David Semple was born 9 May 1853 in New South Wales, Australia to James Semple (1822-1871) and Isabella Bennie (1824-1908) and died 18 December 1939 in Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Ellen Bourne (1857-1940) 11 June 1878 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Offspring of David Semple and Ellen Bourne (1857-1940)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Sutton Semple (c1879)
Amy Isabel Semple (1880-1922)
David Alexander Semple (1884-1951) 1884 Petersham, New South Wales, Australia 4 December 1951 Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia Mary Ann Harrison (1888-1967)

Grace Ellen Semple (c1888)
Constance Agnes Semple (1892-1967)
Alfred Eric Bourne Semple (1899-1973) 8 March 1899 Petersham, New South Wales, Australia 19 March 1973 Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia Ida Winifred Smith (1894-1947)

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¶ Death
  • SEMPLE.—December 18, 1939, at Hornsby, David, dearly loved husband of Ellen Semple, and father of Mary, Amy (deceased), David, Grace, Connie, and Eric. Aged 86 years.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 December 1939, page 10