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Robert (Nisbet) Nisbet of Greenholm (abt. 1647 - 1736)

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Robert Nisbet of Greenholm formerly Nisbet
Born about in Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married about 1681 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
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Biography

Robert was born 1650 +/- 5 years [1] He was the son of James Nisbet and Marie Kennedy. He passed away in 1736. He married Barbara Nisbet of Carfin before 20 Nov 1681 and they were then residing at Sornhill. They must have done some remodeling at Sornhill in 1683 /see photo) [1] photo [2] and photo [3]

Family

Occupation

Property

Greenholm note: they lived at Sornhill 40s lands GREENHOLM-40s lands of MYLNERIG-20s lands of MYLNESYDE- 20s lands of SORNHILL that they now reside on

liferent to BARBARA Nisbet 20s lands of NETHER GREENHOLM- 10s lands of OVER GREENHOLM- 40s lands of MYLNERIG- 20s lands of MYLNESYDE

20 Nov 1681 Charter by the King to ROBERT Nisbet of Greenholme and BARBARA Nisbet his spouse which failing his nearest heirs 40s lands GREENHOLM-40s lands of MYLNERIG-20s lands of MYLNESYDE- 20s lands of SORNHILL that they now reside on Also and in liferent to BARBARA Nisbet 20s lands of NETHER GREENHOLM- 10s lands of OVER GREENHOLM- 40s lands of MYLNERIG- 20s lands of MYLNESYDE All of which heritably belonged to deceased JAMES Nisbet and he had borrowed money on them. The Court of Session to apprise the lands of GREENHOLME for 5,520 merks which was owed by JAMES Nisbet. (An apprising allowed a debtor to annexe lands to the amount of a debt owed. They were later sold the 29 July 1681 to ROBERT Nisbet and his wife, BARBARA Nisbet; hence the charter[2]

Greinholme gives up for himselfe & his tennents ane accompt of 18 hearths [3]

Death & Legacy

Galston Church, Ayrshire: The new church (built 1808) occupies the site of the old, and is surrounded by the ancient burying-ground. In the interior of the church,……on the east wall of the galleries, to the right on entering from the staircase, is a handsome mural monument to the memory of an illustrious native of Galston, Lt. Col. Hutchinson; and to the left is another design of the same school, bearing a long record of the births, marriages, and deaths of the ancient but now extinguished family of Nisbet of Greenholme.

"Sacred to the memories of Archd. Nisbet of Greenholm, Esq., descended of Nisbet of that Ilk, eminent in King David the First’s reign, 1126, eldest son of Robert and Barbara Nisbet, who left issue six sons and four daughters. Born 6th Oct 1689; married Elizabeth Hogg, 6th August 1727; died 25th Sept. 1764, aged 75 years. Had issue five sons and seven daughters by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Hogg of Harcarse, who died 23rd Aug 1756, aged 46 years. Also Ann, their daughter, born 1 Nov 1732, died 20 Aug 1749, aged 16 years."

"Sacred also to the memories of David Nisbet, MD, youngest son of Robert and Barbara Nisbet, born 10 July 1703; married 2 Sept 1736, the eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Rinton, died 29 March 1773, aged 70 years, leaving no issue. Also David, fourth son of Archd. and Elizabeth Nisbet born 18 Janry 1742; married Sophia Williams, 8 May 1773. This monument is erected by their fourth son, David."

DNA

He had or inherited a YDNA mutation BY2644 as 2 different lines of descent have this mutation

Mutation chain R-M269>U106>Z18>Z17>Z372>S4037>ZP74>BY2644

Research Notes

  • Greenholm property in 1514
    • 40s lands of Grenholme,
    • 40s lands of Auchinruglane,
    • 40s lands of Sornhill.
    • 40s lands of Mylryg,
    • 40s lands of Sorne
  • Greenholm property in 1681
    • 40s lands of Greenholm
    • 20s lands of Sornhill. they now reside on
    • 40s lands of Mylnerig,
    • 20s lands of Mylnesyde


  • liferent to BARBARA Nisbet 1681
    • 20s lands of NETHER GREENHOLM-
    • 10s lands of OVER GREENHOLM-
    • 40s lands of MYLNERIG-
    • 20s lands of MYLNESYDE


ROBERT Nisbet born after 1641 parents have a marriage contract for that date and he is oldest son when his father died but I would expect there would have been at least one older brother named James that died before the death of the father He married before 20 Nov 1681 as there is a charter that date naming his wife and would expect him to have been 21 at least as there are no tutors or guardians named on the sasines and he died Jan 1736 could then be anywhere from 1643 - 1660 So a good estimate from above about 1645-married age 36 died age 92 to 1655 married before age 26 died age 81 best answer I can give probably 1650 +/- 5 years

