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DOCUMENTATION
Nisbet of Ayr diverse pedigrees summary (added 29 Sept 2010)
Nisbet of Dean Dirleton and Craigentinnie summary (added 29 Sept 2010)
Nisbet of Greenholm summary (added 29 Sept 2010) Corrected 30 Oct 2010

Nisbet of Greenholm CHART  updated chart Jan 2011

Nisbet of Hardhill (updated Jan 2011) Nisbet of Hardhill summary  documentation for Murdoch son Alex and their children and grandchildren
Chelsea Pensioners (added 30 Aug 2010)
Nisbet of Dean Dirleton Craigentinnie unknown DNA May 2010- added chart

April 2010 added Collection of Charters writs and other older documents updated 30 Aug 2010 very large document will split

Ayrshire Collection of Charters writs and other older documents Ayrshire updated 30 Oct 2010 added more and divided
Ireland   Collection of Charters writs and other older documents Ireland updated 30 Oct 2010 added more and divided
 
Jan 2010- added chart for Nisbet of Carfin most likely DNA3
 

GLOSSARY and EXPLANATIONS

Glossary

includes latin ,old occupations, and legal terms If you want a good book for tracing ancestry in Scotland I definately recommend The Scottish family tree detective by Rosemary Bigwood

Rules of inheritance---the oldest got most but not all
 
 
 
 
Nesbitt DNA Project all spellings----NISBET DNA Groups

Do your part for future NISBET(T) research (especially if you are the last of the male line)  get the DNA test. It will be very helpfull to future descendants and researchers to know the DNA for the different branches. It is too late after your family male lines have died out for information  http://www.ibydeit.org/id4.html

 

Records

Nisbet Records many spellings have been changed to Nisbet for sorting purposes  first names also changed Ellen=Helen Jean Jane Janet= Jane etc.
    (my maternal grandfather came to Canada from Scotland about 1907)

STILL UPDATING MORE TO COME AND ADDITIONS TO THOSE ALREADY HERE!!! last updated 24 May 2010 

added 20 April 2010  over 6000 Deaths and burials Scotland
many comments added and still working on them
Deaths and burials Scotland over 6000

added 25 April 2010  over bankruptcy and crimes includes sentences for transport  Crimes and Bankruptcy

 

    Be patient som of these are large files and take awhile to load I have now made most pdf which seems to be faster

 
 

BIRTHS BAPTISMS BANNS MARRIAGES DEATHS BURIALS

marriages can often be banns and not date of marriage

ENGLAND

London bap marriages deaths
                   Sorted by family
(updated 13 Nov 2009) 
London bap marriages deaths
                   Sorted by given names
(updated 13 Nov 2009) 
 

SCOTLAND

Baptism marriages banns burials deaths bef 1855 combined file LARGE

over 9000 records large file sorted by father then mothers last name
at end of file you will find entries that couldn't be put in family
includes Baptisms , Banns amd marriages as well as some of the burials below

Same as over but sorted by Parish

Same as over only for children sorted by child

BIRTHS BAPTISMS

Births Baptisms before 1855 index

before 1855 all old parish records

BANNS and MARRIAGES

(added 6 Aug 2009)
before 1700 males OPR

between 1700 and 1800 OPR
between 1800 and 1854 OPR
 
Commissariot of Edinburgh Consistorial Processes and Decreets

1658-1800 includes divorces

DEATHS and BURIALS

Deaths and burials Scotland over 6000 April 2010 added
Glasgow burials

before 1855 from cd
be aware of errors I have compared cd for Glasgow burials and Scotlands People Index  and there are many small date differences


Loudoun Ayr burials

before 1855


 

USA

US Census Mortality

Schedules 1850-1880 (updated 10 Aug 2009) 

CENSUS AND TAX LISTS

 
1840/1841 census

ordered by 1st name for Scotland, England Isle of Man Wales Channel Islands and USA

1840/1841 census

ordered by place name for Scotland, England Isle of Man Wales Channel Islands and USA
(census for England has duplicates)
(in 1841 ages were often rounded down to nearest 5 years for those over 15)
NB! place of residence may not be usual place of residence

census IRELAND substitute

IRELAND since none available her is from Griffith's Evaluation taken between 1848 and 1864 pluss other diverse records from Ireland

USA 1790 to 1840

year of census name and place (updated 9 Aug 2009)

USA 1850 to 1880

census index for those who give birth place as Ireland (updated 9 Aug 2009)

USA 1850 to 1880

census index for those who give birth place as Scotland or England (updated 9 Aug 2009)


