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George (Nisbet) Nisbet of Greenholm (aft. 1701 - abt. 1785)

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George Nisbet of Greenholm formerly Nisbet
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Husband of — married 19 Apr 1727 in Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
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George was born on or before 2 Feb 1701 passed away before 1784. He was the son of Robert Nisbet and Barbara Nisbet. He married 19 April 1927 Galston Parish to Grizel McCulloch Marriage 19 April 1727 George Nisbet in Corsetree in this parish and Grisel McCulloc in Richerton parish was married April 19 1727


Childrens baptisms [1] Loudoun Parish Ayrshire--

  • 12 Jun 1728 Barbara dau of George N of Crosstree
  • 23 Dec 1730 Robert Nisbet son of George N of Crosstree

to George Nisbet of Corsetree Galston Parish Ayrshire--

  • 6 Jul 1734 Joseph Nisbet son of George N in Achinruglen bap Jul 6
  • 15 Aug 1736 Grizel dau of George N of Carstree
  • 26 Aug 1740 David son of George Nisbet Corstrees


  • Greenholm property in 1514
    • 40s lands of Greenholm,
    • 40s lands of Auchinrugland
    • 40s lands of Sornhill.
    • 40s lands of Mylryg,
    • 40s lands of Sorne
  • 1710 George obtained
    • 20s lands of Easter Auchrugland
    • including three roods and thirty eight falls of greens called Guillieland Syde and Wattland which had formerly been part of the lands of Parkerstoun


Research Notes

Children not yet added Barbara ~12 Jun 1728 +?bef 1741 Eupham ~27 Sep 1732 X 5 Nov 1758 George Maxwell Grizel ~15 Aug 1736 X Hugh Campbell Meikleyard, Galston

Disputed Origins

Catherine has been seen as a daughter -I have no idea where that is from other than there is mentioned a Catherine Nisbett niece of David Nisbet without saying which of his siblings she is daughter of

Extracts and Documents

7 March 1735 Ayr Registered at Ayr on the seventh day of March 1735 presented by Mungo Muir in Kilmarnock - Sasine to gentleman GEORGE Nisbet of Easter Auchrugland son to the laird of GREENHOLM had in his hands a heritable disposition containing a precept of sasine granted to him by Hugh Young portioner of Auchinrugland infeft GEORGE Nisbett his heirs and assignees 20s land of old extent of EASTER AUCHRUGLAND including three roods and thirty eight falls of greens called GUILLIELAND SYDE and WATTLAND formerly a part of the lands of PARKERSTOWN were excumbered and interchanged by deceased John Balletyne of Bankhead and this Hugh Young and disponed and franchised lands of Parkerstown and annexed to Hugh Young his 20s land Contract of Excambion dated 4 Nov 1710 [2]

1735 George Nisbitt Sasine registered at Ayr on the 7 March 1735 and presented by Mungo Muir, writer in Kilmarnock. On the 21 January 1735, on the ground of the land being conveyed, in presence of the notary and witnesses, compeared John Parker in Nether Dalloy, baillie who had been appointed for that occasion together with George Nisbitt of Easter Auchrugland, son of the Laird of Greenholm. George Nisbitt then presented a Disposition containing a precept of sasine which had been granted to him by Hugh Young portioner of Auchrugland in which he had obliged himself to infeft George Nisbitt and his heirs and assignees heritable and irredeemably in the twenty shiling lands of old extent of Easter Auchrugland with houses, buildings, yards etc, consisting of 6 acres, 3 roods and 28 falls of ground called the Guillieland Syde and Wall land which had formerly been part of the lands of Parkerstoun lying on the west most side thereof which had been excambed and exchanged between the deceased John Ballantyne of Bankhead and Hugh Young, disjoined from the lands of Parkerstoun and annexed to the said Hugh’s twenty shilling land and which was recorded in a Contract of Excambion dated 4 November 1710, with liberty and privilege of pasturage in Galston Muir belonging to the said twenty shilling land and which had formerly belonged to the lands being disponed in this Dispositions, always observing the road leading to Seggiehole, which had formerly been part of the westmost part of the lands of Auchrugland, all lying within the parish of Galston, Bailiary of Kyle Stewart and Sheriffdom of Ayr and which was to be held from Hugh Young whose immediate superior was the laird of Greenholm Thereafter, the precept of sasine appointing John Parker in Nether Dalloy to act as bailie for that occasion to give assine to George Nisbitt is inserted. It had been written by Mr Hugh Anderson, writer in Newmilns, at Newmilns on the 9 January 1727 before George Lowdoun, late bailie in Newmilns, James Young, carpenter there and James Young junior bailie and William Muir younger of Bruntwood. Hugh Young signed with his mark with the assistance of the notary, Mr Hugh Anderson After the notary had read the precept to the assembled company, John Parker then delivered heritable state and sasine with actual, real and corporal possession of the property by delivering a handful of earth and stones of the ground to George Nisbitt. This took place at 3 o’clock in the afternoon in presence of John Wysman, weaver in Wester Auchrugland, George Lambie weaver there, Mathew Wood, George Nisbitt’s servitor who was son to James Wood in Damheid in the parish of Sorn and Hugh Richmond, son to the deceased Hugh Richmond in Galston

