Melancholy Event

Following on from the post concerning the seizure of the Schooner Active by Native New Zealanders, the demise of aforementioned Captain Henry Wishart three years later was recorded in the Hobart Colonial Times of 20 August 1839. MELANCHOLY EVENT The whaling ship, Wallaby, belonging to this port, and commanded by Captain Henry Wishart, arrived yesterday […]

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Sunday Shooting Excursion

The following article was published in the Sydney Gazette & New South Wales Advertiser on 11 June 1835. It’s not known who this particular Charles Wishart was, or what happened to him afterwards, suffice to say, if anyone has any idea we’d love to hear from you! On Sunday morning last, two young gentlemen newly […]

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‘Golden Wedding at Oathlaw’

Charles Wishart was born in Oathlaw on 11 February 1847 and baptised on 11 April in the neighbouring parish of Tannadice. He was the illegitimate son of William Wishart, a miller from Glamis who at the time was living with his brother James at Marcus Mills, and Elizabeth Turiff. William and Elizabeth never married (William […]

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Wisharts of Dunbar, Pennsylvania

The following transcriptions concern a Wishart family from Fife who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1870’s and were recorded in the Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania (VOLUME 2) which was written by James Hadden in 1912. Andrew Wishart was born on 31 October 1843 in Burntisland and was the oldest son of […]

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