NB! place of residence may not be usual place of residence

England 1841 to 1871

census index for those who give
birth place as Scotland or Ireland
(in 1841 ages were often rounded down to nearest 5 years for those over 15) (updated 10 Aug 2009)


Scotland 1841 to 1871

census index for those who give birth place as England or Ireland (updated 10 Aug 2009) 


Canada census

index not complete many duplicates born Ireland Scotland or England (updated 10 Aug 2009) 

Tax Rolls  updated April 2010

Information varies from list to list -some have names and some just total sums-Glasgow has only sum no names

includes:
Poll taxes were imposed in 1694, 1695 and twice in 1698 to pay off the debts and arrears of the army and navy.
Payment was graduated at the rate of 6 shillings and upwards according to rank and means; only the poor and children under 16 were exempt

Hearth Tax 1690 Parliament granted a tax of 14 shillings on every hearth in the kingdom
payable by both landowners and tenants to raise money for the army.
Only hospitals and the poor living on charity from the parish were exempt.
Collection dragged on for several years until August 1694 when a proclamation
called for all hearth lists to be sent to the treasury before 1 October.

Midlothian: Edinburgh
Poll Tax Returns,  Tolbooth Kirk Parish Old Kirk Parish. 1694
Poll Tax rolls Edinburgh  Tron, 1695

West Lothian
Hearth Tax, 1691

Ayr
Hearth Tax, 1691 (there is supposedly no existing poll tax for Ayr)

Farm Horse Tax 1797-1798
 

Census substitutes Ireland  Ireland

Hearth Money rolls 1665 
Ireland Flax growers 1796 
Tithe Applotment Books 1824-1837
Griffith's Evaluation taken between 1848 and 1864
Return of Owners of Land in 1876

 

PROPERTY Scotland

farms were usually let under a mutiple tenancy system so several names may be associated with a property at any given time
"of" = landowner, "in" = a tenant, no preposition = usually a cottar or farm labourer

A landowner in Scotland is traditionally known as a laird.
A local estate owner, he would have provided work for some of the local people on the estate and in his house
and would have rented out some of his farmland to tenant farmers
 Lord may be a different form of the word laird, but it is a title granted by the sovereign

portioner The proprietor of a small estate or piece of land resulting from
the division of an original forty merkland among co-heirs or otherwise, a small land-owner

feu ferm or feuferme The tenure of land or other property in feu.
feu The tenure of land in perpetuity in return for a continuing annual payment of a fixed sum of money to the owner of the land; a tract of land held in fee.
fiar The ultimate and absolute possessor of a property as distinguished from a life-renter of it; one who has the reversion of property

Labor in the countryside was supplied by four groups of people--
(1) the tenant who owed labor services to the master of the ground;

(2) the cottars who were settled on the fermions, each with a cothouse or cottage and yard; Cottar or cottars= Cotters occupied cottages and cultivated small plots of land
 (3) the unmarried laborers, of then the relatives of tenants and cottars; and
(4) a group of skilled workers such as ploughmen, barnmen or threshers, shepherds, sawyers, and limeburners; and some of these needed alternative work out of season.

 

 
Deeds
       before 1700 (pdf)

Service of Retours (pdf)
       also original latin text

Sasines for Nisbets have a lot more work to do on these

indexes can also include witnesses so not all names have their own sasine (updated 20 Aug 2009)
sasines registered when buying or inheriting property
sasines are also registered when people borrowed money and used their land property as collateral and were again registered when loan was repaid (updated to index Aug 2009)


Reg of Great Seal (pdf) complete name index including witnesses

Testaments Scotland until 1799 (pdf) Scotland had its own system for heritable property "land" sasines so most testaments are over "movable property" the oldest son that inherited the lands can be left out here because they inherited in the sasines (or retour of heirs)
testaments often just list inventory debts credit and names of executors and witnesses

English Wills index


Irish Wills index
     Includes
    Index of Prerogative wills of Ireland 1536 - 1810
    Index to Prerogative of wills N. Ireland 1811 - 1857

    Calendar of Wills  date is date of probate
    Derry wills 1612-1858
    Raphoe 1684 to 1858
    Diocese of Ossory 1536 to 1800
    Cork and Ross 1548 to 1800
    Diocese of Dromore 1678-1858

Nisbet found in protocol Books updated 2 September 2009

Protocol Book Gavin Ros 1512-1532
Protocol Book John Mason 1582-1612

 

 
 
 

MILITARY

Military records Ireland see also Chelsea Pensioners

also includes list of desertors (most of the deserters probably immigrated)
also The Royal Irish Constabulary 1816-1921  also WWI deaths Ireland Memorials (added 13 Nov 2009)

