William Fishbourn

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William Fishbourn or Fishbourne (June 25, 1677 in Talbot, Maryland – May 27, 1742 in Philadelphia) was a wealthy merchant and mayor of Philadelphia for three one-year terms, 1719 to 1722.[1]


Fishbourn was the son of Ralph Fishbourne and Sarah Lewis.

Before 1700, he settled in Philadelphia. There, on January 8, 1702, he married Hannah Carpenter (March 3, 1685 – July 25, 1728), daughter of Samuel Carpenter, a deputy governor of Pennsylvania. After her death, he married Jane Roberts on June 29, 1729.

His granddaughter Elizabeth Fishbourne (September 1, 1752 – April 24, 1826) married President of Pennsylvania Thomas Wharton Jr..


  1. ^ "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". phila.gov. City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Dickinson
Mayor of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
James Logan