'Nisbet3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Nisbet of Carfin (Carphin), Nisbet of Greenholme, Nisbet of Ladytoun, Nisbet of Mount Pleasant, Nisbet of (the Isle of) Nevis
[Elements of this page were first shown in Nisbet1 on 10.01.15. They were moved here when the Carfin family was reviewed using MGH and the information on the family was significantly expanded.]

Paterson reports that the following family are "descended of Nisbet of that ilk". Thought to be descended from an early branch was ...
Alexander Nisbet, later of Greenholme in Loudon, Ayrshire
m. Margaret Nisbet (sister of John of Greenhome (dsp c1577) and James of Greenholme (dsp before 11.1578)) presumed parents of ...
1. Alexander Nisbet of Greenholme
m. Margaret Lockhart (d 02.1612) presumed parents of ...
  A. Robert Nisbet of Greenholme
  m. Barbara
  i. Archibald Nisbet of Greenholme (b 06.10.1689, d 25.09.1754)
  m. (1727) Elizabeth Higg of Harcarse (b c1710, d 23.08.1756)
  a.+ 6 sons (including David, 4th son) + 4 daughters
  ii.+ other issue - William (minister of Tarbolton), 4 sons, 4 daughters
  B. Julia Nisbet possibly of this generation
  m. Robert Farquhar of Lightshaw, later of Gilmillscroft (d 1698)
2. Marion Nisbet possibly of this generation
  m. (mcrt 05.1600) Andrew Mitchell of Turnerhill (d 1643)
Alexander Nisbet, the heraldist (one of whose works is referred to on Nisbet1), reports that Nisbet of Carfin "is a branch of the Nisbets of Greenholm". MGH refers to that and reports that "This descent cannot be proved from documents, but the Carfin family can be traced by a complete chain of evidence back to" the first James mentioned below. We speculate, arbitrarily, that the connection came as follows.
3. ?? Nisbet
A. James Nisbet of Feoch then in Ireland, later of Ladytoun, Overmuir & Carlingcraigs in Loudoun, Ayrshire (a 1654, d before 1661)
  m. Jean Hamilton
  i. James Nisbet of Ladytoun (d unm 02.1681)
  ii. Archibald Nisbet, later of Ladytoun, 1st of Carfin in Bothwell, Lanarkshire (b 1631, d 07.1695, WS)
  m1. Eupham Scroggie (dau of John Scroggie of Edinburgh)
  a. Archibald Nisbet of Carfin (bpt 18.02.1673, d 1739, youngest son of this marriage)
m. (30.01.1701) Emelia Stewart (dau of Archibald Stewart of Dunearn, son of James, 4th Earl of Moray)
  (1) Archibald Nisbet of Carfin (b 1701, d 09.12.1785)
  m1. (1744, div 24.02.1758) Emilia Proven
(A) Archibald Nisbet, last of Carfin (b 12.03.1746, d 20.10.1807, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (17.05.1776) Grizel (or Grace) Carmichael (d 04.01.1823, dau of Daniel Carmichael of Mauldslie)
  (i) Archibald Nisbet of Carfin, later of Mauldslie (d unm 19.02.1844)
  (ii) Jane Vigor Nisbet (d 04.05.1835)
  m. (10.02.1812) Thomas Gordon of Harperfield (b 1751-2, d 16.05.1832, Lt. Colonel)
  (B) Mary Nisbet (b 27.03.1717, d 30.03.1812)
  m. James Hamilton of Stevenston (b c1743, d 24.10.1788)
  (C) Emilia Nisbet (b 30.06.1748)
  m. (1774) _ Mitchell
  (D) Elizabeth Nisbet (b 07.04.1750, d 01.04.1828)
  m. William Hamilton in Jamaica (b 1748, d 15.12.1802, brother of James)
  (E)+ other issue - Catherine (b 03.1745), Charlotte (b 15.06.1752, d 11.1761)
  m2. Elizabeth Wiseman (d 31.05.1797)
  (G) Walter Nisbet in Edinburgh b 16.04.1765, d 08.1817, writer)
  (i) Archibald Nisbet
  (H) Margaret Nisbet (b 02.12.1762)
  m. Robert Burns of West Port
  (I) Euphemia Nisbet (b 09.04.1764, d before 06.1789)
  m. Hugh Smith Mercer (WS)
  (J) Grizel or Grace Nisbet
m. Mungo Penton (captain)
  (K)+ other issue - Josiah (d unm 17.10.1788 in Jamaica), Anne
  (2) Walter Nisbet of Mount Pleasant, Isle of Nevis, West Indies (b 19.07.1706, d 15.06.1765, 4th son)
  m. (1743) Mary Webbe (b c1724, d 24.01.1752-3, dau of Josiah Webbe of Nevis)
