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William (Nisbet) Nisbet of Dirleton (1666 - 1724)

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William Nisbet of Dirleton formerly Nisbet
Born in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 29 Mar 1688 (to 1710) in Edinburgh Midtlothian Scotlandmap
Husband of — married 1711 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Restalrig, Edinburgh, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified 22 Jan 2020 | Created 3 Feb 2018 | Last significant change: 22 Jan 2020
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Biography

William was baptized 28 Aug 1666. [1][2] He is the son of Alexander Nisbet and Katherine Porterfield. William, of Dirleton, died 23 October 1724, and interred in the Grayfriars [3] 1724 That morning (Tuesday?) expired, at his House at RESTALRIG, the Honoured WILLIAM NISBET of DIRLETOUN, Esq; deservedly regretted; by his equals, for his generous, good-natur’d, and engaging Deportment; and no less so by his Inferiours, for his affability and Kindness, and a ready Hand to the Necessities of the indigent. Caledonian Mercury Thursday 22 October 1724 Scotland[4]

William married 1st 29th Mar 1688 Edinburgh [5] to Jean Bennett she was buried 15 Mar 1710 William married 2nd marriage contract 20 Apr 1711 and married 23 Apr 1711 Edinburgh [6] to Jean Bennett she died 29 Jun 1762 dau of Mr Robert Bennett, Dean of the faculty of Advocates.

Family

4 unnamed children died 25 May 1694, 21 Dec 1697, 28 Apr 1697, 19 Jan 1698 as Christian was 5th child 2 of these are born before her and name is unknown

  • unnamed died young
  • unnamed died young
  • Jean 17 Mar 1690 [7] unknown when died but probably before 1723
  • Margaret 1691 [8]
  • Christian Nisbet 9 Sept 1692 [9] 5th child married Sir John Scott of Ancrum
  • Elisabeth 9 Feb 1694[10]
  • John 25 May 1696 [11]
  • Anna Nisbet 14 Nov 1697 [12] 8th Child died 1 Jan 1779 Prestonpans married Sir John Hume of Blackadder
  • William Nisbet 13 Mar 1699 [13] 9th Child died Mar 1733 served heir 9 Feb 1725 to father married Christian, dau of sir William Bennett, baronet of Grubbett who as oldest son inherited main properties
  • Alexander 4 Jun 1700[14] died bef 1722 as his brother Walter 1709 is in a entail and later documents Walter is said to be 2nd son
  • Catherine Nisbet 27 Dec 1702[15] 11th Child died 20 Jan 1763 married 1722, Colin Campbell of Aberuchil
  • Walter Nisbet 11 May 1709 [16] 12th Child died 1st February 1752
  • Robert 2 May 1712[17]
  • Janet 24 Sept 1714[18]
  • John 5 Jul 1716 died 8 Feb 1717 6 months old [19]
  • David 5 Mar 1720 [20] 3 yrs old- died 24 Mar 1723 buried 17 Apr 1723
  • Magdalena * ca Oct 1722 died 24 Mar 1723 6 months old
  • Jean Nisbet 19 Nov 1723 [21] married 2 Apr 1749 7th lord Banff
  • Wilhelmina Nisbet 8 Nov 1724 [22] married Aug 1747 David, Earl of Leven and Melville She died 10 May 1798 and her obit says she is the 19th child

Research Family notes

There are many pedigrees that in error claim to connect to the children of William that died young.The following children survived their father William Nisbet of Dirleton 1666-1724,

  • David made his will in 1722 was still alive then but died before his father
  • CHRISTIAN 1692 married Sir John Scott of Ancrum
  • ANNA 1697 married Sir John Hume of Blackadder
  • WILLIAM 1699 married Christian, dau of sir William Bennett, baronet of Grubbett who as oldest son inherited main properties
  • CATHERINE 1703 married Colin Campbell of Aberuchil
  • WALTER 1709 had only 1 daughter died young
  • JEAN 1723 married 7th lord Banff
  • WILHELMINA 1724 married David, Earl of Leven and Melville.

