, b. 22 Apr 1959.

  2. Jennifer Desmier, b. 6 Aug 1961.

  3. Caroline Desmier, b. 1 Jun 1964.  She married Paola Boscorato, 20 Aug 1988, b. 24 Nov 1958.

  4. Mark Desmier, b. 21 Feb 1970.

Neville A Desmier, b. 12 Apr 1934.  He married Barbara Donoghue, 2 Apr 1961, b. 10 Oct 1937. Children:

  1. Marie Desmier, b. 6 Oct 1962.  She married Perry Bullard, 1 Aug 1987.

  2. Lewie Desmier, b. 14 Sep 1964.

  3. Eunice Desmier, b. 3 Aug 196?.

  4. Glen Desmier, b. 1 May 1971.

  5. Michelle Desmier, b. 22 Sep 197?.

  6. Gillian Desmier, b. 4 Aug 1976.

Malcolm T Desmier, b. 16 Jun 1935.  He married Barbara French, 4 Aug 1964, b. 4 Mar 1942.   Children:

  1. Neil Desmier b. 24 Mar 1969 married ??, son Cameron Desmier (born 15th May 2000)

  2. Kevin Desmier, b. 2 May 1970 married Jayne SANDREY on 17th July 1999 (info from kevin@navigationhouse.co.uk )

  3. Corinne Desmier, b. 3 May 1974.

  4.  Anita Desmier, b. 17 Apr 1979.

Eugene I Desmier, 15 Jul 1967, in UK, b. 16 Jul 1937, Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India, (son of Cyril A Desmier and Mary Therese Fernandez) christened July 1960, UK, occupation Electrical engineer married Gwen Desmier, b. 17 Apr 1939..  Eugene married his 2nd cousin as did his brother Noel,   Children:

  1. Richard Desmier, b. 30 Dec 1970, New Malden, Surrey, UK, occupation Chemist.  Richard graduated with a first class honours in chemistry from Bristol University and is now working for Proctor & Gamble as a products research manager in Egham Surrey.

  2. Helen Desmier, b. 26 May 1980, New Malden, Surrey, UK, occupation student.  Helen is a student at the Holy Cross Convent in New Malden.

Noel Desmier, 20 Jul 1968, b. 8 Dec 1940, (son of Cyril A Desmier and Mary Therese FernandezTeresa Desmier, b. 15 Mar 1945.. Noel married his 2nd cousin as did his brother Eugene,  Children:

  1. Sonia Desmier, b. 11 May 1969.

Julian A Desmier, b. 9 Jul 1948.  He married Heather Hathaway, 4 Apr 1981, b. 3 Sep 1955. Children:

  1. Alain Desmier, b. 4 May 1983.

  2. Jeanine Desmier, b. 15 Oct 1986.

  3. Natalie Desmier, b. 15 Oct 1986.  Natalie and Jeanine are twins

Next Generation

Stella Rita Desmier, b. 9 Apr 1944, Poona, India.  She married Luke Linear Patrick, 4 Jun 1961, in Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Nuneaton, occupation Texas Inst. Dallas, Texas.  The family now live in Dallas Texas, USA,    Children:

  1. Chris Patrick

  2. Cheryl Patrick

  3. Ian Patrick

  4. Sean Patrick

  5. Erin Patrick

Antoinette Edwina Desmier b. 6 Nov 1945, Poona, India, baptized 18 Nov 1945, St Xavier's Church Poona.  She married Peter Cross, 30 Nov 1963, in Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Nuneaton.    Children:

  1. Suzanne Cross b. Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.

  2. Julia Cross, b. Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.

Cheryl Germaine Desmier, b. 11 Aug 1947, Mandalay, Burma.  She married David Leach, 26 Dec 1970, in Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Nuneaton, occupation Store Manager.    Children:

  1. John Leach

  2. Edward Leach

  3. Mary Leach

Herman Christopher DESMIER (b. 2 Dec 1948, Thazi, Burma) occupation Engineering Director. Married Bridget Linda HORSLEY on 4 Nov 1967, in Our Lady of the Angels RC Church, Nuneaton, (b 5/05/1950 Weston Colevill, England) occupation Scientific Officer.  Moved with family to Wimborne, Dorset in 1979. Occupations: 1979 - Chief Software Engineer, Allen Bradley Control Systems; 1983 - Software Manager Membrain Test Systems, 1993 - Engineering Director Schlumberger Technologies, 2001 - Product Development Centre Director Schlumberger/NPTest/Credence Systems England and India. Children:
 

  1. Laura Desmier b. 26 Mar 1968.

  2. Nicola Desmier b. 27 May 1970.

  3. Matthew Desmier, b. 24 Dec 1973, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.  Student Bournemouth & Poole CFE

Penelope Mary Desmier, b. 25 Mar 1950, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.  She married David Devall, 1973, occupation USAF, Dayton, Ohio, USA.   Children:

  1. David Devall.  David snr's son from a previous marriage.

  2. Michael Devall

  3. Barbara Devall

  4. Robert Devall

  5. Theresa Devall

Leslie Aubrey Desmier, b. 16 Jul 1943, India.  He married Anne Feore, 1968.  Leslie used to work in real estate but later started farmingat Wangaratta in Victoria (cattle sheep horses).    Children:

  1. Jeremy John Desmier, b 1970, Australia.

  2. Campbell James Desmier, b 1972, Australia.

  3. Scott Desmier, b 1974.

John Andrew Desmier, b. 1948, India, christened Moved to Toronto.  He married Sue ----. Children:

  1. Lee Eric Andrew Desmier, b 1971, Canada.

  2. Stacy Ann Marie Desmier b 1973 married Roger Edward Gray in May 1996, 1 child: Tanner Christian Edward Gray

  3. Nicholas Anthony John Desmier, b 1976, Canada.

Paul Edmond Desmier b. aft 1948, India.  He married ----- -------.  Children:

