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David (Nisbet) Nisbet of Greenholm (bef. 1703 - 1773)

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David Nisbet of Greenholm formerly Nisbet
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David was born before 1703. He was the son of Robert Nisbet and Barbara Nisbet. He passed away in 1773.


Ayrshire Scotland: lands of GREENHOLM AUCHENRINGLAND tenement of land NEWMILNS 24 acres of land in BROOMHILL

16 May 1724 Ayr 1724 16 May DAVID Nisbet Esq clare constat by Alex Farquhar nearest lawfull son deceased ROBT Nisbet by ARCH Nisbet of SORNHILL attorney tenement of land NEWMILNS 24 acres of land in BROOMHILL sometime belonging to WILLIAM Nisbet and annexed to foresaid tenement acquired by him from deceased JAMES Nisbett of GREENHOLM granted to deceased ARCHIBALD NISBET 18 JAN 1724 David Nisbet brother and nearest heir deceased ROBT Nisbet- [1]


They had no children


Doctor London

Death & Legacy

David Nisbett Dr. of Physick In the name of God Amen I Doctor DAVID Nisbett of GREENHOLM living in the Ffields in the Parish of SAINT MARTINS IN FFIELDS and Liberty of Westminister Doctor of physic being in bodily health and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Blessed being God for it But considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time and hour thereof do for the settling of my temporal affairs and for preventing of any dispute that may happen amongst my relations after my decease to writing the same. I do make public and declare this to be my last will and testament and I Do nominate and appoint my two nephews DAVID and ARCHIBALD Nisbett and Mr. Leonard Tresilian murer? executors of this my last and only will I give to Mr. Leonard Tresilian Twenty pounds for his trouble in advising my nephews properly how to art? and Discharge the trust …ties in them I give Dr James Shena Surgeon ten pounds for mourning I give MEADE Nisbett’s widow twenty pounds and to each of her children (as shall be living at the time of my death) ten pounds for mourning I give my nephew HUGH, my nieces CATHARINE and ANN…? CAMPBELLS to each a genuine Mourning ring I give ROBERT WHARTON fifty pounds I give to JOSEPH Nisbett two hundred pounds I give to BARBRA MAIR-- or PORTER thirty pounds to DAVID PORTER her son ten pounds I give CATHARINE Nisbett my niece fifty pounds I give EUPHAME MAXWELL fifty pounds and to her daughter JENNY twenty pounds I give to GRIZEL CAMPBELL thirty pounds I give to MRS ELIZABETH KINCAID twenty pounds yearly as long as she lives over and above a testament as I have given her of seventy pounds in the bank annuities of 1730?-at 3 ½ percent I give my nephew JAMES Nisbett son of my brother ARCHIBALD two hundred pounds I give to ROBERT Nisbett son of ARCHIBALD Nisbett according to a disposition as I have made unto him all the lands of GREENHOLM AUCHENRINGLAND as also all lands as I have purchased since on or about the GREENHOLM or elsewhere to him his heirs male and in default of heirs male I give it to JAMES Nisbett and his heirs male and in default of heirs male I give it to DAVID Nisbett and his heirs male and then I give it to ARCHIBALD Nisbett his heirs male and then to DAVID NISBETT DOBIE son of my niece CATHERINE DOBIE his heirs male they bearing the name of Nisbett only and lastly I give to my grandnephew DAVID CAMPBELL son of my niece MARY CAMPBELL and his heirs male I give to my niece MARY CAMPBELL fifty pounds and to her son DAVID CAMPBELL I give twenty pounds I give to my nephew DAVID NISBET DOBIE fifty pounds First I ? and my precious soul to my dear god who give it to me and I hope for forgiveness and remission of all my sins through the death and sufferings of my Lord and Savior Great Jesus Christ I desire my executors that my body may be put into a coffin lined with lead and deposited in my vault or Tomb the late SIR THOMAS RIENTOUN by the remains of my dear wife MARGARET Nisbett in the Colledge Ground or burying place of Chelsea Colledge in a genteal and becoming manner at the discretion of my executors before named I give to GEORGE and WILLIAM Nesbitt sons of my nephew ROBERT Nisbett ten pounds to each Lastly after my debts if any and ffuneral expences as also the annuities and legacies as I have ordered and directed to be paid are all paid and satisfied then I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my ------?? Real or personal of what kind or quality whatsoever in government temrilys??? Or else where unto my loving nephews DAVID Nisbett and ARCHIBALD Nisbett share and share alike and I revoke and make void all other wills by me at any time here to fore made and declare this to be my only last will and testament and all of my own hand writing at LONDON 6 ffebruary 1773 I order and direct that all the furniture and the goods in my two pair of ?airs may be given to Mrs. ELIZABETH KINCAID and for her is ……possession of them during her natural life and I give to Mr. ARCHIBALD Nisbett the lease of my house and the goods so in it to him and his sons forever as also I give him my Gold watch and gold Seal I give to my grand nephews GEORGE and WILLIAM Nisbett ten pounds to each I give to my servant Mary Bellas ten pounds for her troubles in attending me In witness David Nisbett where of I have --- set my hand and seal published and declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have ------subscribed our names at his request and in the presence of each other (-- Reeves, Alexr Palmer. Richard Andrews) This will was proven at London the first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy three before the worshipful George Isay also Doctor of Laws master commissary of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of David Nisbett Archibald Nisbett the nephews of the deceased and Leonard Tresilian the executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased they having been first sworn duty to administer [2]

Mem That David Nisbett of Green Street Lincoln Fields MD died possessed of four thousand four hundred pounds consolidated £4% annuities and by his last will and testament having constituted and appointed his two nephews David Nisbett Archibald Nisbett and Leonard Tresilian executors and having made no mention of these annuities therefor they are at their disposal [3]

Probate dated at Doctors Commons the 1st April 1773 Registered 15 April 1773 whereas there are £2000 Stock of the three 6 half% Annuities 1758 standing in the joint names of David Nisbett of Green Street MD Elizabeth Kincaide of St Martins in the fields spinster Leonard Tresilian of Do Mercer St William Prior Johnson of Cliffords Inn gentleman Since the acceptance of the above stock David Nisbett MD is deceased as appears by the register of his last will & Testament as above therefore the Stock remains at the disposal of the Survivors [4]


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Disputed Origins


  1. NAS RS14/32/180 sasine 16 May 1788
  2. PROB 11/987
  3. 1773 E4163 BE
  4. 1773 N1580 BE


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