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John Nesbitt (abt. 1730 - 1783)

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Biography

John Nesbitt Esq of the Inner Temple died 9 Sept 1783 mistress Sarah Lancaster List of 10 couples for whom no marriage has been traced, one couple were definitely unmarried. The first version of the list merely describes the abode of ‘John Nesbitt Esqr as a gentleman’s house and notes that he had nine children. But in the second copy the word ‘wife’ was firmly crossed out and the words ‘Children by Sarah Lancaster his Mistress’ substituted.

Family

  • Sarah Mary “born in London”; married Henry Wills
  • John Robert “born in London, an officer on board the Houghton later Ship Minerva” probate 1798 7 Jul John Robert Nesbitt, Second Officer of the Ship Minerva in the Honorable East India Company's Service of London -[1] -Brothers are James Edmund and William aunt is Mrs Mary Deborah Nisbett mother is Sarah sisters Sarah Mary married to Henry Wills, Harriot Deborah N, Louisa Sophia N, Fanny N, Mary Ann N, Emma Elizabeth.

Aug 1802 bankrupts Nesbitt Harriot Deborah, Louisa Sophia and Francis of Piccadilly, milliners

  • Harriot Deborah Nesbitt parish St James Piccadilly Marriage 31 Dec 1804 Parish St James The Less, Thorndike Street Middlesex To John Prosser Ellidge parish St James Piccadilly Aug 1802 bankrupts Nesbitt Harriot Deborah, Louisa Sophia and Francis of Piccadilly, milliners
  • Louisa Sophia Nesbitt parish St Georges Hanover Square Marriage 25 Aug 1803 Parish St George, Hanover Square County Middlesex To George Pocock Crowne parish St Georges Hanover Square
  • Frances; “Fanny” prob 1850 1850 11 Nov Fanny Nesbitt, Spinster of Alfred Street Bedford Square , Middlesex -NA England will Ref PROB 11/21221850 11 Nov Fanny Nesbitt, Spinster of Alfred Street Bedford Square , Middlesex -NA England will Ref PROB 11/2122 brother William x Elizabeth also his children not named William gets family picure of Dr Nesbitt nieces Harriet Louisa Crowne Mary Ann Crowne Fanny Willins? Crowne Emma Clay nephews George Augustus Crowne James Augustus Handsley Marcus Handley niece Emma Ann Hayes 1 Nov 1844 proved 11 Nov 1850

Aug 1802 bankrupts Nesbitt Harriot Deborah, Louisa Sophia and Francis of Piccadilly, milliners

  • Mary Ann born 10 December 1775; bap 20 Sept 1783
  • James, born 8 August 1778; bap 20 Sept 1783
  • Edmund, born 13 July 1780 bap 20 Sept 1783
  • William, born July 1781. bap 20 Sept 1783 married 14 May 1820-Marylebone, Middlesex, England Elizabeth (Weaver?)
  • Emma, was born in London after death of her father

Property

1782 John Nesbitt Esqr Eastcotts Parish or Chapelry Cardington, [2]

The 1782 survey [3] shows that Herring Farmhouse was occupied by John Nesbitt, esquire, who died on 9th September 1783. He had “Children by Sarah Lancaster his Mistress” Sarah “born in London”; John “born in London, an officer on board the Houghton”; Harriot; Sophia; Frances; Mary Ann, born 10th December 1775; James, born 8th August 1778; Edmund, born 13th July 1780 and William, born July 1781. The last four children were all baptized on 20th September 1783. A final child, Emma, was born in London after his death. Sarah and the children, not surprisingly, moved to London in 1783.

Death & Legacy

probate16 Oct 1783 John Nesbitt Batchelor of Cardington Bedfordshire - living with Sarah Lancaster mother of his children son is John Robert and 2nd dtr is Sally [4]

Sources

  1. NA England will Ref PROB 11/1310
  2. Fire Insurance Policy Register
  3. [P38/28/1/2]
  4. NA England will Ref PROB 11/1109


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