Disputed or Claimed Origins

YDNA has proven any male line connection to Nisbet of that Ilk was about 2000BC so way before surnames

Extracts and Documents

To DO

8 May 1694 Ayr 1694 8 May BARBARA Nisbet spouse of ROBERT Nisbet GREENHOLME Ayr Date is registration date General Sasines NAS RS 3 / 67 / 50
6 September 1696 Ayr 1696 6 Sept ROBERT Nisbet of GREENHOLM heir to his father of 40 AUCHINRUGLAND –NAS (RS14/6)RS66/2/202-203 ???
    • 6 October 1701 Ayr 1701 6 Oct ROBERT Nisbet of GRENEHOLME Kirkcudbt Date is registration date General Sasines NAS RS 3 /79 / 437

Extracts

1681 20 Nov 1681 ROBERT Nisbet GREENHOLM Charter by the King to ROBERT Nisbet of Greenholme and BARBARA Nisbet his spouse which failing his nearest heirs 40s lands GREENHOLM-40s lands of MYLNERIG-20s lands of MYLNESYDE-20s lands of SORNHILL that they now reside on Also and in liferent to BARBARA Nisbet 20s lands of NETHER GREENHOLM-10s lands of OVER GREENHOLM-40s lands of MYLNERIG-20s lands of MYLNESYDE All of which heritably belonged to deceased JAMES Nisbet and he had borrowed money from the Hamiltons of Machlinholl. On the 2 October 1671, ANNA HAMILTON, daughter of JOHN HAMILTON of MACHLINHOLL, who was the nephew and heir of the deceased CLAUD HAMILTON of MACHLINHOLL, together with her husband, ROBERT AICHESONE OF SYDESERFF had brought two action in the Court of Session to apprise the lands of GREENHOLME for 5,520 merks which was owed by JAMES Nisbet. (An apprising allowed a debtor to annexe lands to the amount of a debt owed. The debtor had 10 years to repay the debt, otherwise the creditors could retain the property) These were dated 4 October 1670 and 2 October 1671. Apprisings could be sold on and this is what ANNA HAMILTON and her husband did. On the 25 April 1675, they sold the two apprisings and other related documents to JOHN KING, writer in Edinburgh and his wife for their liferent uses and to their son, WILLIAM KING thereafter. But on the 21 June 1675, JOHN KING sold the documents on to HEUGH ARCHIBALD of Dunbeith and then he, in turn, sold them on the 29 July 1681 to ROBERT Nisbet and his wife, BARBARA Nisbet; hence the charter [4]

Explanation of above

This is charter by the King to Robert Nisbet of Greenholme and his wife, Barbara Nisbet of the SIG1-123-29 20 Nov 1693 Robert Nisbet of Greenholme and Barbara Nisbet his spouse which failing his nearest heirs 40s lands Greenholm 40s lands of Mylnerig 20s lands of Mylnesyde 20s lands of Sornhill that they now reside on Also and in liferent to Barbara Nisbet 20s lands of Nether Greenholm 10s lands of Over Greenholm 40s lands of Mylnerig 20s lands of Mylnesyde All of which heritably belonged to deceased James Nisbet -- They had belonged to the deceased James Nisbet of Greenholme and he had borrowed money from the Hamiltons of Machlinholl. On the 2 October 1671, Anna Hamilton, daughter of John Hamilton of Machlinholl, who was the nephew and heir of the deceased Claud Hamilton of Machlinholl, together with her husband, Robert Aichesone of Sydeserff had brought two action in the Court of Session to apprise the lands of Greenholme for 5,520 merks which was owed by James Nisbet. (An apprising allowed a debtor to annexe lands to the amount of a debt owed. (The debtor had 10 years to repay the debt, otherwise the creditors could retain the property) These were dated 4 October 1670 and 2 October 1671. Apprisings could be sold on and this is what Anna Hamilton and her husband did. On the 25 April 1675, they sold the two apprisings and other related documents to John King, writer in Edinburgh and his wife for their liferent uses and to their son, William King thereafter. But on the 21 June 1675, John King sold the documents on to Heugh Archibald of Dunbeith and then he, in turn, sold them on the 29 July 1681 to Robert Nisbet and his wife, Barbara Nisbet; hence the charter Extract 1681 reg 1693 SIG1-123-29 20 Nov 1681 The Signature for the sasine Robert Nisbet of Greenholme and his wife, Barbara Nisbet

Sources

  1. see research notes
  2. National Archives of Scotland SIG1/126/29
  3. The Hearth Tax of 1691
  4. National Archives of Scotland SIG1/126/29


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