Children that died before their father note many of the burials do not name the child just say child of William Nisbet

  • JEAN ~18 Mar 1690 unknown when died
  • MARGARET ~ 10 Sep 1691 + Aug 1697
  • ELIZABETH ~ 9 Feb 1694+ young probably unnamed child buried 25 May 1694
  • unnamed CHILD buried 28 Apr 1697 NISBET
  • unnamed CHILD buried 21 Dec 1697 NISBET
  • JOHN ~18 Jun 1696 would have died before 2nd John was born 1716 and probably unnamed child buried 19 Jan 1698
  • JOHN ~ 19 Jul 1716 died 8 Feb 1717 6 months old -
  • ROBERT ~ 21 May 1712 died bef 1722
  • ALEXANDER ~ 15 Jun 1700 died bef 1722 as his brother Walter 1709 is in a entail is said to be 2nd son. In September 1722, when there was issue of the second marriage, one son David, and two daughters Janet and Jane, two of the respondents, William the father, in pursuance of the marriage contract, disponed certain lands of the value of 100.000£ Scots and upwards, in favour of the said David and the heirs male of his body; whom failing, to the other heirs male of the marriage; whom failing, to Walter Nisbet his second son of the first marriage [23]
  • DAVID 3 yrs old- died 24 Mar 1723 buried17 Apr 1723
  • MAGDALENA * ca 1723 died 24 Mar 1723 6 months old

