Fishburn, Andrew

Birth Name Fishburn, Andrew
Gramps ID I2106
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E1905] 1760    


    Family of Fishburn, Andrew and Donnelly (Williams), Sarah [F0679]
Married Wife Donnelly (Williams), Sarah [I2107]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E5337] 24 May 1794 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia  


Andrew arrived aboard the ship "Friendship, First Fleet, 26 January 1788. He traveled as a Marine and carpenter with the First Fleet whose family subsequently settled in the Hills district. The clue to this connection and to the woman he married (Sarah Donnelly, a convict on the Third Fleet) came from a note in an old family bible. The connection had been lost to his family for years and is now an ongoing project of photographing, cataloging his family's Anglo and Italian heritage. The Fishburn Room contains a 1:60 scale model of the HMS Endeavour, built by a member of the Fishburn family who are descended from mariner Andrew Fishburn. A plaque on the rock outside is in honour of his descendant, Murrurundi-born Peter Norvill who, in 1988, became the first Australian-born pilot to fly solo around the world solo in a fixed-wing aircraft.


Type Value Notes Sources
RFN 633484182


    1. Fishburn, Andrew
      1. Donnelly (Williams), Sarah [I2107]