7 March 1735 Ayr 1735 7 March Registered at Ayr on the seventh day of March 1735 presented by Mungo Muir in Kilmarnock Instrument 25 Jan 1735 John Packer in Nether Dalloy as baillie for precept of Sasine gentlewoman GRIZZELL MCCULLOCH spouse to GEORGE Nisbet of EASTER AUCHINRUGLAND called alias CORSTREES holding in her hand a Bond of liferent if she survives him and for all her days and in case of a second marriage will lose the liferent Sasine among witnesses ROBERT Nisbet in NEWMILNS brother to the said GEORGE Nisbet –[3]

27 July 1744 Ayr 1744 27 Jul 1744 registered 1 Mar 1745 (3) ROBERT Nisbett Heir General to his mother GRIZEL M’CULLOCH widow ? of GEORGE Nisbett of CORSTREE [4]

29 December 1754 Ayr 1754 20 Dec 1754 ARCHIBALD Nisbet GREENHOLM discharge renounciation GEORGE Nisbet of AUCHRUGLAND alias CROSSTREES heritable bond GEORGE Nisbet CROSSTREES son of ROBERT Nisbet of GREENHOLM who also has son ARCHIBALD younger –[5]

1784 reg 1785 [6] Sasine to Joseph Nisbett Registered on the 3 February 1785 by Elias Johnston On the 9th December 1784, in presence of the notary and witnesses compeared, Hugh Brown, weaver in Newmills, as attorney for Joseph Nisbett, tailor in London, only son now in life of the deceased George Nisbett of Crosstrees,

[7] No. 1946, dated March 14, 1539: John Kennedy of Culzeane who had been granted Auchinrugland in 1536, is deceased; his son, John Kennedy of Dalquharrane concedes a third of Auchinrugland to his mother Jonet Stewart 1550.-- On this date, archival sources show that James Nesbit was deceased, leaving Margaret and Mariota Nesbit, two daughters(should be sisters), as his heirs. The mother of these two daughters was Margaret Blair.

During the years 1536 up to 1550, it seems that Auchinrugland must have been in the care of whoever it was that had the wardship of the two daughters. Nor, have I any information about some widows' third's.

However, John Kennedy of Culzeane (son of Jonet Stewart) was granted Auchinrugland in 1536, after the Nesbit wardship had a lapse for 8 years (?).... William Hamilton and his wife Katherine Kennedy held Auchinrugland from 1539 up to 1550. The grants to these two must have carried limitations with them, giving possession coterminous with the length of the Nesbit wardship, as well as recognizing the land held by any surviving spouses


  1. OPR Scotland Ayrshire
  2. NAS RS13/9 f 19
  3. NAS RS13/9 f 19b
  4. NAS index Services of heirs 1700-1859 27 Jul 1744 registered 1 Mar 1745 (3)
  5. NAS RS14/13/303-304-305 2 sasines
  6. Particular Register of Sasines for Ayrshire – RS14/30 f. 312v
  7. 1539.-- REGISTER OF THE GREAT SEAL OF SCOTLAND. Vol. 3 (1513 - 1546),

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