Birth: Andrew Gorrie was baptised in Perthshire Scotland on
27th April 1827, the son of James Gorrie a paper
maker and Jane Weatherspoon.
Emigration: Andrew emigrated to Australia with his brother
William and William's wife Jane and their children, James,
John, William Jnr, and Janet, and another brother Henry. They
departed Liverpool England 13.5.1834 aboard the clipper ship
‘Lightening’ on her maiden voyage, with 430 passengers, arriving
Marriage: Andrew married Mary Ann Edwards according
to the rights of the Presbyterian Church on the 17th
May 1859 at Double Corner Portland Victoria Australia. Witnesses
to their marriage were James Gorrie and Sarah Ann Farnham.
Wife's Birth: Mary Ann Edwards was baptised 22nd August 1830, St Earth
Cornwell England, the daughter of James Edwards and Mary
Wife's Emigration: Mary came to Australia with her parents
and siblings, Jane, Charlotte, James, Elizabeth and John aboard
the ship ‘Oithona’, they left Plymouth on 21.10.1854, arriving
Deaths: Andrew passed away on the 19th
November 1906 aged 80years and Mary Ann died May 15th
1915 aged 84years, they are both buried at Heywood Cemetery.
Andrew & Mary Ann Gorrie
with their grandchildren