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Nisbet of Carfin or Carphin

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Nisbet of Carfin or Carphine


Nisbet of Carphin


RELATED BRANCHES

  • Nisbet of Feoch
  • Nisbet of Ladytoun
  • Related by marriage to Nesbitt of Tullydonnell
  • Nisbet of Ballyhaise
  • Nisbet of Derrycarne [[1]]
  • Nisbet of Greenholm [[2]]

CLAIMED RELATED BRANCHES

YDNA shows any connection with Nisbet of that Ilk was roughly estimated 2500 B.C. long before surnames. so not closely related to Nisbet of that Ilk, as often claimed. Alexander Nisbet in his heraldry states (Ed 1722 i 322) "that Nisbet of Carfin is a branch of the Nisbets of Greenholme a family of good standing in the shire of Ayr descended of Nisbet of that Ilk."

PROPERTY SCOTLAND

  • Carfin Lanarkshire -Carfin in the Parish of Bothwell, was said to be 'a pleasant seat and a good old house, with good enclosures. It did long appertain to the Baillies of Carfine, but now belongeth to Archibald Nisbet of Carfine.'"
    • Archibald I bought Carfin in Bothwell parish Lanarkshire from John Baillie 7 June 1677
    • Archibald IV sold Carfin Feb 1787
    • Archibald of Carfin liferent of his son Archibald Reg 28 Jun 1694


  • Holmhead Lanarkshire
    • Archibald IV bought Holmhead 12 Nov 1788 and renamed it Carfin
    • Inherited by his sister’s children who sold it in May 1845 to Stephen Anderson Clydesdale
    • 1845 was not original Nisbet property and was all sold by 1845


  • Ladytoun
    • hereditary from Alex Hamilton of Grange with consent of his oldest son John Hamilton
    • acquired ca 1631 James Nisbet from Alex. Hamilton through his wife Jean Hamilton on a disposition from Alexander Hamilton of Ladytoun Holyrudhouse James Nisbet Feoch and then Ireland and Jean Hamilton his spouse Lands of Ladyton, Overmuir, and Carlingcraigs hereditary from Alex Hamilton of Grange with consent of his oldest son John Hamilton. 2 Feb 1633 Holyrudhouse James Nisbet Feoch and then Ireland and Jean Hamilton his spouse Lands of Ladyton got a crown Charter of the Lands of Ladytoun Overmuir and Carlingcraigs in Loudon parish Ayrshire on a disposition from Alexander Hamilton of Ladytoun
    • Signature of Infeftment of the lands of Ladytoune and--- Archibald Nisbet of Carfin in liferente Archibald Nisbet his son ---Mentions Archibald Nisbet as only brother and apparent air to the said Umqle James Nisbet of Ladytoun and as apparent air of lyne conquest and provisions to the land as by the said umqle James Nisbet their father
    • Archibald IV sold Ladytoun 30 May 1787 to Robert Wardrope
  • Orkney and North Ronaldsay
    • Archibald I acquired the island of North Ronaldshay and also Woodwick and other lands on the mainland of Orkney from Robert McLellan in 1670
    • North Ranaldsay Archibald I North Ranaldsay 22 Mar 1678 Archibald Nisbet of Carphin writer signet
    • Orkney and North Ronaldsay 1695 inherited by Archibald Nisbet II of Carfin from father Archibald I of Carfin
    • Orkney and North Ronaldsay sold 1727 by Archibald Nisbet II of Carfin
  • Overmuir and Carlingcraigs Ayrshire
    • acquired ca 1631 along with Ladytoun- Jean Hamilton his spouse Lands of Ladyton got a crown Charter of the Lands of Ladytoun Overmuir and Carlingcraigs in Loudon parish Ayrshire on a disposition from Alexander Hamilton of Ladytoun
    • Overmuir Archibald I Overmuir 24 Nov 1693 Archibald Nisbet of Carphin writer signet
    • Archibald IV sold Overmuir to Jos Cauvin Writer of the Signet 3 Jan 1789
    • Archibald IV sold Carlingcraigs to John Brown Reg 24 Apr 1800
  • Edinburgh house
Stevenlaws Close Edinburgh
    • Carphin's Edinburgh house was on the west side of Steven Law's Close, which is now the first remaining close above the Tron on the south side of the High Street. The close is said to be named after a wealthy flesher burgess, an active supporter of Queen Mary, and it was the home of several leading families—the Littles of Gilmerton, Lockharts of Carnwath (before they moved to Niddry's Wynd), and Hendersons of Fordel. The tenement in which the Nisbets lived was only pulled down about 1883.
  • St Leonard’s Archibald I
    • must check St Leonard’s 16 Dec 1670 Mr. Archibald Nisbet writer signet

SOURCES - NAS now NRS - 1633 RGS 8 #2116 2 Feb 1633, 1670 RGS vol 9 fol 197, 1677 Particular register of Sasines Lanarkshire 2 Jul 1677, 1678 RGS vol 10 fol 42, 1693 SIG1-126-31 18 Dec 1693 Draft 24 Nov 1693, 1693 RGS vol 14 folio 83, Mauldslie Castle it was demolished in 1935

  • 1792 Thomas Carmichael 5th Earl of Hyndford commissioned architect Robert Adam to design and build a new mansion to replace the old house of Mauldslie He died unmarried in 1811, the Mauldslie Estate passed to his younger brother
  • 1811 Andrew Carmichael, who became 6th and last Earl of Hyndford. His death not long

thereafter in 1817, also unmarried and without issue, resulted in a sub-division of the estate. The upper part of the estate being entailed, passed to cousin Sir Windham Carmichael Anstruther of Elie in Fife,

  • 1811 the lower part came into the ownership of another cousin by marriage, Archibald Nisbet of Carfin. Archibald Nisbet having died in 1844,
  • 1844 the estate was briefly in the hands of the industrialist William Dixon of the Govan Ironworks in Glasgow, before being bought
  • 1850 by James Hozier c.1850.

Sources

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