Capt. Andrew Wishart (1859 – 1948)

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Andrew Wishart the youngest of four children of Robert Tinmouth Wishart, a master mariner, and his wife, Ann Alice Welch. He was born on 6 September 1859 in Sunderland and lived there until shortly after his father died in 1862 when he was sent to board at the Hospital School and Infirmary in Greenwich.

By 1881 Andrew had joined the Merchant Service and was serving as an able seaman on board the Busy Bee at the time of the census. Over the next decade, he served on board numerous ships based out of Sunderland and was rated second mate on 25 October 1890 and first mate the following year.

In 1911 he was a ship’s captain and living at 18 West Wear Street in Sunderland where he lived until retirement. During WW1 Andrew served with the Merchant Service and was awarded the Mercantile Marine and British War Medals.

Andrew died in Sunderland during 1948. He was not married.

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