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Robert Parry Nisbet (1793 - 1882)

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Robert Parry Nisbet
Born in Nevis, Leeward Islands, West Indiesmap
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Husband of — married 17 Nov 1817 (to 1843) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Southbroome House, Devizes, Wiltshire, Englandmap
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Robert Parry Nisbett died, aged 88, on 31 May 1882 at Southbroome House, Devizes, Wilts.

He married 17 Nov 1817 Mortlake, St Mary, Surrey, England [1]Clara Amelia Harriot 1795–1843 [2]

He later married 10 Dec 1846 to Eizabeth Green/Smith [3] Elizabeth Green 1812–1861


  • Clara Nisbet 1819–
  • Emma Nisbet 1822–
  • Caroline Sibella Nisbet 1828–1906
  • Anne Nisbet 1829–
  • Jane Parry Nisbet 1831–1924


Age: 56 Relation to Head of House: Head. 1851 Paddington, Middlesex, England. Age: 67 Relation to Head of House: Boarder. 1861 St Marylebone, Middlesex, England. Age: 77 Relation to Head of House: Head. 1871 St James, Wiltshire, England. Age: 87 Relation to Head of House: Head; Marital Status: Widow. 1881 Devizes St James, Wiltshire, England.


Carphin includes Derrycairn/Aughry also Ballyhaise in Ireland.

Death & Legacy

The will (dated Sept. 23, 1881), with a codicil (dated April 1, 1882), of Mr. Robert Parry Nisbet, J.P., D.L., formerly of the Bengal Civil Service, but late of Southbroome House, Devizes, Wilts, who died on May 31 last, was proved on the 17th inst. By John Hervey Astell, Henry Curtis Nisbet, and the Rev. John Marjoribanks Nisbet, the nephews, and Miss Caroline Sibella Nisbet, the daughter, the executors, the value of the personal estate exceeding £52,000. The testator leaves his property at Dinapore, East Indies, upon trust, for his five daughters; £50 to be expended in coals and blankets, to be distributed among the poor of Southbroome, and £1 to each of the inmates of the almshouses near to the lodge gates of his residence. There are also pecuniary legacies to each of his daughters, varying in amount, and also to his sons-in-law, goddaughter, friends, executors, and servant. The residue of his property is to be held upon trust as to one moiety for each of his daughters, Caroline Sibella and Jane Parry, for life or until marriage; in the event of their marriage, portions are provided for them; and the ultimate residue is to go to all his five daughters. The deceased sat in the House of Commons as member for Chippenham from 1856 to 1859. [4]

Sacred to the Memory of ANNE, Relict of WALTER NISBET, of the Island of Nevis, Esqr and Daughter of ROBERT PARRY, of Llanrhaiadr, County of Denbigh, N.W, Esqr She died December 2nd 1819, Aged 67 Years. This tablet is erected by her six surviving children as a Token of their grateful affection. CAROLINE Nisbet, eldest daughter of the above WALTER, and ANNE Nisbet, is also interred in the same vault. she died aged 79: on the 30: of March 1867, at Bath. where she had resided 52 years, well known, and much esteemed. in the same vault as the above, on the south side of this church repose the remains of CLARA AMELIA Nisbet, the good, and much loved wife of ROBERT PARRY Nisbet, of Southbroom House, N.Wilts, esqr , a separate tablet has been placed in the parish church of Southbroom to her revered memory.[5]


PROBABLY YDNA-U106 Z18 R-Z372 R-S4037 R-BY1285 R-ZP74 R-ZP133.

Research Notes

estimated dates may be a rough estimate based on other events.


  1. Marriage 17 Nov 1817 Mortlake, St Mary, Surrey, England Clara Amelia Harriot
  2. The death of Clara Amelia Nisbet, aged 49, was registered 1843/Q4 Bath.
  3. marriage of Robert Parry Nisbet to Eizabeth Green/Smith was registered 1846/Q4 Bath. .
  4. The Illustrated London News, No.2256—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 29, 1882, p.128
  5. St Swithin’s Church, Walcot, Bath – Internal Memorials
  • The Nisbets of Carfin by John A. Inglis (1961) (has errors).

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