The Fiskens of New ZealandUpdated July 28, 2005
Peter Fisken, a descendant of Patrick Fisken, b.abt.1699 in Tibbermore, Perthshire, Scotland and Jean Dron, was born in Cabbage Bazaar, Glasgow, Scotland in 1839, emigrated to New Zealand in the year 1864 on the cargo ship Gladiator. While in Auckland he married Grace Bryson, also from Scotland,on the first of March 1866. Shortly thereafter they travelled to Gore in the South Island where they settled , eventually buying a block of farm land which is still owned & farmed by Charles Fisken, a third generation descendant.
Information to date, 22 April 2005 has been gathered from family members still living, from Peter Fisken of High Craighton Farm Cottage, Milngarvie, Glasgow, G627HA, and from the research done by Donald Clyde Fisken & his wife Margaret, presented under the title of "The Fisken Heritage" dated 1986. Many thanks are due to them for the information on our Australian connections.
In addition I have added a Genealogy Report for the known Canadian & American descendants of John Fisken and Helen Wilson. You will find John & Helen in both groups. This is a valuable link and much of the information was supplied by Mary Ellen Kurth(nee Fisken) My thanks to her also.
There is so much more we need to research & record, both to do with the past & the present (the family is still expanding ) and all contributions will be gratefully accepted. We are all growing older (I am 74) and sadly, once we depart this life, our memories, unless recorded, are gone forever.
Please help if you can.
Stanley Martin Fisken
Villa181, Acacia Cove Village,Wattle Farm Rd.
Manukau City,Auckland 1702
64 - 9 - 269 3101
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- The Descendants of Patrick Fisken & Jean Dron (455 KB)
This tree shows the descendants of Patrick Fisken, b abt.1699 in Tibbermore, Scotland and Jean Dron, b abt. 1704 in Forteviot, Perth, Scotland. Thier known extended family now reside in The British Isles, U.S.A. , Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
- The Family of Robert C. Fisken (55 KB)
From the Left, Catherine,Nee McCarthy(Nana), Robert M.(Robbie),Harold R(Chappie)Roma, Geoffrey, Robert C.(Fuffa) Una.
- My Grand Daughter, Frances Brown, Bachelor of Law. (9 KB)
Frances on the occasion of her graduation 2005
- Flying Officer Geoffrey Fisken, D.F.C. (56 KB)
Geoffrey was N.Z. Fighter Ace in the Pacific sector, WW2
- Miriam Fisken (33 KB)
My wife, Miriam Fisken (nee O'Gorman)
- My Aunty Una, daughter of Robert Cadzow Fisken (73 KB)
Aunty Una, Photo taken by her sister Aunty Roma
- Ellen Catherine O'Gorman on her 100th. birthday (49 KB)
My mother-in-law, Ellen Catherine O'Gorman, wife of Patrick.
- Aunty Roma at age 91 (148 KB)
Roma with grand daughters Amy & Megan
- Stan & Miriam Fisken (71 KB)
Stan & Miriam Fisken
- Fisken Girls at mothers 60th. birthday dinner (81 KB)
Fisken Girls, left to right:Michele, Marian, Ellen, Teresa, Judith
- Judith Mertens (nee Fisken) with husband Scott (39 KB)
Judith Mertens (nee Fisken) with husband Scott
- Judith Mertens (nee Fisken) (118 KB)
My daughter Judith (aka: Judith Ann Fickininny)