  1. Arielle Desmier, b. abt 1985.

  2. Elysia Desmier, b. abt 1987.

Richard Earle Desmier, b. 15 Jul 1948, Langdon Hills, Essex, UK, baptized 10 Oct 1948, Methodist church, Langdon Hills, occupation Agricultural Engineer.  He married Carole Anne Large, 25 Mar 1972, in Birmingham, England, b. 20 Feb 1949, Newcastle on Tyne, UK, (daughter of Norman Francis Large and Margaret Taylor) baptized St. Mary's, Newcastle on Tyne, occupation Registered Nurse.  Went to school at Haywards Heath Sussex and on to University of Newcastle on Tyne. BSc. Agricultural Engineering. Married Carole and they travelled overland to Australia in 1972. Works as a water resources engineer mainly on irrigation and wastewater reuse schemes in South Australia. Currently lives at Angle Vale just north of Adelaide.    Children:

  1. Rosalind Desmier, b. 2 Jan 1976, Cuckfield, West Sussex, UK.  Rosalind attended Angle Vale Primary School and Trinity College, Gawler. At Trinity she was Dux of years 11 & 12. Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering Adelaide University. Commenced study for pHD in Engineering University of NSW Sydney 2000.

  2. Catherine Desmier, b. 20 Nov 1979, Elizabeth, South Australia.  Catherine attended Angle Vale Primary School and Trinity College, Gawler. Currently Studying computer science University of SA.

  3. Jacqueline Desmier, b. 26 Feb 1982, Elizabeth, South Australia.  Jacqui attended Angle Vale Primary School for 3 years, and Trinity College, Gawler. Currently marden Senior School.

Joseph Desmier.  He married Jacqueline France, (daughter of ----- France and Bernadette Desmier). Children:

  1. --- Desmier

  2. --- Desmier

  3. --- Desmier

Julie Ann Desmier, b. 1957, Australia.  She married Gary Cromie.    Children:

  1. Adam David Cromie b. 1987.

  2. Michelle Cromie, b. c1990.

Dominic Desmier married Colleen Jeremiah    * Cassindra Desmier  

 

Glen Colin DESMIER b. 1966 married Shane Maria DAVIS in 1996. Glen and family live in USA. children:

  1. Katelyn Ann Desmier b 2001 

  2. Caleb Aaron Desmier b 2004

Corinne DESMIER married Michael TURNER 20/09/2003
 

Next Generation

Laura Desmier b. 26 Mar 1968, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England married Mark PRATT, 14 Jul 1990, in Canford Magna Parish Church Poole Dorset, occupation Manufacturer of Blinds & Awnings (Owner).  Children:

       1. Joshua Pratt, b. 9 Jun 1993, Poole, Dorset, England.
       2. Melissa Pratt, b. 27 Dec 1994, Poole Dorset, England.
       3. Rosie Pratt, b 23 Dec 1998, Poole, Dorset, England

 

Nicola Desmier b. 27 May 1970, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England married Ian PRATT, 18 Jul 1992, in Canford Magna Parish Church Poole Dorset, occupation Manufacturer of Blinds & Awnings (Owner). Children:

       1. Isabel Pratt, b. 25 Jul 1995, Poole, Dorset, England.
       2. Megan Pratt, b. 02 Jul 1997, Poole, Dorset, England

 

Matthew Desmier, b. 24 Dec 1973, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.  Occupation: Design & Marketing Consultant, Poole, England

 

Stacy Ann Marie Desmier, b. 1973, Canada. In May 1996 married Roger Edward Gray. Children:

  1. Tanner Christian Edward Gray, b. 1997, Canada.

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Alice Desmier b. 21-Mar-1867 Hyderabad, Sind married. William McLEAN on 4-Feb-1889 St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad  b. c 1865 . Married first cousin by special licence. Lived in Sukkur. Sponsors : Leonora Rourke and John Neath Believed by Laura #566 to have emigrated to Kenya with her husband.   

Thomas A Desmier b. 28 Aug 1867  married Mary Therese FERNANDEZ on 27 Jul 1892.  Uncle Tom, as he was known to many of the Desmiers in Trichy worked for the railways. In addition he was the organist at St Mary's Cathedral. The pipe organ is still in the Cathedral - but untouched. He was also instrumental in the planning of the Railway Colony at Golden Rock, Trichy, children:

  1. Mary Desmier b. 4 Jun 1893 d.  Kenya            

  2. Merlyn Renaux   Encouraged by her mother to return to India because of the trouble in Africa Merlyn did so and taught at Stella Maris School for about a year. She had some trouble with her throat which turned out to be cancer she eventually died of it. Her husband eventually remarried.          

  3. Bertram Desmier b. 10 Jan 1895 d. 1 Feb 1966

Esther Dorothea Desmier b. 5-Nov-1869 Kotri, Sind d. c 1935 Jaipur, India  married. Tomas Hannibal AQUINO on. 2-Jul-1891 at St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hyderabad  b. abt1859 d. bef 1901, Confirmed 1/5/1881 by Bishop Paul Tosi, O.C. Bishop of Redopopolis Esther moved to Poona sometime during the period 1898 - 1900 and stayed until 1908/9, she had a house in Arsenal Road. From there she moved to Watson's Annexe in Bombay which was close to the Gateway of India. Information from her daughter Sibyl. Esther later moved to live with her daughter Mary in Jaipur until her death in 1935/6.  children:

  1. Sibyl Aquino 

  2. Mary Aquino          

Charles Eugene Desmier b. 09 Mar 1871 d. 26 Jun 1926 Karachi, Sind  Charles died of Bright's disease. confirmed 12 Oct 1884 by Bishop Paul Tosi,O.C. Bishop of Redopopolis. Believed by Laura #566 to have spent some time in Africa as a surveyor.           

Arthur Herbert Desmier b. 8-Nov-1872 Kotri, Sind.  Sponsors : William Charles A Desmier and Regina Desmier Confirmed 12/10/1884 by Bishop Paul Tosi, O.C. Bishop of Redopopolis Believed by Laura #566 to have emigrated to Africa.           

