Andrew William FYFE 1836-1902 & Eliza EGAN 1844-1934

Ireland, Henty, Merino, Digby & Hotspur, South-West Victoria, Australia

Andrew William FYFE b. 1837, Ireland, son of Johm FYFE and Margarat CRAWFORD was married on 12 Apr 1866, "Willbrook", Sandford, Victoria to Eliza EGAN b. 1844, Mt Shadwell (Mortlake), Victoria, daughter of John EGAN & Catherine BECKLEY.

Andrew FYFE was a Digby Publican in the 1870's. A compilation of district publicans from the Police Gazette, in the library at the Hamilton History Centre, lists A W Fyfe at the Woolpack Inn, Digby, in 1879. Family tradition says that he initially worked as a groom for the Hentys at Merino, then went farming near Merino and at Lower Crawford. Later he possibly had pubs at Hotspur, Elaine and Yendon.

Andrew FIFE & Eliza EGAN had the following family...

  1. Catherine Margaret FYFE b. 1867, Merino, Vic, d. 1891 Hotspur, Vic;

  2. Isabella FYFE b. 1868, Merino, Vic, m. James Henry PATTERSON;

  3. Ellen Crawford FYFE b. 1871, Merino, Vic, m1. James SULLIVAN, m2. William CORNISH;

  4. John Buckley FYFE b. 1873, Digby, Vic, m1 Kate HAWKINS, m2 Violet ALLISON;

  5. Andrew William FYFE b. 1875 Merino, Vic, m. Mary Jane Sutton BIBBY;

  6. George Henry FYFE b. 1877, Digby, Vic, m. Mary CONGUES;

  7. Eliza Egan FYFE b. 1881, Merino, Vic, d. 1903, Ballarat, Vic;

  8. Samuel FYFE b. 1883 Merino, Vic, d. 1974, m. Emily Mary Ann BARKER;

  9. Mary Emily FYFE b. 1888 Hotspur, Vic. m1. Samuel Ernest WOOD, m2. Cyril Joseph WOODS.

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