He was born in 1924, the second son of Col Roger Stephen TEMPEST CMG DSO (1876-1948), sometime head of the gentry family of that name of Broughton Hall, and Valerie Arthur GLOVER (1889-1978).
He succ as head and to the estate on the death of his elder brother, Stephen Tempest, in 1970. He m 1957 Janet Evelyn Mary (b 1930 reg Q2 Hertford) d of Harold LONGTON and Evelyn R WEST, and had 2 sons and 3 daus.
His elder son, Roger Henry (b 1963) succeeds him as family head, and has run the estate since 1988. Roger Tempest m 1991 (reg Q1 North Yorkshire) Sara Catherine (Kitty) (b 1963 reg Q3 Lancashire) d of Richard Coulthurst NORTH (1932-76) and his former wife Susan Hare (later Lady Kimber, wife of Sir Timothy Kimber 4th Bt (d 2012)) d of J K BROOKS of Hillcrest, Silverdale, Lancashire.