Ernest Edgar Desmier b. 28-Jan-1874 Kotri, Sind . Sponsors : Rev. Boniface Khiber and Charlotte Longuton    

Mable Maud Desmier b. 22 April 1876 Kotri, Sind d. 1948 Bombay   married  Joseph Samuel KIRBY on  29 Jan 1900 Hyderabad, Sind  b. 17 July 1876 d. August 1943 Jallunder, India.  Mable looked after Joe von Ruhland after his mother and father had died. Joe  remembers Mable as intelligent, lively, imaginative, educated, refined, very  brave and utterly self reliant. She was a true pioneering type who was more happy out in the bush than in an urban environment, she preferred a hurricane lamp to electric lights. At one place they lived in in the North Deccan she  was the only white person when husband Joseph was away at work. She kept a gun  and used to shoot at hawks that attacked her chickens so that the word would get around to the local dacoits that she was a lady who knew how to use a gun.  During the First World War when her husband was stationed in Africa she always  slept with a revolver under her pillow. When they lived in Ahmednagar there  was a German internment camp close by the home. One night she ws writing a   letter, it was late and dark outside and she heard a rustle. She called out  "Kaun hai?" (who is it?) and the reply was "sshhh!" So knowing that no Indian  would say sshhh she said "Come in to the light where I can see you". It was a  German internee who had escaped and wanted to visit his daughter who, he had  heard, was very ill in a women's camp some distance away. He was after money  and food for the journey and as he had seen her from the camp with her children he knew that she would understand. The next morning when the soldiers  said that someone had escaped she said nothing. She heard later that he had  been caught as they knew where he was headed. Mable's hobbies were cooking and gardening, she used to make all the pickles  and chutneys for the family.  Joe remembers that Mable had three other daughters: one knicknamed Chucha died  of meningitis shortly after her 1st birthday, the other two were either  stillborn or died shortly after birth.  Sponsors for Mable were Edwin  and Lisa Desmier. children:

  1. Vera Beryl Kirby b. 1 Apr 1901          

  2. Mary Hilda Kirby b. 1 Mar 1905 Agra d. 3 Jun 1982 

  3. Marjorie Ellen Kirby b. abt 1908 d. abt 1927Jhansi. Marjorie drowned while swimming in the Bara Tawa river.             

  4. Joseph Allen Kirby b. 6 Jul 1912 India d. 9 Mar 1986 Auckland New Zealand 

Conrad Etridge Desmier b. 28 July 1877 Kotri Sind  married Sybil Beryl LOADER on 26 Feb 1906 at St Thomas Church Howrah, Calcutta,   Driver for BN railways at time of marriage. Residence at time of marriage was Tikyapura. Also see notes for William Edmond (#11) Sponsors: Rev Conrad Peters & Caroline Desmier (#593?) Confirmed 5/11/1891 by Theodorus Dalhoff, SJ Administrator. children:

  1. Albert Etridge Desmier b. -- Aug 1912        

  2. Vivian Leslie Desmier b. 7 Sep 1914 India d. 6 Aug 1973

William Edmond Desmier b. 8 Dec 1879 Hyderabad, Sind d. cir1945 Whitefields, Bangalore, India  married Aileen Helen MYERS on 25 Feb 1905 Ferozapur, Punjab  b. abt1884 d. 7 Jul 1906 Nagpur.William was employed as a Fireman on the Indian & Peninsular Railway at  Rajhanwali near Ferozapur in the Punjab at the time of his marriage to his  first wife Aileen. When she died he went to Kenya in East Africa either with or to join his brother Conrad where he worked as an engine driver. Later he  returned to Calcutta as an engine driver and also studied engineering. It was  here that he met and married Edith Anne EARLE.

William Edmond Desmier b. 8 Dec 1879 Hyderabad, Sind d. cir1945 Whitefields, Bangalore, India.Buried in Earle family Vault South Park Street (Lower Circular Road Cemetery) Calcutta. Married (2nd marriage) to Edith Anne EARLE (b. 26 Nov 1876 d. cir1950 Calcutta India) on 9 Jun 1909 St John the Evangelist, Sealdah,Calcutta    They later moved to Bangalore where he was  the engineer in charge of the Loco shed. The Loco shed was where they repaired and maintained the steam engines and the rolling stock. He was  transferred to Arsikere and while there he bought a plantation at Bokasagara, Kadur.When the cholera plague hit Arsikere the family lived in 2 railway  carriages for about 6 months to isolate themselves from the disease. On the  plantation they grew oranges amongst other things. From Arkisere the family moved back to Bangalore then Gooty and Pakala living for about 4 years in each place. In Gooty and Pakala he had his own railway carriage to take him  wherever he needed to go. He was a strong, tall and heavy man who once pulled a railway carriage along  with a rope. He is said to have nearly killed an Indian once when he referred  to his wife as a woman instead of a lady. William and Edith went to England in September 1938 but they didn't like the cold weather and having to do without servants so they returned to India in March 1939. Back in India William built 2 bungalows in Whitefields a  developing Anglo-Indian colony near Bangalore,  he sold one and they lived in  the other. Sponsors: Edmond and Delphina Murray. Confirmed 5/11/1891 by Theodorus Dalhoff . Children:

  1. Eric William Samuel Desmier b. 29 Nov 1910 d. 20 October 2000  

  2. Edith M Desmier b. 10 Jun 1912     

  3. Frederick Earle Desmier b.abt 1915 d.13 Mar 1930 Died from cerebral malaria although Terry believes that it was too much morphine given to him by the doctor that killed him.        

  4. Terence Earle Desmier b. 1 Jan 1916 d. 8 August 2001.  

Winifred Desmier b. 14 Feb 1896  married ?? RODGERS           

Thomas Desmier b. 17 Sep 1898      

Angelina Louise Desmier b. bef1899  married Duncan Cyril Cuthbert NORTH on 7 Jul 1920 Registry Office, Bombay

Lillian C Desmier b. abt 1902  married Arthur Charles PETERS on 13 Jan 1924 Holy -- RC Church Bombay        

Antonia Alice Desmier b. 1906   married Eric John BIRCH on 3 Sep 1925 St Patricks RC Church Karachi  b. 1897 . May not be sister of Lillian and Angelina as abode at time of marriage is different to that of the other two (Bombay).         

