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Andrew Gilborn (1764–1801)

Andrew Gilborn (1764-1801) was a corporal of marines in the 6th (Plymouth) Company when he arrived at Sydney with his wife Margaret aboard the Sirius in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. Gilborn served in Captain James Campbell's Company at Port Jackson.

The couple had two children at Port Jackson before returning to England on the Gorgon. Their youngest son died during the voyage.

Gilborn died at Port Mahon (Maó-Mahón), Spain, on 28 April 1801.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 142-43

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  • Gilborne, Andrew

Plymouth, Devon, England


28 April, 1801 (aged ~ 37)
Port Mahon, Spain

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