US Military Records (updated 11 Aug 2009)
Chelsea Pensioners (added 30 Aug 2010)

OCCUPATIONS

Occupations  include burgess records information from property and vital records etc,
BAXTERS (Bakers) ; APOTHECARY ,DRUGGIST DR of MEDICINE ; BOOK TRADE; MINISTERS

Trades Apprentices Burgesses Guildbrother includes
    Burgess & Guildbrother of Ayr 1647-1846
    Dumbarton Burgesses and Guild Brethren, 1600-1846
    Burgesses & Guild Brethren Edinburgh 1406-1841
    Burgesses & Guild Brethren Glasgow 1751-1846
    Register of Edinburgh Apprentices
 

Country connections before 1700 (added 12 Aug 2009)

Scotland England

Henry Nisbet Dr London England 1661
brother is Jon Nisbet in Newbottle Scotland

testament 12 Feb 1664 Henry Nisbet Dr of Medicine died in London England May 1661 his brother is Jon Nisbet in Newbottle Scotland

Ireland Scotland

James Nisbet married to Jean Hamilton

Sasine 26 Mar 1633 (Ladietoun Scotland) James Nisbet married to Jean Hamilton sometime in Feoche (Ayrshire)afterwards in Ireland  

 James Nisbet apprentice tanner and mariken-maker 1655 son of late Murdoch Nisbett in Lottrie in Ireland

James Nisbett son to late Murdoch Nisbett in Lottrie in Ireland with Thomas Adam tanner and marriken-maker 11 July 1655
Register of Edinburgh Apprentices

Andrew Nisbett of Dublin gentleman date of decree 21 May 1656 final settlement 30 Jan 1656 no. of acres 762

An Accomt of the lands set out to the transplanted Irishman in Connaught


George Nisbet
Rapho Donegal Ireland so  George Nisbet admitted burgess 1677 Glasgow

George Nisbet admitted burgess 1677 Glasgow apprentice son of George Nisbet Rapho Donegal Ireland
I believe these are possibly connected to Nisbet of Cairnhill


Hugh Nisbet
Kilmarnock brother of George Nisbet senior glasswright in Glasgow

Hugh Nisbet Kilmarnock merchant testament 16 Oct 1676 says he is brother of George Nisbet senior glasswright in Glasgow who is his executor (is this is the above George or his father??)

Also mentioned in this will as either debitors or Creditors is James Nisbet Ladietoun, Alexander Nisbet Knewochlaw and John Nisbet of Hardhill

Murdoch Nisbett in Lottrie in Ireland

James Nisbett son to late Murdoch Nisbett in Lottrie in Ireland with Thomas Adam tanner and marriken-maker 11 July 1655
Register of Edinburgh Apprentices

James Nisbet merchant Glasgow later in Inver Co Donegal Ireland

Deed Nov 1715 James Nisbet merchant Glasgow later in Inver Co Donegal Ireland (NAS RD2/105/220)

 Anna Nisbet dau of late Mathew Nisbet Esq at Derrycarn Co Leitrim

Gentlemans magazine vol 102 part 1 Obituary Apr 19 1832 at Derrycarn, co Leitrin, the seat of her brother, Anna, dau. of the late Mathew Nisbett, esq.

 

Scotland England North America

 
John Nisbit sometime merchant in Boston NA afterwards in London

after 1700 John-Nisbet-merchant-of A and J Nisbet ironmongers 100-102 Trongate burgess Glasgow 5-Dec-1839 B & GB --as younger lawful son to deceased. John Nisbit sometime merchant in Boston NA afterwards in London who was younger L son to deceased. Alexander Nisbet of Waterhead hammerman B & GB

 two sons HOW to SC to be adopted by her brother Dr. Robert Nesbit of Georgetown Cty, SC

(from my guestbook) Ann Nisbett b ca 1770 married Johnson How, a surgeon in Northumberland. She sent her two sons to SC to be adopted by her brother Dr. Robert Nesbit of Georgetown Cty, SC,. It seems she was close to death, but their father later married again. Ann also had a brother, Ralph.