 

Next Generation

Aileen Desmier b. abt1898 Rangoon, Burma d. 1924   married Alexander Aloysius FALK on 11 Oct 1916 Maymyo Town Church, Burma  b. abt 1878 d. abt1924 Burma   Residence at time of marriage given as Namyao Burma on certificate. Her father George was a witness at the marriage. children:

  1. Edwin Falk b. abt 1920 . Edwin currently lives in Perth WA               

  2. Marie Falk             

Dorothy Marie Therese DESMIER b. 4 Feb 1901 Burma  married Louis Jules Clarence FERNANDEZ on. 8 May 1922 at St Mary's Cathedral, Rangoon, Burma . Now lives in San Francisco USA. The family name was changed from Fernandez to EDWINSON by deed poll in 1949. Dorothy's great grandparent is believed to have married a Miss Roberts who was the daughter of a Dr Roberts and the daughter of the Nizam of Hyderabad. person referred to may be Theophilus Desmier. According to Herman (#224) Dorothy's middle name is Violet. children:

  1. Ivan Randolph Edwinson b. 1924 Burma            

  2. Stella Edwinson b.  1926 Burma d. 1945 Burma               

  3. Richard Edwinson b. 24 Jul 1928 Burma . Also worked in Journalism. Now lives in a suburb of San Francisco, operates a card shop and drives a taxi.               

  4. Edwin Edwinson b1930 Burma d.  1939 Burma               

  5. Louise Edwinson b 1932 Burma 

  6. Lionel Cedric Edwinson b. 18 May1936 in Burma

Ivy Mabel Desmier b. abt1902 Burma d. 1992 Barnes, London, England  married Clarence Charles BARRETT on. 8 Jun 1926 at Maymyo Town Church, Burma  b. abt 1895.    Residence at time of marriage was Maymyo. The couple emigrated to England. They had no children.             

George Edwin Clarkson Desmier b. 27 Dec 1904 Toungoo, Burma d. 1986 California, USA  married Marie ANTHONY.  George emigrated to England about 1956 and from there to California in 1959. His wife Marie left him in 1942 with their daughter Patricia. He was baptised twice, the second time with his brothers Donald and Conrad at the RC cathedral when he was 13 years old he was baptised this time as George Thomas. (BEN 422/287). children:

  1. Patricia Desmier b. abt1938 Burma               

  2. George Patrick Desmier b. 1939 Burma d. 1941 Burma             

Alice Regina Desmier b. 5 Jan 1907 Yamethin, Burma d. abt1973 Australia  married Alfred Norman COTTE on 22 Apr 1925 at St Mary's Cathedral, Rangoon, Burma  b. abt 1903.   Residence at time of marriage was Yamethin. Emigrated to Australia, details of children unknown. Alice was baptised a second time with her sister Dorothy 0n 14th Aug 1918 at the RC cathedral in Rangoon. This was exactly a year after three of her brothers had also been baptised there.             

Conrad William Desmier b. 27 Dec 1908 Yamethin, Burma d. abt1963 Rangoon, Burma married  Mupphet JOHANES in.  Burma  d. abt 1941 Burma 

Conrad William Desmier b. 27 Dec 1908 Yamethin, Burma  married Anne CAREY. Conrad was Baptised a second time with his brothers Donald and George when he was 9 years old at the Cathedral this time he was given the names Conrad Cyril . children:

  1. Stella Desmier   m. Dudley SMART   Believed to be living in Australia               

  2. Cynthia Desmier  m. ? HALL   Believed to be living in Australia.             

Herbert Stanley Louis Desmier b. 18 Jul 1910 Yamethin, Burma  married Florence Barbara CHRISTENSON on. 8 Mar 1943 at St Ignatius Church Kirkee  b. 24 Sep 1918 Rangoon, Burma. Herbert was known for his feats of strength in Burma. During WW2 he served with the British army in Burma. The family emigrated to England (Nuneaton Warwick) in October 1949. At the time of birth of Edwina he was a sergeant in the army. children.

  1. Stella Rita Desmier b. 9 Apr 1944 Poona, India  m. Luke Linear Patrick m. 4 Jun 1961 Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Nuneaton . The family now live in Dallas Texas, USA  * Chris Patrick    * Cheryl Patrick    * Ian Patrick  * Sean Patrick  * Erin Patrick               

  2. Antoinette Edwina Desmier b. 6 Nov 1945 Poona, India  m. Peter Cross m. 30 Nov 1963 Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Nuneaton  * Suzanne Cross   * Julia Cross               

  3. Cheryl Germaine Desmier b. 11 Aug 1947 Mandalay, Burma  m. David Leach m. 26 Dec 1970 Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Nuneaton  * John Leach  * Edward Leach  * Mary Leach               

  4. Herman Christopher Desmier b. 2 Dec 1948 Thazi, Burma   m. Bridget Linda Horsley m. 4 Nov 1967 Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Nuneaton  b. 5 May 1950 Cambridge, England. Moved with family to Wimborne, Dorset in 1979. Occupations: Chief Software Engineer, Allen Bradley Control Systems; 1983 - Software Manager Schlumberger Technologies. Currently Engineering Director world wide Schlumberger Tech. * Laura Desmier b. 26 Mar 1968 Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England   m. Mark Pratt m. 14 Jul 1990 Canford Magna Parish Church Poole Dorset   * Joshua Pratt b. 9 Jun 1993 Dorset, England    * Melissa Pratt b. 27 Dec 1994 Dorset, England  * Nicola Desmier b. 27 May 1970 Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England   m. Ian Pratt m. 18 Jul 1992 Canford Magna Parish Church Poole Dorset   * Isabel Pratt b. 25 Dec 1995 Dorset, England   * Matthew Desmier b. 24 Dec 1973 Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England  Student Bournemouth & Poole CFE               

