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John Nisbet (abt. 1540 - 1610)

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Rev. John Nisbet
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Died in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
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John Nisbet minister Tarbolton died Aug 1610 (son of John Nisbet Rystubhill East Lothian) married Margaret Dunbar who survived him



Mr John Neisbit, minister of Torboltoun The testament testamentar and inventory of the goods, gear, debts and sums of money which pertained to the deceased Mr John Neisbit, minister at Torboltoun who died in August 1610, partly given up by himself and partly by Margaret Dumbar, his spouse

Inventory 2 forrow cows - £20 A naig - £40 His books valued at £100 He contents of the house and his clothing etc valued at £66/13/4d Total - £226/13/4d Debts owing in by:

The Laird of Caprington for his stipend for 1609 and 1610 - £54/6/8d for each year John Muir in Spittelsyde - £13/6/8d Williame Stewart of Halrig - £13/6/8d Total - left blank Total of Inventory and debts - £408/6/8d

Debts owing out to: Adame Levingstoun - £55 Jon Hutchesoun - £70/13/4d David Wedie for malt - £8/6/8d Andro Craufuird of Dringis - £16/13/4d Thomas Cathcart - £10 Agnes Broune - £110 Michaell Dalrymple for a hat - £6 and for pasments - £10/10/- David Wedie and Jon Kairnes for weaving - £5 Total - £281/3/4d Free gear with the debts deducted - £117/3/4d To be divided in three parts, deceased’s part is £39/1/1d


Made at Torboltoune on the 20 August 1609. He nominated his wife Margaret Dumbar to be his only executrix and intromitter with his goods and gear. He left his books to be equally divided between Mr Williame and Jon Neisbits, his two sons. They were to pay his youngest son (unnamed) £40. He left his Calapein Dictionary to Mr Williame. He left his part of his goods to his spouse and she was to have the use of the silver contained in an Obligation to her for life, once his debts had been paid. His building to be entered by her, unless one of his sons takes it over. If so, it is to be valued as for the next entrant and his son was to pay his other two brothers equally 100 merks at his entry to the house. Mr Williame was to claim no heirship goods, but be content with his portion and the land in Lowthian. He leaves ‘the best any thing he canme chus ‘ from the contents of the house to his son, Mr Williame ‘without division’. He desired that his sons would be loving and faithful to their mother. He left the kindness of his land in Torboltoun to his son that ‘bruikis the kirk th[ai]rof’ and ordains him to pay his brother (sic) £40 after his wife’s decease.

Overseers were to be Mr Petir Primross, Masters Nathane, John and James Inglis, Mr David Mylne and Jon Andersoun. (Signed) Mr Jon Nesbit minister at Torboltoun. Confirmation took place at Glasgow, on the 10 May 1615. James Finlay, merchant burgess of Glasgow became cautioner


JOHN Nisbet minister Tarbolton died Aug 1610 son of JOHN Nisbet RYSTUBHILL EAST LOTHIAN married MARGARET DUNBAR who survived him Children WILLIAM Nisbet minister, ADAM notary RFES vol 3 Fasti Ecclesiæ Scoticanæ (Ministers of Scotland)

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