Joseph Nisbet tailor in London heir to his father George Nisbet of Wattlands Galston 3 Feb 1785
John Nisbet born about 1776 in Scotland illegitimate son of John Nisbet (later called Col John Hamilton of Pencaitland, Dechmont, and Winton) of Dirleton received his education in London which the Nisbet family paid for as well as for his education and clothes. He was sent to sea and probably to the East Indies Services. Alexander Begbie in London acted as his "Guardian and sent letters and Bills to the Hamilton/Nisbets of Dirleton, and he was well provided for. Sometime between 1800 and 1806 he disappeared, In 1806 at a request from the Hamilton/Nisbets to Mr Begbie as to his whereabouts he is not to be found. He owed £300 to a Capt Christie with whom he sailed
 

QUAKERS


Among my Nisbet ancestors there was a couple of generations that were Quakers John Nisbet born bef 1678 and his son John lived in Glasgow area Scotland

Nisbet Family Letters (Quaker)
1703-1830 special collection Univ  of Rhode Island library RI ( I don't know what family this would be but a good chance it may be connected to mine as there was so to say very few Quaker Nisbets around at this time 

TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS Warrington Friends Meeting House near Wellsville, York County, Pennsylvania John NISBET, d. 1801. Mary NISBET, d. 1767

Lee Oneida New York USA Robert Nisbet, a prominent Quaker from Adams, Massachusetts, purchased land here in 1818  Samuel Nisbet, brother of Robert, and Samuelís nine children, settled here in 1823
After the death of Robert Nisbet in 1839, his son Isaac carried on his fatherís business
 

BRANCHES AND GROUPS 


Branches includes Auchinairn parish is Cadder/Calder; Auchinleck Tempiland ; Biggar; Cairnhill;

Carfin chart for CARFIN; Cessnock Little ; Riccarton parish Ayr; Chapleton parish is East Kilpatrick; Coldingham; Craigentinnie; Crofthill; Dalzell linked; Davistoun or Davidston parish of Cadder; Dean; Dirleton; Dunbar; Duns; Eastbank; England; Eyemouth; Flemington parish of Dalzell; Garngrew; Glasgow linked; Greenholm; Hag; Hardhill; Hutton; Irvine; Kirkintilloch; Kessington parish is East Kilpatrick; Knevoklaw also spelt Nevoklaw; Lamberton; Ladykirk; Ladietoun parish of Loudoun; Muirhouse parish of Schotts; Newbottle; Newmilns; Northfield; Orkney; Paxton; Pettinain; Raphoe Ireland; others Ireland; Scheill; Sornhill; Swansfield; Tarbolton; Whitfield; (always under updating many not done)

 
Please HELP solve these groups and save all of us spending time looking for information that someone else has
send your info to me and come with any additions to what is there
 
 

FACT OR FICTION

Fact or fiction Greenholm, Braidlie and Knevoklaw (corrected 17 Aug 2009)

James Nisbet that married Nancy Taylor is definately not son of Archibald x Elizabeth Hogg of Greenholm
Their son James c 6 Jul 1737 died probably unmarried definately without issue before 1788 as 1 Feb 1788 Sasine NAS RS14/32/34 says "David Nisbet brother German nearest and lawfull heir to deceased Robt Nisbet of Greenholm" nearest and lawfull heir means any older brothers he had were deceased and did not have issue


Fact or fiction Dalziel (updated 12 Aug 2009)
 
Chart and pedigree by John Nisbett Dowling  he meant this line came from Dalziel
                                   but I have a problem with his research among others he has
                                   John b ca 1623 and Henry b ca 1628 as sons of Henry Nisbett married to Catherine Gray
                                   neither of these are among Old parish register baptisms
for this couple and
                                   they had a child every second year in this period so I would say this eliminates them as parents
                                   of above Henry and John (will check out rest of this line at a later date)

    OPR marriage 23 Aug 1621 James Nisbet & Catharine Gray Edinburgh
    bap parents James Nisbet & Catherine Gray
    16 Jul 1622 NISBET Alexander Edinburgh
    29 Aug 1624 NISBET James Edinburgh
    2 Oct 1625 NISBET Catharine Edinburgh
    17 Nov 1628 NISBET Philip Edinburgh
    19 Jan 1630 NISBET Jeane Edinburgh

Getting past those Brick walls (updated 12 Aug 2009) done in a hurry as plan on adding more pls excuse spelling etc

 

DNA groups some theories as to why different groups and how they may be connected anyway

(from my guestbook) Ann Nisbett b ca 1770 married Johnson How, a surgeon in Northumberland. She sent her two sons to SC to be adopted by her brother Dr. Robert Nesbit of Georgetown Cty, SC,. It seems she was close to death, but their father later married again. Ann also had a brother, Ralph.

 

Nesbitt/Nisbet Society

North America

British Isles

Australia

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

My Nisbets

Nisbet of Auchinairn Chapelton Kessington Scotland

starts with John Nisbit of Auchinairn died December 1662

NISBET Descendant list

decendants of John Nisbet spread to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and USA

 

 

 

 

 

Nisbet Glasgow

merchants and tradesmen also Irish connections

 

 

Miller decendant list

McInnes Descendant list

Gemmell Descendant list

Boyce