  5. Penelope Mary Desmier b. 25 Mar 1950 Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England  m. David Devall m. 1973  * David Devall    David snr's son from a previous marriage                 * Michael Devall  * Barbara Devall  * Robert Devall  * Theresa Devall           

Albert Etridge Desmier b. -- Aug 1912  married. Marjorie Swan-Brown m. cir 1938 India. Albert played rugby for the railways. He was shorter than his brother Vivian and looked more like his father. May have been married in Kharagpur according to an internet source and may have attended a wedding Nailer/Magry. Also information that a Kitty Magry married an Earle in Kharagpur , children:

  1. Glyn Desmier b. cir 1941 India            

Mary Desmier b. 4 Jun 1893 d.  Kenya  married Jimmy GALLYOT   m. ----- Renaux    Mary's nickname was Girlie. After marriage they emigrated to Kenya. Their daughter returned to India.         

Bertram DESMIER b. 10 Jan 1895 d. 1 Feb 1966  m. I d'Laselle b. 1906 d. 12 Jul 1990, children:

  1. Robert Bertram Desmier (b.7 Jun 1938)

Vivian Leslie Desmier b. 7 Sep 1914 India d. 6 Aug 1973 Australia  m. Iris Cecile JENNINGS m. 5 Oct 1940 . Vivian was a tall man with wavy hair. In India Vivian was in the police based in Calcutta. They emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1947. Initially he worked for Dunlop and later became house detective for a hardware store. Vivian and Iris separated when Vivian started drinking excessively.               

Leslie Aubrey Desmier b. 16 Jul 1943 India  married. Anne FEORE in 1968,  Leslie used to work in real estate but later started farming at Wangaratta in Victoria (cattle sheep horses), children:

  1. Jeremy John Desmier b. 1 Oct 1970 Australia

  2. Campbell James Desmier b. 24 Dec 1972 Australia 

  3. Scott Desmier b. 7 Feb 1974 

Next Generation

Eric William Samuel DESMIER b. 29 Nov 1910 d. 20 October 2000 Roxboro Quebec Canada,   married Gwen ?? Went to school in Darjeeling and then to St Josephs College Bangalore. Grad. B.Sc Civil Engineering Bristol University UK. He returned to India and worked for the railways before emigrating with family to Canada where he worked mainly for Alcan. Masters Degree McGill University Montreal about 1970.  

  1. John Andrew Desmier b. 1948

  2. Richard Earle Desmier b. 15 Jul 1948

  3. Peter Laurent Desmier b. aft 1948  

  4. Paul Edmond Desmier b. aft 1948 

Edith M Desmier b. 10 Jun 1912 married. -------- Jan ??

Edith M Desmier b. 10 Jun 1912 married (2nd marriage). Harold Ewald  

Frederick Earle Desmier b. abt 1915 Calcutta, India d. 13 Mar 1930 Bangalore, India  Died from cerebral malaria although Terry believes that it was too much morphine given to him by the doctor that killed him.             

Terence Earle Desmier b. 1 Jan 1916 New Delhi, India d. 8 August 2001 St Andrews Hospital Adelaide South Australia  married Alma May PIPER on 27 Jan 1941 Marylebone, London, UK ( b. 26 Jan 1917 Marylebone, London, UK d. 29 May 1992 Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, UK) .  Terry was born in India and had a good childhood living in several different locations as his father was an Engineer who changed his job frequently working with different railway companies and the Public Works department. He used to frequently tell stories about his childhood. About Buckoo the pet deer that they eventually gave to the Zoo in Bangalore. About going tiger shooting when he was eight years old with his father because the tiger was frightening the villagers. About how he was the school champion swimmer winning all the events and they commissioned a special trophy for him. About how he once saved a man from drowning in a dam by diving in to rescue him. Terry left India in August 1934 at the age of 18. He went to England to study as a ship's Wireless Operator. He passed his exams for a position with Marconi in December 1935. marconi was the company that at the time supplied operators to the shipping lines. As there was a waiting list of about 6 to 9 months for positions on ships he then went to do further study at the british radio Engineering College. He worked for several radio companies the last of which was with the Boosey & Hawkes Hammond Organ Company who he was with for about 2 years.  He joined the RAF the day that war was declared. He went to their college at Colwyn Bay in Wales and then Clapham in London. He was stationed as a corporal (wireless operator) at Hendon, London (Googe St.), Leighton (Bedfordshire), Whitehall, Cardington and Cranwell. He continued with this type of work after the war working for Cable & Wireless later to become British Telecom.  His hobby and interest was farming and he had a hobby farm of 40 acres in Burgess Hill in Sussex for many years where he reared beef cattle and reared and kept laying poultry and fattened turkeys for the christmas market.    In Hurstpierpoint, sussex  where he retired to he has an allottment where he grew all his own fruit and vegetables.   He was devoted to Alma who was crippled with Arthritis and retired from his work in London to care for her.  After Alma died he emigrated to Australia to live with his son Richard (Rick) and daughter in law carole in Angle Vale. He built a new house across the road from Rick and Carole choosing all the brick work and furnishings himself. He was very independent baking his own biscuits and other things.  Carole had to ask him to stop bringing his biscuits across as the girls were eating too many of them.  It wasn't long before he had a garden established and many people made comments about how good the front garden looked with all the flowers, he seemed to have a natural touch in getting things to grow.    He brought Alma'a ashes with him to Australia and they were buried in the Angle vale cemetery. He used to visit her grave each wednesday taking flowers collected from his garden.    He always put others before himself and never lost his temper.   In 2001 after his 85th birthday he started to get more breathless and was finding it tiring to just walk across the road. For some reason he sustained a stress fracture in his left leg which at first they thought was associated with the spread of prostate cancer to his bones. He had an operation to replace the top of his femur which was successful and he was recovering well but complications set in and he died from these two weeks after the operation. children              

  1. Richard Earle Desmier b. 15 Jul 1948 Langdon Hills, Essex, UK 

Joseph George Desmier b. 1893 d. 20 Jan 1933 Madras married Stella Maud HAWKINS b. -- Aug 1902 d. 20 Mar 1928, 4 children:

  1.  

