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William Despard Hemphill

Male 1807 - 1902  (95 years)


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  • Name William Despard Hemphill 
    Born 1807 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jul 1902  Oakville, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P755  Despard Only
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2019 

    Father Edward Hemphill, M.D.,   b. 1735, Spring Hall, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frances Despard,   b. Abt. 1750, Killaghy Castle, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • An Irish doctor from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary with a wide range of interests, Hemphill experimented with the latest photographic techniques and won several prestigious awards. At a time when photography was a complex, expensive and sometimes dangerous pursuit, Hemphill was among the first to photograph in detail antiquities such as the Rock of Cashel and Holycross Abbey.
      A fascinating aspect of Hemphill’s work was his stereoscopic photography which he published in volumes of books.