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Marine Private Andrew Fishburn (Fisbourn) (Fishburne) (......1796)

 

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The New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd Regiment
 
  • Born :
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Carpenter / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26th January 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Alexander "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 1778
  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date of Discharge : 4. March 1790
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Date of Enlistment R.N.S.W.Reg : 3. December. 1794
  • Where Enlisted : Sydney
  • Date of Discharge : 3. December.1794
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 23. July 1796
  • Where Died / Buried : St John's Church Parramatta
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Sarah Williams aka Sarah Donnelly, widowed she married George Mellin 1810
  • Born : Circa 1759
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 1791
  • Ship Arrived on : " Mary Ann"
  • Died : 1849
  • Where Died / Buried : Hawksbury
  • Date Married : 24. May. 1795
  • Where Married : Sydney
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Toongabbie, Seven Hills
    Children :
    1 . Ann Williams adopted (b.Dec.1791......d.) father Alexander Williams (b.....d.)
    2 . Andrew Fishburn (b.1793.......d.)
    3 . William Fishburn (b.1795......d)

    History & Achievements :

     
    Andrew Fishburn enlisted in the Royal Marines as a member of the 35th Portsmouth Company
    Andrew was stationed on board the " Alexander " and on the ship set sail for Australia. Upon his arrival he was attached to Captain John Shea's Company. .He eventually discharged from the Marines and enlisted in the Royal New South Wales Regiment.
    He recieved a grant of 25 acres at Petersham Hill . He was one of the main instigators of the stoppage of duty because of the grog ration being stopped.
    September 1788 to December 1789 - Worked as a carpenter in the colony and received extra pay for this work
    4 March 1790 - Sent to Norfolk Island on the 'Sirius' Whilst there he was one of the leaders of a Marine protest over provisions.
    23 April 1791 - Returned to Port Jackson on the 'Supply'
    April 1792 - Joined the NSW Corps
    3 December 1794 - Received a 25 acre land grant at Petersham Hills.
     
     
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  • References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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