  2.  

  3.  

  4.  

Joseph George Desmier b. 1893 d. 20 Jan 1933 Madras married (2nd marriage?) Antonette Josephine HIRSH, 3 children:

  1.  

  2.  

  3.  

(Joseph and family lived in Tiruchirapalli. On his wife's grave his middle name is given as Frederick as is the initial on his burial cert. Joseph died of cerebral malaria. )

  1. Percival Charles Ignatius Desmier b. 13 Aug 1921 d. 16 Nov 1992 

  2. Basil Desmier b. -- May 1922 d. 1982    

  3. Francis Patrick DESMIER b. 22/4/29 in Trichy

  4. Douglas Kenneth Desmier b. 7 August 1930 Tiruchirappalli d. 17 June 1996 Melbourne Australia 

  5. Noel Frederick Desmier b. 30 Nov 1931 Tiruchirapalli 

Francis Charles Desmier b. 23 Nov 1895 d. 16 Jun 1971   married. Mary E Conroy b. 16 Apr 1910 d. 22 Feb 1976  Frank was keen on genealogy and was the holder of the marriage certificate of Charles Julian Desmier and the bapt. certificates of JM Charles and Marie Rose His wife wrote to Eric (#13) in Canada in 1963 (copy of letter available). Frank is buried in his father's grave.           

Marie F Desmier b. 6 Jan 1906 d. 4 May 1961  m. Mervyn H CASEY m. 20 Jun 1927 b. 4 May 1899 d. 6 Nov 1948   Marie's nickname was Buddie according to a letter from her sister in law Mary to Eric and Gwen in Canada. children:

  1. Esme Casey b. 8 Apr 1928 d. 20 Sep 1980   m. Basil Desmier m. 6 Jan 1954 b. -- May 1922 d. 1982  Esme married her cousin Basil               

  2. Joseph Desmier   m. Jacqueline France           

  3. Stella Desmier              

  4. Mervin Desmier              

  5. Vincent Desmier  Vincent works as an art teacher.            

  6. Carol Casey (lives in UK. Married name is NETTO          

Terrence Edward Desmier b. 16 Sep 1910 d. 5 Jul 1991  

Joseph Thomas Desmier b. 17 Mar 1926 Madurai, Tamil Nadu  

Cyril John Desmier b. 22 May 1928  married Jeanne De Rosario on 2 Jun 1954 (b. 6 Jan 1935 d. 27 Oct 1962), children:

  1. Charmaine Desmier b. 8 Mar 1955             

Ronald Alfred Desmier b. 12 Dec 1930   Ronald and family now live in Rayne's Park London             

Patrick Vincent Desmier b. 30 Sep 1932  married Carole DRAPERPatrick and family live in Erode, Tamil Nadu, India, children:

  1. Marie Desmier              

  2. Ingrid Desmier              

  3. Noella Desmier              

  4. Dominic Desmier   m. Colleen Jeremiah    * Cassindra Desmier             

Philomena Desmier b. 19 Feb 1934   married Eugene LOPEZ             

Iris Rita Desmier b. 15 Jun 1935   Rita is not married.             

Leonard Desmier b. 17 Oct 1936 married Gwen WILFRED.  Leonard and family live in Hubli, Karnataka, India. Information on family from Eugene #252.children:

  1. Eileen Desmier

  2. Roland Desmier 

  3. Glen Desmier

  4. Dale Desmier 

  5. Derrick Desmier             

Robert Vincent Desmier b. 7 Jun 1940 married Dawn ROZARIO, children:

  1. Ian Desmier 

  2. Gaile Desmier           

Cyril A Desmier b. 1 Jul 1900 d. 28 May 1965  married Mary Therese FERNANDEZ on 14 May 1930 (b. 7 Oct 1908)             

Douglas G Desmier b. 8 Apr 1931 m. Pamela FERNANDEZ m. 6 Jan 1958 b. 9 Jul 1932  , children:

  1. Lindsay Desmier b. 22 Apr 1959

  2. Jennifer Desmier b. 6 Aug 1961 

  3. Caroline Desmier b. 1 Jun 1964   m. Paola Boscorato on 20 Aug 1988 b. 24 Nov 1958

  4. Mark Desmier b. 21 Feb 1970             

Celine A Desmier b. 29 Apr 1932  m. Christopher Cooper m. 22 May 1957 b. 22 Dec 1927             

Neville A Desmier b. 12 Apr 1934               m. Barbara DONOGHUE m. 2 Apr 1961 b. 10 Oct 1937, children:

  1. Marie Desmier b. 6 Oct 1962 m. Perry Bullard m. 1 Aug 1987 

  2. Lewie Desmier b. 14 Sep 1964 

  3. Eunice Desmier b. 3 Aug 196? 

  4. Glen Desmier b. 1 May 1971 

  5. Michelle Desmier b. 22 Sep 197?   

  6. Gillian Desmier b. 4 Aug 1976             

Malcolm T Desmier b. 16 Jun 1935 married Barbara FRENCH  on 4 Aug 1964 b. 4 Mar 1942  , children:

  1. Neil Desmier b. 24 Mar 1969 married ??, son Cameron Desmier (born 15th May 2000)

  2. Kevin Desmier (b. 2 May 1970) married Jayne SANDREY on 17th July 1999 (info from Kevin  kevin@navigationhouse.co.uk )

  3. Corinne Desmier b. 3 May 1974 married Michael Turner 20/09/2003
     

  4. Anita Desmier b. 17 Apr 1979             

Eugene I Desmier b. 16 Jul 1937 Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India  married Gwen Desmier on 15 Jul 1967 UK  b. 17 Apr 1939. Eugene married his 2nd cousin as did his brother Noel. children:

  1. Richard Desmier b. 30 Dec 1970 New Malden, Surrey, UK . Richard graduated with a first class honours in chemistry from Bristol University and is now working for Proctor & Gamble as a products research manager in Egham Surrey. 

