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Jean Nisbet (1679 - 1763)

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Jean Nisbet
Born in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
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17:46: Jean (Tennant) Skar edited the Biography for Jean Nisbet (1679-1763). [Thank Jean for this]
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Jean was the daughter of Alexander Nisbet and Katherine Porterfield. born 9 Feb.[1]. Jean, married Alexander Gordon of Woodhall. [2] She died March 1763, aged 87.


Claimed but incorrect -Alexander Gordon was born 1671 in Londonderry, Derry, Ireland, and died July 27, 1774 in Plainsfield, Ct. He married JANE NESBITT, daughter of ALEXANDER NESBITT and KATHERINE PORTERFIELD. She was born 1670 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and died May 14, 1744 in Plainsfield, CT.

Claimed- A branch of the Dirleton family, designated of Woodhill, settled in county Donegal, Ireland. probably a mix-up Woodhall/Woodhill


  1. (baptized 17 Feb 1679 daughter of Alexander Nisbit of Craigintinnie and Catharine Porterfield witnesses: Sir John NISBET of Dirleton Sir John Nicolson of that Ilk Sir John Moncrieff George Murray .. To his majesies troup of guards Sir Pat NISBET of Dean Alex Gil... Of Craigmiller. OPR Scotlands People extract)
  2. My sister Jean Nisbet, Lady Woodhall four thousand merks (husband was Alexander Gordon of Woodhall) Testament Testamentar and Inventory WILLIAM NISBET of Dirleton + 20 Oct 1724 made and given up 15 July 1718.
  • "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 January 2015), Catherine Porterfield in entry for Jean Nisbit, Mar 1763; citing , reference 2:18QSMVS, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,067,770.
  • OPR=records obtained from visit at Scotland People, Edinburgh

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