Sources

  1. OPR Scotland bap 28 Aug 1666 WILLIAM son of Alexander Nisbet of Dean and Catharine Porterfield witnesses: John Lord Sinclair, Thomas Lord Dunkell, Sir John Foullis fiar of Ravieston, Sr Harie NISBET, Mr John Stuart of Keteston, John Stuart in Drumsough
  2. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTPC-YG9 : 10 February 2018), William Nisbet, ; citing Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, reference 2:17M78RK, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,066,663.
  3. 9-2, 15-166 Index to genealogies, birthbriefs and funeral escutcheons recorded in the Lyon office
  4. His testament was registered in 1727 Edinburgh Commisary Court cc8-8-91 and was almost 30 pages
  5. OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 29/03/1688 685/1 440 301 Edinburgh
  6. OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 23/04/1711 685/1 460 102
  7. baptized 18 Mar 1690 Edinburgh born 17 dau of William Nisbitt of Dirleton and Jean Bennett witnesses: Sir Wm Bennett of Grubett knight William Morrison of Preston Grange Sir Wm Cunningham of Caprington and Mr Archibald Nisbitt of Carphin bap by minister at Dirleton -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/1 110 154 Edinburgh
  8. baptized 10 Sep 1691 Edinburgh Nisbit dau of William Nisbit of Dirleton and Jean Bennett witnesses: Alex Nisbet of Craigentinnie Sir Wm Bennett of Grubbet Mr Robert Bennett advocat George Murray Capt Alex Wood -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/1 110 267 Edinburgh
  9. baptized 15 Sep 1692 born Friday bap thurs 15 Sept dau of William Nisbit of Dirleton and Jean Bennett witnesses: Alex Nisbit of Craigntiinnie Sir Wm Bennett of Grubbet Wm Morison of Preston Grange Sir Wm Hay? Of Kirkleton Alex Murray of Blackbarrone younger Col George Murray -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/1 120 33 Edinburgh
  10. baptized 9 Feb 1694 born 9th dau of William Nisbit of Dirleton and Jean Bennett witnesses: Lord Bargenie Alex Nisbit of Craigentinnie Wm Morrison of Prestongrange Major James Wood Mr Wm Monepenny advocat Mr Robt Bennett advocate -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/1 120 133 Edinburgh
  11. baptized 18 Jun 1696 born upon the twenty fifth day of May 1696 and baptized upon the eighteenth day of June son of William Nisbet of Dirletoun and Jean Bennet his lady witnesses to the baptism Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarrony Sir William Cunninghame of Caprintoun Sir William Hope of Dirletoun & Leiutennent? Cottonell George Murray -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 70 91 Canongate
  12. baptized 14 Nov 1697 Canongate Nisbet born and bap 14 Nov dau of William Nisbet of Dirleton and Jean Bennett his lady witnesses: John Scott of Ancrom Charles Stewart of --- Mr Robert Bennett advocat Walter Porterfield Chyrurgron apothecary burges of Edinb and Alex Nisbet brother german to the said William Nisbet -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 70 116 Canongate
  13. baptized 13 Mar 1699 Canongate born 13 son of William Nisbet of Dirleton and Jean Bennett his lady witnesses: Sir William Cunningham of Capringtoun Sir John Scott of Ancrum Mr Robert Bennett advocat Walter Porterfield Chyrurgron apothecary burges of Edinb and Alex Nisbet brother german to the said William Nisbet -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 70 152 Canongate notes index says 14 but record is 13 March
  14. baptized 15 Jun 1700 Canongate Nisbet born the 4th son of William Nisbet of Dirleton and Jean Bennett his lady witnesses: Mr Robert Bennett advocat Ludowick Cant of Thurlestaine Alexander Gordon Walter Porterfield Chyrurgron apothecary burges of Edinburgh -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 70 168 Canongate
  15. baptized 7 Jan 1703 Canongate Nisbet 27th Dec 1702 bap 7 Jan 1703 dau of William Nisbet of Dirleton and Jean Bennett his lady born witnesses: Mr Robert Bennett advocat (blank) Ker of (blank) Walter Porterfield Chyrurgron apothecary burges of Edinb -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 70 220 Canongate
  16. baptized 11 May 1709 Canongate Nisbit born and bap 11th son of William Nisbit of Dirleton and Mrs Jean Bennett his lady witnesses: Walter Porterfield of Humbie Mr Robert Bennett Dean of faculty of advocates John Inglis of Auchindinnie writer to the signet and Major Wood -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 70 332 Canongate
  17. baptized 21 May 1712 Canongate Nisbit born 2nd May bap 21 May son of William Nisbit of Dirleton and Mrs Jean Bennet his lady witnesses: Sir William Bennet of Grubbit Charles Stuart of Denairn Mr Robert Bennet advocat Lewis Cant of Thirlestane and Walter Porterfield of Humbie -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 70 388 Canongate
  18. baptized 28 Sep 1714 Canongate Nisbit born 24th Sept bap 28th dau of William Nisbit of Dirleton and Mrs Jean Bennet his lady witnesses: Mr Robert Bennet advocat and Walter Porterfield of Humbie -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 70 459 Canongate
  19. baptized 19 Jul 1716 Canongate Nisbit born 5th and bap 19th son of William Nisbit of Dirleton and Mrs Jean Bennet his lady witnesses: Mr David Erskin of Dun one of the senators of the college of justice Sir William Bennet of Grubbet and Walter Porterfield of Humby -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 70 490 Canongate
  20. baptized 16 Mar 1720 Canongate Nisbit born 5th and bap 16th son of William Nisbet of Dirleton and Jean Bennet his lady witnesses: Mr David Erskin of Dun one of the senators of the college of justice Sir William Bennet of Grubbet and Sir John Home of Blackader -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 80 19 Canongate
  21. baptized 2 Dec 1723 Canongate Nisbett born 19th Nov bap 2nd Dec dau of William Nisbett of Dirleton and Jean Bennet his lady witnesses: Mr David Erskin of Dun one of the senators of the college of justice Mr John Scot younger of Ancrum Colin Campbell younger of Aberuchill advocat -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh 685/3 80 78 Canongate
  22. baptized 8 Nov 1724 Canongate born bap 8th Nov dau of deceased William Nisbett of Dirleton and Mrs Jean Bennet his lady witnesses: William Nisbet of Dirleton Mr David Erskin of Dun one of the senators of the college of justice Sir William Bennet of Grubbet Mr William Scot younger of Ancrum -OPR Scotlands People Edinburgh Willeilma 685/3 80 94 Canongate
  23. Page 594 Reports of cases on appeal from Scotland, decided in the House of peers Case 133 18 Jan 1726


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Both his wife's have the same name Jean Bennett

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posted by Jean (Tennant) Skar

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