  2. Helen Desmier b. 26 May 1980 New Malden, Surrey, UK.  Helen is a student at the Holy Cross Convent in New Malden.             

Shirley P Desmier b. 9 Feb 1939 married Adrian DONOGHUE on. 9 Aug 1966 (b. 21 May 1941)            

Noel Desmier b. 8 Dec 1940 m. Teresa Desmier m. 20 Jul 1968 b. 15 Mar 1945 .  Noel married his 2nd cousin as did his brother Eugene, children:

  1. Sonia Desmier b. 11 May 1969             

Jude Desmier b. 26 May 1945 d. 26 May 1945               Jude died at birth             

Julian A Desmier b. 9 Jul 1948   married Heather Hathaway on 4 Apr 1981 (b. 3 Sep 1955), children:

  1. Alain Desmier b. 4 May 1983

  2. Jeanine Desmier b. 15 Oct 1986

  3. Natalie Desmier b. 15 Oct 1986                 Natalie and Jeanine are twins           

Dorothy Desmier b. 30 Oct 1905 d. 1 May 1981             Also known as Dorie. She never married.           

Frederick Desmier b. 25 Apr 1908 d. 26 Jun 1976 Vallenkanni married Dorothy REYNOLDS b. 25 Apr 1908 d. 8 May 1981           

Cecelia Desmier b. 4 Jun 1912 d. 4 Jun 1991 married Frederick JEREMIAH b. 21 Jul 1908 d. 29 Oct 1978                         Cecilia's nickname was Cissy. Remembered as a very affectionate person by Winifred (#99).             * ---- Jeremiah               died young. Information on brothers and sisters from Winifred #99.             * Royce Jeremiah             * ---- Jeremiah             * ---- Jeremiah             * ---- Jeremiah             * Maureen Jeremiah               m. Derrick Gomes               * ---- Gomes               * ---- Gomes             * Veda Jeremiah               m. ---- Johnson               The family consists of one daughter and three sons.             * Colleen Jeremiah               m. Dominic Desmier               Colleen married Patrick Desmier's son Dominic.               * Cassindra Desmier           

John Desmier b. 26 Dec 1914 marrid Marie NORRIS , children:

  1. Marie Desmier  

Robert Bertram Desmier (b.7 Jun 1938)  married Adelaide Dawn D'ROSARIO (b.23 Mar 1945) on 23 Aug 1967 at Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon.  Children:

  1. Ian Michael Desmier (b.02 Feb 1969)

  2. Gaile Marguerite Desmier (b.27 Oct 1972)

( above info from i_desmier@hotmail.com )

Next Generation

John Andrew Desmier b. 1948 married. Sue ---- , children:

  1. Lee Eric Andrew Desmier b. 22 Mar 1971      

  2. Stacy Ann Marie Desmier b. 25 Jul 1973        

  3. Nicholas Anthony John Desmier b. 31 Dec 1976       

Richard Earle Desmier b. 15 Jul 1948 married. 25 Mar 1972 Carole Anne LARGE b. 20 Feb 1949  Went to school at Haywards Heath Sussex and on to University of Newcastle on Tyne. BSc. Agricultural Engineering. Married Carole and they travelled overland to Australia in 1972. Works as a water resources engineer mainly on irrigation and wastewater reuse schemes in South Australia. Currently lives at Angle Vale just north of Adelaide. children:

  1. Rosalind Desmier b. 2 Jan 1976  Rosalind attended Angle Vale Primary School and Trinity College, Gawler. At Trinity she was Dux of years 11 & 12. Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering Adelaide University. Commenced study for pHD in Engineering University of NSW Sydney 2000

  2. Catherine Desmier b. 20 Nov 1979   Catherine attended Angle Vale Primary School and Trinity College, Gawler. Currently Studying computer science University of SA

  3. Jacqueline Desmier b. 26 Feb 1982  Jacqui attended Angle Vale Primary School for 3 years, and Trinity College, Gawler. Currently marden Senior School  

Paul Edmond Desmier b. aft 1948 married ???, children:

  1. Arielle Desmier b. abt 1985

  2. Elysia Desmier b. abt 1987   

Percival Charles Ignatius Desmier b. 13 Aug 1921 d. 16 Nov 1992  married  Winifred Maria  Le 'Geois m. 27 Dec 1947 St Patrick's Church Moulmein Burma  b. 27 Dec 1917 Moulmein Burma. Percy and Winifred met during the latter half of World War II near Moulmein, Burma. Percy was at the time a Sergeant in the security division of the army and, with other soldiers, he used to escort the European families of the area to and from mass on Sundays to ensure their safety. After Mass Winfired's mother used to invite the boys in for a meal and a drink and so they all got to know each other quite well. A year later toward the end of the war the Japanese surrendered only 48 miles distant from their town of Amherst. The friendship between Percy and Winifred's family developed further in these easier times as Percy was in charge of the Cinema shows that the army organised. He would regularly drive over to pick them all up to see the films. When the war ended and the troops were due to return back to India Percy approached Winifred's father and asked for her hand. When the British left India Percy transferred to the Indian Armed Forces. Following a course at Poona he passed out as a 2nd Lieutenant and joined the signal corps. Some of the places that he was stationed at included Calcutta, Delhi, Meerut, Jullandar, Ferozepore, Mathura, Ranchi (where their daughter Dorothy was born) Goa and finally Jabalpur. He retired as a Senior Major. After retiring they moved permanently to Tiruchirapalli where several others in the Desmier clan lived. Percy loved gardening and daily spent his time watering his plants. Roses were his favourites. He also devoted much time to helping the poor and needy by writing applications for them and in any other way that he was able. Percy is buried in his grandmothers grave.    