  (A) Walter Nisbet of Mount Pleasant & London (b 03.01.1745, d 08.12.1797)
  m. (19.04.1784) Anne Parry (b c1752, d 02.12.1819, dau of Robert Parry of Plas Newydd)
  (i) Josiah Nisbet (b 1790, d 05.08.1834, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (17.06.1823) Rachel Marjoribanks (b c1998, d 01.12.1874, dau of Sir John Marjoribanks of Lees, Bart)
  (i) Robert Parry Nisbet, later of Southbroome House, Sheriff of Wiltshire (b 23.08.1793, d 31.05.1882, judge in India., MP) had issue
  m1. (17.11.1817) Clara Amelia Harriott (b c1794, d 14.12.1843, dau of Major Thomas Harriott of West Hall, Mortlake)
  m2. (10.12.1846) Elizabeth Greene (dsp 25.02.1861, dau of Edward Greene of Hinxton Hall, widow of Rev. Herny Curtis Smith)
  (i) Harry Nisbet (b 11.11.1794, d 06.12.1890) had issue
  m. (19.02.1828) Anne Curtis (b c1803, d 10.10.1869, dau of Rev. John Adey Curtis of Bitton by Albinia Frances Hayward (heiress of Quedgley))
  (i) Emelia Nisbet (b 12.04.1791, d 13.01.1877)
  m. (1815) Charles Milman Mount (b 1783-4, d 11.05.1855, prebendary of Wells)
(i)+ other issue (d unm) - Walter (b 1789, d 11.10.1833 in Calcutta), Caroline (b 26.08.1787, d 30.03.1867), Mary Ann (b 1797, d 28.12.1803)
  (B) Josiah Nisbet of Isle of Nevis (b 07.07.1747, d 05.10.1781)
  m. (28.06.1779) Frances Herbert Woodward (b 1760-1, d 04.05.1831, dau of William Woodward of Nevis, m2. Lord Nelson) ## see here ##
  (i) Josiah Nisbet (b 1780, d 14.07.1830, Captain RN) had issue
  m. (31.03.1813) Frances Herbert Evans (b c1792, d 15.01.1864, dau of Herbert Evans of Eagle's Bush)
  (C) Mary Emelia (sb Anne?) Nisbet (b 04.02.1752, d 22.02.1830)
  m. (17.07.1773) James Lockhart of Castlehill & Cambusnethan (d 05.07.1808)
  (D)+ other issue (d unm) - James Webbe (b 23.08.1749), Anne (b 14.02.1746, d 07.07.1833)
  (3) John Nisbet of Edinburgh (dsp 06.1753, linen manufacturer, 6th son)
  m. (mcrt 08.08.1749) Charlotte Porterfield (dau of John Porterfield (bailie in Hamilton))
  (4) William Nisbet of Edinburgh (d 05.1797, linen manufacturer)
  m. Helen Ford (d 09.1793)
  (A) William Nisbet (b 17.06.172, d 1839, MD, author of medical works, 4th son)
  m. (08.1786) Mary Dewar (dau of Robert Dewar)
  (B) Anne Nisbet (b 25.12.1767)
  m. James Waddell of Edinburgh
  (C)+ other issue - Alexander of Edinburgh (linen manufacturer), Archibald (b 26.06.1758), Walter (b 17.02.1760), Josiah (b 09.09.1765, d 05.1780)
  (5) Eupham Nisbet (bpt 24.12.1707, d 30.07.1750)
  m. (15.01.1750) William Telfer
  (6) Elizabeth Nisbet (d 09.05.1748)
  m. (22.12.1738) Daniel McQueen (d 22.10.1777, minister of Dalziel then Stirling hten in Edinburgh, m2. ??)
  (A)+ 1 son + 4 daughters
  (7) Margaret Nisbet
m. William Johnstone (quarter-master)
  (8)+ other issue - Charles (bpt 30.12.1702), James (bpt 17.03.1704), Robert (bpt 19.09.1712, d unm 29.09.1740 in West Indies), Anne (bpt 01.06.1705, d unm 30.07.1770), Emilia (bpt 17.02.1709), Katharine
  b. Eupham Nisbet (bpt 26.04.1668, d 02.06.1740)
  m. (10.02.1697) David Blair of Hillhead (b 1636-7, d 10.06.1710, Minister of the Old Kirk, Edinburgh)
  (1)+ 2 sons + 2 daughters
  c. Katherine Nisbet (bpt 30.07.1671, d 08.1738)
  m. (1695) John Inglis of Auchindinny (b 1663, d 31.01.1731)
  d.+ other issue - James (bpt 07.06.1663, d 04.1675), Archibald (bpt 26.08.1666, d infant), John (bpt 01.09.1667, d infant), Eupham (bpt 01.06.1662, d 01.1663), Grizel (bpt 06.05.1664, d infant), Barbara (bpt 22.04.1665, d infant)
  m2. (18.11.162) Jean Baillie (dau of Thomas Baillie of Polkemmet)
  j. James Nisbet in Edinburgh

Main source(s): 'History of the Counties of Ayr and Wigton' (James Paterson, vol 3, part 2, 1866, p553+), MGH (NS5 vol 2 (1916-7), 'The Nisbets of Carfin', p44+)
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