  1. Dorothy DESMIER (born in Ranchi)

Basil Desmier b. -- May 1922 d. 1982 married. Esme CASEY on 6 Jan 1954 (b. 8 Apr 1928 d. 20 Sep 1980) Basil married his cousin Esme (#251) After the Air Force he worked for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Bangalore. One of his interests was breeding game birds, children:

  1. Joseph Desmier married Jacqueline France                

  2. Stella Desmier              

  3. Mervin Desmier              

  4. Vincent Desmier (works as an art teacher.)            

  5. George Desmier married Heather ??. The family live in Egmore Madras              

  6. Bernadette Desmier  married ?? France , children: * Jacqueline France  m. Joseph Desmier                

  7. Marie Desmier 

Francis Patrick DESMIER (Frank) b. 22/4/29 in Trichy married to Joan Philomena FERNANDEZ b. 30/11/32 in Tanjore.   Children:

  1. Patricia Joan Desmier b. 16/5/55

  2. Jennifer Margaret Desmier b. 22/4/56

  3. Diane Christine Desmier b. 2/10/58

(above info submitted by  desmier1956@hotmail.com  . Frank later divorced Joan Fernandez and remarried Patricia (Bunny) Linnell. They are currently residing in Brisbane, Qld. )

Douglas Kenneth Desmier (b. 7 August 1930 Tiruchirappalli d. 17 June 1996 Melbourne Australia) married Marlene FERNANDEZ .Douglas and Marlene live in Pascoe Vale a suburb of Melbourne Australia, children:              

  1. Julie Ann Desmier b. 1957 Australia 

  2. Francis Charles Desmier b. 1960              

  3. Sandra Louise Desmier b. 1963 m. Phillip Barnes             

Noel Frederick Desmier b. 30 Nov 1931 Tiruchirapalli   m. Anna Maria Getrud Noojen o 1961 Melbourne Australia  b. 20 Apr 1925 Eindhoven, Netherlands d. 19 Dec 1984 Australia   m. Mary Elizabeth Gobber m. 1985 Australia      Noel lives with his family in northern New South Wales              

  1. Frederick Matthew Desmier b. 14 Apr 1964 Australia    married Catherine Duncan on Nov 1991              

  2. Jacqueline Wilhelmina Desmier b. 7 Jul 1962 Melbourne Australia   m. Richard David Sanderson m. -- Feb 1992 b. 5 Sep 1958 Toowoomba, Queensland  

Terrence Edward Desmier b. 16 Sep 1910 d. 5 Jul 1991   m. Phyllis RODGERS m. 27 Jun 1937 b. 11 Jul 1912 d. 2 Feb 1991, children:           

  1. Desmier b & d 18 Dec 1937 Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India. The baby was stillborn and not baptised so had no christian name.            

  2. Gwen Desmier b. 17 Apr 1939       

  3. Yvonne Desmier b. 26 Jun 1940           

  4. Teresa Desmier b. 15 Mar 1945   

Joseph Thomas Desmier b. 17 Mar 1926 Madurai, Tamil Nadu  m. Heather Theresa NEEVES on 12 Sep 1953 Villupuram, Tamil Nadu (b. 21 Jan 1934 Villupuram, Tamil Nadu), children:

  1. Michael Joseph Desmier b. 29 Jul 1954 Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India  m. Lominda White m. 31 Dec 1980 Madras               

  2. Anne Marie Desmier b. 28 Jun 1956 Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India   m. Denzil Rao m. 2 Jan 1983 Madras               

  3. Cheri Theresa Desmier b. 5 Jul 1958 Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India              

  4. Beverley Desmier b. 23 Apr 1960 Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India.             

  5. Marie Jeanne Desmier b. 2 Nov 1962   m. Conrad Rebello m. 8 Jun 1984 Madras              

Corinne DESMIER b. 3 May 1974 married Michael TURNER 20/09/2003
 

Next Generation

Stacy Ann Marie Desmier b. 25 Jul 1973 m. Roger Edward Gray, children:

  1. Tanner Edward Christen Gray b. 17 Jun 1997 

Marie Desmier married Melvin Merritt (b. 1920) on 1945, children:

  1. Stella Merritt

  2. Patricia Merritt

  3. Frederick Merritt

  4. Anne Merritt

  5. Esther Merritt

  6. Maxine Merritt    

Patricia Joan Desmier b. 16/5/55 married to Kenneth Michael Freiberg currently living in Melbourne, Vic. They had 2 children,

  1. Michael Shane Freiberg b. 14/6/72

  2. Steven Patrick Freiberg now deceased.

Jennifer Margaret Desmier b. 22/4/56 married to Peter William Boyle currently living Brisbane, Qld. 2 children:

  1. David Peter Boyle b. 27/6/76

  2. Rebecca Leigh Boyle b. 18/5/82,

Diane Christine Desmier b. 2/10/58 married to Errol Jones currently living in Brisbane, Qld. They have 2 children:

  1. Renee Marie Jones

  2. Aaron Jones.

Julie Ann Desmier b. 1957 Australia married Gary Cromie , children:

  1. Adam David Cromie b. 1987

  2. Michelle Cromie b. c1990    

Ian Michael Desmier (b 1969) married Zoe Jo Woodbury on 26 Apr 2003

Gwen Desmier b 1939  married Eugene I Desmier (bl 1937 Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India)  on 15 Jul 1967 UK. Gwen married her 2nd cousin as did her sister Teresa , children:

  1. Richard Desmier b 1970 New Malden, Surrey, UK. Richard graduated with a first class honours in chemistry from Bristol University and is now working for Proctor & Gamble as a products research manager in Egham Surrey.

  2. Helen Desmier b1980 New Malden, Surrey, UK  Helen is a student at the Holy Cross Convent in New Malden.  

Teresa Desmier ( b. 15 Mar 1945), on 20 Jul 1968   married Noel Desmier ( b 1940)  . Teresa married her 2nd cousin as did her sister Gwen, children:

  1. Sonia Desmier b 1969

  2. Percival Desmier         

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